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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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Support Growing for a National Nurse by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing As we continue to transition into a wellness model for health care and leave the sick model behind, we have to change our focus. In doing so we prioritize prevention and pr ... Read on »
The NCLEX and Finding that First Nursing Job by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Nurses never learn all they need to know in nursing school. It's just not possible. In a given graduating class you will find a wide variety of skills and knowledge base. S ... Read on »
Welcome New Grads! by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Wow where did the month of May go?!! It was one full of celebrations: NursesWeek, Mother's Day and graduations. Time flies when you're having fun - that's for certain. I ho ... Read on »
The Nurse and the NFL Player by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing By Jenna Knight, Excite Education Recent salary surveys show that the estimated annual increase in the salaries of nurses and NFL players is the same. This might come ... Read on »
Double Celebration Today! by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing As Nurses Week comes to an end, we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. We also celebrate Mother's Day this year. So Happy Nurses Week a ... Read on »
Happy Nurses Day! by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Happy Nurses Day! Celebrate being a nurse and making a difference in someone's life everyday! Read on »
Make a Difference for Nurses During Nurses Week by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing On Nurses Day, Monday, May 6, we begin the week long celebration of Nurses Week 2013. There are many ways to honor nurses. One way would be to support legislation that woul ... Read on »
Nurses Week 2013 by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Nurses Week 2013 takes place May 6-12. The theme chosen by the American Nurses Association for this year is Nurses Delivering Quality & Innovation in Patient Care. T ... Read on »
Nursing in the Future of Health Informatics by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Modern medicine requires nurses to be aware of new technological developments that deliver a holistic approach to healthcare. Health informatics combines informational s ... Read on »
One of Those Days!!! by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Not too long ago we experienced what at the time seemed like an unusually busy day. (Worth noting it had been a full moon the night before.) One patient was out of specialt ... Read on »
Beyond Scrubs: Utilizing your Nursing Career into Other Fields of Health Care by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Kathryn Norcutt has been an active member of the health care community for over 20 years. During her time as a nurse, she has helped people from all walks of life and ... Read on »
Beyond Scrubs: Utilizing your Nursing Career into Other Fields of Health Care by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing By Kathryn Norcutt Forensic Nurse This field is certainly not for the faint of heart. Nurses in this line of work are in contact with victims or perpetrato ... Read on »
Relative Crude by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Can a DNA test be wrong? 97.7% DNA match is overwhelming evidence of paternity. That explains why Eden Braverman, RN, vacillates with her capacity to trust her ... Read on »
Shared Decision Making by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing We are in the midst of a paradigm shift from a sick care model to a health care model. Nurses (and all other health professionals) are helping patients learn to share the d ... Read on »
Free Options for CNA Training by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Whether you are looking for a new field of work or just getting started, nothing is more satisfying or rewarding than working in the medical field. While you could spend ... Read on »
Review: EasyNCLEX.com by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Most nurses will tell you that once they passed the NCLEX they will do anything to NEVER have to take it again! Truth is, as long as they complete the required CEUs or ... Read on »
Expanding the Role of RNs and Advanced Practice Nurses by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing By Vance Hobbes With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in March 2012, some 30 million new patients have been able to access healthcare of which they were ... Read on »
HAPPY HOLIDAYS by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Wishing each of you and your families and friends the very best of  safe and happy holidays. Enjoy!!!   photo © Kathy Quan Read on »
The Nurses Float in the Rose Parade by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The Rose Parade from Pasadena, CA is a New Year's Day tradition known throughout the world.  On Jan. 1, 2013, Sally Bixby RN CNOR will become only the second woman in the h ... Read on »
The American Nurse by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The American Nurse Photographs and Interviews is quite possibly one of the most beautiful photographic essays I've ever seen. I was delighted to find it today as I took tim ... Read on »