Having a tough day? Read this list of reasons to be thankful to be a nurse. Pick your favorites. Add more in the comments below. And smile.
Today, we celebrate three nurse artists Laura Miller, ADN, RN; Julianna Paradisi, RN, OCN; and Lynda McLeod, RN, BScN, MALT, CPCC. Each values art and creation, but with unique styles of expression. Read what they have to say about art and nursing and let it inspire you to nurture your own creative seedling. Everybody has one — it just needs to be cared for and cultivated.
When Judy Kimchi-Woods, PhD, RN, MBA, CPNP, CPHQ, visited art museums in Washington, D.C., she noticed that something was missing in the exhibits she viewed. Of the thousands of portraits that she had the privilege of seeing, only one depicted a nurse.
Following her trip, Kimchi-Woods began spearheading the fundraising to help bring an exhibit featuring curated pieces of nurses in artwork to life at the Columbus Museum of Art. The exhibit, Shine On: Nurses in Art, debuted March 20 and will be live until June 21.
One of the things we hope you take with you throughout the coming year is the importance of filling your well, of rejuvenating your spirit, mind, and body. These are some of the thoughts that your colleagues have shared over the last year — ways in which they do just that. They include tips for self-care, how to feel your best, and positive thoughts from your fellow nurses.
What’s inside your workbag may give you a clue about where you stand in the self-care department. Is it a treasure trove filled with feel-good items or a bottomless trash can? Give your workbag a clean out intervention, then fill with some self-care goodies. With a few simple and inexpensive items, you can have a few small but potent self-care kit at your fingertips.