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
Knowing a few tips for new nurses are critical to surviving your first year as a nurse. Being a new nurse on the floor can present many terrifying, wonderful and insane experiences (usually all in the same day). Any nurse would be lying if they said that their first year in the workplace was a walk in the park. Sometimes there are ups and downs, often times there are patients that test you, and invariably, there are days full of learning. The unit might not be an episode of Bear Grylls or … [Read more...] about Tips for New Nurses – How to Survive Your 1st Year as a Nurse
Lateral Violence is all too common in the workplace. Thankfully more and more are insisting this issue no longer remain a secret, but instead are doing everything they can to bring this issue to light and make sure that all nurses know how to stop being a victim of nurse bullying. Today's guest post by Marie A. Castronovo MS, RN, FNP-BC proposes to hold hospitals financially and publicly accountable for resolving nurse bullying. Nursing's Dirty Little Secret: Nurse Bullying Nurse … [Read more...] about Nursing’s Dirty Little Secret: Nurse Bullying, Can Hospitals Resolve the Issue?
Nurses eat their young. If you're a nurse and haven't experienced bullying, you likely know someone who has. When I speak about social media and talk about how my bullying experience lead me to find community and connections with nurses online, I always have nurses who approach me after my talk to confide in me their bullying experiences. This happens without fail. I am thankful to make connections with my audience, but it saddens me that this is often the area that sparks a deeper … [Read more...] about Nurses Eat Their Young – How to Stop Being a Victim of Nurse Bullying
Being the night shift nurse is a grueling job. Though, it is the shift many nurses start on in their career. I have worked as a labor and delivery nurse for the last 10 years, 8 of them on the night shift. I have come up with these 5 tips that helped me get through it with two kids, a husband, and a dog. Night Shift Nurse Survival Tips Schedule It Right Many nurses, like me, are mothers. As a mother, you have many responsibilities and sleep is never a priority, especially on the night shift. … [Read more...] about 5 Survival Tips for the Night Shift Nurse
2015 has been a remarkable year for The Nerdy Nurse! Traffic has grown by over 200%, and we've had some amazing opportunities to highlight exciting and innovative products and tools in the world of nursing and technology. One of the most interesting things about the top posts of 2015 is that most of them were actually written before 2015. In fact, only 2 of the posts were written in 2015. The distribution of content is as follows: 2015 - 2 Posts 2014 - 2 posts 2013 - 4 posts 2012 - … [Read more...] about The Year in Review – The Top 10 Posts of 2015
Guest Post By: Carolyn of BrainTrack.com Maybe you were the kid who asked if they could take home another frog from science class to dissect again in your free time? Or perhaps you could sanitize and bandage all your friends’ scrapes and cuts on the playground lickety split. Now, you’re a grown up and you think nursing might be the right profession for you. The good news is that this is a great time to be a nurse in the job market. The questions you may have now probably start with: now … [Read more...] about Interested In Nursing? Now What?