Nursing Illuminations: A Book of Days is a daily reader written to rekindle all of the magnificent aspects of the nursing profession. This unique book describes the contributions of 366 nurses and addresses the history of nursing as well as the contemporary issues that nurses are facing. This depicts the similarities and bonds of nurses from the past and present through their causes, struggles and accomplishments.
Stories of hope are offered to inspire nurses — despite the challenges they face because of the nursing shortage and demands on the health care system.
Formatted as a daily reader, it provides a look into the life of a nurse for every day of the year.
Each daily entry includes:
Quotes that provide an opportunity for reflection about nursing leadership and scholarship.
Descriptions that provide a "snap shot" of each nurse's contributions.
A Biography with information about each nurse's background, education, achievements, and honors.
By Patricia van Betten, MEd, RN, Blue Diamond, NV; and Melisa Moriarty, RN, BSN, San Diego, CA
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