Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember those who lost their lives in military service. If you’ve never been to the Nurses Section of Arlington National Cemetary in Arlington, VA, please take a look. Read about The Spirit of Nursing statue that watches over our departed colleagues in their final resting place. I [...]
Lillian Kinkella Keil, RN was the most decorated woman veteran in US military history, had a movie made based on her life, and now has a US Post Office in California named after her. Read more about her amazing life and career. She died in 2005 at the age of 88.
I have long touted the benefits of volunteering as a career management tool and a vehicle for personal and professional development. A recent article in US News & World Report now reports that Volunteering May be Good For Your Health; one more reason to do it. Read my original article on the subject The Value [...]
There was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal recently about the retail health clinics staffed by nurse practitioners such as those popping up in CVS and Wal-Mart stores. Not only do these clinics offer accessible, affordable healthcare to the community, they are a great venue for nurses to become more visible andÂ recognizable as [...]
When a patient or family member compliments you on the great care you gave, do you respond with “It’s just my job” or “That’s what I get paid for”? Learn to honor yourself, your profession, and the person who offers the praise at http://www.dcardillo.com/articles/acceptingcompliments.html
My latest article encourages nurses to go out of their way to do something nice for other nurses during Nurses Week and beyond. If you haven’t read the article, please do so at http://www.dcardillo.com/articles/nursepayforward.html. Then write and let me know what you did and how it went over.
Information on the “Pay It Forward” movement is [...]
I’m leaving for Detroit this morning to speak at a hospital there tomorrow. I have 5 speaking engagements in the next 2 weeks for Nurses Week in 5 different cities and 4 states. Although things will be a bit hectic for me, they will also be exhilarating and joyous. I’ll be speaking to hundreds of [...]