Registered Nurse. Clinical Nurse Educator. DNP Student. 🐨

Quiet, or introverted patients can be the most complex to care for. It takes careful observation to ascertain when something is amiss, despite a smile, and calm exterior
Nurse X
Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made, or by dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.





"Never did like that much," is a baller and superb way to express your irritation with the way the patriarchy refuses to acknowledge how badass you are.


Before World War I, she shot a cigarette out of the mouth of the Kaiser of Germany at his request.

After the war started she sent him a letter asking for another chance, as she was afraid her aim might’ve been a little off.

Annie Fucking Oakley everyone

(via icuisafourletterword)

Maybe a damned good night’s sleep will bring me back to a gentle sanity. But at the moment, I look about this room and, like myself, it’s all in disarray: things fallen out of place, cluttered, jumbled, lost, knocked over and I can’t put it straight, don’t want to. Perhaps living through these petty days will get us ready for the dangerous ones.
The profundity of music is that it can strike chords within, unreachable by human contact, quietly debilitating beyond comprehension - and perhaps immobilizing you into a reflective solitude.
Subtleties of Sound


Got my official NOH8 photo back.  

Dear Adam Bouska, can you follow me around and ALWAYS take my photo?  It looks great—Thank you!

And more importantly, if you support NOH8, go to their website and see how you can help out.  If nothing else, when they have a photoshoot in your area, go!  It’s for a great cause and great fun.

With gratitude and hope…

On an Oncology/Neurology unit, the students had an opportunity to care for a patient on comfort care only. The charge nurse said “that’s pointless,” and underhandedly suggested a “good” patient in room x, (which I later discovered was the unit’s perceived “annoying patient”). Thank you, Charge nurse for trying to haze my students, and palm off a challenge - my students aren’t easily fooled, and recognized it’s just far wiser to be kind than argue. Gratitude, for a group of nursing students who not only took on the “difficult” patient, (they had overheard the charge nurse and asked if they could help the other nurses out by taking her for a day), they prioritized end of life care with the hospice patient - even though I know it frightened them, and they displayed a profound sense of empathy, patience, courage, and cohesive teamwork. With respect of the difficult day that this was to their fellow New Yorkers, they led a very small memorial prayer circle in the waiting room for family members and unit nurses, and they just listened as some of them talked about what they experienced during 9/11, one of them singing hymns quietly in the background. I cannot even articulate how this simple gesture, and their kindness to their patients touched me. This is the future of nursing.


A Prayer on the Occasion of the Terrorist Attack on America

Today we remember.

We remember September 11, 2001.

Today we remember and we mourn.

We remember those who have died.

We remember those who are missing.

We remember those who risked their lives to save the lives of others.

We remember all their families and their friends.

Today we remember that all people everywhere are part of the interconnected web of life.

We remember that all people have inherent worth and dignity.

We remember that compassion and love are the best way to respond to hatred and violence.

We remember that a global community is a great responsibility and calls us to examine our way of life and how it affects others.

We remember that racism is a real and present danger and that we must speak out against it.

Today we remember our nation.

We remember that our leaders are human beings who are struggling to find balance and act justly. May they also act with compassion.

We remember that our civil liberties matter, and that reactionary responses are not always the best responses.

We remember that we are a strong country, a great country, the only place in the world where we have the freedoms we hold so dear.

We remember that extreme nationalism is a dangerous thing and that temperance must be sought.

Today we remember the Great Spirit.

We remember that we are not alone.

We remember that this Great Spirit moves among all people.

We remember that this Great Spirit moves in all of us and that together we can find solace and hope.

We remember that compassion, love and understanding can move mountains and change the world.

Today we remember.

~ Rev. Pamela Langston-Daley
President of the Pacific Central District Board of Trustees
Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County



RIP Bob Crewe, producer/songwriter, lyricist “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”

Abroad, American leadership is the one constant in an uncertain world. It is America that has the capacity and the will to mobilize the world against terrorists. It is America that has rallied the world against Russian aggression, and in support of the Ukrainian peoples’ right to determine their own destiny. It is America – our scientists, our doctors, our know-how – that can help contain and cure the outbreak of Ebola. It is America that helped remove and destroy Syria’s declared chemical weapons so they cannot pose a threat to the Syrian people – or the world – again. And it is America that is helping Muslim communities around the world not just in the fight against terrorism, but in the fight for opportunity, tolerance, and a more hopeful future.
—President Obama in an Address to the Nation (via whitehouse)

Freedom Tower, New York City