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.
Emilia Clarke for Nursing Now Campaign as an Ambassador for Nurses

Emilia Clarke Becomes a Nursing Now Ambassador

Popular actress Emilia Clarke was announced on March 14 as First Ambassador for the global Nursing Now Campaign.
Top Nursing Schools

Top graduate nursing schools in the US for 2020

U.S. News recently released a ranking of the top graduate programs in nursing.
New York State Nurses Association on Strike

Thousands of nurses in New York City authorize strike action

Nurses at three hospital systems in New York City voted by an overwhelming margin of 97% to authorize a strike action
WHO launches smartphone app to screen for hearing loss

WHO launches smartphone app to screen for hearing loss

Check your hearing on your smartphone with the new HearWHO screening app. Use it to screen your family, friends, and patients as well. Help identify, prevent, treat and manage hearing loss.
Emergency nurses working on a patient rushing

ER nurses should assess patients for in-home firearm risks

Do you ask at-risk patients in about access to firearms in the home? Do you believe that you could do this and that it is important for the future safety of your patients?
8 Reasons Why Your Nurse Best Friends Are Just the Best!

8 Reasons Why Your Nurse Best Friends Are Just the Best!

Have you ever wondered why a nurse best friend is like no other? Here are some of the reasons – and they’re actually supported by research!
Radonda Vaught-Vanderbilt Nurse

Ex-Vanderbilt nurse charged with reckless homicide pleads not guilty

The homicide charge against Radonda Vaught for a medication error sets a dangerous precedent for the future of the health care professions and patient safety. This has led to unprecedented support for RaDonda from the nursing profession and others.
Nursing Informatics - Nurse Informaticists

Nursing Informatics and Nurse Informaticists: A Career Guide

Attracted to a career in nursing informatics and believe you have the skills, interests, and abilities?

Helping patients to sleep will reduce their pain

A recent study with significant implications for nursing care found that even minor sleep deprivation can increase pain sensitivity and cause a drop in the neurotransmitters that relieve pain. 
Mary Mahoney – the first African-American qualified nurse

Mary Eliza Mahoney: The First African American Qualified Nurse

For Black History Month, get to know Mary Eliza Mahoney became the first professionally qualified black nurse in 1879.