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Congresswoman opens up about childhood trauma: “It was a school nurse who saw the signs”

“There but for the grace for God go I,” Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley started off when invited to contribute to a special Congressional hearing last week about Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Childhood Trauma. She, too, had been a victim of trauma and abuse, she revealed. And it was a school nurse who had signalled what was […]

Nurses just play cards, they said. Nurses will speak up when insulted, they found out. We’ll send you a free deck this Nurses Day to help make the point!

“I understand making sure that we have rest breaks and things like that. But … I would submit to you that those nurses probably do get breaks! They probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day!” State Senator Maureen Walsh That’s how it all started, with these remarks by a state legislator in […]

“The insane difference a good nurse makes”: for the patient, it’s often the little things that count. Just ask Kate!

We know it. Your colleagues know it. The doctors know it. You studied for years to be a nurse. You have an intricate grasp of treatments and symptoms. You know how to juggle key responsibilities during long shifts without flagging. As Mike Ginsberg, M.D., put it in a beautiful post that went viral: But in […]

This nurse went well beyond the call of duty

When Terry Slinde walked into Iowa Methodist Medical Center one Tuesday morning last month to meet the person who had donated a kidney to him, he didn’t know what to expect. All he knew was how grateful he was to the person who’d helped him live. Imagine his surprise when he came face-to-face with his donor, Anna Boelman. […]

This nurse is officially the star of Christmas Eve!

It’s Christmas Eve, and families around the country are coming together to celebrate the holidays… except you’re a nurse, and you couldn’t get time off. Problem? Not necessarily! “Nursing is a 24/7/365 job,” writes budding nurse blogger Deb Aston. “Just like police officers, EMTs, and firemen/women,” nurses “know the expectations going into our roles. I […]

Who was your “Uncle Jack”?

A long while ago, we asked you to tell us about your personal nursing superheroes: the people who motivated and inspired you, or set an example you have tried to live by. This Thanksgiving, we’d like to share the story that perhaps moved us most of all. Thank you, Heather Wilson! Who was your “Uncle […]