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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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Memorial Day by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Honoring all of the nurses in the armed forces (men and women alike) who have and continue to make a difference for all of us through wartime and peacetime THANK YOU!! ... Read on »
Win $25 Ecard for Scrubs by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing We have the 5 winners of the Nurses Week contest. See the post on Facebook . Recently Uniform Advantage kindly offered me two $25 e-card (gift cards) for purchasing sc ... Read on »
Rep.Eddie Bernice Johnson Honors Fellow Nurses by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) was a nurse before she became a Congresswoman. Today she addressed Congress to honor nurses during Nurses Week, and encouraged the suppo ... Read on »
Nurses Week Give Away by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing In honor of Nurses Week (May 6-12) --US dates-- I will be giving away 5 autographed copies of my book, The Everything New Nurse Book, Second Edition. To be eligible to win ... Read on »
Nurses Who Blog by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I get asked a lot about how I got started blogging and was recently interviewed by Lisette Hilton for an article in Nurse.com. It's a great article with tips and informatio ... Read on »
Making Nurses WANT to Stay -- Food for Thought by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing As the economy begins to recover, more nurses will retire or return to retirement and the nursing shortage will be in full bloom once again. Hospitals need to serio ... Read on »
Losing Patient Centered Care to Economics?? by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I certainly hope we can ALL come together as nurses and work to ensure that this does NOT become a trend. The Amanda Trujillo case shows we are headed in that direction. Re ... Read on »
Tips to Keep Your Nursing Career On-Track by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing At least once a year it is good to take stock of your life and your career and take steps to get yourself back on track, or even to change directions if that is what is ... Read on »
An Online Master’s Degree for Working Nurses by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing For many nurses who work long hours and start out at the low end of the totem pole, it’s a dream to work for some of the magnet status hospitals alongside top doctors an ... Read on »
Proprietary Institutions a Viable Alternative for Nursing Students by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing By Alvina Lopez According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2008 to 2018,” a figure that is ... Read on »
More About Amanda Trujillo's Legal Case by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Read for yourself the legal situation Amanda Trujillo is facing for doing her job. Read on »
AZ Board to Consider Amanda Trujillo Case by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The nursing world will be watching closely and holding its collective breath. By next week we should know the outcome as the AZ BON considers the case of Amanda Truj ... Read on »
Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing May the luck of the Irish be with everyone tomorrow. Enjoy a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day! Read on »
National Nurse Act Gaining Momentum by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The National Nurse Act of 2011(HR 3679) now has 24 Congressional co-sponsors. Click on the little ARROW next to Special Interest: HR3679 to drop down the list. Please cont ... Read on »
Need a Break from Finals??? by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Found this on Facebook . Wish we had had some stress relief like this when I was in nursing school.... How do you relieve the stress of nursing school???? Or from nursin ... Read on »
Health Insurance Needs for ER Nurses by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A guest post... What Does an Emergency Room Nurse Do? Although all nurses have important jobs, an emergency room nurse has a much higher level of responsibility than ... Read on »
Need Stories from New Grads by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Colleen Harris from Find Healthcare Careers , asked me to post a request for a new blog she works for...  "Part of launching our new website is our own blog, healthcareye ... Read on »
Is the CRNA Path Right for You? by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing This guest article was contributed by Catherine Santos who frequently writes about Nursing education like CRNA Schools . When choosing the right nursing caree ... Read on »
Stop the Bullying Now -- Stand up for Nurses and Patients by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing photo from Flickr Have you heard about the plight of Amanda Trujillo, an RN who was fired by Banner health in Arizona for educating a patient in the p ... Read on »
Defuse Stress: An Insider's Review of Stress and Burnout in Nurses by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A guest post by Katie Beland... Nurses experience a high level of stress throughout the work day. Information passes from client, receptionist, nurse, doctor and ins ... Read on »