September 2, 2010, 4:42 pm

Change of Shift: Vol. 5, Number 5

Welcome to Change of Shift!

Boy, that was a fast two weeks!

For those who don’t follow me on Facebook, I’m a little slow on the computer front as I am recovering from Lasik – please excuse any typos that have made it through my blurry proof-read.

Also – I have discount codes for BlogWorld/New Media Expo 10, so if you are planning on attending the second annual Social Health track (and you should!!), shoot me an email via the “Contact” button. Details can be found up top under the “BlogWorld” button!

Time to dive in….


Editor’s pick: Haste posted at New Nurse Insanity: Fundus Chop!. There is nothing I can add to this heart-wrenching apology, and it deserves a section of its own.


The Muse, RN has heard “…why isn’t she a doctor?” once too often and she isn’t going to take it anymore! Check out her novel idea at Nancy Nurse, RN, MD? Boy, I thought I got hot under the collar; this makes me look shy and retiring! : D

My heart goes out to Keith at Digital Doorway. We all have times when we ask Did I Miss Something? Kleenex warning in force, you’ll need it.

Will is finishing nursing school and celebrating his blogiversary. He’s also a fantastic artist/cartoonist. Check him out at Drawing on Experience and offer congrats on My Blog is 1 Year Old!


The nursing profession is “graying”, but are you even remotely ready to retire? At The Millionaire Nurse Blog, Dr. Dean makes the case for preparing financially in Catch-Up Contributions: A Little Help for Graying Nurses – and Nurse Shawna!

Welcome new nurse blogger Joni to Change of Shift! Joni writes at Nursetopia, with a post that is, unfortunately, near and not-so-dear to my heart: Obesity Within Nursing.

Talk about a segue made in heaven! Meet Nicole, new nurse and blogger at Scrubs. In The Supportive Workplace, Nicole writes about the positive changes that her hospital has made to improve the health of the nurses.


Nurse Teeny has been through the health-system wringer, and wonders what it must be like for those who are not familiar with the system. See We Can Do Better at The Makings of a Nurse. (Hope you are feeling better, Teeny!)

NPs Save Lives pens a crystal clear essay on the need to keep APRNs in the healthcare reform discussion in A Nurse Practitioner’s Response to Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolous’ Medicaid Tour, posted at The Nurse Practitioner’s Place.

Lunch ladies, GI Joe and the Slackers – recognize them? RehabRN describes them all and ends with some sage advice in A Different Atmosphere.


The latest Insights in Nursing is up at, well, Insights in Nursing! Jamie Davis, myself, Terri Polick of Nurse Ratched’s Place and Lovlei McKinney of The Dog Ate My Care Plan discuss the latest nursing articles and news releases in Patient Care, Leather or Paper. Listen in and find out where post-op C-section patients have to clean their own rooms!!! Seriously!

Shawn Kennedy, interim editor-in-chief of AJN, blogs of “health nursing” vs. “sick nursing” in Nightingale, One More Time, at Off the Charts.

Katie at NursesNetwork discusses life’s curveballs and reminds us Let’s Be Good to Each Other Out There.


That’s it for this edition! Many thanks to all who submitted and to you for reading!

Next edition is right here at Emergiblog, hit the contact button or head for to submit!


  • Joni Watson

    September 2, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks for the welcome! Glad to join the nurse blogosphere. You brought my attention to several new blogs; I look forward to the reads. Wishing you a quick and clear recovery!

  • RehabRN

    September 2, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks for including me Kim! Looks like a winner all around!

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  • the Muse, RN

    September 3, 2010 at 4:49 am

    awwwww, you spoil us, Nurse Kim. The report is awesome as usual!

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  • NPs Save Lives

    September 4, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Thanks for the inclusion Kim! Hope your eyes feel better soon! I will definitely check out the new nurse bloggers!

  • Dr Dean

    September 5, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks as always for all you do. Great list of posts!

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  • jacob

    September 8, 2010 at 11:07 am

    An intriguing roundup. Thanks for the mention of Shawn’s recent post on Off the Charts!

  • Marci @ Nursing Profession Education

    September 15, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I have just re-found your site here. I came across it a while back and thought that I had book marked it, but I guess I didnt.

    You have given a number of great nursing blogs and resources here and I intend to check all of these blog links eventually. Thanks for the nursing info!

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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