Doing one thing well

As we struggle to finish up our Fall quarter I am sure it leaves many of us feeling that we didn't do anything well today, this week, or this quarter. We forgot to go back and see a patient, we...

Conference season cool down

Imagine a student’s brain as a goldfish (not a very complimentary metaphor). Next, imagine the (although obviously false) claim that a goldfish can expand concordant to the environment it’s...

Stay classy San Diego!

Last weekend, I was granted the privilege to attend the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) Mid Year Convention in San Diego, California.  What an incredible experience.  This was the 30th...

How firm is your handshake?

My grandfather always told me "never trust a man with a floppy handshake."  This was said by a 6'5, 250 pound first generation German farmer. I took everything he said as golden truth, if grandpa...

Motivation and the MPH

As an eighth grade student, I picked up the novel “Mountains Beyond Mountains” in preparation for a high school course. The novel, which chronicles the creation of international aid...

Lessons from Charlotte

One of my favorite stories is EB White‘s Charlotte’s Web. I found myself reading it again recently and even though I know how it ends, I find myself crying every time. By the standards of nursing...

A nurse in patient clothing

Nursing students make terrible patients. More specifically, I make a terrible patient.  In my role as a student nurse I am an advocate, a supporter, and a teacher.  This summer, however, the tables...

Potent Presentations – What are they and how can you create one?

By Anjie Raber, Doctoral candidate School of Nursing Hi. My name is Anjie Raber and I am a doctoral candidate here at OHSU School of Nursing. My dissertation work is focused on nursing education...

Lessons from camp

Recently I had the opportunity to volunteer with Camp M.D., a week-long camp sponsored by Southern Oregon University for young students interested in healthcare careers. OHSU SON Ashland participates...

Shakespeare on nursing

The other day a friend of mine asked me about graduation. I’ve been counting down to graduation since September of 2010. Yet, in that moment, it hit me that my classmates and I are now  incoming...