Current events Category

An Open Letter to the California Board of Nursing

In: Current events

Photo of Kayvan Sabehgi with police. Photo Credit: SFist Dear Sir or Madam: It’s come to my attention through a recent news report that a California nurse allegedly acted in a negligent manner when he or she assessed an injured man who had been arrested by the Oakland Police Department during a recent Occupy Oakland [...]

Nurses Support Veterans

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Our liberal nurse is reassessing her patient after administering pain medications. He told her that his pain level was a ten out of ten an hour ago. Now he’s sleeping like a baby. I doubt he would be sleeping so soundly if he knew what the Congressional Super Committee was up to. You see, this [...]

Tough Angels of Mercy

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I love old nursing photographs. Some of them are works of art. This photo from 1933 is an excellent example. The ladies posing in this photo are graduates of the Providence Hospital School of Nursing, Oakland, California. This striking photo chronicles the history of the nursing profession. These women were the original Angels of Mercy [...]

No Keyboard For You!

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Soup Nazi was right. Some people just don’t deserve your time or attention. This is a rant. I’m on my soapbox, so move along if don’t want to listen to my thoughts about haters. I can’t believe what I’m reading on some websites about the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Frankly, there are some people out [...]

Occupying Wall Street and Lillian Wald

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Lillian Wald was a famous nurse activist and writer. She’s my role model. Lillian stood up for the little guy by providing health care to the poor, and she advocated for social justice during the Gilded Age. For those of you who may not know, the Gilded Age was a time of great wealth for [...]

The King of Podcasting for Nurses

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Jamie Davis on podcasts for nurses from Marybeth Mills on Vimeo. This is my good friend Jamie Davis. He was interviewed while attending Blog World in Las Vegas by J.D Lasica from Time For Nurses. It’s true. Jamie is the king of podcasting for nurses. He and I have fun together on his podcast show, [...]

I took this picture a couple of years ago during a trip to Iowa. This is the old Clarinda Asylum for the Insane. The name was changed for obvious reasons a long time ago to the Clarinda Treatment Complex. I grew up in Iowa, so let me tell you a few things about my home [...]

Just One More Word About Plastics

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This is Dustin Hoffman in “The Graduate.” He was getting some advise from an old family friend. Do you remember this scene? Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you -just one word. : : : Ben: Yes sir. : : : Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? : : : Ben: Yes [...]

Listen to Your Doctor, Uncle Sam

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Dear Uncle Sam: I know it’s been a rough week. I’m sure you’re grieving the lost of life at Fort Hood just like the rest of us, but I’m compelled to write you this letter. I hope you take it in the spirit in which it is meant. I read an article at Salon.com today [...]

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Amanda Trujillo, MSN, RN, DNSc-NP(s) Media & Blogger Coverage