First Place in the AJN Book of the Year Awards

Award Winning Social Media and Technology Guide for Nurses

The American Journal of Nursing has awarded the honor of book of the year to The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology. The book received first place honors in the Information Technology/Social Media category.

I am sincerely honored and grateful that the AJN has selected my book as one noteworthy in the year 2014. To have my little technology and social media guidebook alongside textbooks and other prestigious nursing publications is mindblowing.

The Comcast Data Cap is Ruining My Life

The Comcast Data Cap is Ruining My Life

The Comcast data cap that has been put in place within the last year is causing serious issues in my household. For the first time in forever (yes, I just quoted Frozen), I am forced to be conscious of my internet usage or else be forced to pay the price (literally). At $10 per extra 50gbs, it can add up fast. To make matters worse, it’s leading to disputes between my husband and I over who is entitled to watch Netflix. As well as conversations with my son and I over whether or not he can watch another Youtube video.

iPhone 6 Plus Case Review: Ballistic Tough Jacket Maxx and Urbanite

iPhone 6 Plus Case Review: Ballistic Tough Jacket Maxx and Urbanite

When the new iPhone 6 Plus came on the scene I knew I just had to have one, even though they were the bigfoot of the tech world and nearly impossible to find. But even before I had my hands on the phone itself I was looking for a case to protect it. With the big deal that was made out of #bendgate I knew that I couldn’t risk one second of having outside a reliable case. Luckily, my husband and I received the Ballistic Tough Jacket Maxx and Urbanite iPhone 6 Plus cases to review.

Virgin Mobile Custom Phones Makes Your Smartphone Truly Yours #Sponsored

Virgin Mobile Custom LG Pulse

Having a smartphone is an obligation that often is accompanied with a high price tag. Just recently I was talking about wanting to buy an iPhone 6 plus and the $300-500 price tag associated with the phone enough is enough to make most look for a different option. Fortunately for those who are budget-conscious, yet still want a smartphone with all the bells and whistles, Virgin Mobile Custom has you covered.

Eggtronic Hub-It Sync and Charge Station Review

Eggtronic Hub It Sync and Charge Station Review

This  Eggtronic Hub-It Sync and Charge Station review has been facilitated by a sample product. Opinions stated are my own. We have a lot of devices in our house. This can often lead to frustration and confusion when the favorite iPhone charger is occupied or my husband doesn’t remember that he put his iPhone on […]

Let’s Talk About Clinical Integration

Clinical Integration

Clinical integration is pretty amazing. It’s not quite an ACO, yet allows a healthcare organizations within a community to loosely associate in order to provide better care for their patients. These hospitals and private practices agree to share data about the patients they care for with one another and agree to practice by defined health initiatives. It’s a way to provide better care across the continuum and also allows for providers to increase their reimbursement.

This means more money coming into hospitals and physician’s offices, which means they can hire more nurses!

iPhone 6 Plus is the Bigfoot of the Tech World #NoiPhone6plus

#NoiPhone6plus iPhone 6 plus bigfoot

At this point the iPhone 6 plus might as well be bigfoot of the tech world, because we only ever see photos and video. We never actually see one in the wild. Please don’t tell me about demos units in the stores. Those things don’t count.

I want to see a real live iPhone 6 plus in the hands of a real person that is really using it. And trust me, I’ve been looking at everyone’s phone for the last week and they just aren’t around.

HIPAA for Nurses – A Few Dos and Don’ts

HIPAA for Nurses - A Few Dos and Don'ts

With the focus on privacy and security, we have all heard a lot about security breaches, privacy violations, and what HIPAA requires. But, at the end of the day, how does it affect your job and how you do things. Here are a few dos and not to dos.

Healthcare IT Needs Network Scanning

Canon Network Scanner ScanFront 300p

Healthcare IT relies on technology everyday. When analysts and other healthcare IT staff do not have access to tools to do their jobs their performances suffers. There are many technologies and tools that can improve the workflow of healthcare IT and informatics nurses. Network scanning is one that should not be missed.