Susan, thanks for a look at all of your beautiful plantings. I’ve just moved back into my home, after having rented it for the past 3-1/2 years, and am having to repair and replace so many things I can’t even think about the yard this year. 🙁 I don’t even allow myself to go near the garden centers. I love, love, love working in the yard and having flowers, but this year I’ll just have to play voyeur and enjoy ones such as yours … there’s always next year, right? BTW, I remember your incredible porch being one of the first things I ever saw when becoming addicted to blog land. To this day, I still drool over every picture of it that you post!
Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care.