News: A New Salon in Michigan June 29, 2011Posted by mariemanthey in New Salons, Primary Nursing.
Good evening Marie,
I want to let you know that we have formalized our Nursing Salon in Rochester. I was really hoping that someone who attended the salon you facilitated last October would want to do this. After careful consideration, I invited the nurses from our first Tide of Primary Nursing, 15 nurses arrived on time, and I had to suggest it was time to end and leave at 9pm. It was a beautiful evening of insightful conversation, my heart was singing, my brain was whirling. The nurses found the conversation inspirational, energizing, and a sacred place to talk about nursing. Our youngest nurse was 6 months into her profession, our most mature nurse was 40+ years into hers. We had nurses from Medical Oncology, Maternal Child, Critical Care, and Rehab, surprisingly we were all more similar then different in our perspectives of nursing, the complexity and significance of the roles that we all engage in.
Karen (she was the host of the salon you attended with us) has agreed to alternate the evening with me. She has odd months, I have even months. All who attended committed to bringing a colleague with them to the July salon. We agreed to the third Thursday of the month.
Fabulous, phenomenal, and I cannot wait for the next salon in July.
Thank you for your vision, encouragement, and listening.