Nurses are Always on Duty

I had to do a nursing intervention in the parking lot of my gym last year. I noticed an adult daughter with her elderly dad who was unstable on his feet and down on one knee. She was struggling to get him up and panicking. I went to their assistance and helped get him into… [Continue..]

Harness the Power of the Media

By Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP, FAAN Numerous studies have shown that Americans get much of their information about health care from the media. Likewise, what they see and hear in the media, whether a TV drama or a print news story, influences how they perceive nurses and the work we do. And yet, nurses… [Continue..]

High-Quality CPR Saves Lives

This post has been sponsored by RQI. “It’s a beautiful day to save lives.” That popular phrase, attributed to the TV show Grey’s Anatomy, brings to mind what we work to do in healthcare every day. In that vein, I have recently learned of a program designed to save more lives that I wanted to… [Continue..]

What is the Proper Amount of Notice to Give When Resigning?

Dear Donna, How much notice do I need to give if I am leaving my job? Dear Planning to Quit, Most employers have a written policy stating how much notice is required from employees when resigning. If you work in a hospital, or any healthcare facility, there may be different time requirements for professional staff… [Continue..]

6 Nurses You Should Know About

It’s always a perfect time to shine a spotlight on the nation’s almost four million registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. These men and women step up to the plate every day and do the hard work that needs to be done, and they do it with compassion, intelligence, great skill, and finesse. Here are six… [Continue..]

Celebrate Nursing – All Year Long!

National Nurses Week is the “official” time to shine a spotlight on nurses. But the truth is, we should be celebrating nurses and nursing every day throughout the year. So how can you get the ball rolling and start the party? Here are five ways: 1. Reflect on all that nursing has to offer. When… [Continue..]

Nurses Light Up The World

My cap is off to every person – past, present and future – who had the courage, compassion, and conviction to choose nursing as a profession and light up the world in the process.

Every Nurse is a Teacher

As you move forward in your nursing career and gain knowledge and experience, always look for ways to help and support those who follow. Teaching is a good way to keep learning. I’m not necessarily talking about teaching in a university. Rather I am referring to the opportunity, and the obligation, that every nurse has,… [Continue..]

On Being a Nurse

Nurses often have difficulty articulating the essence of what they do. It is difficult to put into words the often subtle yet profound way that nurses impact lives. It is something that must be experienced, mastered, and emblazoned upon the soul to be truly and deeply understood. © Donna Cardillo (DonnaCardillo.com). All rights reserved.

Negativity in Nursing

If you accept or ignore incivility or negativity in the workplace, you are complicit in the process. If you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem.           © Donna Cardillo (DonnaCardillo.com). All rights reserved.