Make Every Day Your Masterpiece

Environment. Atmosphere. Ambiance. Wherever I exist at any given moment, the feel of a space matters to me. I feel like I’ve always been very sensitive to moods…my own mood, others’ moods, and the mood of the space I’m in and the day I’m living. For years now I’ve become very intentional about finding “inspired” …

Make it Through the Night

I have worked in two very different areas of nursing now, but both with a surgical emphasis. And I’ve felt in both areas that caring for your first post-operative patient who just underwent surgery that day is almost like a universal “rite of passage”. I currently work in the world of pediatric cardiac critical care, …

The Art of Nursing

***This essay was selected as the first place finalist in the 2020 Dr. Mary E. Wurzbach Nursing Essay Competition, put on by Eta Pi, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and has now been published online HERE: https://hekint.org/2020/07/28/the-art-of-nursing/ *** When discussing her 1991 suspension installation …

On Success and Failure

With a new year comes the desire to debut a ~new mood~. We haul out our metaphorical (or sometimes real) vision boards and prepare to concoct the recipe for “the best year yet”. But what does this actually mean? It seems as though our subconscious mindset is that 365 days of nonstop success and accomplishment …

Never Stop Learning

“Never stop learning”. It’s more than just an eye-catching, Instagram-worthy statement mural. It’s something that I, as a nurse, take to heart. This fall I’ve started a new position, transitioning into a new nursing niche. It’s always been my dream to pursue a career in pediatrics, and now that dream is a reality! I’m officially …

The First Year

I’ve been working as a Registered Nurse for one year now. One year down in the profession I’ve dreamed of joining since I was a little girl, playing “hospital” with my stuffed animals. During the past year, I completed the nationally recognized and accredited Nurse Residency Program at UW Health University Hospital, on the Abdominal …

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