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Healthy Habits You Can Sing Along With

October 19th, 2017

Healthy Habits You Can Sing Along With

By In the Loop intheloop

Lauren Iudiciani checks on her patient, making sure the girl and her mother have everything they need. She then brings in a four-legged visitor to say hello, leaves the room and starts singing. For Iudiciani, a nurse at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus, it’s just another day at the office. (Well, except for the singing part.) 

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Tags: Healthy Living, Nursing, Wellness


Mother's Career Move Inspires Daughter to Pursue Nursing

June 6th, 2017

Mother’s Career Move Inspires Daughter to Pursue Nursing

By In the Loop intheloop

As a young girl, Taylar Olson watched her mother go through nursing school while raising five kids. Taylar soon found herself following in her mother’s footsteps. 

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Nursing, Patricia Olson, Taylar Olson


March 14th, 2017

Nurses Rally to Make Wedding Hopes Come True for Patient

By In the Loop intheloop

Fifteen years ago, Barb Wilker decided — pretty much on a whim — to become an ordained minister. “Not because I had some big religious calling, but because I couldn’t believe you could do something like that online,” the registered nurse in Urology at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus tells us. “I never had any real […]

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Tags: Amy Olofson, Barb Wilker, Nursing


March 14th, 2017

Nurses Put Nervous Toddler (and His Mom) at Ease

By In the Loop intheloop

Having ear tubes placed is a fairly routine childhood procedure. But as any parent knows, nothing is routine when it’s happening to your child. So when Anitha Prakasam was told her year-old son, Shrish, would need ear tubes, naturally she was nervous. “I imagined it would be miserable,” says Anitha, an IT analyst/programmer at Mayo […]

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Tags: Anitha Prakasam, Nursing


February 7th, 2017

Mayo Nurse Uses Life as Nomad and Refugee to Inspire Others

By In the Loop intheloop

It’s been a long, lonely and sometimes dangerous road to Mayo Clinic for registered nurse Habibo Haji. Born in Somalia, Habibo was just six months old when she was sent by her mother to live with her grandmother in a small, remote village. There, she lived in a simple, primitive hut built by her grandmother […]

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Tags: Diversity, Habibo Haji, Nursing


June 9th, 2016

Nurse Becomes Patient After Surviving 100-Foot Fall While Hiking

By In the Loop intheloop

Amber Kohnhorst loves animals and adventure. The trip she’d planned to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah promised both. She’d spend time volunteering at the shelter and do some hiking in nearby Cane Beds, Arizona. But what sounded like a perfect vacation quickly became a nightmare when the 25-year-old Mayo Clinic nurse fell 100 feet […]

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Tags: Amber Kohnhorst, Nursing, Rescue


March 22nd, 2016

‘I Really Thought It Was a Long Shot:’ Summer III Nursing Experience Turns Into Full-Time ‘Dream Job’

By In the Loop intheloop

Spencer Simpson almost didn’t apply. As she stared at the Summer III posting from Mayo Clinic she’d found online, she wasn’t sure she’d have a chance. “I really thought it was a long shot, but I thought I might as well put myself out there and at least try,” she says in a profile piece […]

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Tags: Nursing, Summer III


February 9th, 2016

‘Amazing, Compassionate’ Mayo Care Team Inspires Patient to Become a Nurse  

By In the Loop intheloop

By the time she came to Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus in 2011, Jonica Lincoln had a case of ulcerative colitis so bad that it was not only affecting her quality of life, but also who she was as a person. “I would put on a brave face and smile and do all of the things that I […]

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Tags: Dr. David Larson, Nursing, Rochester Campus, Ulcerative Colitis


February 9th, 2016

Talking Shop With Sister Antoine, 102

By In the Loop intheloop

Whether recalling the first kidney dialysis procedure at Saint Marys Hospital, talking about teaching nursing students at the bedside, or discussing her thoughts on the key to longevity, Sister Antoine Murphy has a quiet grace that reflects the institution she’s served for 78 years. This month, the good Sister, who turned 102 in January, celebrates her […]

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Tags: Nursing, Saint Marys Hospital, Sister Antoine Murphy, Sisters of Saint Francis, volunteers


October 29th, 2015

Halloween Special Feature: Channeling the Ghosts of Nursing Past

By In the Loop intheloop

Some people read about their heroes. Diane Salentiny Wrobleski becomes hers, channeling famous nurses as a way to educate and inspire others. “I love nursing, and I love history,” says Diane, a nursing education specialist at Mayo Clinic. She’s been combining those passions for more than a decade – dressing up as Florence Nightingale and […]

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Tags: Diane Salentiny Wrobleski, Nursing


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