I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day whether you are with the love of your life or not, I hope it was a good day. Being a Saturday, meant many of you had to work… Also hope you all emerged unscathed from Friday the 13th as well. We had a few major challenges in my family, but I think we’re on the road to recovery from them. Not looking forward to another one soon, but March always seems to mirror February and so we have another to face soon enough. And now it’s President’s Day here in the U.S. No mail, no banks are open, and many businesses are…
Empathy is What Nursing is All About
Kim over at Emergiblog has a great way with words!! And this time she is reminding us that nurses need to provide empathy because it’s what our patients expect from us. If we don’t, we are likely apathetic and God help us all if we get to that point in our professional careers or life. Thanks Kim for a great posting. We all need a pep talk now and then and this one bring home the point loud and clear.
More Nursing Scholarships for 2008… Apply NOW!
Clinique cosmetics is offering nursing scholarships for the 2nd year in a row in their campaign to contribute to the future of healthcare. Clinique was created by a group of dermatologists who understand first hand the shortages the health care industry is facing as well as the high cost of health care education. Scholarships for BSN students will be awarded in the amount of $5000 to $6000. To qualify the student must be (or will be) attending any BSN program in the U.S. which is accredited by the NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission). The student must be eligible to receive financial aid, have a 3.0 GPA (on a…
Nurses Day and Nurses Week Themes Announced
Annual celebrations of the nursing profession will take place in a few weeks. In the U.S., National Recognition Day for Nurses (aka Nurses Day) is May 6 and Nurses Week is May 6-12. In 1996, the American Nurses Association initiated National RN Recognition Day as May 6 as well. May 12 is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. In honor of this, the International Council of Nurses recognizes May 12 each year since 1965 as International Nurses Day. This year the American Nurses Association has set the theme for Nurses Week as Nurses Making a Difference Everyday. The Canadian Nurses Association will reprise its 2007 theme Think you…