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Face to Face in the Digital Age

September 1, 2016 by


One of the complaints that hovers over the new age of virtual reality is the perception that digital tools and mechanisms of communication damage our human-to-human contact and interaction.  I personally do not know a single person who believes that we no longer need face-to-face, person-to-person connections. At the same time, I am amazed at […]

The International Human Caring Conference: Part I, Jean Watson

June 2, 2012 by


I think that those of us interested in creating change need to find ways to gather, to heal ourselves, and to support one another in and through the change process. It is a blessing when we as professional nurses can be with other professionals of like mind and like goals.  I was privileged to attend […]

Spiritual Care by Nurses

May 5, 2012 by


I have long been interested in how, why, when of nursing providing spiritual care for patients. In my work as a hospice nurse, I found that creating a spiritual-caring-healing environment for patients and their families was the most rewarding experience within this role. I am currently attending a spiritual care training course at a local […]

Empowering students to create change

February 11, 2012 by


Nursing students often seem to return to school because they are looking for new opportunities within nursing; they may also be experiencing burnout in their current employment situation and looking to create some change for themselves. With the integral-holistic RN-BSN curriculum I have developed, I provide students with tools to reflect on their own growth […]

Back to work – Spring term is here!

January 10, 2012 by


For many folks reading this blog, the new year brings on a new academic term and along with it big dreams for making this term’s courses better than ever before!  At least that is the way I have always entered a new term.  But true to the reality of life, the things we do to […]

Educators educating administrators: What is nursing?

December 31, 2011 by


For many nurse educators, we are embedded in workplace scenarios where our dean or other higher administrative personnel are quite unfamiliar with nursing and current trends within the health care workplace, accreditation, and academia. Nurses tend to work harder and put in more hours in the academic setting then other fields of study, and our […]