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Frieda Paton, M.Cur, RN

Frieda Paton, M.Cur, RN
Frieda Paton is a registered nurse with a Master’s degree in nursing education. Her passion for nursing education, nursing issues and advocacy for the profession were ignited while she worked as an education officer, and later editor, at a national nurses’ association. This passion, together with interest in health and wellness education since her student days, stayed with her throughout her further career as a nurse educator and occupational health nurse. Having reached retirement age, she continues to contribute to the profession as a full-time freelance writer. In the news and feature articles she writes for Nurseslabs, she hopes to inspire nursing students and nurses on the job to reflect on the trends and issues that affect their profession and communities - and play their part in advocacy wherever they find themselves.
Friendly nurse practitioner assessing a patient during interview.

Nurse Practitioner Workforce Doubles in the US

The number of advanced nurse practitioners (NPs) working in the US more than doubled over the past decade.
Nurses on TikTok

Nurses on TikTok: Yay or Nay?

Unfortunately, some nurses have recently sparked considerable outrage with their TikTok videos. This emphasizes that health care providers should always use social media thoughtfully and professionally.

Health Care Staff Go on Strike at Providence-Swedish Hospitals

Nearly 8,000 nurses and other healthcare workers at seven campuses of Swedish Healthcare in Seattle went on strike from January 28 - 30. Their main concerns centered on staffing levels and patient safety. While the strike has ended, no date has yet been set for renewed negotiations.

Wuhan Nurse ‘Whistleblower’ Says There Are 90,000 Cases of Coronavirus

An unidentified Chinese nurse posted a video about the coronavirus outbreak on social media. She claims that the number of infected people was far higher than claimed by official sources.
Pope Francis Supports Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Pope Francis Supports Year of Nurse and Midwife

At a public gathering, the leader of the Catholic Church called attention to 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife – Featured

2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife: Everything You Need to Know

Take a look at what 2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife means, its importance, and how you can become involved in getting your profession the recognition and support it deserves.
Nurses Most Honest, Ethical Professionals Gallup Poll 2019-2020

Nurses Rate Highest in Honesty, Ethics for 18th Time

The nursing profession came out on top for the 18th time in the annual Gallup poll in which the American public is asked to rate the honesty and ethics of various professions.
Northern Ireland nurses on strike. Image via: RCN.org.uk

Thousands of Northern Ireland Nurses Strike Over Pay and Safe Staffing

Thousands of nurses in Northern Ireland staged a 12-hour walk-out on January 8 in a longstanding dispute over pay and safe staffing. This was after a similar strike by 9,000 nurses on December 19 had brought no resolution.

Urgent Investment in Nursing to Reach 2030 World Health Goals

Decisions taken at two high-level meetings over...
2019 Nursing Rewind A Year in Review (Featured)-2

Nursing Rewind 2019: Year in Review

For this Nursing Rewind, let's take a look and review the biggest stories in nursing for 2019.