I’ve just had the opportunity to view the first episode of Nurse Jackie – a new drama premiering on June 8 on the Showtime Channel. You can preview the episode at http://www.sho.com/ by entering the password “shift happens.”
Although Jackie is a very flawed character, the episode portrays some strong, positive, and interesting realities of nursing as opposed to the many [...]
With a nationwide shortage of primary care physicians and a need for more cost effective, accessible, and high quality health care, nurse practitioners continue to take the lead in preventive and primary care, especially with underserved populations. Read a related article and watch the accompanying video clip here.
The NP quoted in the article and on the video says [...]
Some of you may be familiar with Donna Maheady’s work with disabled nurses and nursing students. If you aren’t, be sure to visit the online community/resource center she created at www.exceptionalnurse.com. She also developed a wonderful calendar and related youtube video to showcase/celebrate nurses with disAbilities. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EJkQVhgwq0. And be sure to read/recomend her [...]
An op-ed piece by Sandy Summers, RN appeared in today’s Boston Sun. Check it out at http://tinyurl.com/qjkl82 Summer’s assertion, the subject of her book Saving Lives, is that TV portrayals of nurses harm the public image of the profession and perpetuate incorrect and damaging stereotypes that nurses are minor players in the world of healthcare. Learn [...]