• National Nurse Act Needs ANA Support- NOW

    The ANA has elected a new president to serve for the next two years. Her name is Karen Daley. I know that there are many of us who hope that the new board will be more devoted to supporting nurses and the nursing profession and less affected by the power and role as others have been in the past. To that end, I sincerely hope that the new ANA Board will look closely at the National Nurse proposal and add the ANA’s support to this very important issue. Kim McAllister at Emergiblog has written an excellent open letter to the ANA asking for their support of the National Nurse campaign.…

  • Edith Shain– VJ Day Nurse Dies

    Edith Shain was kissed by a U.S. sailor in Times Square on VJ Day August 14, 1945, and the picture has been an iconic image of patriotism and nurses ever since. The sailor was never identified. Famed photographer Alfred Eisenstadt  snapped the picture for LIFE Magazine as part of the celebration of the end of World War II. Shain was a registered nurse at the time of the photograph. She passed away last week on June 20, 2010, in Los Angeles.  She was 91.  Read more about her life at her official family website. photo: from Wikepedia

  • Quotes to Entertain and Inspire

    Nursingschools.net recently published a list of 100 Entertaining and Inspiring Quotes for Nurses to “help inspire you or make you laugh and make your day a little brighter.” Enjoy!

  • Happy Father’s Day!

    Wishing all the dads a very Happy Father’s Day! It takes a special person to become a nurse and many more men are joining the ranks of some of the finest nurses! Thanks and have a special day!

  • HawthoRNe Available on DVD

    On June 15, 2010, Sony Pictures will release the first season of HawthoRNe starring Jada Pinkett Smith on DVD. The TNT popular drama features Christina Hawthorne RN (Pinkett Smith) a recently-widowed nursing director in her struggles with her teenage daughter, bureaucratic hospital administrators, egotistical doctors and burned out nurses. The series also stars:     * Jada Pinkett-Smith     * Joanna Cassidy     * Michael Vartan     * Christina Moore     * David Julian Hirsh     * Suleka Mathew     * Hannah Hodson To celebrate the release, Sony Pictures has offered special bundled DVD deals (including the HawthoRNe DVD) to hospitals and nursing websites for their lending library as a promotion. …