February 25, 2008
bruary Vol. 9 Issue 8
Vol. Information for Oklahoma Nursing & Health Care Professionals www.okcnursingtimes.com
Locally Published, Owned and Operated Each Week by Metro Publishing LLC
Choosing to Lead: Visiting Scholar Therapeutic
speaks on nursing leadership
by Elissa Crocker, RN, BSN
by Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal
Most people are familiar
with the axiom to “lead, follow,
or get out of the way.”
However, Beverly Malone, CEO
of the National League for f you had asked me prior to yesterday I might
Nursing (NLN), has a different have told you that I was always completely above
philosophy of nursing board with my patients. I would have said, and
leadership. believed it, that I was always honest with them,
“The question is not, ‘Will that I said what I meant and meant what I said. Yesterday,
you lead?’” she said. “The with a nudge from my patient, I came to realize that it is so
defining line is at what level not so. I am a shameless, bald-faced manipulator at times.
in the system you will choose I was assigned to a patient who had a procedure which
to lead.” would result in a fair amount of pain for him when he first
As the 2008 Frances and began to get up and move around. There was no avoiding it.
Earl Ziegler Visiting Scholar at There was also no avoiding the fact that today was the day.
OU College of Nursing, Malone He had to do it. We both knew that it was going to be a
addressed a variety of hot pretty hard job and not much fun. Any fun.
topics at the fourth annual He expressed some reluctance. I said,
conference entitled, “Leadership "Well, let’s not worry about
the Cornerstone of Nursing.” it just yet. Instead, why
The two-day event was don’t you show me what L a u g h i n g
attended by nurses, student you can do with your with
incentive spirometer." He
was all for that. And Elizabeth
nurses, faculty members and
staff, as well invited guests
from around the state – justifiably proud of his
including two nurses (out of a by ock
Photo by Elissa Cr ocker deep breathing skills.
group of four) from the Kurd Bever ly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, CEO of the National League ffor Nursing,
Beverl Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN sing,
National League or Nursing The morning flew by, as
region in Iraq who are Fr Earl Zieg holar, o-day
Scholar two-da ev
was the 2008 Fr ances and Ear l Ziegler Visiting Scholar, a two-day event mornings tend to do, and at last
currently in the US as sponsored by the OU College of Nursing.
sponsored by Colleg sing.
Nursing all the chores and meds and
See Lead, Page 3 See Elizabeth , Page 2
Integris Heart Hospital
nurse wins lease on new car
More than 150 Integris Health employees and friends gathered at the
annual Employee Referral Program Luncheon to cheer on those ERP
participants who were eligible to win the grand prize, a two-year lease on
a new Dodge Nitro.
Stopping by the luncheon to visit coworkers before arriving for her
night shift was merely an item to cross off Erin Stewart’s to-do list. But the
registered nurse for Integris Heart Hospital at Baptist Medical Center was
See Win, Page 5
Oklahoma City, Ok 731
Permit #1 MUSTANG, OK 73064 Stew was proud new Dodge Nitro at Integ Employ
Erin Stew ar t w as the pr oud winner of a ne w Dodge Nitr o at the Integris Health Employee
PAID P.O. BOX 239 efer Luncheon. Erin’
Jef Hammes, president Integ Baptist
Refer r al Luncheon. Erin’s husband Jef f, Chris Hammes, pr esident of Integ ris Baptist Medical
OKLAHOMA’S NURSING TIMES Quiring, esources
resour president Integ
Center and Bob Quiring, human r esour ces vice pr esident of Inte g ris Health joined in the
bra hard worork dedication.
celebr ation to thank Erin ffor her hard wor k and dedication.
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her bottom lip. Top lip, bottom lip, Not only had I apparently been
Elizabeth top lip, bottom lip.
It was one of those things you
embarrassing myself for months, but
my SNORING was so well known I
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Continued from Pa notice about someone you love which, was a big joke with the patients. Not
once you have noticed it, becomes just much more you can hope for than
. . . horrible. that, is there? Yee-haw!
charting was done. There was only It becomes like scratching mosquito If you ask me, putting your tongue
one job left and we both knew what bites, or picking a scab. You don’t to your top lip and then your bottom
it was. I pre-medicated for pain and want to, but you just can’t not – you lip repeatedly is much less annoying
said that I would be back in a little kind of look for opportunities to see than SNORING WHEN YOU START
while. When I judged that enough if it will happen again – "Mom, can IVS!!! I can’t believe I told you that.
time had passed I went back into his you thread this needle?" Top lip, So now, suddenly, not only do I
room. He was using his spirometer bottom lip. snore inappropriately (as opposed to
again. Being the perfect person that I the appropriate snoring which keeps
"Wow!" I enthused using my deluxe think myself to be, I was pretty sure my poor husband awake intermittently
edition Mary Poppins voice, "you are that I did not have any annoying all night, every night), but I am a
doing a great job on that spirometer. little mannerisms like that. I have even manipulator too! Juuuuust peachy.
In fact, I think I should take you asked the children what I do that Any little raggedy scrap of self-
around to my other patients so that annoys them. "Uhh. Nothing. Really. I esteem I might have had left is
you can show them how it’s done. have to go now, umm, homework you fluttering in the harsh wind of reality,
You are such a hard worker and so know." ready to be swept away at anytime
committed to your recovery that I bet So, I thought I was in the clear in now.
you are going to do a great job getting the annoying habit department. Then On the up side, my patient did
up to the chair for the first time. Are I went to work at a chemotherapy get out of bed. And he did a super
you ready to give it a try?" clinic and had to start many, many duper job!
He looked at me sternly. "Humph! IVs each day.
You are just buttering me up so I One day I was looking at a
won’t argue with you about getting patient’s very delicate little veins, for
out of bed." a long, long time, trying to decide
What? Me? Why, yes. That is which one I would probably miss first
exactly what I had been doing and I when I noticed a funny noise. I did
seriously had no idea I was doing it not let go of the patient’s arm. I did
while it was going on. Kind of like not look up. I asked, "Suzy, was I just
the snoring. snoring?"
When I was a kid and my mother "Yes you were. You snore every
was working with us on some project time you start my IV. It’s a big joke
which required concentration, I would with all of us. But we all think it’s Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal is a practicing
stare at her mesmerized as she touched kind of cute." RN and freelance writer. She lives in
her tongue to her top lip and then Great. Juuuust, absolutely, great. Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma’s Nursing Times February 25, 2008 Page 3
Association and the American Nursing individually determined coping strategies.
Lead Association. And simply sending a short
email to representatives at the state and
Another type is “imposed stress.”
“Someone has the audacity to give it
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pending legislation and policy issues that the stupidity to accept it.”
Published each Monday affect the delivery of patient care can be She said before accepting the
by Metro Publishing, L.L.C. effective, while requiring minimal effort. situation, examine it from all angles in
Locally Owned and Operated A second area is collaboration, a topic order to properly assign ownership - if
she said some nurses confuse with it isn’t yours, give it back. A third type
Publisher participants in OUCN’s international occupying another person’s shoes. But of stress is chosen.
Steven R. Eldridge program. the heart and art of collaboration is clearly Explaining that during one period
email@example.com A seasoned leader, Malone has understanding one another’s values in of her career, she maintained an active
Editor experience in both the national and order to build a bridge to work with practice as a clinical psychologist, Malone
Crystal Beshear international arenas. A two-term president one another. At the same time, she noted said one client accepted the first two
firstname.lastname@example.org of the American Nurses Association, she that collaborative endeavors can be levels of stress, but the third proved more
News Consultant was appointed to the World Health draining. difficult.
Dr. Linda Mundorff (Rener) MPH, MSN, ND, RN, NC Assembly by former President Clinton. “I believe in collapsible bridges,” “A big black cloud came out of the
In addition, she served as the senior Malone said. “We can roll it out, and we east and hovered over me,” her client
W riter s advisor to the Department of Health and can roll it back in.” had said. “And when the cloud left, I
James Coburn Human Services’ assistant secretary of And because leadership can be taxing, was married to him.”
Elissa Crocker health on legislative priorities – the highest she said nurses must find ways to re- An anecdote that was appreciated
Mike Lee position held by any nurse in the US energize – a method of inspiration she by the audience, it underscored the fact
Lorinda Schrammel government. relies upon is gospel music. that individuals must take responsibility
Marty Mitchell On an international level, Malone
“You need to know what does this for their choices.
was the first American to lead the Royal for you,” she said. “And then be good to And while Malone had many words
College of Nursing in the United yourself and do it.” of encouragement for nurses, she said
Kingdom — representing almost 400,000 A third area that leaders need to her current position at the NLN allowed
Boar d of Commentar y nurses. Holding that position for six years, cultivate is competency – a factor she her to advocate for the most under-rated,
Martha Collar she was also an advisor on health policy said is the long term result of experience, over-shadowed professionals in health care
Eileen Doherty to former English Prime Minister Tony perseverance, and desire. - nurses.
Mary Jo Fay, RN, MS Blair. Conversely, Malone spoke about three “Nurses are national and international
Colleen Folsch During the Visiting Scholar levels of stress that can be stumbling treasures – a gift to humanity,” she said.
Virginia Gillispie conference, several OUCN faculty blocks. Prefacing her comments, Malone “If we closed the doors there would be
Vicki Jenkins members, including Carol Mannahan, said, “I may be delayed, but not defeated.” so much power in here, the building
Angela Lash, RN, CM Patricia Dolphin and Beverly Bowers, The first is “inevitable stress” – those would be shaking.
Dr. Linda Mundorff (Rener) RN, MPH, MSN, ND stepped up to the leadership plate to every day situations inherent in the “The real question is when you leave
Carol Shenold, RN, CIC introduce and moderate sessions, due to human condition, such as illness, aging, here, what are you going to do with it?
Sherry L. Ray, CPCC
the illness of Dean Carole Kenner. death, and family issues. Inevitable stress The future is ours, and we have an
Deresa Claybrook, MS, RHIT
Vicki Mayfield, M.Ed., RN, LMFT
At the Honor the Nurse Luncheon is an inescapable fact of life that requires opportunity to make a difference.”
held at the Petroleum Club on February
Classified Ad v er tising 20th, 2008, Mannahan passed on
Annette Deckard comments from Dean Kenner that
email@example.com succinctly summarized Malone’s
Ad Ser vices Mana g er
Manag characteristics as a leader.
Lisa Ngo “Beverly is an all inclusive leader,”
firstname.lastname@example.org Kenner had said. “She uses the word
‘colleague’ and means it sincerely with
Accounts Coordinator many groups of people. Collaboration,
Gaye Hannan, LPN political advocacy, and leadership are what
email@example.com she breathes and who she is.”
Addressing a few of the many facets
Direct Mailed and distributed to a readership of of leadership, Malone said on its most
more than 42,000 LPNs, RNs, Administrators basic level, it typically involves a primary
and Students in Oklahoma each week. Add your
name to the list for only $30 per year within
task with an over-arching goal that brings
Oklahoma and $33 for all other states. people together as a team. And in the
case of nursing, she said the issue is
ticles adv Oklahoma’s
Ar tic les and ad v er tisements in Oklahoma’ s
Nursing Times do not necessarily reflect the
“All roads lead to quality patient care,”
opinions of the newspaper or Metro Publishing, she said.
LLC. We do not assume responsibility for However, on this road, Malone
statements by adv acceptance
sta tements made b y ad v er tiser s . T he acce ptance categorized three C’s of leadership.
adv by Oklahoma’s
of ad v er tising b y Oklahoma’ s Nur sing Times
does not constitute an endorsement of the The first is communication. A critical
oducts, vices, infor mation.
pr oducts , ser vices , or inf or ma tion. We do not topic on many levels, she focused on an
kno wing l y pr esent an y pr oduct or ser vice
wingl present any product
knowing area referred to as “situational leadership.”
which is fraudulent or misleading in nature.
Explaining that good leaders recognize
there are times to lead and times to step
Opinions expressed in columns and letters to
the editor are not necessarily the opinions of back, she said good leaders cultivate
employees, ownership of this newspaper or the relationships with honest colleagues who
company. are willing to point out when it’s time
to step back.
In Lo ving Memor y of Another facet of communication is
our brother and friend political advocacy on issues that affect
Randall (Randy) I. Eldridge the delivery of patient care. Stressing
Phone (405) 631-5100 that political advocacy doesn’t require
joining a political campaign, she said
Fax (405) 631-5103 nurses can make their voices known in
4501 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 106, many ways.
OKC, OK 73118 A first step is encouraging nursing
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Washington facilitates the teaching
CAREER OPTIONS IN NURSING of clinicals by taking the students to a
nursing home for practical experience.
Guthrie Job Corps is affiliated with
all of the Grace Living Centers in the
Health Occupations Clinical Instructor Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
"We're with a lot of other nursing
by James Coburn, Staff Writer homes, we have agreements with them,
but Grace is my favorite," Washington
them the tools they need to Graduates are placed in the work
C ertified nurse aides may be
the eyes of the nurse. Much
of the success of caring for
long-term nursing home resident
become successful in the work
force," Washington said.
Washington, a licensed
practical nurse since 2000, earned
her LPN training at Meridian
field by agreement to work with
nursing homes for eight to 12 weeks
after completing their CNA tests. "To
try top get their feet wet -- to try to
get some experience -- the company is
depends on the caring, alert and human Technology in Stillwater and has actually paying them," she added. "But
touch of the CNA. been with Guthrie Job Corps for they have to sign an agreement with
"Their job is so important," said nearly four years. She was a us.
Suzie Washington, a health occupations single 31-year-old mom when LPN “We transport them, but they agree
clinical instructor at the Guthrie Job school beckoned. to perform evaluations for feedback and
Corps Center. "I'm getting ready to go back to let us know what we need to improve
"It's from changing diapers, for my RN," she said. on."
showering, bathing, feeding -- anything At Job Corps, Washington is There's never a shortage of jobs
that's helping them dress -- helping responsible for the training of for CNAs, Washington said. She said
them with oral care. Anything that the certified nurse aides. retention of CNAs on the job has been
residents can't do for themselves, their The CNA course is comprised more problematic than finding them
job is to help with that." of three categories for jobs.
Job Corps provides an opportunity Washington's 11 students. Eighty "The ones that are truly there to
for "at promise" young people to earn slots are available for the CNA help the patients, those are the ones
their high school diploma or equivalent program at Guthrie between that I admire because they can make a
while earning one of 11 trades. Job theory, skills and clinicals. difference."
Corps assists it's clients in finding job Federal regulations require Washington said CNAs have what
placement. by James Cobur
Photo by James Cobur n CNAs to have 75 hours of may be the most important job in a
"They follow them for a year to Suzie Washington helps pr epar e CNAs ffor the r eal instructional training with 16
prepare CNAs or real nursing home because nurses do not
help them become successful by giving orld nur
wor ld task of nur sing home car e. hours of clinical studies. "Ours is necessarily have physical contact with
much more extended than that," their patients each day unless their is
Washington said. Students must compete a routine treatment.
book work based on studying six weeks The CNAs come into contact with
of theory. every patients and can alert nurses to
"And then we have a skills lab any slight physical change in resident's
where it's actually hands-on (experience) health.
on dummies and other students in the "They're our first line of defense
skills lab," she continued. with the patient," she said. "You feel
"That's another five to six weeks, good that you've helped somebody that
and they have to complete 32 hours of day."
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Continued from Pa Andrew Tetteh, Oncology – $100 gift
certificate to Errand Solutions The Oklahoma City Blazers have the three games.
shocked when she opened her political Concierge Services; Linda Helphrey, designated their home games March 1 Autographed Blazer’s memorabilia
placard, revealing she was the winner Jim Thorpe – PACER Fitness and March 15 as “Children’s Miracle and 10 tickets for a suite at a Blazer’s
of the car. Membership; and Mary James, Staffing Network Night with the Blazers.” game will also be raffled off during
“A new car was not on my list of Coordinator at Southwest Medical Ticket vouchers for each game will the games. The suite tickets will only
things to pick up today!” Erin Center – $1000 of free gas. be given away at participating Wal- be raffled off at the games held on
exclaimed. “I came in support of the “Our Employee Referral Program Mart stores. For each voucher redeemed, February 9th and March 1st.
Integris Employee Referral Program.” is in its seventh year and our a dollar will be given to Children’s For more information about the
A vehicle with plenty of room for employees have recruited over 3,000 Miracle Network. Fans can also purchase “Children’s Miracle Network Night with
family and storage, the Dodge Nitro professionals to join our team,” said Children’s Miracle Network T-shirts, the Blazer’s” event, please call Jeff Chill
will be a perfect replacement for the Jason Eliot, system director of human calendars and other products during at 405/822-1034.
minivan the Stewart’s were used to resources and master of ceremonies at
driving. Now Erin, her husband Jeff,
and children Kathryn and Jacob can
drive comfortably and arrive in style.
the luncheon. For more information,
visit www.integrishealth.com Question of the Week
“Receiving the initial $1,000 for
referring a new employee was a huge
What do you think of Google
blessing to our family,” Erin explained.
“But I never imagined our family
storing patient medical records online?
According to a recent release, Google will now begin storing the medical
would be blessed twice! Not only has records of a few thousand people in order to test a proposed health service they
Integris Health been a wonderful place plan to offer.
for me to work, but it’s also an The pilot will involve 1,500 to 10,000 patients who volunteered to an electronic
excellent supporter of my family and transfer of their personal health records so they can be retrieved via password
many other employees and families through Google’s new service, which won’t be open to the general public. While
across the state.” this will allow patients easy access to their records, critics are stressing that the
Erin wasn’t the only winner of program is not covered by HIPPA and the information could make it easier for
the day. Other prizes awarded included the government or other legal adversary to obtain the information, as well as also
a plasma television, digital camera, be used for marketing purposes.
iPod, monthly massages, concierge How do you feel about patient records being stored online? Would this be
services, a fitness membership and a something in which you would participate? Do you feel there is an ethical
$1,000 gas card. component that is being violated or is the issue simply being blown out of
Receiving the extraordinary proportion?
rewards were Edward Kromer, 7E Oklahoma’s Nursing Times would like to know your thoughts. Please email
General Surgery – Plasma TV; Malissa your response, along with your name, nursing credentials, city, and contact
Johnson, 8W ICU – Digital Camera; information to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 405-631-5103.
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Mercy Health names OU Med Center granted
Burner 2008 Chief of Staff three year teaching approval
Steven Burner, M.D., a family The cancer department at OU Access to cancer-related
medicine physician, has been named Medical Center was recently granted a information, education and support
Mercy Chief of Staff for 2008. Three-Year Approval for a Teaching A cancer registry that collects
Dr. Burner completed his medical Hospital Cancer Program with data on type and stage of cancers and
degree at The University of Oklahoma Commendation by the Commission on treatment results and offers lifelong
College of Medicine. Before becoming Cancer (CoC) of the American College patient follow-up
board certified, he performed a of Surgeons. Ongoing monitoring and
residency and internship at The OU Medical Center received the improvement of care
University of Oklahoma Health three-year approval with commendation Quality care close to home
Sciences Center. Dr. Burner has been following an on-site evaluation by a Cancer patient data are reported by
a physician at Mercy Health Northwest physician surveyor during which the each CoC-approved cancer program to
Family clinic since 1995, and has been
a member of the medical staff at Mercy hospital demonstrated a commendation the CoC’s National Cancer Data Base
Health Center since 1982. level of compliance with one or more (NCDB, a joint CoC/American Cancer
Dr. Burner, a fellow of American standards that represent the full scope Society program).
Academy of Family Physicians, has also of cancer program (cancer committee The NCDB currently contains patient
been a member of the American leadership, cancer data management, demographics, tumor characteristics and
Medical Association, Oklahoma State clinical services, research, community treatment/outcome information for more
Medical Association, Oklahoma education and quality improvement). than 18 million cancer patients diagnosed
Academy of Family Physicians, The Approvals Program, a between 1985 and 2004.
Oklahoma County Medical Association component of the CoC, sets quality-of- The data is used regularly to
and Oklahoma Foundation for Medical care standards for cancer programs and monitor and improve the quality of care
Steven Bur ner, M.D.
Stev Burner M.D.
Quality. Dr. Burner is a clinical reviews the programs to ensure they delivered at CoC programs.
associate professor in the Department Health System. Magnet-designated confirm to those standards. The American Center Society (ACS)
of Family Medicine at The University facilities: report higher patient Approval by the CoC is given only estimates that more than 1.4 million
of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. satisfaction rates, deliver better patient to those facilities that have voluntarily cases of cancer will be diagnosed in
Mercy Health Center, the first outcomes, provide more nursing care committed to providing the highest level 2008. Currently under 25 percent of the
Magnet hospital in Oklahoma, is a at the bedside of patients and of quality cancer care and that undergo hospitals across the US and Puerto Rico
member of Mercy Health System of consistently outperform non-magnet a rigorous evaluation process and review are CoC-approved cancer programs.
Oklahoma and the Sisters of Mercy organizations. of their performance. However, that 25 percent of hospitals
To maintain approval, OU Medical diagnose and/or treat 80 percent of the
Center must undergo a site evaluation newly diagnosed cancer patients each
every three years. year.
Receiving care at a CoC-approved Established in 1922 by the American
cancer program ensures that patients College of Surgeons, the CoC is a group
will have access to: of professional organizations dedicated
Comprehensive care, including to improving survival rates and quality
a range of state-of-the-art services and of life for cancer patients through
equipment standard-setting, prevention, research,
A multispecialty, team approach education and the monitoring of
to coordinate the best treatment options comprehensive, quality care.
Information about ongoing For more information, please visit
clinical trials and new treatment options www.oumedcenter.com.
OAN announces March
meeting discussion topic
“Nutrition and Arthritis: Is There a initiative. Norton’s presentation will
Relationship?” is the topic for the include the latest research concerning
Thursday, March 6 meeting of the the relationship between diet and
Oklahoma Arthritis Network (OAN) at arthritis.He will also discuss reaching
2 p.m. at the Oklahoma State and maintaining a healthy weight, and
Department of Health (OSDH), 1000 N.E. general tips for eating healthy.
10th Street, Oklahoma City. The program If you live outside the Oklahoma
is free and open to the public. City metropolitan area and would like
Guest speaker will be Landon to attend, videoconference locations are
Norton, MS, RD/LD, nutrition available in some communities.
coordinator for the Oklahoma Physical Please contact the closest county
Activity and Nutrition program, which health department to find the location
provides the state plan for fighting near you or call 405/271-9444, ext. 56535.
obesity. To learn more about the OAN and
Norton provides nutritional expertise upcoming events, contact Marisa (New)
for state efforts to promote healthy Wells, coordinator of the OSDH Arthritis
eating and also serves as the Oklahoma Prevention and Education Program, at
Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Coordinator (405) 271-9444, ext. 56410, or e-mail
for the “Fruits & Veggies – More Matters” email@example.com.
Oklahoma’s Nursing Times February 25, 2008 Page 7
like a matchmaker.” City area.
OCCC to host job fair for Oklahoma City Community College
is accredited by the Higher Learning
The school’s Division of Health
Professions includes the School of
health care professionals Commission, a Commission of the North
Central Association of Colleges and
Schools. Situated on a 143-acre site just
Nursing, classrooms, faculty offices, and
a simulated hospital area.
For more information about the fair
by Mike Lee Regional, and Integris Baptist are just a
Staff Writer south of Interstate 240 on South May or any of the health programs anyone
few of the healthcare providers who Avenue, the College is easily accessible interested can call 682-1611, ext 7369 or
will be on hand for the day. to the entire metropolitan Oklahoma 682-7519.
As the coordinator of employment McGee said well over 100 employers
services at Oklahoma City Community will be in attendance allowing not only
College, Judi McGee’s job is a lot about
the school’s 15,000 students an
opportunity to pursue a career but job
Junior League focuses on healthy kids
Finding that right person for the
seekers across the metro as well.
right job is something she enjoys. The fair has been so popular in The Junior League of Oklahoma City has partnered with Integris Heath in a
And the first weekend in March recent years that it was expanded to major initiative that aims to empower youngsters to adopt healthy eating habits and
will be one of her favorite times of the twice a year. lifestyles. Messages about good nutrition and ways to prepare healthy meals and
year as OCCC is set to host a job fair. After moving into her new role, snacks have reached hundreds of kids in the OKC area since the Kids in the Kitchen
The school will actually host two program was launched in 2005.
McGee’s first OCCC job fair was in
job fairs on its campus, located at 7777 Since March is nationally recognized as “Nutrition Month,” and Mayor Mick
S May Ave. in south Oklahoma City. “One of my goals was to improve Cornett has initiated the OKC Weight Loss Challenge, in which he urges the
The fairs will be held in the college our health profession fair. I asked people citizens of Oklahoma City to lose 1 million pounds, the Kids in the Kitchen program
union, in the middle of campus, and what they were needing and they said is going to the heart of the matter – OKC Public Schools.
organizers say the fair is the largest of On Monday, March 3, North Highlands Elementary and Western Village Academy
they would like more students there will welcome Celebrity Chef, George Stella, as he presents an “Iron Kids Chef
its kind in the south metro.
and just some different ideas,” McGee Challenge,” where two teams of school kids (4th and 5th graders) will whip up some
“We have huge job fairs,” McGee
said. “We followed through on their healthy recipes, to be judged by a panel of student judges. Integris Dietician Karen
said. “Our last fair in October we had suggestions and it went very well.”
more than 2,000 job seekers.” Massey will talk about healthy food choices, while an instructor from the Integris
The job fair obviously helps out Pacer Fitness Center will stress the importance of an active lifestyle.
A general employment fair will be those looking for a profession, but
held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for those Kids in the Kitchen is an international program, sponsored by the Association of
McGee says it’s more than that. Junior Leagues International that involves kids across the United States, Mexico,
interested in clerical jobs and other
“It’s kind of a payback to the Canada and the United Kingdom, and teaches our children the importance of
openings. The health profession fair will
community. We try to help people get eating well and staying healthy.
be from noon until to six and will jobs that need jobs and we also try to
account for the bulk of the day. George Stella is a celebrity chef on the Food Network. His weekly television
help our employers by getting good series, “Low Carb and Loving It,” is a crowd favorite and he is also the author of
St. Anthony, Mercy, Norman quality employers for them. It’s kind of two best selling cookbooks. For more information call 629-3204.
by Vickie Jenkins, Staff Writer
Name: Shaunna Smallwood
Facility Name: DDSI at Mercy
Education: Certified Medical
Continued Education: CPR
Job Description: I check in patients,
take vitals, refill medications and do
just about anything Dr. Neumann says!
Typical Work Day: I am busy, busy,
busy! I answer phones, schedule
patients for the next day, get lab orders
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RN. CNA positions also available. CNA’s & LPN’s
Please contact Retta Thompson, ‘SHADY REST CARE Center is now
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employee of the month prize CNA, CMA, MAT, LPN the following positions: Weekend RN Beare manor hiring for LPN’s, CNA’s
packages. Contact Cindy Ojeda All shifts available. Apply at Grand Assistant Administrator hiring CNA’s all shifts and LPN’s. GOLDEN OAKS Village Assisted Supervisor, LPN’s, CMA’s, and and CMA’s. If you are interested
Lake Villa, 103 Harber Rd. Grove, OK.
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please apply in person at 1300 N.
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Certified nurse CNAs all shifts CNA’s, RN, Full-time Openings -LPN looking for YOU to join our GOOD at Silver Lake Care Center, 6006 SE
aides needed HERITAGE VILLA PRIDE now hiring
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LPN’s & CMA’s Golden Age Home Health, Inc has
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Rambling Oaks DR. Norman, OK. or
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LPN & CNAs
Colonial Lodge is now taking
all shifts. Will consider paying for Woodland Loop. Bartlesville, OK Come watch us grow and • RN Case Managers • Occupational
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training for the right individual. for 74006. (918) 335-3222 Therapist • Occupational Therapist THE GOOD NEIGHBOR CARE in person at 614 W. Harrison.
details, contact Southern Pointe living shift differentials for all CNA Asst • Physical Therapist Asst. $600 Sign-on bonus
shifts. also need RN, LPN’s and COMMUNITY. Mcalester, OK 74501. (918) 423-6011
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Pay & Benefits. FAX Resume to 405- CNA, LPN, RN for CNA/CMA
CNA on 3/11 evaluation with raise for all new
employees. Contact Southern
692-7522. 8801 S Olie Ave Ste 3. WESTHAVEN NURSING & Employment Opportunities, all
shifts available and doubles on the CNA or CMA
& 11/7 shifts
Needs CNA's BILLINGS FAIRCHILD CENTER
Pointe living center, 101 Sherrard
drive, Colbert, OK. 580-296-4500
Oklahoma City, OK 73139.
(405) 692-1255. EOE
Rehabilitation is hiring for the
following positions: CNA’s 6a-2p,
10p-6a shift, CMA’s 2-10 shift, LPN,
FULL TIME Day and Evening shift
differential. Med. Insurance, $200 hire on bonus
2-10 shift. Monday-Friday, RN for including dental & vision options, Enid Senior Care is now hiring for the
CMA or CNA, 401k, benefits. Apply
all shifts located on 202 E Maple. Billings, OK
74630 is now taking applications for
weekends (16hrs). Benefits, shift
Direct Care Providers differentials, uniform allowance, in person at Alterra Sterling House of
Bartlesville-South located on 3737 SE
sick leave, vacation & holiday pay.
Longevity Bonus. Apply in person or
position of CNA or CMA $200 hire on
bonus.Also need Relief Cook 6am-
NEWKIRK NURSING Center Big Five Community Services career ladder. Sign on bonus. Please contact Sheila Thompson at 2pm Call Sandra at 580-237-1973.
CNA on 3/11 and 11/7 shifts. On the Camelot Drive or 5420 SE Adams
needs CNA's all shifts and located at 841 NW 12th St. Moore, contact DeRay 405-743-1140 or Glenhaven Retirement Village We’re located at 410 N 30th St. Enid,
job training, paid life insurance, bonus Boulevard. Bartlesville, OK 74006.
housekeepers. Apply in person at OK 73701.
1351 West Peckham Road,
incentive, cafeteria insurance
available and paid vacations. Contact
RN'S OR LPN'S. OK 73160 is accepting applications apply in person, 1215 S. Western in
for Direct Care Providers to work with Stillwater, OK
(918) 331-9409 located on 3003 W Iowa Ave.
Chickasha, OK 73018.
Newkirk, OK. (580) 362-3277 Full time, 12 hour shifts, every persons with developmental 405-224-0909.
Doris McAbee at 580-725-3533 for
more information. EOE
other weekend off.
Apply at Grand Lake Villa, 103
disabilities in the Norman, Moore CNA/ NURSE Aide.
area. Training available. Call (405) All shifts. $250 sign-on bonus. Will
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11-7 shift ARE YOU READING THIS? LPNS, CNAs or CMAs
Any Card (Must have experience passing
(Weekend Doubles). Get paid 40 So are more than 35,000 RNs, Now hiring nurses Now taking applications for cooks, meds) FT Cook position available. THE COMMONS Has full time CNA/
hours for working 32! LPNs, and other healthcare Hospice Center of Durant, Inc., Now LPNS, CNAs or CMAs. All shifts. Competitive Wages, Benefits for FT CMA MAT positions for 2nd and 3rd
Apply in person Highland Park workers throughout Oklahoma.
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1 4 0 GENERAL NURSING 1 6 1 LICENSED
$ SIGN ON BONUS $
- Staffing Coordinator - LPN’s - NEED LPN. 2 0 4 REGISTERED 2 0 4 REGISTERED 2 2 6 MISCELLANEOUS 2 2 6 MISCELLANEOUS
CNA’s - CMA’S - EXP Activity Aid -
Restorative Aide. Hillcrest Nursing 3-11 Position NURSE NURSE
Center located at 2120 N Broadway.
at Billings Fairchild Center located
Moore, OK EEOC
on 202 E Maple. Billings, OK
74630. Can earn up to $18.00 an
needed for 60 bed long-term nursing
Residential Care Aide
hour, plus vacation and health Immediate Opening available for
facility. Experience helpful but will
Full time RN/LPN benefits paid for. train. Please contact Amanda or Joyce
Residential Care Aide for mental
health residential care facility in
Minor Emergency Clinic needs full For more information, at Family Care Center of Kingston-
time RN/LPN. Please fax resume to: call 580-725-3533 EOE Marietta. No experience necessary.
580-564-2216 Mon-Fri for Required training will be provided on
580-234-1834. We’re located on 402 appointment. We’re located at 701
S Oakwood Rd Ste B. Enid, OK 73703. the job. CNA preferred. May work
Highway 32. Kingston, OK 73439. irregular hours, evenings, weekends,
Phone: (580) 234-1831
Full time LPN & holidays. Must have valid drivers
license & be eligible for agency
1 4 9 HOME HEALTH 11P-7A Shift. Maintenance Person
Enid Senior Care is now hiring a Full
automotive liability insurance. For
application contact: Shelly
FORREST MANOR Nursing Center Time Maintenance Person Call Cumberledge, 200 Wanda Street,
located on 1410 N Choctaw. Dewey, Vivian at 580-237-1973. We’re Marietta, OK. 580-276-3323.
74029. has immediate opening for
Administrative Asst OKtime LPN; 11P-7A Shift.
located at 410 N 30th St. Enid, OK
73701. (580) 237-1973
until position filled.
Golden Age Home Health, Inc has (918) 534-3355
Immediate Full-time Opening for
Administrative Asst. Medical
Terminology & Exp in Home Health
Preferred. Excellent Pay & Benefits.
FAX Resume to 405-692-7522. 8801
Full Time LPN Oklahoma City’s Nursing Times
S Olie Ave Ste 3. Oklahoma City, OK
73139. (405) 692-1255. EOE
for day shift.
The Nursing Certified Home
Apply in person see Stephanie at
Blevins Retirement & Care Center.
1220 E. Electric. McAlester, OK
74501. (918) 426-6361
Health Aides Effective January 1, 2003
Times WORKS! Needed for stay-at-home services. 2 0 4 REGISTERED
Full time CHHA’s for Hospice NURSE
service excellent salary and benefits,
flexible hours and schedule. PRN (As
Per Line, Per Insertion
“We ran two ads in the Needed) CHHA’s needed for Full time
Nursing Times and have hired
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resume to 213-3330 or apply in
Registered Nurse Open 4x 12x 26x 48x
person at 310 E. Garriott, Enid, OK. ACCOLADE HOME Care-is
an R.N. and an aide. We were currently seeking a full time
Registered Nurse for the Oklahoma
panhandle. We offer competitive
$5.01 $4.41 $4.22 $3.93 $3.66
also able to put three 1 6 1 LICENSED salaries, benefit package, tuition
PRACTICAL NURSE assistance, and CE courses. It would
applications on file. I am very be an honor to receive your resume Classified Display: 14 lines to an inch.
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position available. call (580) 928-9280 for more Color
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American Nurses Association impacted the nursing profession
throughout the years.
The ANA is the only full-service
professional organization representing
Its members are honored in a the interests of the nation’s 2.9 million
inducts Bessent into Hall of Fame permanent memorial located at ANA’s registered nurses through its 54
headquarters. constituent member nurses associations.
The American Nurses Association’s of several prestigious grants used to Established in 1976, the Hall of Fame The ANA advances the nursing
(ANA) Committee on Honorary Awards educate hundreds of nurses. Award recognizes the life long profession by fostering high standards
recently inducted Hattie M. Bessent, EdD, By helping to educate generations commitment of individual nurses to the of nursing practice, promoting the rights
MSN, RN, FAAN into the Hall of Fame of nurses, Bessent has helped to reduce field of nursing and their impact on of nurses in the workplace, projecting
as part of its 2008 Biennial House of health disparities that are often the health and/or social history of the a positive and realistic view of nursing,
Delegates meeting in Washington, DC responsible for high rates of mortality United States. and by lobbying the Congress and
June 26, 2008. and disability among people of color. Among all the awards presented regulatory agencies on health care issues
Dr. Bessent has been the recipient The Leadership Enhancement and by the American Nurses Association affecting nurses and the public.
of many firsts as an African-American Development Project (Project LEAD), is (ANA), induction into the Hall of Fame For more information on the ANA,
woman, and has achieved many one of her many projects used to educate represents the pinnacle of nursing visit their Web site at
educational milestones that distinguished minority and administrative minority achievement. www.nursingworld.org.
her from her peers, which has had a faculty to assume leadership positions
lasting impact on many generations of in colleges and universities throughout
Recognized as a pioneer for nurses
Bessent’s research has been CDC reports resistance to antibiotic
of all ethnic minorities, in several studies published in some of the leading
conducted for the ANA, Bessent has nursing journals in the world. Her Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem and each new example stresses
documented significant barriers for findings have been presented at many the importance of judicious use of antibiotics. Three cases of ciprofloxacin-resistant
meningococcal disease have occurred among residents in selected counties of the
members of minority groups of cultural, conferences throughout the United States border area of North Dakota and Minnesota from January 2007-January 2008.
educational and financial nature. and abroad. In addition, she has received Until further notice, ciprofloxacin should not be used for prevention of disease
“Leadership is a driving force in numerous honors, including: induction in close contacts of those with meningococcal diseases. Alternative medications are
the accomplishments of any into the American Ceftriaxone, rifampin, and azithromycin. Meningococcal disease causes substantial
organization,” said ANA President Academy of Nursing; a subsidiary morbidity and mortality; approximately 10 percent of cases are fatal. Carrying N.
Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR. of the American Nurses Association and meningitidis in the nose and throat is a precursor to developing the disease;
“By helping to educate generations of an honorary member of the Royal however, most carriers do not develop the disease.
nurses, Dr. Bessent has helped to inspire College of Nursing (United Kingdom). Although isolated cases of ciprofloxacin-resistant meningococcal disease have
women of all walks of life.” The ANA Hall of Fame is a lasting been described in other countries, until now, resistance to the medication had not
With her leadership qualities as a tribute to nurses whose dedication and been reported in North America. For more information, please visit the CDC’s Web
fundraiser, she has been the recipient achievements have significantly site at www.cdc.gov.
Oklahoma’s Nursing Times February 25, 2008 Page 11
Although it was a busy lunch rush,
Double Your Fun: Aubry Harris came by to welcome us.
He is Mr. Hospitality and it is clear
why the place is such a success.
A Tale of Two Frogs Proud of everything the grill
stands for, Aubry is animated about
guessed it, pork ribs who’s going to show up next. He’s an
that fell off the bone. avid music fan and, though he didn’t
The menu is huge, mention it, rumor has it that he is an
the food is fresh and accomplished musician himself.
home cooked, and the We agree that Two Frogs Grill
service friendly as well could stand on its own as a destination,
as efficient. Two Frogs but being halfway between Dallas and
is a very different kind Oklahoma City, a few scenic miles
of place. south of the Arbuckle Mountains, and
First thing you next door to famed Lake Murray, there
notice is that nearly is much to see and do in the
every inch of wall neighborhood.
space is covered by Check out the Web site,
photos of well-known www.twofrogsgrill.com, for details
s we sped along I-35 near musicians from a about upcoming events.
Ardmore, Oklahoma we variety of genres.
noticed billboards featuring a pair of For example, next
goofy looking frogs, tied up and ready to our table was a
for who knows what, declaring to all photog Peter Fr wearing
photograph of Peter A photo g r a ph of Peter Fr ampton, in concer t, wearing a Tw o Susen Foster writes monthly travel
columns for several magazines and is the
who passed that Two Frogs Grill was t-shirt display next tab at Fr
Frampton, in concert, Fro gs t-shir t is displayed next to a dining table at Two Fr o gs
author of a series of popular travel books
the place for great ribs and eclectic wearing a Two Frogs Grill. including the upcoming, “Inns & Wineries
menu choices. t-shirt. We found out of America’s Heartland,” whick will showcase
Our salivary glands were dancing that the majority of photos are actually in 1993. A dramatic exhibit that would both Oklahoma and Kansas. She can be
so we hopped off at Exit 31A and a collection of work by Carl Dunn make Hard Rock Café envious!! reached via email at
embarked on what turned out to be whose photography is spellbinding Owners Angeila and Aubry Harris email@example.com.
an unforgettable undertaking. Two (www.thisisrockandroll.com). have made Two Frogs Grill a highway Travel is Good Medicine is a monthly
Frogs Grill certainly put out the spread. Interspersed among the photos is haven for performers headed north or series specifically written fo Oklahoma’s
We had a taste of everything from an impressive assortment of guitars; south. They come to play, to eat, and Nursing Times and its readers. If you would
tongue tingling Cajun spiced crawdads, each one inscribed with the autograph sometimes just to say hello. You never like more information on the feature, please
to scrumptious southern fried chicken, of various artists that have performed know who you will run into when call 405-631-5100 or email
fluffy beer battered zucchini and, you at Two Frog Grill since its inception you visit Two Frogs. firstname.lastname@example.org.
promote men’s health in education, presentation.
AAMN accepting research, practice, and service.
Critique recruitment and
All abstracts are subject to a blind
review process and candidates will be
submissions for abstracts retention strategies for men in nursing.
The required length of the abstract
is 250-500 words submitted on a one-
notified by email of their acceptance
or regrets of committee to present in
The American Assembly for Men methodologies of gender based page, single-spaced typed page, 8.5 x With acceptance each presenter will
in Nursing is currently accepting differences in caring. 11” paper with one-inch margin on all be required to complete paperwork for
submissions for oral and poster examine the enactment of caring sides. continuing education credits which will
presentations for its annual conference, behaviors of men, and men in nursing. Submissions must include a cover be forwarded to you by this committee.
hosted by the Louisiana State Explore leadership roles of men sheet with the title of the abstract, Deadline for Submissions is April
University Health Sciences Center in nursing that improve nursing name(s) of author(s), address, and 30, 2008. Notification of Acceptance
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AAMN is seeking submissions from Explain the manner that caring address. Electronically submit abstracts in
a variety of Disciplines as well as enhances the professionalism of men Do not include bibliographies or Word format Jeffrey Hamilton BSN,
Nursing to present in New Orleans. in nursing articles with the submission. Please RN, at contact@jeffreyhamilton.
Submissions should address one or Appraise current men’s health indicate your preference for your For more information on
more of the following conference research. presentation as either an oral or poster requirements, visit www.aamn.org.
objectives: Report the men’s health care
Describe attributes and needs worldwide including, but not
characteristics of men in nursing limited to, men’s health disparities.
focused on, but not limited to, caring Analyze evidence based
behavior. strategies utilized by men in nursing,
Differentiate teaching both historically and currently, to
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Auditorium of Integris Baptist broadcast. Go here: http://
optimizing patient outcomes by more information call (405) 271- pulsation therapy using the Arrow
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Contact Person: antibiotic3/ for more information
other teamwork skills among Tennille.Taylor@HCAhealthcare.com. CCU Nurses, Cath Lab staff, or
Pamela.McNatt@integris- or to view the webcast. For more
healthcare professionals. It For additional courses, visit our Heart Team staff and Critical Care
health.com Cost for this 2 day information on this course or
focuses on the critical aspects of website at www.oumedcenter.com Transport Paramedics. NRHS
course is $150 if registration is others, visit the Oklahoma Nurses
teamwork including: team Education Center 901 N. Porter.
received by March 10, 2008. Association Web site at
leadership, mutual performance TARGET AUDIENCE: CCU
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monitoring (i.e., situation Nurses, Cath Lab staff, or Heart
tion is non-refundable after March
monitoring), back-up behavior Team staff and Critical Care
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communication. The program 09/08 Labor Support to NRHS employees but pre-
includes a comprehensive training Workshop/CBE Day - 04/16/08 – 06/11/08 registration is required. External
curricula developed by the Basic Doula Training Psychopharmacologic participants will be charges a $50
Department of Defense Workshop Mgmt for Advanced fee to cover materials and
necessary to integrate teamwork 03/31/08 NCLEX Practice Nurses refreshments. Cancellation must
principles successfully into your Ottie Baumgardner, RN, MS, Pharmacology Review & be received 24 hours prior to the
healthcare system. Use of IBCLC, CD (DONA) Childbirth Interviewing A basic comprehension of program. Cancellations after this
TeamSTEPPS™ has been Education. Explore the emotional chemical neurotransmission and time or no-shows will be charged
demonstrated to improve and psychological journey of Training Schedule - 9:30-9:45- neurotransmitter systems will a $25 administrative fee For more
communication in health care and labor and birth. Discuss the role Kickoff 9:45-10:45- NCLEX enable the advanced practice info or to register, call HealthLink
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the nation are implementing this childbirth and postpartum 11:00-Break 11:00-11:50-NCLEX pharmacological basis for drug
program with excellent results. It periods. Learn how to support Pharmacology Review 11:50- action in the prevention of illness,
will be an exciting, interactive, women and their partners if 12:30-Lunch (Free with online restoration, and maintenance of
multimedia day not to be missed! complications arise. Describe the Registration) 12:30-1:15- health in advanced practice
This workshop will be of interest doula’s scope of practice and Interviewing Tips and Techniques psychiatric and mental health
to nurses and nurse leaders ethical standards. Learn specific 1:15-1:25-Break 1:25-2:20- nursing. The challenges of drug 04/25/08 ABP -
interested in improving aspects of setting up a doula NCLEX Pharmacology Review interactions and drug adverse Troubleshooting the Intra
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the experienced RN or Paramedic NRHS Education Center. Call Education Department at (405) knowledge and skills needed to has been approved for 90 contact
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Education Center 901 N. Porter. nurses are using their skills to certification course is state
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area. This certificate course is
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Students receive instructions for
Nurse Refresher Course
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take either 2 CE or 8 CE nents. Total course cost: $1,900.
deciding how to improve nursing
programs in any of the following
practice. The purpose of this Currently licensed Oklahoma
areas: 1. Pain and symptom
course is to provide an introduc- nurses who would like an update
management (Comfort) 2.
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clinical nurses. Course partici- option of taking only the didactic
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Store, you only see the profiles of the a subject. Perhaps you say, “Looking for
The Cliff Notes to Internet folks they send you. And you can’t narrow
down the age requirements you have –
a Date for the Holidays,” or “Single Mom
Marathoner Seeking Running Mate.” The
Dating Sites - Part I they tend to send you a pretty broad
age range, so be ready to be open-minded
in that department.
subject line here is everything. Then, you
can write whatever you want and you
can post a photo or not.
Candy Store because when you first Both these types of sites usually One advantage for women is that
Out of the boxx... discover them you feel like the proverbial charge a monthly fee. (And they don’t there are about 20 men’s ads to each
Commentary by Mary Jo Fay, RN, MSN kid in the candy store … overwhelmed, remind you every month, so if you’re gal’s, so you do the math! As I don’t
mouth-a-drooling, heart skipping done with a site you generally have to really care to post my photo for the
downright excited that there are all the go back to the site to un-enroll and stop masses to see, I have found that if I
incredible people just waiting to meet your charge card from being billed write a creative enough subject line, and
If you’re YOU! monthly. They also are a double blind a fun, lighthearted ad, I usually get about
over 35 and You post your profile (everything coordinator for your emails … meaning, 30 men reply to each of my postings.
recently single you want potential dates to know about that until such time that you both agree While this service is free, I must warn
you may be you), several photos, a whole bunch of to share your personal emails, your you that it is not monitored the way the
wondering just details (like what your zodiac sign is, messages will go through the site and other two types are. In other words, there
what the heck how much you make, kids or no kids, keep your identity hidden until you feel may be graphic descriptions and/or photos
has gone on over etc.) Potential mates read everything about safe sharing. Some of these sites may be posted that may offend. (You need to
the last several you and decide if they want to interact. free but I have found that in these cases, agree to their waiver when you access
years in the You can even set up a “search” to screen the quality of people as well as photo their site for this very reason.)
Mary Jo Fa RN,
Mar y Jo Fay, RN, MSN dating world! out the folks who don’t match your clarity drops as well. I advise that you go on this site and
You may be requirements like age, smoking, religion, The Open (and sometimes WILD) read both the gals’ and the guys’ ads to
floundering, just etc. Forums get a feel of what folks are saying/
trying to figure out the “rules” these There are about as many user specific Throw out the notion of profiles and advertising and if you feel comfy with
days, not to mention the terminology. sites here as you could imagine; sites personality tests if you want a bit more the lingo, etc. (Go to Craigslist.com, choose
Then of course, it may even seem based on your religious affiliation creativity in your options. Personally I your city, then look in the personals for
overwhelming just trying to figure where (ChristianSingles.com), your interest in like Craigslist.com best and it has yielded the specific gender date you seek.)
to start with the Internet dating sites. staying fit (Fitness-Singles.com), any more dates per post for me than anywhere I’ll have a few installments in this
So, I decided to share a few tips disease conditions or life issues like else. I must warn you that you’ll need to Internet Dating series, so stay tuned for
here, as many of the folks in my dating alcoholism or obesity be more thick skinned in this venue, as much to be learned and above all – go
group seem absolutely lost about the (Prescription4Love.com), and just about it’s more like a chat room where anyone have FUN!
subject. So here are the most important anything you can imagine. can post just about anything in their
things to get you started, at least with The Survey Sites endeavor to find a date. But trust me … Mary Jo Fay is a professional speaker,
Internet dating. These sites like eHarmony.com and you can read between the lines so much relationship expert, and award-winning author
Defining The Sites some others have you fill out a specific better in this site than in most of the of 4 relationship books including The Seven
1. The Candy Store — These are the questionnaire in an attempt to match others. Secrets of Love. She can be reached through
sites like Match.com, Yahoo.com, you up with the best candidates in their So here’s how it works. Each person her web site at www.MaryJoFay.com or by
PlentyOfFish.com, etc. I call them the pool in your area. Unlike the Candy puts up a post, like a simple email with phone at 303-841-7691.
The Art Of . . . believe that we have to be monks or
twist ourselves into crazy positions in
order to find inner peace and happiness.
by faith the defeat turns into a necessary
experience. This is what resilience is all
about. Failures are necessary, flaws are
Conquering Your Demons I do, however, believe that inner peace
and happiness are best achieved by
natural and in order to win the game
you have to know the significance of
knowing and being completely honest what it means to lose.
Addictions seem to be the cornerstone with oneself.
The Art of... of the 21st century. So many of us are The journey to this discovery is best
Commentary by Licia McCurdy, LPN addicted to food, sex, relationships, drugs, described as taking the long hard road
alcohol, gambling, etc. Most addictions while avoiding the tempting shortcuts
are manifestations of voids that seem to that are sure to leave us lost. To tie these
The rational grow along with the urge to abuse points together, the innate fear and Oklahoma’s Nursing Times
approach to whatever it is we are abusing. anxiety we all share are intricate pieces
our own behavior
Our society is slowly being torn apart
and it’s the empty compensations that
of what defines our mortality, but the
lack of self-understanding appears to feed
Board of Commentary
is to first represent the seam ripper. I want to the demons within us. Vicki L. Mayfield, M.Ed., RN, LMFT
understand what understand what we are replacing when Our addictions will no longer have Martha Collar
controls us. We we overeat or drink ourselves into a power when we take that power away, Eileen Doherty
are all guilty of stupor. I’m sure the answer to the question hence removing the control from that Mary Jo Fay, RN, MS
being controlled is individualistic, but the problem as a unhealthy thing that controls you and Colleen Folsch
Virginia Gillispie, RN, ND
by something. whole seems to be affecting us all. your life. This task is not any harder Vickie Jenkins
Are you the With technological advances than deciding to take out the trash or Sherry L. Ray, CPCC
Licia McCurdy, LPN person who lives combined with the fast pace of this world get a new haircut. You just have to decide Linda Mundorff(Rener), RN, MPH, MSN, NDc
life consumed by we live in, we spin helplessly out of to do it. Carol Shenold, RN, CIC
anxiety? control in a vortex of noise. When you A favorite quote of mine is one stated Elizabeth Sowdal, RN
Anxiety is often understood as a think about such things as the increased by George Eliot, “It is never too late to be Deresa Claybrook, MS, RHIT
condition that stems from a desire or a incidence of suicides, crimes, and diseases what you might have been.” I like this quote Licia McCurdy, LPN
wish for something that you are in danger linked to obesity, you begin to see a because it reminds me that tomorrow is Angela Lash, RN, CM
of not getting. One consequence of the link between the loss of ourselves and always another opportunity to change
condition is to yield a result that decreases the loss of our own self-understanding. your life. Opinions expressed in columns and letters to
the anxiety. This is why anxiety can be Spiritualists have long supported the Life is full of situations and changes the editor are not necessarily the opinions of
a healthy part of our everyday lives. On idea that we all have a center. Yoga and that may leave us feeling defeated. employees, ownership of this newspaper or
the other hand, anxiety can be both meditation are often used as mechanisms Sometimes just living in fear of the defeat the publishing company.
unhealthy and self-sabotaging. to get reacquainted with oneself. I don’t is the defeat itself. When fear is replaced
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If you won the lottery, what's Do you have a dream car? Each week we visit with health Please complete this If you created an ice cream
the first thing you’d buy? care professionals sentence: "You know you're reflecting your personality,
throughout Oklahoma. a nurse when..." what would it be?
"A cabin at a local lake, in order "The dream car I want would "My residents reach their goal "'Funtastic Sundae - banana
to have somewhere to relax on be an '08 Escalade fully loaded after their care from me and split, warm brownies and nuts.
the weekends." for me and my family." the smile I see in them during Before the ice cream and
the stay." chocolate, strawberry and
caramel toppings are added.
Whipped cream and cherries big
enough to share with friends."
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