Every industry has blogs that discuss topics related to that industry and nursing is no exception. Maybe you haven’t thought about blogging as a nurse but there are many benefits to it. Not only are there already some great blogs out there for the nursing industry to read, there are also benefits to the nurse for blogging as well. Why All Nurses Should Blog Not sure what they … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why All Nurses Should Blog
Blogging & Social Media
Blogging and social media resources of nurses and other healthcare professionals.
In 2016, The Nerdy Nurse aimed at being consistent. We wanted to bring you our very best nursing blogs. We've narrowed our focus to almost exclusively on nursing content and really tried to hone in and write on topics that we knew you would be interested in. Historically we've jumped around to topics ranging from parenting, travel, family, and personal ramblings. As we've … [Read more...] about Our Best Nursing Blogs of 2016
When I first became a nurse, I thought blogs were all about ranting and raving. In fact, that's what I did with my blog when I first got started in 2010. I got on a soapbox and complained or praised things. It wasn't until a year or so into blogging that I realized that a blog can be used for so many more positive efforts including personal branding, business, and thought … [Read more...] about Nurses Need to Learn the Business of Blogging
I have said before, and I'll say it again: We need more nursing blogs. There are so many different specialties, points of views, and ways to do things that there is more than enough room for all of us to work together. Every nurse has a story to tell and blogs are the perfect platform to tell these stories. Maybe you have thought about starting a nursing blog but were not sure … [Read more...] about Start a Nursing Blog in 3 Easy Steps
Hold on tight, you're about to be blown away by the best task management app available! This Gqueues review will provide you with an honest account of, in my opinion, the best task management app for online productivity. It's great for bloggers, informaticists, analysts, and pretty much anyone that uses a computer as to do their work. A Time Management and Task Management … [Read more...] about The Best Task Management App – A GQueues Review
Capella University has organized an incredible LIVE Google Hangout where social media's top nurse contributors, as well as Mayo Clinic's Center of Social Media director will come together to talk about social media and what it means for nurses. The live event, which will take place on April 30th, 2015 at 2pm ET, will give nurses practical advice for living in a world saturated … [Read more...] about Hangout with Social Media’s Top Nurses and the Mayo Clinic
The blogosphere is booming with passionate and entertaining nurse bloggers. I've seen a few lists that compile the best nurse blogs or the top nurses to follow on Twitter, Pinterest, and even Google plus. However, I've never seen a single location where you can find a comprehensive list of nursing blogs and their social media accounts. It goes without saying that nurses who … [Read more...] about The Ultimate List of Nurse Blogs and Social Media Accounts to Follow
The Nerdy Nurse's Guide to Technology has been awarded first place in the 2014 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Information Technology/Social Media category.I am sincerely honored and grateful that the American Journal of Nursing has selected my book as one noteworthy in the year 2014. To have my little technology and social media guidebook alongside textbooks and other … [Read more...] about First Place in the AJN Book of the Year Awards
Do you work at a hospital or physician’s office that is part of a clinical integration network?Do you know what a clinical integration network is?There are many definitions, but one of the best comes from the American Hospital Association: “In essence, clinical integration involves providers working together in an interdependent fashion so that they can pool … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Clinical Integration
Even famous nurses make mistakes on social media. Katie Duke, who has a massive following on twitter and instragram, is one of the stars of the ABC hit NY Med. At this point, however, I should probably say “was” a star, since a recent episode revealed that Katie was fired after posting this photo of a trauma room to her popular instagram account (thekatieduke).The … [Read more...] about Katie Duke Shows Nurses How to Not Use Social Media
National Nurses Day is coming soon and this year I’m excited to announce that I will be participating in a tweet chat about IT for nurses.Join Lisa Reichard, RN, BSN, Director of Community Relations (@NurseNadeen) and special guest Brittney Wilson, RN (@TheNerdyNurse) for a National Nurses Day Tweet Chat on Tuesday, May 6th at 1pm ET. Use hashtag #NurseITchat to … [Read more...] about Celebrate National Nurses Day with a #NurseITchat Tweet Chat
There are many blog posts and articles touting the benefits of social media. However, there are few blog posts outlining the career benefits of social media for nurses. This is the post you that answers the question "Can nurses use social media for career success?" Most nurses are using social media in their personal lives daily. They use social media to connect with friends … [Read more...] about 7 Ways Nurses Can Use Social Media for Career Success
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 … [Read more...] about Can Nurses Use Blogging and Storytelling to Improve the Nursing Profession?
My friends Kevin Ross and Keith Carlson are doing amazing things in the nursing social media realm. I just love the fact that they are embracing the nursing community online in new and exciting ways including a radio show and podcasts. If you aren’t already listening, you should! This is one of the most comprehensive collection of live nursing interviews and it happens weekly … [Read more...] about Can’t Get Enough of This Nerdy Nurse? Join me on RNFMradio!
Today I received a print copy of my book The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology. And while I was thrilled to finally have this book come to a fruition, I was not quite prepared for the swell of emotions that overcame me when I began to flip through the pages. But then again, I’m not sure that any author is really ready for the first time we hold a copy of our book. I think of … [Read more...] about Received 1st Copy of My Book: A Bittersweet Occasion