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SMSN Student and RN Patty Eakin | Show 233

Casey talks with a student nurse panel from College of San Mateo, School of Nursing. It is a wonderful conversation with four very smart senior nursing students. They talk about why they were called to nursing, the challenges they have faced and will face, and of course they share a funny story or two—because after all “laughter is the best medicine.” Great discussion—don’t miss it.

Patty Eakin, RN
Patty Eakin, RN

ALSO, WE visit with RN Patty Eakin from Temple University Medical Center about the current strike. This is a very important conversation that affects everybody in this country. It is not just about nurses and patients it is about large corporations systematically dismantling labor unions and stripping away the voices of workers and communities.

LAST WEDNESDAY, a strike by nurses, health care professionals and technical employees at Temple University Hospital, represented by the Pennsylvania of Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, began with a picket line that eventually grew to over 1200 for a noon-time rally.”If you want your constitutional rights, you need to go somewhere else.” Robert Birnbrauer, Human Resources, Temple University Hospital, DECLARED.Don’t forget the RN Heroes Project, sharing and celebrating ordinary nurses doing extraordinary things. For more information visit

AND JUST WHO DO YOU THINK GETS THE SQUARE NEEDLE AWARD THIS WEEK? Well, it isn’t a politician, banker, lawyer, criminal or the like. It is someone who square dances when their partner is doing the cha cha cha! Stay tuned.Remember it is not too late to send a nurse to Haiti. The cameras have left but the needs are still enormous. Nurses are still traveling to Haiti to help thousands of people in need with ongoing medical care. Please go to to find out about how you can help.’Til next time remember “laughter is the best medicine”!

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