Tag Archives: University of Maryland School of Nursing

Reflecting on a New Degree

Ok, it’s this Friday. My nursing class’s graduation. I am tempted to say it went by quickly, but I feel that would suggest that it was easy. It. Was. Not. Easy. It was challenging, aggravating, thrilling, surprising, tedious, joyous, insomnia-inducing, … Continue reading

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Shifting Perspectives

Two summers ago, I decided to volunteer at the Veteran’s Administration in Washington, DC. I was placed in the CLC, or Community Living Center, the long-term rehabilitation and nursing home within the VA. Although the VA sometimes gets poor marks … 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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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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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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A Picture is Worth…

…to be honest, it is worth giving me more time to study. Since we are all in the throes of studying for one of the last pushes of the semester, I thought I would treat you all with some photos … Continue reading

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Extra Degree of Difficulty

Being in nursing school has been a challenge for me. It can be hard to grasp the vast amount of medical information we need to know in this program. But can you imagine doing the same if English was not … Continue reading

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