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The Relentless School Nurse: MSNBC’s Morning Joe is Talking About Gun Violence Prevention With Dr. Megan Ranney of AFFIRM Research!

The readers of my blog may remember that I participated in a meeting with AFFIRM Reseach in February. I wrote this blog post about being the only nurse at the table and how that must change.  AFFIRM is on a mission to provide funding for innovative firearm violence prevention research and fill the gap that has… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: MSNBC’s Morning Joe is Talking About Gun Violence Prevention With Dr. Megan Ranney of AFFIRM Research!

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The Relentless School Nurse: Designate Nursing as a Scientific Discipline

Did you know that nursing is not considered a scientific discipline and therefore not eligible for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) funding? Major institution and government bodies are also in disagreement. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics considers nursing to be a job that is “closely related” to STEM, but the U.S. Department of… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Designate Nursing as a Scientific Discipline

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The Relentless School Nurse: I Was The Nurse Who Played Cards

I am sharing a message from a nurse who played cards. Her name is Joyce Murphy-Vandersommen, a surgical nurse and high school friend. This message is reprinted with Joyce's permission.   Yes, I was the nurse who played cards with a dying patient at night, my son. I would wake up in the morning and… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: I Was The Nurse Who Played Cards

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An Open Letter to Senator Maureen Walsh

Originally posted on ExpeditionEd: Dear Senator Walsh, I am a Nurse. This morning I was greeted by a headline that read, “Senator states that nurses ‘probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day’ in amending rest breaks bill” Stunned by the headline, I read- and then re-read -the article. I was dumbfounded that… via… Continue reading An Open Letter to Senator Maureen Walsh

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The Relentless School Nurse: #NoJournalsNoEBP Update #3 – Where the Conversation Has Gone

Twitter flows like a river of conversations, where you can step in or step out on any given day. The quality of these virtual discussions can be rich and actionable. One example is a discussion that was started by Melanie Rogers when she shared her frustration at no longer having access to evidence-based journals since finishing… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: #NoJournalsNoEBP Update #3 – Where the Conversation Has Gone