When I went to nursing school, students were expected to be independent and self-motivated. We were left on our own to figure out how to survive. Mine was not a unique experience and it was certainly not unique to nursing. Many college freshme..
Forty-eight years ago this fall, I enrolled in a diploma nursing program at a school two towns over from mine. I chose nursing for a simple reason: my mother had always wanted to be a nurse. She encouraged me to follow that path, and the dutif..
Five years ago, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) 2010 landmark report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” called for nurses to play more pivotal decision-making roles to affect healthcare policy that would improv..