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Kathy Q. Registered Nurse

Los Angeles, California
I have been an RN BSN for over thirty years. Home health was my first and last love because you get to work with patients and familes one on one, basically uninterrupted. I am also a freelance writer and blogger. I have several websites, and have written a few books. You can find out more... Full Bio
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ANA Overlooks Dallas Buyer's Club in Honoring Latest Oscar Movies by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Several friends belong to the American Nurses Association (ANA) and one forwards their emails to me in hopes I would change my mind and join. Well the latest posting fro ... Read on »
Thanks for the Recognition!!! by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I am very honored to have The Everything New Nurse Book recently listed # 17 among 105 books on LPNtoBSNonline.org's Ultimate Reading List for Nurses . There are 2 editions ... Read on »
Highway Hypodermics the Travel Nurse Bible by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing When nurse authors meet, they swap autographed copies of their books. Epstein LaRue (Epi also known as Kay in the real world)  and I recently met for lunch to celebrate our ... Read on »
Color Psychology -- what Color Scrubs do YOU Prefer? by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Wearing white is synonymous with nurses although for a long while now nurses have worn colorful uniforms and scrubs. Scrubs have come to be the most popular choice. And wit ... Read on »
Landau "Making Lives Better" Nursing Scholarship by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Are you a nursing student or recently been accepted into nursing school? Are you excited about becoming a nurse but worried about the costs of education? If you are, don ... Read on »
Now That's How to Choose a Nursing Program by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Looking for a great nursing program? Here are 30 schools all across the US that you might want to consider. Most boast that admission criteria is strict! But these are some ... Read on »
Self-care From the Floor Up by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing By Ashley Gainer We have all experienced long days spent standing, walking, reaching, rushing, pushing, and doing countless other things that keep us on our feet. I ... Read on »
Happy New Year! by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Each  new year represents a blank page for us to begin a new chapter of our journey. This opens up many many possibilities. Take time to reflect on the past and think car ... Read on »
Reflect Back and Reward Yourself -- You Are a Nurse, You Make a Difference! by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing As 2013 comes to a close in the next 12 days, it's time to reflect back on the year and find joy and rewards in the care you have given your patients. Take credit for makin ... Read on »
Some Nice Recognition for the Blog by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Rasmussen College mentioned TheNursingSiteBlog in their list of 24 nursing blogs to read. http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing/blog/nursing-blogs-you-need-to-read/ ... Read on »
As the Holiday Season Takes Hold..... by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing   http://mrg.bz/WEcJyN Hope you will all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this Thursday. And a Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate as your spec ... Read on »
Nurses Be Kind to Yourself by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I have always said and will repeat it again: nursing is one of the most rewarding careers, but it is also one of the most challenging; both physically and emotionally. Ther ... Read on »
Top Career Tips for Nurses by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The healthcare sector is in constant demand for nurses and it is one of the only sectors that is showing a constant demand for qualified personnel. Nursing is one of the ar ... Read on »
Have You Had Your Mammogram? by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing October is Breast Cancer Month and as such is an easy way to remind women to have their annual mammogram. Some prefer to schedule in their birthday month, or have some ot ... Read on »
Career Advancement Opportunities for Medical Assistants by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing When considering nursing as a career, you might want to look at a few other healthcare career options and advancement opportunities for comparison. Here's a great post f ... Read on »
Stain Removal Guide by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Nurses are the most trusted professionals year after year in the Gallup Poll. Nurses try hard to maintain that level of professionalism despite all of the spills and stains ... Read on »
If Rosie Can Rivet, Why Can’t I Go to Nursing School? by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing By Linda Bright Introduction: It’s no secret that male nurses are more common than ever. What many people don’t realize is that many male nurses still strugg ... Read on »
Resources for Your Nursing Education by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing It's that time of year again when students start back to school and high school seniors begin to apply to schools to advance their education. Those considering careers ... Read on »
Did I Ignore Your Query About Posting on My Site? by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Dear Guest Posting Inquirer; Sorry, but today I'm on a rant!!!  I've received one too many angry emails. Everyday I get at least a few emails inquiring about guest pos ... Read on »
Helping Others Beome Nurses by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Ask any nurse about the reasons s/he became a nurse and somewhere in that conversation will be a discussion about a passion for helping others. Additionally, nurses are als ... Read on »