Posts Tagged: Nursing

Nurses are Intangible Gifts

Happy Holidays! We are in the heart of the holiday season. I thoroughly enjoy this time of year! I enjoy the act of gift giving to others. I know many of you who are reading this do as well. We tend to think of gifts as tangible. Tangible gifts are things that can be wrapped… Read more

Time to be Thankful for Nurses

This Thursday we will celebrate another year of Thanksgiving in the U.S. It is often a time to reflect and be thankful for the blessings in our lives. I wanted to take a moment to write about how thankful I am to be a nurse. I spent a couple of days recently discussing the nursing… Read more

Nursing workarounds and what they mean for the future of healthcare

Nursing workarounds and what they mean for the future of healthcare.  Last evening, I spoke to a group of approximately 60 graduate nursing students at Northeastern University in Boston MA.  I spoke on the topic of nurse entrepreneurship and intrapraneurship. The faculty members, Dr. Laura Mylott and Dr. Janet Rico wanted to show their students… Read more

Why aren’t nurses part of the conversation?

A conversation a few months ago led me to wonder (and I should have asked), ‘why isn’t a nurse part of this meeting’?   At that time, I was speaking with a physician and a project director about bedside nursing solutions using mobile to address existing workflow challenges. I realized toward the end of the… Read more

Clara Barton (1821-1912), Founder of the Red Cross

Innovator in Nursing Profile: Clara Barton (1821-1912), Founder of the Red Cross Clarissa Harlow (Clara) Barton, was a pioneer and innovator in transforming health care. Clara Barton started initially working as a teacher and then became one of the first women employees in the federal government. Soon later, Barton began to see an opportunity to… Read more