• The Real Moon Walk 40 Years Later…

    Where were you 40 years ago today? I remember we were glued to the television set as we watched Buzz Aldrin step down at Tranquility Base on the moon, and say his famous words, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” President Kennedy had said in his inaugural speech in 1961 that we would do it in that decade and we did. It was a thrilling time. I had the opportunity to visit Cape Canaveral several years ago. My children were not impressed and could not understand what I thought was so fascinating. Then when they saw the movie Apollo 13 they understood, and I realized they…

  • The Nursing Shortage is Not Over

    I’ll admit that I love to people watch. However, it has been a frightening thing lately because I have overheard far too many conversations with young people talking about wanting to become nurses, but there are no jobs. The recession may have slowed the nursing shortage a bit, because so many older nurses have come out of retirement or semi retirement, but the nursing shortage is poised to be an even bigger problem as a result if all those nurse decide to make a mass exodus once the economy recovers. New grads may have difficulty finding jobs right now in some markets, but if they expand their options, there are…

  • Need Some Translation for that Term?

    If you have heard a medical term, phrase, acronym, etc., that you’re not sure of, there’s a site you might want to check out called SlangRN.com. Items are well categorized by the “latest” “top slang” and “random”. There’s also an alphabetized list and a tab for anyone to add to the ever growing list.

  • Happy 4th of July

    Hope everyone has a s safe and happy 4th of July….and for those of you who aren’t in the U.S……have a great Saturday!!! Anyone who’s working…enjoy the holiday with your patients.

  • New URL

    Image by tattoodjj via FlickrThe Nursing Site Blog now has its own URL: www.thenursingsiteblog.com. You might need to reset your bookmarks. Thanks for reading!