Author Archives: annemorris31

About annemorris31

I am a nursing student, wife, mother, friend, daughter, artist, arm wrestling emcee, purveyor of fine whiskeys and just looking to make a difference while getting more kick-ass everyday...

Family Matters

Last week, I had the privilege of seeing my father inducted into the Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance Hall of Honor. My dad’s 35-year Naval career included piloting P-3 Orion anti-submarine aircraft during Vietnam and the Cold War and this award … Continue reading

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Nursing Convention Part Deux

Ok, so I strayed a bit on my blog about convention last time. It’s all in the getting there, right? So, let’s really review the convention and make the case for why you should go to a conference that reflects … Continue reading

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Convention Bound

I am a board member of UMANS (University of Maryland Association of Nursing Students) and am excited to be representing our class this week at the National Student Nursing Association’s Annual Convention in Nashville. (Yeehaw!) I started out thinking I … Continue reading

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Helping in the Moment

The first question people ask when I tell them I will graduate with my nursing degree this year is, “What kind of nurse do you want to be?” Now that is the million-dollar question. In my quest to answer that … Continue reading

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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

I am sure you have heard the saying “Sitting is the New Smoking”. But is it really the new smoking, and if so, why? The phrase was coined by Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions … Continue reading

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January in Bolivia

One of my  nursing classmates, Maureen Smith, had quite the adventure over the winter break. She decided to pay it forward and spend some time working at a hospital in Bolivia. Enjoy the interview and learn about this amazing opportunity. … Continue reading

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Being the Outsider

I grew up in a military family. My father was career Navy which means we moved around…a lot. It wasn’t so bad when I was younger. We would move to a new state and inevitably, a kid would knock on … Continue reading

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Things I learned on vacation from my dog…

Yes, I was freezing in Florida over the holidays. I know, boo hoo. We drove down so we could bring our dog, Peggy Olsen. She is the only dog allowed in my parent’s house so you know she is super … Continue reading

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Feel the Sniffles Coming On?

Have you ever gotten sick right after you have finished something big? (Like, for instance, completing an intense semester of school?) It’s happened to me before so I put on my super sleuth hat and set off to find out … Continue reading

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What is the Slight Edge?

In this time of wrapping up classwork and preparing for finals, if you are anything like me, you feel overwhelmed, burned out and well, sick of it all. Don’t take this the wrong way—I love my classes and my nursing … Continue reading

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