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Frieda Paton, M.Cur, RN
185 POSTS 0 COMMENTSFrieda 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.
The majority of US states have made emergency provisions to waive or ease licensing requirements to meet the challenge of nursing shortages created by the COVID-19 epidemic.
All categories of health care workers, including nurses and nursing students, can apply to join the volunteer California Health Corps – irrespective of their licensing status.
Globally there are disturbing reports of nurses at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic not having enough personal protective equipment (PPE).
Our guide to help you get a multistate license under the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).
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.
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.
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.