Can Nurses Use Blogging and Storytelling to Improve the Nursing Profession?

Most people know that blogging is an excellent way to tell stories and share information. It places power with individuals and allows anyone anywhere the ability to have a voice. But even thought it’s a great medium for storytelling, can nurses who blog use their online presence to improve the nursing profession? Can they use their voice to connect with others nurses and make a positive difference?

From Blogging to Book Writing

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Things have certainly been busy in my neck of the woods. If you’re a regular reader you might have noticed that my updates have been light for the last few weeks. Most of my writing energy has been devoted to the book I’ve written that in the process of begin edited and due to be published in August. I’m really excited about the book and that I’ll be a full-fledged author.

AllNurses Really Grinds My Gears

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Without a doubt, AllNurses.com is one of the largest nursing forums on the web. Heck, they may even be largest. They have an amazing potential to help other nurses connect with each others and help each other. They could do this even better if they allow nurse entrepreneurs to interact with their community and share their content.

25 Outstanding Medical Blogs By Nurses

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I am honored to be included on a list for 25 Outstanding Medical Blogs By Nurses created by QuickMed. Many of the nurses on this list are my friends and I admire their work online. A few of them I’ve even had the pleasure to meet in real life!

The Business and Busyness of Blogging

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I had no idea when I started blogging that I would be able to turn into a part time income. I had not even began to think about the fact that if I was dedicated to it, and made a leap, that I could potentially blog full time one day. I could replace my entire income with blogging, if I wanted. I know how to do it. I know others that have done it. But it just requires so much time, and like most of us, I just don’t have a whole lot of it.

I’m busy.

You’re busy.

We’re all busy.

How to Really Make Money Blogging

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Making money on the internet is not a myth. But it’s not as simple as paying $19.99 to have Freddy in India set you up a website and have it go on autopilot, either. Making money online takes work. Nothing worth having in this life is for free. And blogging for cash is no different.

Many people have looked to blogging as a way to generate income. When I first starting blogging I never ever thought about making money. For a very long time I felt as if I wasn’t supposed to make money from it. This sort of coincides with how I sometimes feel guilty that I get paid to work as a nurse. Something inside me always told me that people would or already were judging me harshly for receiving compensation for caring for others, or in this case, blogging.
Many people have looked to blogging as a way to generate income for themselves. I’ll be completely honest. When I started blogging, making money was the last thing I had in mind. In fact, for a very long time I felt as if I wasn’t supposed to make money off of it. Sort of coincides with how I sometimes feel guilty that I get paid to work as a nurse. Something inside me always told me that people would or already were judging me harshly for receiving compensation for caring for others or in this case, blogging.

Online Password Safety Tips For You and Your Family

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But do your children know about password safety?

Have you taken the time to explain to them how to protect their privacy online by properly managing their passwords?

If you aren’t already discussing password safety with your child, you should start. Password security is one of many child identity theft tips that Identity Guard help you be aware of.

18 Patient Identifiers HIPAA Defines as Off Limits

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Hospitals and healthcare providers every start shaking in their boots when they think of social media and healthcare. They freak out about the possibly of a HIPAA violation. But the fear that is struck in many of their hearts is really unneeded. There are 18 patient identifiers that are off limits when it comes to […]

Managed Hosting By Zippy Kid: How I Got out of the Dashboard and Back to Blogging

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There was a time when I my constant tinkering and tweaking broke my blog more often than I’d like to admit. Just as Emergiblog and Nurse Ratched’s Place about how I sat at Blog World Expo for 2 hours fixing my blog after I broke it. Two hours of precious blog world time wasted digging […]

You’ve Figured Me Out: I Blogged About Nurse Amanda Trujillo’s Cause for Personal Gain

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I’m ruined.

Yep. My blogging career is over.

Wordpress is going to corrupt my database. Studio press is going to take away my Genesis theme. ICANN is going to take away my domain name. The Nerdy Nurse will die a bitter death in the nursing blogosphere.