Do REAL Nurse Authors Wear Scrubs?

photo-on-9-10-16-at-5-37-pm-2The answer is “YES”!  I find scrubs to be very comfortable and after over 25 years in direct care feel like I’ve earned the right to wear them!

In fact, one of my dreams is to go around the country teaching Medical Improv in my scrubs!

Recently, I was invited to try out a new line of scrubs from Barco Uniforms called Barco One, which I am wearing in these pictures. They feel different from my 100% cotton ones and I think give me a little more professional appearance.  Even the white long-sleeve T-shirt is part of the trial and light and flexible.  I would especially like this in a cool office or during the winter months.

Overall, I’d say sizes run a hair small.  This could be because I like loose clothing, but worth keeping in mind when ordering online.  The pants have a little elasticity to the fit and no wrinkles.  I can move in them IF I want!  When I first put on the pants I actually thought they’d be fun to dance in!

photo-on-9-10-16-at-5-37-pmHere I am walking nonchalantly to my desk.

photo-on-9-10-16-at-5-38-pmAnd here’s one where I suddenly have a great idea and am getting ready to run to my desk!

Thanks for the opportunity to try out Barco One scrubs.  I like them!

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RN’s Film to be Shown-Globe Film Festival Change Makers Screening

Nurses as Change Agents?  Seriously?  Oh yeah!!!

Last month I shared a post about Susan Farist Sue-B-and-OriosButler, RN, MSN, CS, PhD’s exciting short film about her process for making her home energy efficient.

Now there is even more exciting news to share:  her film Leaving the Carbon Economy has been invited to be shown at the Globe Film Festival Change Makers Screening on Sunday Oct 2 at 2 PM at the Brattle Theater at 

Go Sue Butler!



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Changing Demographics Impact Nurses

by Gabe Duverge

Recent demographic shifts will have major implications for the U.S. healthcare system, both in terms of the delivery of patient care and the practice of nursing. According to experts at Kansas State University, improved public health and clinical care have led to an increase in the average life span, meaning that by the year 2020 more than 20 percent of the population will be age 65 or older. In fact, individuals over the age of 85 make up the fastest-growing group. This will lead to extended treatment of long-term chronic conditions, challenging the healthcare system’s ability to provide efficient care.

In addition, the diversity of the general population is a relevant topic on the minds of many nurses. Because multiculturalism affects the nature of illness and disease as well as morbidity and mortality, nurses must learn to adapt their practice to various cultural values and beliefs. Relevant factors include national origin, religious affiliation, language, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, socioeconomic untitled-design-24status and more. Understanding cultural diversity is becoming a daily responsibility for many nurses.

Such changes in the population are significant for nurses. Nursing practice, education and perspectives must adapt and respond to changing demographics because nurses play an increasingly important role in healthcare delivery.

Read more: How Demographics Affect Healthcare and Nursing Practice

*A sponsored post from Campbellsville University

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