Standing Up or Rolling Over?

The President unveiled a statue of Rosa Parks yesterday — the little old black lady who had the courage to stay in her seat on the bus while being threatened by the bully white bus driver. With that one action, she really began to make civil rights happen. She...

The Gift in Blurred Boundaries

I have blurred boundaries. It takes me no time at all to slip into another’s shoes. I can feel their conflict, their hurt, their misunderstandings,their pain. I can walk a mile in their moccasins, or Crocs or Sandals. Like an actor walking into a part I can inhabit...

Are Nursing Organizations Out of Touch or Out of Line?

I don’t want to judge too quickly or to leave any stone unturned, so I was really thinking about it and wondering. “Are our professional organizations as disempowered as we are as nurses in the current corporate system?” Do they have to grow into their full...

Nursing: A Bad Trade?

Trading the vocation for the profession? I don’t get it. I love education so why do I hate the new recommendation that 80% of nurses should now graduate with at least a Bachelor’s Degree? At each stage of my nursing career, I went back to school to learn more. I was...