Tuesday, August 25, 2020

For homeschoolers: "I am a nurse: Color me Exceptional" is an art activity that demonstrates that disability isn't a barrier to becoming a nurse!


In a celebration of abilities, this coloring book includes illustrations of twenty-three nurses working in a wide variety of healthcare settings. All of the nurses have visible or invisible disabilities. The nurses represent real-life nurses working in a variety of practice settings (e.g. camp, NASA, amusement park, school, hospital, clinic, church, cruise ship and more). 

The nurses have disabilities related to hearing and vision loss, amputations, cerebral palsy, diabetes, osteogenesis imperfecta, Asperger's syndrome, spina bifida and epilepsy.

Some nurses use sign language, a clear face mask or an amplified stethoscope. Others use a crutch, wheelchair or service dog.

Coloring the pictures can be a fun art activity as well as a teaching tool to begin early discussions about diversity, acceptance and career possibilities.

Proceeds of sales of the coloring book benefit the ExceptionalNurse.com scholarship fund for nursing students with disabilities.

The coloring book can be purchased at: https://www.amazon.com/nurse-Donna-Carol-Maheady-APRN/dp/107519606X/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=maheady+coloring+book&qid=1598303236&sr=8-13

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Free Mindfulness Meditations for nurses from Headspace

Mindfulness meditation can positively impact your mental and physical health. Headspace is offering all US healthcare professionals who work in public health settings free access to Headspace Plus through 2020.

"What’s going on right now is a challenge for everyone. But you, our healthcare professionals, are particularly overburdened. Headspace wants to be here for you and support you as best we can. Helping you be kind to yourself, and your own health, during this difficult time. If you are a healthcare professional, you can redeem your subscription using your National Provider Identifier (NPI) and email address. Or, if you are a nurse and you don’t have an NPI, you can provide your organization information to verify your credentials."

Learn more at https://www.headspace.com/health-covid-19.

Be well!