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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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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 »
Issues for Men in Nursing by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing If you are a man considering a career in nursing, or are already a male nurse, here's a great article from the UCSF School of Nursing . It contains valuable information and ... Read on »
How will the Results of the Presidential Election Affect Workers in the Allied Health Fields? by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. presidential election makes it very difficult for the Republicans to eliminate or make significant adjustments to the Affordable Care ... Read on »
Working Holidays is Routine for Nurses by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Photo by morguefile.com/mconnors In the past couple of weeks there has been such a fuss about retailers opening on Thanksgiving Day. I have to admit, ... Read on »
Best States for Nursing Job Opportunities by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Nursing is already an in-demand career field, and the need for nurses is projected to increase further in the coming years. The U.S. Department of Health predicts 400,00 ... Read on »
Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Nurses and doctors are always among the heroes of any disaster, and Hurricane Sandy is certainly no exception. With 2 major hospitals in NYC being evacuated, can ... Read on »
The Advantages of Choosing Private Health in the UK by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing We are fortunate here in the UK to have access to a fantastic national health system (NHS). That said, there are often times when taking the private healthcare option i ... Read on »
The Doctor Shortage and Nurses’ Role in Filling the Gaps by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing By Kathryn Norcutt Doctor shortage could be intensified by the Affordable Care Act Despite how one may feel about the Affordable Care Act, it is going to change th ... Read on »