July 22, 2010, 9:25 pm

Change of Shift: Vol. 5 Number 2

Welcome to the latest edition of Change of Shift!

The nursing blogosphere came through in a big way this week, many thanks to those who have submitted.

I’m excited to showcase these colleague contributions!

So, without further ado,

I present…..Change of Shift!


Let’s start off with the “Editor’s Choice” of this edition! Shrtstormtrooper understands that nurses are Always Learning, posted at New Nurse Insanity: Fundus Chop!. Bravo!

Can we address the supply of professional nurses without addressing the state of nursing education? Chris at The Man-Nurse Diaries takes on this provocative topic in The Nursing Shortage.

Should the willingness to advocate depend on what one’s opinion of the patient?  Nurse Teeny finds the concept disturbing as developed in a  recent episode of HawthoRNe. Check out  Shackled, at The Makings of a Nurse.


Speaking of the nursing shortage, just how short are we? Is it a regional issue or a national concern? IsntSheLovlei finds an overabundance in her area in What Nursing Shortage??? posted at The Dog Ate My Care Plan….

Keith at Digital Doorway pens a beautiful story of the beginning of a beautiful client/provider relationship in A Visit to the Doctor,  followed by an exploration of aging and loss in A Kind of Life.

Laney loses her first patient. A moving look at the emotional impact of a code in Breathe Me, at Nursing Student Chronicles.


Can I get an “AMEN!” for this insightful look at just what (and who) constitutes “the nursing profession”? Katie Morales at NursesNetwork.com lays it out in A Rose by Any Other Name.

After a summer tracing the history of Florence Nightengale’s career, Susan Hassmiller gives us Parting Thoughts: 10 Lessons Learned from Florence Nightengale’s Life, at AJN’s Off the Charts.

Jo has been blogging at Head Nurse since 2004. It’s one of my favorite stops on the web. In  Reasons Why I Love This Blog, by the Author of Same, Jo describes how she benefits from the blogging experience.

Jamie Davis has started a new podcast called Insights in Nursing.  I’ve been participating with Jamie and Terri from Nurse Ratched’s Place. Jamie takes Terri’s sharp insight and my incoherent ramblings and puts them together in a sharp weekly show that looks at what’s new in nursing news. The latest episode – Physician Extenders – is up! (Caution: Rant on Board!)


Thanks for reading this edition of Change of Shift! The next edition will be right here at Emergiblog – so feel free to submit via Blog Carnival or by using the “Contact” button at the top of the blog.


  • Laney

    July 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Great edition. Thanks!

  • Jeff - Travel Nursing Blogs Guy

    July 23, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Nice job. Lookig forward to reading the opinions on the nursing shortage.

  • RehabRN

    July 23, 2010 at 7:35 pm


    Great job…I must have missed the email! Been buried under a ream of articles.

    I hope to get something for the next edition.


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  • Keith Carlson

    July 25, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    A great job, as usual, Ms. Kim, and an honor to be included on CoS.

  • Jamie Davis, the Podmedic

    July 26, 2010 at 10:53 am


    Thanks for including the Insights in Nursing show in the blog carnival this week. We enjoy your not so incoherent rants on nursing hot button issues. I’m looking forward to many more in future episodes.

    I hope other bloggers who want to be on the show will contact me. I run out of time in my day to follow up and get in touch with them from my end. (Now producing 6 podcasts a week and 3 of them in HD video. Grr.)

  • NurseExec

    July 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    What a great edition. Thanks for continuing to carry the torch.

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