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Meet “Grandma Boom” From ACES to Empowered Passion with Purpose

Today's guest blogger is the incomparable Janai Mestrovich. Her story is powerful and speaks to how adversity can be used to create post-traumatic growth. Our ACEs can be our superpowers – the fight or flight response is designed to give us an adaptive advantage. Here is the lived expertise of an incredible pioneer in the… Continue reading Meet “Grandma Boom” From ACES to Empowered Passion with Purpose

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Notes from the 2018 ACEs Conference

I am sharing the notes I took during the ACEs Conference because this snapshot of the collective wisdom of this event is meant to be shared. I urge my colleagues and readers of this blog to learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and join in this work. Please reach out to me if you… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Notes from the 2018 ACEs Conference

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: “We Do This Work Because it’s Personal” – Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris

"Change moves at the speed of trust, and trust moves at the speed of relationships." - Dr.William Dietz It is ALWAYS about relationships, always and forever. That has never been clearer to me than this moment as I sit at the San Francisco International Airport waiting for my flight to depart back home to Philly.… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: “We Do This Work Because it’s Personal” – Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris

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Embracing the Politics of Nursing, Constructing Nurse Consciousness — Radical Nurses

Florence Nightingale is often hailed as the founding heroine of professional nursing. In many respects, perhaps she is. Her Notes on Nursing was a call to arms of sorts, the watershed that cantilevered the domestic work of women into a respectable profession (1860/2012). Nightingale violated cultural norm after cultural norm of her day in pursuit […]… Continue reading Embracing the Politics of Nursing, Constructing Nurse Consciousness — Radical Nurses

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Proceed Until Apprehended – Sacred Trust — Proceed Until Apprehended

Angela Green, PhD, RN, CPHQ, FAAN As part of a leadership development program this week, we were asked to think about the most meaningful work related recognition we have received. My direct patient care roles are ancient history by now – over 15 years ago. As I reflected, I felt fortunate to have numerous examples… Continue reading Proceed Until Apprehended – Sacred Trust — Proceed Until Apprehended