Category Archive: nursing education

Mar 11

So many ways to NOT engage.

We’ve never had so many ways to connect. We can skype, text, facebook, blog, facetime, Googletalk, tweet, link-in, webchat, and yes email (although some days I think it’s the scourge of the modern world), and probably another 10 ways that I haven’t heard of to talk to each other about things that matter to us. Great, right!? Sure. My question …

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Aug 27

Doing, knowing and being a Registered Nurse.

In my classroom we often discuss and debate nursing as a way of being, a way of doing and a way of knowing. Over the years, I have had a number of students tell me “I think nursing is just what I do, not who I am”.  That is a statement that I might have …

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Aug 23

New beginnings

OK, OK….I admit it. I have been a little bloggin’ lazy this summer. I cannot believe it’s the 23rd of August, and I haven’t talked with you since Canada Day. My bad. This is the time of year where my true Geekdom shows. I start to wish for new shoes and a new backpack, and …

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Jun 24

I want to solve tough problems…

I had lunch with my niece today—Jenn is a bright, funny and engaging young woman (age 37) who has had some struggles in her life. Pregnant at 16 and unable to complete high school, she has worked hard to obtain her high school equivalency, and is single-handedly raising two wonderful kids (her oldest is now …

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May 10

Happy Nurses’ Week: Part 2!

In the spirit of the week, I will continue to reflect on those nurses, those teachers that “lit the path” for me.  Dr. Marion Allen, an extraordinary nurse, a brilliant scholar and wise friend was my guide through my doctoral program. Marion’s twin gifts were patience, and strength. As I reflect on the whole experience …

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