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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

5 Things I Learned At The NAPNAP Conference

Last week, I had the wonderful pleasure of going to Chicago to attend the 39th Annual National Conference on Pediatric Health held by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). The NAPNAP conference was truly excellent, and Chicago is such a lovable city! Being the Irish girl I am, I couldn’t resist going a [...]

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

What Parents Need to Learn from the Larry Nassar Case

One of the big safety tips parents and educators tell their children is that no one should look at or touch your private parts unless a medical provider needs to examine you during a checkup. Most of us have learned this since we were very little. This is a great lesson, but what is a [...]

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Best KidNurse Posts of 2017

As we approach the end of the year, and reflect on the big moments, it’s fun to look back at all of the blog posts I’ve published here on KidNurse this past year. 2017 had some truly wonderful highlights. These are some of my favorites! 1. TEDx Talk | Why I Changed My Mind On [...]

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pediatric Health Innovation And Evidence-Based Medicine

This has been a busy month in the KidNurse world. We’ve seen the KidNurse Community grow to over 800 members. I fielded a few interviews with media outlets about pediatric health innovation and evidence-based medicine. And we had a great response to the call for cards to deliver to home-bound veterans. Pediatric Health Innovation At [...]

Friday, November 17, 2017

KidNurse Movie Review: Wonder

I have been waiting on pins and needles for the release of the new heartwarming film, Wonder. Based on the New York Times best-selling book by R.J. Palacio, Wonder tells the story of 10-year old August “Auggie" Pullman, a young man born with severe disabilities. After having endured 27 surgeries, Auggie had extensive craniofacial abnormalities [...]

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

KidNurse Veteran’s Day Appreciation Card Drive For Kids

With fall fully underway, Veteran’s Day is just around the corner on Saturday, November 11th, and I am planning something fun to help kids show their appreciation for our nation’s veterans. While most people know me as the KidNurse, you may not know that in addition to my work at KidNurse, and caring for pediatric [...]

Thursday, October 19, 2017

#MeToo – My Story Of Sexual Harassment In Academia & Nursing

My heart has been broken by the painful stories of sexual harassment and abuse shared by so many precious women this week as I have followed the #MeToo hashtag on social media. It is easy for me to trivialize my experience as I read about the sexual harassment and abuse so many women have experienced. [...]

Friday, September 1, 2017

Why Nurses Are Outraged Over Violent Arrest Of A Utah Nurse Defending Her Patient

I woke up this morning to a disturbing and saddening video of Salt Lake City Nurse, Alex Wubbels, being dragged out of her hospital and into a police car. Why was this Utah nurse arrested? What did she do? Her job. Utah Nurse Arrested While Defending Her Patient In the below video, you can clearly [...]

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Charlottesville And How To Teach Your Children About Racism Now

After the events in Charlottesville this weekend, I have deeply mourned the brokenness, division, and hatred we've seen so vividly displayed. While I can’t even begin to address all the deep pain and suffering, I can decry white supremacy, white nationalism, antisemitism and any form of evilness that fuels these bigoted philosophies. And I can [...]

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Introducing The KidNurse Community

One of the things I most enjoy about caring for kids, is getting to know their parents and supporting them as they navigate what is arguably the most wonderful and toughest job — raising happy, healthy kids. In the years since I launched KidNurse, it has been amazing to reach parents across the country, answering [...]