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Who didn’t love the amazing Jonathan Winters? He was the master of improvisational comedy.

As we celebrate National Nurses WeekCasey and Shayne found some interesting gestures of generosity toward those in their profession. One in particular stood out:

It happened in Kearney, Nebraska. A beauty salon (that shall remain nameless) gave nurses free makeovers if they showed up in their scrubs!  Just what you want to do? Lets see…

“Hey Mary, my 12 hour shift is over and I heard X salon was giving nurses FREE makeovers. I think I’ll just swing by and get one.”

“Don’t forget to wear those dirty bloody scrubs you have on or they won’t give it to you!”

As they say, it’s really the thought that counts…jeff-breslin

Donna Smith
Donna Smith and friends from National Nurses United on last summer’s Medicare for All bus tour.

Listen to our guest this week RN Jeff Breslin of the Michigan Nurses Association on The Safe Patient Care Act. “Every Michigan resident deserves to receive safe care at every hospital, every time. Michigan’s nurses are simply asking for our leaders’ support to make that happen.” Jeff will talk with us about this important initiative that is sweeping the country.

And later, a fierce leader, and one of our favorite guests, Healthcare and Human Rights Advocate Donna Smith, will join us. As some of you know, Donna has been leading the charge for the past 8 years for a universal healthcare system in our country. Donna was featured in Michael Moore’s film “Sicko.” For the past 5 years she worked as the Legislative Coordinator for National Nurses United. She is now the Executive Director of Healthcare for All Colorado. We’ll talk with Donna about all things healthcare, a little politics, the effects of the sequester – particularly the ones you don’t hear about — and more. For more information about Healthcare for All Colorado, visit

And don’t forget, our resident health and fitness expert Joanie Greggains with another edition of Fit Happens.” We’ll also tend to email questions and a few “off-the-grid” jokes that only nurses can tell and insist they aren’t going to be bleeped!

Don’t forget to check out Corine Mogenis and Patti Raya with this week’s Medical Tips from the Inside on the Nurse Talk blog. And speaking of the blog, there are some great stories…Get-your-Kleenex kinds of stories that are courageous and inspiring.

Listen up nurses, if you’ve been thinking about getting your Master of Science in Nursing but just keep putting it off because you don’t have the money or the time, think again. Join our co-host RN Shayne Mason and our friends at University of San Francisco Online MSN Program for a free webinar about one of the best online programs available. We’ll be sending you an invitation to join Shayne on May 28th.

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