In: Nurse Heroes


Nine Promises to Your Coworkers

As seasons change, I find myself making promises of things I want to do and accomplish. Yesterday, when I looked at the calendar, I started to panic realizing it is already the end of July. What have I accomplished at work and at home? Where have I traveled? I scan through social media postings and think, “Wow, they are having fun!” Well, I am, too! Maybe even more fun! However, I, along with everyone else, tend…



This post was originally published on May 6, 2013 and updated on May 7, 2019. At many of my keynote addresses, I talk about the choice we all made when deciding to become a nurse. I will ask my audience, “Why did you become a nurse?” And almost immediately… The responses to my questions begin filling up space. I really love hearing all the reasons and want to share some of my favorites with you today….


4 Ways to “Gift” Yourself During Nurses Week

Every year in April, the hubbub of Nurses’ Week planning is palpable. Most hospitals (although not all) are gearing up for the one-week of the year that we pause and take time to celebrate nurses. If you’re in a leadership role, either you’ve planned this event like you’ve planned a wedding, or, you’re scrambling around at the last minute to find some way to honor your nurses! If you’re one of the nurses who are on…


How to Cultivate a Healthy Workforce According to Mr. Rogers

As leaders, it sometimes feels like we are caught between a rock and a hard place – you can’t please your administrators and your employees never think you do enough for them. To make matters worse, many leaders spend way too much of their time dealing with the disruptive behaviors of their employees! Bullying, incivility, conflict, and now workplace violence can consume the time leaders spend at work, leaving very little time to do “their job”….


Fall Back In Love With Nursing + a FREE Gift (or two)!

As I’m sure you’re aware, this week is Nurses Week. And do you know what I love most about Nurses Week? Reflecting on my nursing career and making a conscious effort to be better when this week rolls around the following year. One of the many ways to do that is to fall back in love with nursing. Think back to when you were making the decision to become a nurse. For some of us, we…

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