Celebrating African American Nurses

                                    February is Black History Month, also referred to as National African-American History Month. It is a time to recognize the achievements of African-Americans in US History. This year, I want us to remember Mary Eliza Mahoney. Mary E. Mahoney was born in 1845 in Massachusetts. Her parents were originally from North Carolina and were freed slaves who moved to the North in pursuit of life with less racial discrimination. Mary graduated from her nursing program at New England Hospital for Women and […]

When things go wrong during your interview

  Interviews are extremely stressful because you have to get things right since there is never a second chance to create a first impression. – But what if something goes wrong? What can you do about it? Read on to find out how you can deal with seven situations:   1. Your cell phone rings Apologize for this quickly as you search for your phone and then cancel the call immediately. Put the phone on silent mode or switch it off. Once again, make eye contact with the panel of interviewers and apologize for the mistake and kindly request that […]

‘Gratitude’

  Do you have those days when you just don’t feel great? Things just aren’t going your way, and you start to get irritable. I had a day like that last week. I was unhappy for no apparent reason. I decided to share my feelings with Pete, a fellow nurse. The conversation went something like this; Me: I just feel unhappy today. Do you ever feel unhappy? Pete: I have those days sometimes, but when I do, I think about how lucky I am. Pete went on to tell me how grateful he is to have a job. There are […]

The Secret to Sticking to Your New Year Goals

  You know the routine, start the new year with a set of goals, only to lose sight of them a short time afterward. It is a depressing fact and the reason many people avoid making resolutions altogether! Having goals is a great way to stay focused throughout the year. If you have goals, chances are you’ll be motivated and inspired to do something, achieve something, and see something. Or at least, you had that motivation. The will to continue is the element of resolution-making that generally eludes us. When we are motivated and focused, we stick to our goals […]

International Nurse Supports’ Year in Review

  Have you worked so hard on something and you were so sure it was perfect, only to be evaluated and to learn it is not as great as you think it is? If you’ve had this experience, you are not alone. I’ve been there many times. Before I go any further, I wish you a prosperous 2016. May all your desires come true! -May you have good health and plenty of abundance.   This month, for the nurse’s carnival run by Brittney Wilson, founder of the nerdy nurse, we are required to write about the ‘ten most-read posts of […]

Merry Christmas

May you enjoy good times with family and friends during this season. May you create precious memories that will last many years. May the message of Christmas be true to you; a message of Hope, Peace and Joy. Merry Christmas!