May 8, 2007, 12:49 pm

Guess Who’s a Columnist for Nursing



Yesterday, Nursing began a daily column written by nurses. Each day is devoted to a different topic.

Every Monday, yours truly will be highlighting an aspect of our past. The column is called “Reeling in the Years: A Look at Nursing History”.

Tuesdays belong to Susan McNicholas (aka “TC” from DonorCycle). She’ll be tackling nursing ethics in her column, “Penlight”.

I’m back on Wednesdays with a look at studies that affect our practice in “The Wind Beneath Our Wings: A Look at Nursing Research”. (I wanted to call it: “Doncha Wish Your Nurse Did Research Like Me?” but, really, that wasn’t too appropriate now was it?)

Terri Pollick (aka “Mother Jones” from Nurse Ratched’s Place) will be looking at the current leaders of our profession in her column “Follow the Leaders” on Thursdays.

And last but not least, I’m happy to report that Labor Nurse (aka “Labor Nurse” from “The Life and Times of a Labor Nurse”) will be putting up the best of the weekly nursing links in her Friday column, “You’re Being (WebPaged!)” I just saw she gave me a “hint” for a column on her blog! Thanks, LN!

I’ll add the column links as they come in this week. Right now you can find the current columns by going to Nursing Jobs. org site and clicking on the “NJO Blog” tab at the top of the page.


Shane insisted that we give him a photo for the column! I wanted to use my South Park character, but noooooo!

So…my daughter and I did a photo shoot. America’s Top Model it was not, let me tell you. The one above is of me “researching”. Those textbooks are over ten years old. They came with floppy discs….

But then I realize if the photos are really tiny, the wrinkles and the freckles don’t show! You can be close to fifty, but you don’t have to look it thanks to the wonders of photo retouching! I don’t look a day over 49 1/2….


The cap is out! That can only mean one thing!

It’s National Nurses Week!!!!! Happy Birthday to Florence Nightingale on Saturday! I may put on some crinolines in her honor and feed beef tea to my patients!

The only time I wear my cap is during this special week. I even have white scrubs this year! Alas, I am only working two days and then the cap returns to it plastic case until next year.

I don’t mind getting teased by my co-workers in the ER about the cap. They are used to my, uh, idiosyncrasies. It’s watching the looks on the faces of the nurses upstairs that is hilarious. Every time I admit a patient I have some “esplainin’ to do”!

So, go hug the nearest nurse you can find today. It might be helpful if it is a nurse you actually know, but hey! You can never get too many hugs…


  • Onehealthpro

    May 8, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    Congratulations on landing the gig with nursing You’ll be a terrific addition!

  • Rachel

    May 8, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Congrats on the writing gig!

  • geena

    May 8, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    Hello from dial-up he**!

    At least YOUR site loads!! Congrats on the writing job. I know you, TC, MJ and LN will be great! Can’t wait to get back home to the land of high-speed internet and see what you’re writing about. 🙂

    And happy Nurse’s Week!

  • Hsien Lei

    May 10, 2007 at 1:43 am

    That’s quite a line-up of fabulous writers! You look so cute in the pic and you don’t look a day over 8. Hold on…. Is that a compliment?! 😀

  • jen

    May 10, 2007 at 8:56 am

    That is so awesome!!! congrats on getting to write for them!
    Happy Nurses Week!

  • Vanillamarine

    May 19, 2007 at 4:34 am

    This blog simply rules.

    Awesome stuff!

    However, I would like that our nice emergiblog could put up something for male-nurses aswell.


  • mark

    June 30, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    That is so awesome!!! congrats on getting to write for them!
    Happy Nurses Week!

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