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