Tag: Nursing

nursing at night, night shift

It isn’t uncommon for nurses to at some point in their career to work the night shift. Some nurses like to work late knowing they will get the opportunity to be a leader. There are fewer people working, so the opportunity to stand out and be recognized as a professional in the field can happen …

Caring, motivation, persistence, expert knowledge, and the ability to translate knowledge into action are vital qualities that successful nurses use each day in their profession. Caring is essential for a nurse and a client to interact and help each other. (You’ll notice I did not say “for the nurse to help the patient.”) Jean Watson, …

young female wearing headphones reading a book and studying on a laptop

At least weekly, I receive an e-mail from a journal that starts out with “Esteemed Professor” or some such appellation that makes one feel important. The journal is inviting me to submit an article or to update a previous publication in what appears to be a legitimate journal. One journal, the International Journal of Oncology …

In October 2017, Bonny Kehm, PhD, RN, was appointed by the governor of Missouri and in January 2018, confirmed by the full state Senate, to the Missouri State Board of Nursing. “It is my intent to uphold the mission of the Missouri State Board of Nursing, which is to protect the public’s health and safety …

Faculty focus promotional image Tomas Serna

Tomas Serna may have left active duty in October 2016, but his life remains anything but calm. Nowadays, the former lieutenant colonel is teaching, coaching, and mentoring the next generation of nursing leaders—what he claims was the best choice he could have made. Serna initially joined the Army in 1983 because his business degree gave …

Nursing Faculty: Mark Wahl

After spending 20 years in the Navy and retiring as a senior chief personnelman, Mark Wahl decided it was time for a change. After reading “What Color Is Your Parachute?” by Richard N. Bolles, he decided he wanted to be a registered nurse. Wahl is a faculty program director in the associate degree nursing program …