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What an Unfair Way to Treat a Nurse

I have lived my whole life wanting to be a nurse like my mother. I chose a difficult path by having children first, but I had a career plan and stuck with it. Little did I know that the nursing profession/medical field was taking a turn for the worse and would send me into downward [...]

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Nurse Manager’s Job is Never Easy

I have worked full or part time in med-surg, L & D, post partum, nursery, inpatient psych, drug rehab, youth detention center, nursing home, house supervision in hospital, inpatient acute rehab, hospice, private duty, pediatrics, med psych unit, float pool in a medical center, and now I am a nurse manager of my own unit. [...]

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Rickshaw driving in Madras…..as long as Im strong enough

(interviewed in Tamil and translated – In Madras, India, one of the main transports is the AutoRickshaw, motorcycles with little carriages in the back which allow people to ride in and which will take you door to door for a minimal price. We caught this rickshaw outside our hotel to go to the mall.)
I [...]

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Aids Researcher….rewarding, but family first

This is a story about two ex-careers.
I am currently in graduate school, in computer science, looking for a job while I continue in school.
As a student in the US, I really enjoyed teaching as a graduate assistant but I found a greater enjoyment in seeing my name in print in research journals. I spent thirteen years [...]

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