Nurses Week 2014

by Candy on February 18, 2014 2 comments

artofnursing-largeHello, and heads-up, Nurses!

This coming Nurse’s Week, I’m speaking as part of an exciting new event called the Art of Nursing. It’s a four-day series bringing together 12 extraordinary nurse pioneers to share their thoughts on how we can bring back the art of nursing – that healing presence and patient-focused practice first envisioned by Florence Nightingale.

I know how passionate you are about the nursing profession, so I wanted to personally invite you to join us and explain how you can register.

How it Works

The Art of Nursing begins on Nurses’ Day, Tuesday, May 6th ( the day I will OPEN the fun!)  and runs through Friday, May 9th. Each day, 3-pre-recorded, video interviews with presenters like me, will be “unlocked” for you to watch, download and keep.These interviews will be filled with fresh insights on topics such as self-care and stress management for nurses, how to reignite the love for your career, and how to remain mindful and present amid the new technologies being introduced into our work.

The Faculty

  • The Art of Nursing is organized by Elizabeth Scala, herself a nurse educator, speaker, and author. She’s gathered together 12 fantastic and forward-thinking women to share their knowledge and expertise with you.
  • In addition to yours truly, interviewees include an awesome array of nurse entrepreneurs, international speakers, authors, etc. You can see the full list of faculty here (http://elizabethscala.com/aon), but trust me when I say that you’re guaranteed to learn something invaluable from this group and never again will you get access to them all in one place!

What You Get

  • 12 Video interviews and their audio-only companions (all downloadable)
  • The Art of Nursing workbook – filled with additional tools and resources from our speakers
  • Access to both the Art of Nursing Facebook and Linkedin groups both of them made up ofnurses from around the globeYour Investment and How to Register
  • You can register for the Art of Nursing via the links below:
    • Student rate: $95.00.
    • Individual rate: $150.00
    • Organizational rate*: $3,500.00*Organizations include hospitals/wellness centers and nursing schools, associations, and organizations. The fee of $3,500 covers registration costs for all of your staff; however, your individual staff members will still need to “register” so they get the daily emails during the event.)If you have any questions or difficulty registering, you can email support@elizabethscala.com. I’d love to have your presence during my presentation and hope you can join us.

I hope to hear from you all after DAY ONE, when I “channel” Florence Nightingale for this 21st century audience.

Thanks, in advance, for your enthusiastic participation!


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Podcast re: Graham’s Foundation

by Candy on January 2, 2011 2 comments
Xmas 2009

Jenn, Reece, Nick Hall of Graham's Foundation

Dear Readers,

The following podcast is one of our most emotional interviews of 2010. The story of Nick and Jenn Hall’s journey, and Jenn’s delivering micropreemie twins, is all too common these days. “The well-meaning things people say that hurt” may sound familiar to anyone who has gone through the chaos of the time; for others, this may be an enlightening bit of news.

Listen how one family channeled their grief into a bit of comfort for other parents. The Graham Foundation “care packages” bless those who must navigate the treacherous waters of the NICU, with practical items, and wearable signs of hope.

If you or your corporation would like information on how to request a care package or donate to the Graham’s Foundation 501(c)3, please visit the website: www.grahamsfoundation.org

Nick + Jenn Hall Part 1 – Their story

Nick+Jenn Hall pt 2-about the Foundation

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“NICU Rollercoaster” Author Podcast

by Candy on August 27, 2010 No comments

Hello out there, parents, would-be-parents, nurses and other preemie fans,

Nicole's book

This month we have another podcast of 30 minutes with a tried and true NICU parent, Nicole Zimmerman. Nicole and her husband Ed, are the parents of micropreemie twins, now aged four years.

Curious about  the family impact of having  preemie twins? Then I invite you to come listen in to their world of  joy and challenges. This story is a bit different from the stories you have heard in prior interviews here, as I haven’t featured anyone before who had preemies with the help of artificial reproductive technology (ART).

Based on the SMART ART  conference I mentioned attending beginning of this month, the subject has been on my mind. We know that ART usage continues to grow as women postpone pregnancy past the usual childbearing years. The caveats are spoken by physicians, but hopeful would-be parents often think “it won’t happen to me.”  With ART, as in all ventures, we have no reassurance that our outcomes will be what we expected.

Special thanks to Nicole for sharing her story and her insights. The interview is 30 minutes, so is divided into three parts— a bit longer than usual here— but worth the listen for anyone interested in this HOT TOPIC.

Nicole Zimmerman

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Check out Nicole’s book under the LINKS tab
And thanks for listening!

Candy the Nurse
The Health Care Strategist With a Heart
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Nutrition Advice to Preemie Moms

by Candy on September 11, 2009 No comments
Maureen and Candy at conference

Maureen and Candy at conference

Hello out there,

It has been a few weeks since this happy blogger has found time to post. I hope you have been enjoying your summer vacations! If you are a new parent, you may have found “staycation” has another meaning altogether. If you are a new parent of a preemie, I hope you find this site helpful.

This month we feature Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Maureen Shogan, from Spokane, WA.

In this 9 minute podcast, you will hear us discuss the latest in recommendations regarding nutrition for both the pregnant mom and especially  nursing mothers  of  (one or more!) preemies.



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Candy Back on WGAU with Barbara Dooley

by Candy on July 6, 2009 No comments

Yes, the interviews keep us busy! I am so pleased to be on the other end of the line once more with this wonderful radio talk show hostess and southern belle, Barbara Dooley. (Don’t let that southern belle moniker fool you, she’s no reticent eyelash-batting gal, but an outspoken one, with a wit to match.)

Barbara Dooley #2 interview

Barbara Dooley, WGAU Atlanta

Barbara Dooley, WGAU Atlanta

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Conversation With Neonatologist Alex Espinoza, M.D.

by Candy on July 4, 2009 No comments
Dr. Alex Espinoza

Dr. Alex Espinoza

Listen to Part 1 of our conversation about changes in Neonatology, preemies, NICU stress, and parental guilt, with Alex Espinoza, Neonatologist and High Risk Infant Follow Up Clinic Doctor.

click here: Alex Espinoza part-1

Part 2 includes a discussion of cost of neonatal care, kangaroo care, cultural differences in neonatal care.

click here: Alex Espinoza part-2

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March of Dimes Louisiana interview

by Candy on July 3, 2009 No comments

Another busy week of interviews !  Listen to this one with Nancy Darland, a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist for 23 years when her  daughter gave birth to a 28 week  preemie. Her family is a  March of Dimes Ambassador Family for Lincoln Parish in Louisiana. Nancy discusses the challenges  Bankston has overcome in his young life; truly another miracle story. Here is his photo, the bright and vivacious 6 year old.


Bankston-poster child for The March of Dimes

Bankston-poster child for The March of Dimes

(photo courtesy N.Darland)

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KGO interview part 1- found!

by Candy on July 2, 2009 No comments


So sorry this post was accidentally missed on May 11, 2009 prior to the part 2 podcast. Those of you who wrote to let me know this, I thank you!

And here’s the photo of John Rothmann and I the night of the broadcast (it was 0100 am!). John is a champion of  The March of Dimes (he and his wife had a preemie),the nursing profession, as well as my work. Listen to our conversation as we discuss his experience having a preemie, the nursing shortage, and the book, My Mom Is A Nurse.

Enjoy!                            kgo-podcast-1a-5-10-09

Candy and KGOs John Rothmann

Candy and KGO's John Rothmann

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by Candy on June 3, 2009 No comments

This week has been a whirlwind of activity, beginning with the daytime KGO interview (Saturday May 30th) with health and fitness gurujoannie-greggains1 Joanie Greggains.  Joannie and her listeners want to know about the latest trends,  treatments, and causes of  prematurity .

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Sorry, this broadcast no longer available on KGO

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