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 evolved, it's become much less about us and much more about you. At The Nerdy Nurse, our goal is to help you in your pursuit … [Read more...] about Our Best Nursing Blogs of 2016
Elizabeth Scala is a talented nurse that I’ve had the pleasure of working with in the nurse blog community. She is also a Jedi Nurse (more on that later) and has written a book to help nurses. She is always willing to lend a helping hand in collaboration efforts, and routinely participates in the nurse blog carnival. As an author of a book on technology for nurses myself, I know how important it is to utilize your network and collaborate to help as many nurses as possible. So when she asked me … [Read more...] about Nursing From Within and the Jedi Nurse
Being a new nurse can be really scary. You’ve learned only a slice of the nursing pie and you are expected to jump in and take care of patients. If you are lucky then you have a lengthy amount of time that you get to spend with your preceptor. This will help you practice your skills and increase your confidence. However, it will all end quickly and you’ll be on your own. I know that I personally didn’t feel like a nurse until a year after I became one. Everything seemed foreign and time … [Read more...] about Tips For New Nurse Grads
There was a time when I thought that Allnurses promoted online collaboration and support for nurses. I was wrong. Allnurses only intends to support themselves by padding their pocketbooks with ad sales garnered by promoting anonymous rants and gripe sessions. They claim to promote nursing, but they shun any nursing experts who can provide valuable insight to the conversations if that expert happens to have a blog. Allnurses is a Huge Nursing Forum Without a doubt, Allnurses is one of the … [Read more...] about Allnurses is not Supportive of Nurses
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. (ps. that was total sarcasm, in case my tone didn’t leap of the page at you… sometimes I have to spell these things out. I’ve been told I can be perceived very differently than I intend. So now that we’re clear on that one at least…") HAH… … [Read more...] about You’ve Figured Me Out: I Blogged About Nurse Amanda Trujillo’s Cause for Personal Gain
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
Do healthcare blogs and bloggers have to adhere to higher standards than the general public? Are there rules that apply to nurse bloggers and nurses with a social medical presence online? The short answer is yes. Policies for Healthcare Blogs Most health care professionals work for healthcare organizations that have policies focusing on social media and general conduct. These policies are put in place to convey clear standards and values of an organization. The usually include language … [Read more...] about Healthcare Blogs: What is Appropriate?