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Our blog has something for everyone. From healthcare to human-interest stories and from the hospital bedside to the halls of congress—we have it covered. AND did you know workplace bullying was bad for your health? Meet a courageous nurse and oral cancer survivor that understands the power of humor and grace. What are “nurse patient ratios” and why are they so important? All this and more…


Nurses: Know the facts! 10 Questions About Healthcare, Answered

Our good friend Michael Lighty at The Sanders Institute just published an informative piece to cut through the misinterpretation, misunderstanding, erroneous memes and viral vitriol about providing healthcare to all people. As the healthcare debate goes on, misinformation continues to spiral out of control on social media threads […]

Healthcare in America with Donna Smith

Healthcare Activist and Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America– Donna Smith takes on the latest assaults on the U.S. Healthcare system–most notably the dismantling of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Pre-existing conditions are the latest obstacle collateral damage. Donna also talks about the horrific border […]

Judge Abruptly Overturns California Aid in Dying Act

With us for this podcast is Attorney Jonathan Patterson from Compassion and Choices (the organization that fought to pass the bill). California’s End of Life Option Act was signed into law in 2015 by Governor Jerry Brown. The law allows doctors to prescribe lethal drugs […]

‘When Will the Excuses Stop? Time for Action’ 

In response to yet the latest school shooting nightmare at a high school near Houston, National Nurses United (NNU) today called for lawmakers in Congress and every state legislature to finally act to protect public safety. Since the deadly 1999 Columbine High School shooting, more […]

Nurses Heal California | CNA Lobby Day

I recently accompanied 400 of my favorite RNs from the California Nurses Association (CNA) Lobby Day at our California State Capitol, Sacramento. May Day started out with powerful speeches from the executive director of CNA/National Nurses United, Bonnie Castillo. Ms. Castillo spoke about the need […]

Protection Against Workplace Violence for ALL NURSES

Violence against nurses and healthcare workers is a chronic problem in the United States. This week RN Jane Sandoval joins us to talk about the new California Workplace Violence Prevention Measures. Violence like this is on the rise. Sometimes there’s not enough security, sometimes we’re […]

RN Sarah Prysock Takes on Healing Refugee Children

RN Sara Prysock learned from friends Belle Sweeney and Sheldon Rosenberg returning from volunteering and Syrian refugee camps that there is no place for kids to be kids. Belle founded The Schoolbox Project with the ingenious concept of transforming shipping containers into mobile schoolhouses to […]