Retirement. Now What?

Dear Donna, I am getting ready to retire in a few months. Although I no longer wish to work in a hospital, I may want to still keep my hand in in some way. Do you have any suggestions of things I might be able to do part time, particularly something with flexibility so I… [Continue..]

Nurse Entrepreneurs Gather in Florida!

I hope to see many of you at the National Nurses in Business Association annual conference in St. Pete, FL next month. I’m presenting a pre-conference workshop on September 8: Business Basics Bootcamp. I’m also doing a main stage presentation on getting free publicity for your business. Additionally, I’m a judge for the NNBA Shark Tank where several… [Continue..]

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

While recently speaking at a nursing conference, the speaker before me was trying to make the point that nurses don’t support each other. One more sweeping generalization to put a negative thought in everyone’s head and start off the conference on the right note! She asked for a show of hands asking, “Who has ever had… [Continue..]

No More “Problems”

A woman I know recently had a minor fender bender on her way to work. No one was hurt, and the car could be repaired. When I spoke to her that evening, she stated, with anger and frustration, “Everything was going so GOOD for me, and now THIS had to happen! I can NEVER catch… [Continue..]

Have we lost our ability (and our sensitivity) to communicate in healthcare?

While recently accompanying a man who had just been admitted to the hospital, the nurse looked at his wife and asked, “Are you his P-O-A?” We all (including me) looked dumbfounded so she repeated the question a little louder. I finally spoke up and said, “You’ll have to tell us what “P-O-A” stands for. She… [Continue..]

Celebrating Nurses Week 2017: 5 Nurses You Should Know About

Physicians are often thrust into the spotlight for the work they do, and often the notoriety is well deserved. However, there are many extraordinary nurses who have equally and dramatically changed the face of health and healthcare through their tireless efforts to serve their communities and make an impact on the world. With Nurses Week 2017… [Continue..]

Entrepreneurship -The Road Less Traveled

When I started my education business 22 years ago, I had a dream and vision – to launch a public seminar for nurses and take it on the road. I couldn’t possibly have known where that road would lead me – and what a difference it would make for me – personally and professionally. Certainly,… [Continue..]

Medicine Cabinet Basics: Your Shopping List

It pays to be well prepared at home to deal with minor health issues as soon as they arise. Dr. Oz has shared his five surprising essentials for your home, but do you have the basics? Here’s what a well-stocked medicine cabinet should contain to handle most maladies. Antihistamines come in handy to reduce congestion… [Continue..]

Prescription Safety: How To Store and Dispose of Your Medications

How and where you store your medication has an impact of its ability to help you get better. Follow these timeless tips to stay healthy and safe. Most medication, whether prescription or over the counter, should be stored in a cool, dry place. Heat and moisture can impact its effectiveness and safety. Though convenient, the… [Continue..]

Top Warning Signs You Could Be Dehydrated (and Why It Matters)

Many of us walk around in a state of mild to moderate dehydration because we often don’t consume enough liquids to supply our bodies with the hydration it needs to function at its best. Chronic dehydration stresses our organs and can interfere with bodily functions leading in some cases to illness, irritability, fatigue, difficulty focusing… [Continue..]