Tag Archives: nursing assistents

It’s a long way up but it’s good when you get there: from homeless to RN

Video still: Tiarra Barrera

When Tiarra Barrera-Hammond was in her early 20s, she’d just arrived in California and struggled to make ends meet. As the mother of two little children, she’d been living with her partner in Las Vegas, but she’d had to leave with nothing. “I was just trying to get away,” she explains, looking back now. It was tough. “I had no Continue Reading

The best that nurses can be: Five uplifting and inspiring stories about exceptional nurses

Gary Bentley and nurse, the old photo

The week of May 6 -12 has been “National Nurses Week” for over twenty years now, and this year too it will be a unique occasion to celebrate the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients. To kick off the week, we’d like to highlight just a handful Continue Reading

Back-breaking work? A shocking 4-part NPR report on the extraordinary health risks nurses face – and a couple of charts and leads of our own

Chart: Musculoskeletal work injuries by occupation: percentages

  National Public Radio conducted an impressively in-depth, four-part report about the working conditions and health risks of nurses, full of worrying statistical data and heartbreaking personal stories. The short of it: “nursing employees suffer more debilitating back and other injuries than almost any other occupation — and they get those injuries mainly from doing Continue Reading