Meet Colleague & Friend, Brenda Sammy, A Nurse Who Went from Manager to Wellness Coach (aka a superb resource for help with weight loss and health goals!)

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I met Brenda at a National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA) and she has an inspiring story about leaving her work as a nurse manager and becoming a Wellness Coach.  She’s currently helping to launch a “Thin it to Win It” an online 6 week Health Challenge!  Brenda told me she loves being a Wellness Coach because she gets […]

Inspiring, Provocative & Gripping Novel-”Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse”

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“Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse” by Terri Arthur is truly one of the most compelling books I have ever read!  Arthur, a nurse herself, blends superb writing, meticulous research, nursing knowledge, and a desire to celebrate and honor the amazing life journey of British Nurse, Edith Cavell into an extremely engaging portrayal. How many […]

The “Unstuck Nurse” Has Resources to Help with Burnout!

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I believe that nurses who are working to take care of themselves and help other nurses to do so are doing very important work in the big scheme of healthcare safety and quality.  So, when I read about Melissa Auclair,  RNs new digital book, Cure Burnout: The Nurses Action Guide to Moving from Overwhelm to Energized, I […]

New Nurse Born Product Entrepreneur Shares her Story

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by Sarah Mott Nurse Born Products,( specializes in products designed by nurses. Inspiration for Nurse Born came about while I was in the process of developing the Lotus Stethoscope Holder.  Nurses are incredibly resourceful, creative and inventive people and I wanted to provide them with a platform in which they could sell their products. Nurse […]

Reckoning the Collaborative Power of Nurses & Celebrating a Force for Positive Change: “Toxic Nursing” Wins Book of the Year Award in 2 Categories!


  Toxic Nursing:  Managing Bullying Bad Attitudes, and Total Turmoil, by Cheryl Dellasega, PhD, RN, CRNP and Rebecca Volpe, PhD published by Sigma Theta Tau International just received some very exciting and honorable news!    Toxic Nursing has won two American Journal of Nursing 2013 Book of the Year awards!  FIRST PLACE for categories in:  Medical Surgical Nursing AND […]

“Confident Voices” Book Review & Special Rates for Teams and Organizations

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Confident Voices: The Nurses’ Guide  to Improving Communication and Creating Positive Workplaces by Beth Boynton, RN, MS Edited by Bonnie Kerrick, RN, BSN   Scroll down for Special Discounts! Always available for teams/organizations Book Reviewed by Kathleen Ashton, PHD, ARPN, BC Reprinted from Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting • Summer 2011 • Volume 22, Number 3. […]

Understanding & Stopping Nurse Bullying: A New Book that Makes a Difference

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“Do No Harm” Applies to Nurses Too!   by Renee Thompson, RN, MSN, CMSRN is a much needed resource for bully-proofing individuals and workplaces!  The author sets the stage with a look at the damage that bullying causes to individuals, organizations and families and then brings to light covert and overt bullying behaviors.  In chapter two, […]

Book Review: The Real Healthcare Reform: How Embracing Civility Can Beat Back Burnout & Revive Your Healthcare Career

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Nurse authors,  Linda H. Leekley, BS, RN and Stacey  L. Turnure, RN have written a very helpful book about incivility in healthcare.  It is full of activities and information that individuals can use for personal and professional development toward a goal of positive professional relationships and safer care.  It is an empowering book that every […]

“My patients persuaded me to pursue my musical career!” Exclusive CV Interview with nurse/singer ROXANNA!


[CV] Tell us about your nursing career?  [Roxanna] I always wanted to be a nurse and the people in my life including my family persuaded me to do so. I received my RN degree from Seneca College in Toronto. I then worked as a nurse at a hospital in Toronto. I loved my job as a nurse […]

Great example of horizontal violence online and how I’ll address it- Not OK, Nurse C. Not OK!

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This nurse, at least represented as such, watched my new 3 min video 5 reasons why I think “venting” is a bad Idea  and shared the below comment via twitter.    I think his/her language and “tone” demonstrate horizontal violence. Nurse C @C6751T “@november17 @BethBoynton This the stupidest thing I have ever watched. I am dumber having watched this […]

With insidious incentives driving healthcare costs up, MAYBE we should concentrate on what can be reasonably and fundamentally changed to drive them down!


Author: Randall B. Charpentier, HEM, President/Principal Consultant – HealthSafe New England While doing research on the status of healthcare, I was curious to see what definition Wikipedia would provide.  According to the statistics in Wikipedia regarding Healthcare in the United States, we lead the world in healthcare spending per person.  While reading this, I was […]