Nursing Profession / APN

Career in nursing that began as a CNA.  Followed by Registered RN; MSN Nursing Leadership;  and next Family Nurse Practitioner post-master certification.  My nursing moto: Never stop learning via continued education, evidence-based research & practice and collaboration with colleagues.  Posts below encompass nursing:  nursing school, changes in healthcare, plus some of insights from the patient perspective.

*Disclaimer: This blog does not provide medical advice. Be advised information provided is opinion & should not be taken as medical advice. There is no substitute for the face to face relationship between a medical provider and patient. See your physician, osteopath, nurse practitioner, or other qualified and licensed health care provider regarding any questions you have about your personal health or medical condition. 


Skin Care Routine: Rodan + Fields

I will have to admit, I am the worst at keeping a "routine". The only ...
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Nursing Decoded: Healthcare Questions Answered

While I love writing about my kids, our trips, my crafts, and all the madness ...
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Class of 2020: Senior Year Quarantined

I had *really* high hopes for 2020. January did not start out how I had ...
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Nursing During a Pandemic

We go to work when the world is asking people to stay home. We will ...
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January 2020, you sucked

I really had high hopes for 2020. As an oddly quirky gal obsessed with numbers, ...
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A Fib Returns after Ablation

Today, I woke up with a headache. Not a migraine, just an all-over-eye-strain-didn't-sleep-right headache. With ...
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10 Things From My Hospital Stay After My Cardiac Ablation

It has been a year since my short stint as a patient.  Thankfully after undergoing ...
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Nursing Portfolio: Keep Nursing CE/CEU, Memberships & Licensure Organized!

Nursing school is the ultimate test of organization. Organizing study notes, clinical hours, clinical notes, ...
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No, He Really COULDN’T Hear Me: Hearing Loss in Grade School

Unexpected Diagnosis: Hearing Loss in 2nd Grade With a household of three boys, quiet isn't ...
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When the APN becomes the Patient – Cardiac Ablation

I have taken care of many patients over the past dozen years.  Each patient gives ...
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