• Nurses Week T Shirt Contest

    Patrick Fuerstenau at Medical Solutions alerted me to a contest they are having for Nurses Week. Design a T Shirt at Fiber.com and be entered in their contest. Please VOTE for my design here. (Thanks).  The contest continues through Nurses Week which ends May 12.

  • Stereotyping Nurses Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

    In another great post, Sara Ellis at RNDegrees.net has hit the topic on the head once again! Negative stereotypes of nurses really do hurt patients. Nurses don’t get the respect and therefore we don’t get the money to help us educate nurse educators and new nurses to take on the roles that nurses really do in real life. In the long run, the nursing shortage is going to impact more and more lives. And the quality of care will affect too many. If only we could convince viewers to watch the drama and NOT believe everything they see about nurses on TV and in the movies. The writers of these…

  • National Nurse Resolution Presented at NSNA

    Portland Community College student delegates presented a Resolution to the NSNA Convention in Orlando Florida last evening (4/9/10).  Resolution A was in support of a National Nurse. PCC Nurse Presenters were: Craig Grover SN, PCC SNA Chapter Membership Coordinator, Resolution Co-author Jennifer Reed SN, PCC SNA Chapter Treasurer, Resolution Co-author Elizabeth McPhee SN, PCC SNA Chapter Treasurer, Resolution Co-author This convention provides an excellent opportunity for student nurses to participate in and observe democracy in action as they learn more about furthering the causes and promoting legislation to support the nursing profession and healthcare. Congrats to these and all of the NSNA attendees!!!   Photos courtesy of Elizabeth McPhee SN.

  • Advance Your Nursing Degree Now

    Here’s a guest post from Julie Blanche at Nursing Student Tutor. 5 Reasons Now is a Great Time to Advance Your Nursing Degree Are you a nurse who has been mulling over the idea of going back to school for an advanced degree or certification in the nursing field? Now is an excellent time to take the plunge that will bring your career to new levels in the coming years. But what makes now such a great time? Beat the Rush The “Baby Boomer” generation is now aging fast. This means that there is a greater need than ever before for specialized fields in the career or nursing just as…