Category: Guest Blog

A Nontraditional Nurse Breaks the Mold

From the challenges to the victories, our nurses and nurses-in-training have been through it all. We’re excited to present our second nurse, Eric! Eric is an LPN with a nontraditional nursing journey that proves it’s never too late to chase...

/ August 8, 2019

A Surprising Victory

We’re proud to present our first featured nurse: Jamie B., a Registered Nurse with a journey rife with legacy, anxiety, and above all: hope. Take it away, Jamie! The Journey Starts At Home My nursing journey did not begin the...

/ August 1, 2019

The Power of Caring

By Carolyn Hoy RN BSN CCRN An elderly patient entered our unit disheveled, dirty, unshaven, and unkempt. The patient looked sad, did not make much eye contact, and did not speak much. I could smell an odor from the hallway...

/ July 27, 2019
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Returning to School for Nursing

"I was motivated by helping people in a concrete and meaningful way and was drawn to issues of health and wellness."

/ May 16, 2019
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OB Nurse: More Than Holding Babies

The truth is, some days are like this in labor and delivery. The stars align and you feel so blessed to witness a beautiful birthing experience. Other days, well, let’s just say that obstetrical nursing is so much more than...

/ April 18, 2019
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OR Nurse: Patient Advocate Behind the Mask

By Sharon E. Hohler, RN, BSN, CNOR Behind the double doors of an operating room lives another world. The environment is frigid in temperature and the decor utilitarian. Everything in the OR must able to withstand multiple cleanings daily. No...

/ April 11, 2019

Beginning Specialty Growth in Rural Nursing?

By Tori Hamilton RN, IBCLC Rural Healthcare: Anything But Boring Many nursing students or newly graduated nurses do not consider rural nursing–joining a smaller community critical access hospitals during their career. There are CAHs which need nurses in every region...

/ March 21, 2019