Be courageous!

I never understood the importance of being courageous until a few years ago. I was going through a 'rough patch' and had to find the strength and motivation to carry on in the face of adversity. Looking back, I recognise that it was my courage that kept me going. While I've never been much of … Continue reading Be courageous!

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I’ll make a good nurse one day…#today😊

This is the next in the summer blog series of Reflections of a Trailblazer. Check out my blog The Human Touch ❤✍🏽 for the previous posts so you don't miss out on my journey. I've previously discussed my PhD journey and my career inspirations. This post will include the importance of using unpleasant life experiences … Continue reading I’ll make a good nurse one day…#today😊

Life of uncertainty…the leadership challenge! (Diary of an unexpected nurse leader)

This post is the second in a summer 'Reflections of a Trailblazer' blogpost series that will capture my thoughts on transformational leadership, nursing research, pursuing work-study-life balance, seizing opportunities and making a difference in the world.  The first post in this serious can be read here: http://wp.me/p5zWO2-tN As I reflect on my nursing career as … Continue reading Life of uncertainty…the leadership challenge! (Diary of an unexpected nurse leader)

Reflections of a Trailblazer …part 1: my research journey.

This post is the first in a summer 'Reflections of a Trailblazer' blogpost series that will capture my thoughts on transformational leadership, nursing research, pursuing work-study-life balance, seizing opportunities and making a difference in the world.  The series begins with a focus on my journey as a mature research student. Future posts will capture my … Continue reading Reflections of a Trailblazer …part 1: my research journey.

Who am I, what am I about? 

Who am I? What am I about? Interesting questions! I promise not to get too philosophical on you or to start talking about paradigms and epistemology very often. I'll leave that until I'm well into my PhD and start experiencing paradigm shifts in the way I view life and the world.😂 For now, I have … Continue reading Who am I, what am I about? 

Blogging 101: First day at WordPress Blogging University  

For all my new followers and as a reminder to my dedicated ones, my name is Nichole McIntosh and I have been blogging for 8 months. I started blogging to share my reflections on life, work and studying for my PhD. I have never kept a journal and so I thought, if I am going … Continue reading Blogging 101: First day at WordPress Blogging University