Healthcare is a profession that has long been on the rise due to the demand for expert health professionals. Qualified nurses, in particular, are treasured by institutes and patients alike. However, despite the need for an expert opinion, healthcare has long since moved from being a manually operated profession alone. Just like every other profession, healthcare is also making … [Read more...] about What is Nursing Informatics?
Thank you to Post-it® Brand for partnering with us on this post.Last month, I shared how I use Post-it® Notes to make our household to do list a game as Post-it® Brand encouraged me to take a 21-day productivity challenge. Since I LOVE Post-it® Notes, I was pumped at the thought of improving my sometimes-chaotic home life. Finally, I thought, the laundry list of to do items … [Read more...] about Update: Post-it® Notes Productivity Challenge
Thank you to Post-it® Brand for partnering with us on this post.Staying productive is always a challenge. In addition to working a full-time at a demanding day job in the healthcare technology industry, I run a nursing blog and manage a household. If I want to maintain my sanity, keeping tasks organized and being productive is an absolute must. Almost Everyone Struggles … [Read more...] about Productivity Challenge: Make the Household To Do List a Game with Post-it® Notes
I switched to T-Mobile and my only regret has been that I didn’t do it sooner.5 Reasons I Switched to T-Mobile Breaking up with your phone company can be similar to ending a relationship: you ponder the decision for a while, you reminisce about all the negative traits that get your blood boiling, and you sit there at the end of the day and wonder if there’s maybe a … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons I Switched to T-Mobile – And You Should Too!
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
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
I looked at my clock as I had been tossing and turning all night with stomach pains. 2:43am. What was going on? Appendicitis? I flip open one of my old text books..no not that. Did I all of a sudden become lactose intolerant? Do I have a gallstone? Was it a back injury? Was it just stress? And then, in typical nurse fashion, I started to ponder if this could in fact be that … [Read more...] about Talk to a Doctor Online- Anytime- Anywhere with HealthTap
Let’s face it; the classic stethoscope has it's place in healthcare, but it's 2016. A stethoscope is a tool that no nurse can be without. With technology completely changing the world and standards of care in healthcare, it's no surprise that electronic stethoscopes are on on the rise.These devices have come a long way indeed. Conventional stethoscopes have long been seen … [Read more...] about What to Look for When Buying an Electronic Stethoscope
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
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 3M for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.A few months ago, I wrote about a post titled "What is Visual Privacy and How to Avoid Visual Hacking." My goal was to define both visual privacy and visual hacking and offer solutions to protect sensitive data. I highlighted 3M™ Privacy Filters and how they can protect data both at … [Read more...] about The Growing Concern of Visual Privacy
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
Fuse Chicken provided me with their products to facilitate this post. Opinions stated are my own. Ever since I've owned an iPhone, I've struggled with cables that break. I've looked all over to find durable cables and didn't even think an indestructible iPhone charger existed. I was pleasantly surprised when Fuse Chicken reached out to me and told me about the toughest … [Read more...] about Indestructible iPhone Charger – Never Buy an iPhone Cable Again!
Thank you to Pocket Prep for partnering with me on this post.Every year students preparing for nursing school find themselves asking the question "What is the TEAS test?" If all the core classes, applications, and fees aren't enough, many nursing programs add an exam called the TEAS test to the nursing school application process. Since the process of applying to nursing … [Read more...] about What is the TEAS Test and How Can I Study for It?
Anybody who has worked in the medical field has encountered tricky situations when complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act guidelines. HIPAA policies are vast in complexity, and they keep changing thanks to the updated Omnibus Rule, which was issued in 2013. The maximum HIPAA fines have also increased to $50,000 per violation, capping at $1.5 … [Read more...] about 8 Common HIPAA Violations You Must Avoid