I'm learning to settle into my new role as a school nurse. It's been an adjustment beyond adjustments. But so very, very worth it. Although, as I continue on I recognize a large disconnect. While autonomous, freeing, and incomparable it is also an isolating and publicly misunderstood role for a nurse. Here's what your child's… Continue reading What your child’s school nurse wish you knew
This feels pessimistic in nature, which conflicts hard with my baseline vibe. But I'm just going to outright say it: You can't save everyone. I have watched a newborns heart physically beating, their chest open and vessels craving abetment... and I could not save them. I have stroked an infants hair as their brain actively… Continue reading You Can’t Save Everyone
Over the past year and it's many transitions I have both risen and fallen with the sun and one persistent, overwhelming thought: Who AM I and what was I CREATED for? A thought so perplexing, nagging, and intrusive that I constantly felt weighed down by the mistrust in my own answers. One of the hardest… Continue reading The Space Between the Bones
Let me start by saying that what Iowan's consider "bugs", the average non-midwesterner (me) could mistake as small dinosaurs. Opinions aside, the "bugs" in Iowa are LOOKING FOR LOVE. They are full of hugs and kisses, and waiting for some sweet skin to sink in on. This sweet skin comes walking into my office as… Continue reading We all get bit, sometimes.
Being a mom is really, really hard. Being a mom to a child who ends up in others care is even harder. I should start by clarifying that I am not a mom - not to a healthy baby, not to an unhealthy baby, not to any form of a small human being at all.… Continue reading You’re Still Mom
This years national nurses day and nurses week has me caught between a rock and a hard place. To some it's a secret, to some it's not - I have chosen to leave the hospital setting and pursue other avenues of nursing. The transition hasn't been an easy one, but it's been a necessary one… Continue reading Every nurse is a real nurse. From one, to another.
You've all seen the memes by now, and chances are even if you aren't a nurse your feed is full of nurses ON FIRE. Recently, a video snippet of Senator Maureen Walsh of Washington was released of her discussing nurses complaining about being tired working 12 hour shifts even though she bets they play cards… Continue reading What 18% of nurses wish senators talked about.