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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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Why Nurses Aren't Being Hired from New Grad to Experienced Nurse by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing There is an excellent article today on Scrubs Magazine Weekly Best . It's a frank discussion with HR about why they didn't hire nurses and provides a great checklist of th ... Read on »
Another Great Recognition by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing It is always an honor to be recognized by ones peers. The Nursing Site Blog has once again been recognized. This time by eMedCert.com as one of their Top 10 Nursing Blogs ... Read on »
Sites You Need to Check Out by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Playing catch up today. I have made many promises to mention or post links and this is going to be a grouping of those promises. There should be some very good information ... Read on »
Salary Data for Registered Nurses by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing By Brendon Barnett   Registered Nurse Salary at a Glance The registered nurse (RN) is one of the most diverse nursing occupations, with wide ranging skills and quali ... Read on »
Core Competencies and the Continuum of Care by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The high cost of health care has to be managed. This requires patients to learn about their own health conditions, and how to manage them appropriately so as to avoid setba ... Read on »
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 »