This post is going to be a hodgepodge of information as the holidays rapidly approach and the year winds down. I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!!! Hope 2011 brings new and exciting times. I have a few guest posts in the queue that I hope you will enjoy as we move forward.
Being a nurse is always hard at this time of the year. We would all rather be at home with our loved ones. But it's important to remember that our patients need us and depend on us. We make a difference in someone's life everyday! Here's an inspirational story from NurseTogether.com.
In 2010, the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law and has begun to be implemented. There are many ways in which nurses will be impacted by this law. For one, we will finally have the funding we have needed for education and workforce development and diversity needs. And as the new Congress takes their place in 2011, there will be new nurses joining in the fun in Washington DC. In fact, there will be seven nurses in the 112th Congress. Take a moment to read about them and resolve to keep in touch with them about what nurses need.
Here's some resources you might be interested in:
Top 40 Forums and Message Boards for Nurse Practitioners
50 Resources for Nurses Attending Online Nursing Schools (we are listed--thanks!)
20 Iconic Nurses Every Nursing Student Should Study
Nourish Interactive (started by a nurse)
A Nurse Case Manager's Success Story (You Tube Video)
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HAPPY (and SAFE) HOLIDAYS!!!!