Posts Tagged: Nursing

The power of perseverance.

Perseverance is an essential characteristic when embarking on something new. I was a PhD student for 4 years. Some students took 5 years to complete the degree. Yet, I knew I wouldn’t be able to sustain a fifth year. I needed to finish in 4 years. I spent the first two years of the program… Read more

Keynote at Lowell General Hospital’s Quality and Research Fair (Nov 2017)

I had a great time giving the keynote today at Lowell General Hospital for their Quality and Research Fair. What a beautiful bouquet 💐 of flowers with a lovely card and many other thoughtful and unexpected gifts. I’m grateful for the opportunity to speak to other nurses…it is always a memorable time.          … Read more

We have the ability to make change.

Tonight I spoke to a group of graduate nursing students at Northeastern University about how to look at daily problems as opportunities to form impactful solutions. Too often we just accept that ‘this is just the way that it is’ and keep battling the challenges that really don’t make sense when you have a moment… Read more

Nightingale’s Innovative Nurse (October): Dr. Shanina Knighton PhD RN

Meet Dr. Shanina Knighton: The Entrepreneur in Patient Hand Hygiene Describe your initial interest in patient hand hygiene?  As a student nurse during my clinical rotations I would often hear about the importance of healthcare worker hand hygiene, but with flu outbreaks such as Swine and H1N1 being an issue at the time I wondered… Read more