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  • Growing in Numbers

    Can anyone remember all the way back in nursing school how many males were in your class? I can remember, back in 1993; I was the only male in my CNA/ROP class. There were three males in my LVN program and five in my RN program. I think we can recall to the past generations that many gentlemen who entered into nursing school were faced with ...
    Posted to RN Men: The XY Viewpoint (Weblog) on August 29, 2016
  • If Only It Had Been an “April Fool’s” Prank

    As a college professor and registered nurse, I have come to expect the unexpected when it comes to walking into a patient's room (or a classroom). However, nothing could have prepared me for the fact that one day, someone would decide to put up a billboard on I-84 East in Waterbury, CT, near exit 25, portraying a shirtless man with a stethoscope ...
    Posted to RN Men: The XY Viewpoint (Weblog) on July 13, 2016
  • Male Nurses: We Care for Our Patients Because We Care for Our Patients

    I chose nursing as my profession because I truly believe it is one of the few callings that transcend gender, race, socio-economic status and religion. It is ignited by one's motivation to care for other people-a desire that is consummated every time a patient's health and well-being is restored. Sure, there are times a patient's outcome may not ...
    Posted to RN Men: The XY Viewpoint (Weblog) on July 13, 2016
  • Do We Stand up for the Human Rights of our Patients?

    Being in nursing college is really teaching me, not only valuable professional skills, but also, life skills. As I am going through my general nursing work, I am realizing what is expected of us, what rules we must adhere to, what the government expects from us as nurses. But are we actually practicing the one fundamental rule or right that all ...
    Posted to New to Nursing (Weblog) on June 22, 2015
  • Voice from Haiti: Injuries, Efforts, Needs, 'Please Pray for Us'

    ''Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.'' --  Helen KellerThat apt quote is provided by Marcia Lane, director of Haiti Nursing Foundation, as she faithfully passes along an eyewitness account of the immense struggle for survival in Haiti. Marcia writes, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on January 15, 2010