A Nurse Practitioner’s Amazing Journey

  Have you thought of becoming a nurse practitioner but you think it will probably take too long, it’s too hard or it will cost too much? I recently spoke to Shasta Mitchell who shared her amazing journey with me. Shasta originally wanted to become a doctor, but she changed her mind before she graduated from high school, after being influenced by her mentor who opened her eyes to the many opportunities that a career in nursing offered. After graduating with her BSN in 2005, she knew that was just the start of her journey. Shasta shares four advantages that […]

Leave No Nurse Behind!

Donna Maheady is one nurse I personally admire. Her passion is to help nurses who have or suffer from any disability. I was fascinated by her book titled, “Leave No Nurse Behind” Where she talks about working with nurses who have disabilities. Donna shares her personal story about her twenty year old daughter who has autism. When you have a child with a disability, one challenge you face is the ongoing medical and therapy needs among others. The general society may not understand what parents and families with disabled children face and they need to be informed.   Education As […]

“The Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with One Step” ~Lao-Tzu

Guest post by  Gbenga Lawal, RN Whether you are on what seems like a long journey to coming to the United States for your education, taking your NCLEX exam or have a specific goal, this one’s for you. I was walking in the cold snow. I couldn’t feel my feet or my hands. I thought it was the proper punishment for my failure. I was out of nursing school for a whole year. It was devastating.  Back to the beginning I got into nursing school simply because I said I would. The excitement of a new beginning drove me. I […]