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Nursing in Hawaii blog is still on Hiatus while I’m in #Nepal until May 30

Thank you for wandering into this blog site!

Though it’s titled Nursing in Hawaii, most of it is devoted to general advice about nursing. There are three blog entries that seem to get the most hits – look on the list at the right and you can see them in all their glory.

Work in Hawaii?

I do have specific advice for nurses from the mainland who want to work in Hawaii. In summary, if you enjoy the cultural stuff, you will love it here. You can maximize your fun by studying the different cultures of the patients and co-workers you will meet. Browse the blog entries to find the gems…. I love Hawaii!

Nepal

You may wondering why the blog is suspended. Well, the answer is, I have been following a lifelong dream and working in Nepal for a year. I am making a difference in health care in this country, and every day I thank God for designing my life so I can do this.

Read my Book?

My second book is a novel about Nepal health care. It’s titled The Sacrament of the Goddess, and there is a FaceBook page for it. Click here to get to the Amazon site.  Also I have another blog, just for the book.

The book is enjoying popularity here in Nepal, as crazy as that sounds. Want to read a review in Nepali language?

I will return to USA after May 30th.

Aloha!

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This blog is not dead, it’s in suspended animation

Why no entries lately?

I keep my blogs separate ( or try to…) and since I’m in Kathmandu, Nepal, the action has moved to my Critical Care Nursing in Nepal blog. Click here and you will be transported to that other place.

The Sacrament of the Goddess

in case you are wondering, my second book, the novel about love in the time of the Nepal Civil War, has been published in USA. You can find it on Amazon. No, it’s not on the New York Times Best Seller list. Not yet anyway.

Nepal edition?

I’m working to get it published in Nepal. The people here are interested in this book – after all, it’s about their country!

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Nurses take direct political Action Oct 17th – you are invited

When Nurses Talk, Washington Listens

(be sure to click on the hyperlinks!)

Summary: Wednesday, Oct 17th is the date for “Nurses CAN”

In case you haven’t figured out, nurses have a lot at stake in the election.  In my opinion and that of experts, to repeal Obamacare will be a disaster for nurses; and also, the GOP is presently waging a War on Women that is painfully real. The War on Women extends to women’s health, child health, equal pay for equal work, and  the like.

Here is your personal invitation from Karen Daley, RN, the President of the American Nurses Association. FYI, Karen Daley is a personal friend of mine dating back to the days when I was President of Maine’s Nurses and she was President of Massachusetts Nurses. At the national meetings of A.N.A., the states were seated alphabetically and so we got to know each other. Ms. Daley is an E.R. nurses who “came up through the trenches” as the saying goes – lots of bedside nursing experience.

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#NursesVOTE

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Please help me get funding for 2013 trip to teach critical care nursing in Nepal

No, you do not have to send money; but I would truly appreciate a vote in this contest!

Background: There is a contest called the “Stay Thirsty Grant” which will award $25,000 to each of four finalists.  I submitted a video to the contest, and now I need as many votes and/or video views as possible before Oct 30th.

If I am a finalist, I still plan to self-fund my 2013 trip during summer break, but I can use the money to

a) bring more donated nursing textbooks;

b) fund some stipends to pay Nepali nurses who will help teach; and

c) buy some ACLS mannikins that will support the mega-code component of my teaching. I can also

d) bring the course more widely through the country.

The video can be found by clicking HERE, on Niemczura Stay Thirsty Grant October 2012.

PS people already told me there is no single “vote” button – I think the votes are tallied according to the number of YouTube video views. So – please share this as widely as you can.

I will keep you posted in case I am a finalist.

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