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Global Celebration of The Nurse.

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the year 2020 as “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”. It also coincides with the 200th birthday of our modern mother, Florence Nightingale. This global occasion is important for the nursing profession for two reasons. First, it gives us the opportunity to engage in dialogue about our diverse roles and responsibilities.…

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Why I became a nurse.

Jasmine Bhatti PhD(c), MS, RN This playful photo is one of the fondest memories I have. It sits on my fridge and reminds me of happy days on the beach, being silly and dancing under the stars, and driving with the ocean breeze blowing in my face. It reminds me of Sophie- my maternal grandmother. She is my “why”. Sophie,…

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Everyday is your legacy.

Today, a photo memory popped up on my Facebook feed from a few years back. It pulled me to a time and place among an informal circle of influential nurses. It is a circle where titles don’t matter and where everyone is stripped to the basic element of being human. It’s a safe place. A place where we stop and…

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A lesson in love.

Confession: I am your quintessential hopeless romantic. I like to believe that a perfect love exists for everyone. Although I have yet to find true love myself, I look for love everywhere I go, and in all that I do. It is what brings me joy and gives me the space I need to feel safe. One night, a few…

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