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...

Animal House

On the weekends, isn’t it nice to visit a place you’ve never been before? We live in the DC area, so there is always a museum, concert or festival to attend. Here is a place you have probably never been … Continue reading

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Having the Conversation…

Not a topic that is easily or often discussed, but think it should be. It’s the one thing we all have in common. Like it or not, we are all going to die one day. So whether you are a … Continue reading

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My First Real-life Nursing Job…

This summer, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work as a nurse extern at Washington Adventist Hospital (WAH) in Takoma Park, Maryland. First of all, what the heck is an externship? Apparently, an externship is shorter than an … Continue reading

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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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