These nerdy gift ideas and novelties will get a chuckle from even the coolest guys and gals. There are some pretty awesome things about being a nerd, and a few not-so-awesome things. The wedgies and bathroom confrontations in middle school are certainly not the high point of any nerds life. But later in life, when we're our former bullies boss it can put the awkward teenage years into perspective. Because nerds are often ahead of their time. In high school, nerds are obsessing … [Read more...] about 9 Nerdy Gift Ideas and Novelties
Tablets have become an exciting game changer in technology and healthcare. Nurses can benefit from owning tablets and the Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple iPad 2, and Nook Tablet are all worth taking a look at. It is no secret that this nerdy nurse is a fan of tablet computers. I still swoon over my iPad and have the HP Touchpad as well. I’ve been eyeing Android tablets ( and also thinking about putting Android on my HP touchpad) but I haven’t found one that’s made me want to hand over the cash, … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Why Nurses Need a Tablet: Amazon Kindle Fire, iPad2, or Nook Tablet
This post will outline tips and strategies to build a successful nursing blog. Nursing blog success doesn't have to be an elusive dream. You can make an impact on nursing and the world if you implement strategies to ensure that your message is clear and far-reaching. I've spent years building a personal and professional brand and want to share some key strategies that will bring your success with your nursing blog. I received a very flattering email from an aspiring blogger who fancied me as … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Nursing Blog Success
I'll be the first to admit that I'm not one of these people who grew up being a nurse. It would be nice to say that I put bandages on my dolls, and had dreams of nursing since I was a child. But I just can't say it. It's not true. I came to the realization that wanted to be a nurse 6 months after passing my NCLEX and working as a nurse. Before then, I knew I could be a nurse, but I didn't really know I wanted to. I went to nursing school because it was local, cost effective, and would be a … [Read more...] about Things They Don’t Tell you When You’re In Nursing School: Advice for New Grads
I work for a private, corporate hospital as a floor nurse. I am precepting at a public, independent hospital in an administrative role. The differences in the way things are done and the possibilities for change and innovation are astounding. As much as I am a loyalists, and would really love to stay where I am, as a nurse who wants to be a part of positive change in healthcare, this may prove to be more difficult than anticipated for many of the reasons which I have listed: What I have noticed … [Read more...] about 10 Differences Between a Public Not-For-Profit Hospital Verses a Private For-Profit Corporate Hospital
Receiving admissions at shift change is one of my biggest pet peeves in nursing. The reasons for this could fill pages upon pages, but I will try to be relatively brief. Reasons Why Admissions at Shift Change are Awful When a patient arrives at shift change, responsibility for the assessment is unclear. Is it me? Is in the oncoming nurse? What's the cutoff? 6:55? 7:00? 7:05? Paging physicians to notify of arrival to the floor can become a fiasco especially when you are busy trying to … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons Why I Hate to Get Admissions At Shift Change
I'm gonna save the build up for you. I'm the stupid nurse referenced in the title of this article. Also, before I get your hopes up, let me just say, the title is pure sarcasm. Women hold a grudge. This is no real secret. Most of us ladies know we tend to remain resentful, pessimistic, and guarded around certain people and situations. However, most of us can at least pretend and be professional enough to function appropriately in the workplace if said grudge happens to involve the … [Read more...] about The Incompetent, List-Worthy, Stupid Nurse – Strikes Again!