Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN

Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, a bachelors-prepared registered nurse, is the founder and owner of The Nerdy Nurse® and TheNerdyNurse.com. She is the co-founder of Health Media Academy and is an award-winning author and blogger, international keynote speaker, and influencer in the nursing and healthcare technology communities. Brittney is the author of The Nerdy Nurse's Guide to Technology and co-author of The Nurse's Guide to Blogging. She blogs about nursing, technology, health IT, at other healthcare topics at thenerdynurse.com. Want to blog like Brittney? Take the Take the Nurse Blogging 101 online course!

How to Study Pharmacology

How to Study Pharmacology

As noble as the profession is of being a nurse, the process of becoming one isn’t a cakewalk. A subject as critical as pharmacology is dreadful enough to steal your night’s sleep. Every nursing student will agree on how daunting it is to study pharmacology.

What does PRN Stand for and When Should it Be Used?

What does PRN Stand for and When Should it Be Used?

PRN is from the latin term “Pro Re Nata”, which literally translates into English “as needed”. We frequently utilize this “as needed” terminology with medicine, and nurses daily hand out PRN medications for a variety of different reasons.

Nurse Symbols: The Origin and the History

Nurse Symbols - The Origin and the History

We see nurse symbols around us all of the time, and we likely don’t think twice about them. The symbols are on nursing pins, medical jewelry, scrub tops, pens, and badge holders. Some of us may have even used them at our pinning ceremony without comprehending the reason behind them. We know that they indicate a nurse, but do we know where they come from? Do we know what they mean?

Physician Assistant Vs Nurse Practitioner – What’s the difference?

Physician Assistant Vs Nurse Practitioner - What’s the difference?

This healthcare team is composed of members from different health allied courses such as doctors, nurses, medical technologists, pharmacists, physical therapists, and many more, etc. In particular, both physician assistants and nurse practitioners hold an advanced role in providing direct patient care. We can tell that PA’s and NP’s are similar and different at the same time.

10 Ways to Describe the C Diff Smell

Being able to identify the C Diff smell is almost a right of passage in nursing. I’ve heard the C Diff smell described in so many ways. The most thing I’ve heard nurses says is “C diff smells sweet.”

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