Words from Rosie

A Gap in Practice in the NICU

Most recently I was asked to write as a contributor for a textbook called Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing 6th edition about what gaps there are in teh neonatal intensive care units.  The editors Carole Kenner, Leslie B. Altimier, and Marina V. Boykova, put together...

read more

Bullying is Never Okay Especially on National TV

Ms. Lara Spencer Good Morning America Laughs at Prince George When I was in grammar school I was the only dark-skinned Latina in my Catholic grammar school.  My parents worked hard to provide their only daughter with the best education they could.  But I...

read more

Too Busy to Enjoy Life

Do you ever think about how many times per day you say that you are too busy? Too busy to talk on the phone to an old friend, too busy to go to the gym, too busy to hear how your child's day was at school, or too busy to volunteer? If you find yourself saying this too...

read more

When a Pregnancy is not Viable

I think that this is a hard decision for any mother to make when she is told that her baby may not be viable.  I can see several ethical things here that would make a decision difficult to make.  First of all, there is the termination of the pregnancy recommended...

read more

Religious Ethics

The religious ethics theory focuses on religion, which is depicted by the parent’s upbringing and the older family members typically.  One particular faith, Jehovah’s Witness, does not allow for blood transfusions.  This is very important when you have a baby in the...

read more

Is There Still a Nursing Shortage

It seems that the nursing shortage has been an issue since I was going to school.  I remember at one point I received a one year full scholarship to go to nursing school my first year; then the 2nd year I received a letter that stated the President decided the nursing...

read more

The Need for Nurses in Schools

For many families that have children in elementary through high school level with special needs for medications, it has become a question as to whether or not the school that they are zoned for has a school nurse. Many schools in Florida do not have nurses on staff...

read more

Should APN’s Have a Higher Standard of Education?

Many people in the healthcare field ask if an advanced practice nurse should have a higher standard of education?  in my opinion, yes, an advanced practice nurse should have a higher standard of education.  They are the leaders that are setting examples for the new...

read more

What is a Nurse Consultant

Nurse consultants are a nurse who identifies problems and develop solutions to them.  Once the problem is identified, then a workable solution can be developed.  Patients and their families can be coached through these problems. Nurse consultants offer medical...

read more

Changes in Regulations

Many states want to make changes that will impact nurses and how they practice nursing.  Advanced practice nurses (APN’s) should stay abreast of potential changes in relevant nursing or related regulations.  Nurses already have to take continuing education courses in...

read more