Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nurses on the Run

Click here for an inspiring article about Karen Buley, an obstetrics nurse, who planned to retire from nursing in 2008.  Buley wanted to inspire others to pursue nursing as a career and so she began to interview other registered nurses about what brought them to nursing and why they stick with it.  In the course of writing Nurses on the Run: Why They Come and Why They Stay, she remembered her own story and was inspired to retire the idea of retirement.

In the book, Buley wrote: “I am collecting essays from registered nurses. Reading their stories reminds me of one of my goals for creating this book: inspiring fellow nurses to stay in nursing. ... I decide to stay. And I am glad.”

Buley also wanted to use her book to address the nursing shortage.  While she notes several contributors to the impending shortage, she believes one of the biggest issues is the shortage of faculty.  Therefore, she is donating 10 percent of the proceeds of Nurses on the Run to nurse educator scholarships.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like an inspiring read - it would make an excellent gift or "award" book. Great post for Nurses Week!