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August 2009 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Recognizing the Value of Nurses
August 31, 2009 2:15 PM by Linda Jones
Here's a physician assistant student getting his career off on the right foot. Read the nice things he has to say about nurses. Read More...
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Take It All Off, Part 4
August 27, 2009 8:50 AM by Valerie Newitt
Just when you least expect it, great advice pops up. "The Association of Weight and Health Promotion Practices of Middle Aged Women" is the erudite title of the doctoral dissertation of Ann Townsend, DrNP, MSN, APRN-BC, RN and director of Our Lady of Read More...
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Finale of Nurse Jackie - What's In Store for Season 2?
August 25, 2009 4:09 PM by Ainsley Maloney
What's worse: a nurse Jackie who is stoned on painkillers, or withdrawing from them? This seems to be the dichotomy of the Jackie we see in most episodes of Nurse Jackie - the drug-addict who's somehow still managing to keep it all together - and the Read More...
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Calm Before the Storm
August 25, 2009 3:46 PM by Nancy Malaga
After the recent flurry of town hall meetings, many blasting healthcare reform, you may have noticed an eerie silence on the debate. President Obama has retreated to Martha's Vineyard for some reprieve. Congress is taking a break. And Republicans, whom Read More...
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Take It All Off, Part 3
August 20, 2009 8:47 AM by Valerie Newitt
Another visit with the former football coach-turned-diet cheerleader is in the bag. And in one week of following his advice of (1) chew, chew, chew, and (2) drink, drink, drink (water only!) -- four pounds disappeared . That doesn't exactly make me the Read More...
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Why Isn't ‘Nurse Jack' on TV yet?
August 19, 2009 10:08 AM by Valerie Newitt
Television producers seem to be cashing in on the dynamics of the nursing profession. "Mercy" will feature three female nurses - all somewhat glammed-up, I might add - when it debuts Sept. 23 on NBC. "HawthRNorne" has already weighed in, with Jada Pinkett Read More...
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Take It All Off, Part 2
August 11, 2009 2:12 PM by Valerie Newitt
Having just chewed (exactly 25 chews per bite) one half of a green bell pepper and one half of a red bell pepper, I have made a discovery. They don't taste the same. Blindfolded I can tell one from the other. I'm not so sure I could have made that claim Read More...
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Reporting From NBNA—Promoting AIDS Testing
August 7, 2009 10:10 AM by Robin Hocevar
AIDS seemed to be a hot topic Wednesday at the National Black Nurses Association Convention in Toronto. The last full day of the conference commenced with a spirited skit that raised awareness about how nurses can best encourage testing and navigate sensitive Read More...
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Reporting From NBNA—A Look at Global Health
August 5, 2009 1:19 PM by Robin Hocevar
Greetings from the 37th annual National Black Nurses Association conference! There was certain energy among the attendees on Tuesday, which was enhanced by the sea of red everyone was wearing as part of the "Go Red, Girlfriend" campaign by the American Read More...
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Got Something to Say? Go Public
August 5, 2009 11:35 AM by Valerie Newitt
I saw an item from the Mason County News, Mason County, Texas. It offered snakebite tips to readers who probably have seen more than their fair share of rattlers, water moccasins and copperheads. But what caught my eye was the fact that the tip sheet Read More...
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