Sarcasm: Serving Up a Good Fight—How to Get Wealthy With a Cutting Edge

After a large meal at a local diner the waitress approached with a take-home container. “Do you wanna box for that?” she asked while smacking her chewing gum. “No,” I answered. “I don’t want to fight for it. If you want it that badly you can have it!” At the time, I just couldn’t resistContinue reading “Sarcasm: Serving Up a Good Fight—How to Get Wealthy With a Cutting Edge”

What the Super Bowl Teaches Nurses About Winning Big

  By the time you’re reading this all the hoopla is over and the Sea Hawks are home with a Super Bowl ring and an extra $90,000 per player. As a Peyton Manning fan, I rooted for the Broncos; but it goes to show that even one of the greatest quarterbacks of this decade can’tContinue reading “What the Super Bowl Teaches Nurses About Winning Big”

How the Spirit of MLK Guides Nursing Practice

 I don’t know about you but I cry every time I hear or read Martin Luther King Jr’s, I have a Dream Speech. His words in 1963 still resonate with passion of a world of equality and connectedness where every nurse goes whenever they enter their workplace to care for the sick and needy. TheContinue reading “How the Spirit of MLK Guides Nursing Practice”

Are you a Nurses’ Nurse?

I’m always surprised when someone asks: “What’s a Nurses’Nurse? Maybe it’s because I’ve been an RN for so long that my perceptions are biased by eyes that are constantly assessing and looking for remedies to multi-faceted problems. This makes for the assumption that everyone else is doing the same thing and watching out for eachContinue reading “Are you a Nurses’ Nurse?”

What Every Nurse Needs to Learn From Cinderella

You’ve heard the story: Once upon a time there were two cruel stepsisters and the unfair servitude enforced by an evil stepmother who abused Cinderella in her own home. She spent her days slaving over her mean spirited stepsisters. She dreamed of a better life. By the end of the story, Cinderella is a princess. Her nameContinue reading “What Every Nurse Needs to Learn From Cinderella”

Are Nurses getting What They Bargained For?

For almost a year, the VCHCA bargaining team and many of our members have worked hard to be heard by the VC Board of Supervisors, Nursing Management and the Human Resources Department that rule over our nursing practice. Our main issues are:

Five Sure-Fire Ways Nurses Can Avoid Mid-Career Meltdowns

  You’ve heard of all the different ways to prevent nurse burn-out and stagnation. Forget mid-career, I was disillusioned in my second year of bedside nursing on a Med/Surg unit and sorely needed a change of pace when I finally transferred to Labor and Delivery in 1989.   Isn’t the diversity of nursing and allContinue reading “Five Sure-Fire Ways Nurses Can Avoid Mid-Career Meltdowns”

The Koch Brothers Celebrating Labor Day is Like a Man Having a Positive Pregnancy Test

Having  a baby is the hardest work in the world. Ask any mother, she’ll tell you. That’s why I’m suggesting that women celebrating Labor Day remember that giving birth is hard, giving birth to change is even harder. Before labor unions  started in America most folks worked twelve hour days, six days a week. InContinue reading “The Koch Brothers Celebrating Labor Day is Like a Man Having a Positive Pregnancy Test”