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* "How does one 'become' a nurse, as opposed to learning nursing skills? What is 'being' a nurse as opposed to 'doing' nursing?" writes AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy in her post "Being a Nurse, or When Did You 'Grok' Nursing?" (


* Faced with her son's illness and pushing for answers, nurse Kristy Rodriguez discusses the dilemma of revealing her occupation to other health care providers in her post "A Mother and a Nurse" (


* In "Medical-Surgical Nurses Modeling Resiliency," AJN clinical editor Betsy Todd shares tips for building resiliency gleaned from speakers and attendees at the recent convention of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses in Orlando, Florida (



"I wouldn't be half the NP I am today without my 16 years of bedside nursing experience." "We must be concerned with [the] immediate negative impact of [personal phone use] on patient care, not only in delaying responding to alarms and requests, but also on our ability to reflect, to anticipate, to problem solve, to critically think, to catch errors before they become catastrophic." "["His Wonderful Life," Reflections, September] reminds me of a close friend who, against the advice of all the specialists, wants to go back on the medication that actually controlled the multiple sclerosis symptoms, even if it kills her. Most of us want to live, not just keep breathing, and she's having a hard time getting her medical team to understand that."




* Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the November issue.


* Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with


* Gail Powell-Cope and Deborah Rugs, coauthors of "Patient Handling and Mobility Course Content: A National Survey of Nursing Programs."


* Martha A. Q. Curley and Sandy M. Quigley, coauthors of "How to Predict Pediatric Pressure Injury Risk with the Braden QD Scale."