Are You Becoming Less Productive With More Meetings?
Nicole Haines, RN 5/22/2013 1
Recently, as I tried to get some loose ends tied up on a Thursday morning, I looked at my calendar and realized that my whole day was going to be occupied by meetings. In fact, much ...
Spring Is in the Air & Patients Are Falling In Love
Rachel Odo, Clinical Social Worker 5/21/2013 7
Now that spring has finally sprung here in New York City, my thoughts are turning, as they do for so many in this wonderful season of renewal, to love. Yes, love, and, because I ...
Celebrities Attempting to Decrease Their Cancer Risk
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 5/21/2013 2
Last week, Angelina Jolie announced that she had a double mastectomy because of her increased risk for developing breast and/or ovarian cancer due to testing positive for the BRCA1 ...
Nurses, Artists & the Myth of the Blank Canvas
Julianna Paradisi, RN, OCN 5/20/2013 5
May is all warm and fuzzy with Nurse's Week and the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. May renews the love for what my mentor once dubbed "the noblest ...
Deborah A. Boyle
An Important Theme for Nurse's Week: Exceptional Nursing Performance
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 5/20/2013 7
I heard a great talk during Nurse's Week. Its theme was exceptional nursing performance and it focused on communication skills and self-care. A major pearl jumped out at me that I ...
ONS Annual Congress in Washington, D.C.: Posters & People
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 5/17/2013 12
For those of you who were unable to attend the 38th ONS Annual Congress meeting last month in Washington, you missed quite a show. For those of you who did attend, you are probably ...
Evaluating the Oncology Nurse Practitioner Role
Anne Booms, MeNsgPC, AOCN, CHPN, BCN, CWCN, CHN,CNN, MeNsgNP(Belgium), MHN(Belgium) 5/17/2013 9
After being in an oncology nurse practitioner (ONP) position for 18 months, I distributed voluntary surveys among nursing staff and doctors within the organization to examine their ...