Nursing Wit & Wisdom

A Place for Nurses to Inspire and Be Inspired!

Nursing Wit & Wisdom

A Place for Nurses to Inspire and Be Inspired!

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HEART TALK: Your Question, Your Journey.

At some time or another, we all have a BIG question on our hearts that is sometimes difficult to approach.

Heart Talk Cards are a fun way to use unexpected questions as opportunities to open a conversation in a direction you may not have considered!

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Get connected to the Nursing world through our online courses, announcement emails, Facebook pages (for Nurses and for Preceptors), our monthly conferences, email mentoring, and much more! We’re excited to have you join our nursing community.

 

 

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NEW BLOG POST:  You Are An Inspired Nightingale!

Where did you find your inspiration for your nursing career? What was the spark that lead you to dedicate your life (well at least 12 hours a day, three days a week, five days a week, nights, weekends and holidays, or so…) to helping people during their darkest hours, their most difficult challenges and their most extraordinary joys?

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Be A Prepared Patient: Three Quick Steps, which will help you or someone you love be prepared to tell your health story in emergency situations when you can’t tell your story yourself.

And let’s stay connected to stay up to date on updates and announcements on blog posts, tips, new courses and events.

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Online Classes

Introducing: New Course
HEART TALK: Your Question, Your Journey.

At some time or another, we all have a BIG question on our hearts that is sometimes difficult to approach.

Heart Talk Cards are a fun way to use unexpected questions as opportunities to open a conversation in a direction you may not have considered!

Click Here To Start Course!

get involved

Get Involved

Get connected to the Nursing world through our online courses, announcement emails, Facebook pages (for Nurses and for Preceptors), our monthly conferences, email mentoring, and much more! We’re excited to have you join our nursing community.

Click To Learn More.

blog

Nursing Wit & Wisdom Blog

NEW BLOG POST:  You Are An Inspired Nightingale!

Where did you find your inspiration for your nursing career? What was the spark that lead you to dedicate your life (well at least 12 hours a day, three days a week, five days a week, nights, weekends and holidays, or so…) to helping people during their darkest hours, their most difficult challenges and their most extraordinary joys?

Click to Read More…

newsletter

Grab our FREE DOWNLOAD!

Be A Prepared Patient: Three Quick Steps, which will help you or someone you love be prepared to tell your health story in emergency situations when you can’t tell your story yourself.

And let’s stay connected to stay up to date on updates and announcements on blog posts, tips, new courses and events.

Click To Learn More

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Hello everyone! Welcome to Nursing Wit and Wisdom.

My name is Audrey Friedman. I am so pleased to be able to host this site for you!

I love to help nurses find ways to stay excited about their work and understand their unique position to influence others, so they can be inspired about the impact they can make on their patients, families, community and especially each other!

I want nurses to feel excited about their work!  To feel empowered, connected and inspired when they make a difference in another person’s life.

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The Florence Nightingale Award

The Nursing Wit and Wisdom project was nominated for a Nightingale award in 2015.

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Inspire and Be Inspired, Nightingales!

You Are An Inspired Nightingale!

You Are An Inspired Nightingale!

Where did you find your inspiration for your nursing career? What was the spark that lead you to dedicate your life to helping people during their darkest hours, their most difficult challenges and their most extraordinary joys?

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What makes the perfect nursing job?

What makes the perfect nursing job?

Dear Nightingales, I often hear these questions from nurses: "I don't know if I can do this job." and, "How do I know if I am in the right place?"  Is there a perfect place for me?... At one time or another in your nursing career, you will ask yourself these questions and more.  You will have days that inspire you.  You will have days where you are mesmerized by the miracle that is the human body, the human spirit and the human condition.  You will have days where even you will be amazed at...

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Thank You for a great job!

Thank You for a great job!

Hello Nightingales and Friends, Do you remember the last time you were formally thanked for a job well done?   How did it feel?  Recognition feels great!  It can boost your self-esteem and your confidence!  It can reduce physical and emotional fatigue!  It can motivate and decrease procrastination!  And, it can be contagious! What if no one noticed what you did?  How you saved the day?  How you fixed a patient problem, responded quickly to a patient problem and prevented an emergency?  How you...

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3 Steps to IV Drips

3 Steps to IV Drips

Dear Nightingales and Friends, As a preceptor to new nurses and nurses new to our units, there is a lot to teach, isn't there?  Regulations, Unit Based Information, Skills, Knowledge, People, Resources and basically, the most important one… where to find stuff. In orientation, I think the hardest part of teaching nurses is helping them learn to put all the pieces together.  For my own creative purposes, I call each patient case a “pie”.  Some have lots of slices:  history, cause of admission,...

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Like Stars in the Skies

Like Stars in the Skies

Have you ever wondered how many ways there are to be a nurse?   How many nursing specialties there are?  How many places nurses can work.  How many ways nurses can touch your heart.  And how many ways you can touch ours. Over the hundreds of years of nursing history, so many things have changed... technology, instrumentation, science, medications, safety, procedures, charting, education, outreach, uniforms, roles, men, women and more. Nursing used to be one huge, enormous role encompassing...

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What Do I Want?

What Do I Want?

Dear Nightingales and Friends, Happy 2015!!  What were some of the things you are celebrating about what you did in 2014?  I know there were some...  Even if you think you didn't accomplish what you wanted... I know you accomplished some little steps.  Celebrate those! Do you know what you want in 2015? Do you know why you want it?  How you will achieve it?  What it will mean to you? Any goal or item we wish to accomplish, attain or achieve has meaning to us in one.. or all... of four ways:...

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Nursing

Wit and Wisdom

Truths, Humor, and Wisdom
from the Stethescope to the Bedside
by

Audrey Friedman RN, CLNC

“This book should be in the hands of every single nurse on the planet!”

– Sara Davenport –

Available Now on Amazon.com

*Contact Audrey for great discounts for bulk purchases
nursing wit and wisdom book

Nursing

Wit and Wisdom

Truths, Humor, and Wisdom
from the Stethescope to the Bedside
by

Audrey Friedman RN, CLNC

“This book should be in the hands of every single nurse on the planet!”

– Sara Davenport –
nursing wit and wisdom book

Available Now on Amazon.com

Real Reviews

Hear from the Nightingales!

I have had the pleasure to read quite a few of Audrey’s work, and they have always been enjoyable, as well as educational. Don’t miss out on a chance to read such a witty, informative, educational and memorable journey with insight only a dedicated RN could share with us.

Jill Oldehoff

★★★★★- Five Star Review on Amazon!

Audrey is a woman of exceptional integrity and expertise. She has a depth of experience in the medical field that encompasses both traditional and complimentary therapy knowledge. This gives her the ability to offer a balanced perspective in the industry that is truly vital and unique.
Sara Davenport

COO, All That and Then Some at BARRCODE Branding

Audrey has a talent (and uses it) for facilitating other’s efforts to find ways to excel – and earn more, potentially. I am a benefactor of this special ability and recommend her most strongly for her innovative, creative approach to mentoring professional practices.
John Riddell

RN, BS, LNC, Excellence Medical Legal Research & Consulting

Audrey successfully completed Vickie Milazzo Institute’s CLNC® Certification Program on March 1, 2007, and is qualified to work with trial attorneys on medical-related cases; both for plaintiff and defense. She has completed the coursework outlined in the Core for Legal Nurse Consulting textbook. The Core’s study topics can be found at http://www.legalnurse.com/products/core.

Vickie Milazzo

RN, JD, President at Vickie Milazzo Institute and Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc