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Super Cute Nurse Cakes from Pinterest

There any many celebrations and occasions that justify having an awesome nurse cake. Check out these awesome Nurse cakes found on Pinterest.

There any many celebrations and occasions that justify having an awesome nurse cake. Here are just a few:

Getting accepted into Nursing School
Graduating from Nursing School
Getting your first nursing job
Getting a promotion into a administrative nursing job
Coming off a 5 day stretch of 12 hours shifts
Okay… so the last one may have been a little much, but there are still plenty of awesome reasons to have a nurse themed cake.

Check out these awesome Nurse and medical themed cakes found on Pinterest.

12 Nerdy Days of Christmas: Etsy Edition

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Well Esty is basically where you can find almost anything cool and crafty you could ever think of. If you can dream it, then chances are that someone has made it and it’s own Etsy. This makes shopping for awesome Christmas items both incredibly awesome, but sometimes very overwhelming. When there’s so much awesome handmade stuff to choose from, how on earth do you narrow it down to the right nerdy items?

Have no fear, The Nerdy Nurse is here! We’ve narrowed it down to 12 awesome Etsy items for this holiday seasons. That’s one for each of the 12 days of Christmas!

How to Titrate a Cardizem Drip

How to Titrate a Cardizem Drip

Many nurses are apprehensive about having to titrate a Cardizem drip. Patients who require Cardizem are usually facing life threatening conditions like A-fib and this can be very stressful to a nurse who doesn’t typically deal with this sort of condition. Depending on your floor there may actually be policies that states that you should transfer patients to critical care or intensive care units if they require titration on a Cardizem gtt. You should make sure that you are familiar with your facilities policy on the subject of Cardizem drips before you take responsibility for this nursing skill.

The Benefits of Texting [Infographic]

The arguments of the harmful nature of text messages to social interaction seem to always be front and center. Many feel that texting ruins social skills, writing and spelling skills, and are depleting our attention spans. However, the benefits of texting are examined far less often.

The following infographic gives some representations of the many benefits of texting. And with 82% of he adult population owning some kind of cell phone, it’s high time we start taking and advantage of this useful tool and stop villainizing it.

6 Reasons Why Nurses Should Use Social Media

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Social media offers many benefits to it’s users. Nurses in particular have the ability to gain many skills that can improve their nursing practice by using social media. While many in healthcare fear social media for various reasons, there is greater good that can come of it for healthcare as a whole.

How to Really Make Money Blogging

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Making money on the internet is not a myth. But it’s not as simple as paying $19.99 to have Freddy in India set you up a website and have it go on autopilot, either. Making money online takes work. Nothing worth having in this life is for free. And blogging for cash is no different.

Many people have looked to blogging as a way to generate income. When I first starting blogging I never ever thought about making money. For a very long time I felt as if I wasn’t supposed to make money from it. This sort of coincides with how I sometimes feel guilty that I get paid to work as a nurse. Something inside me always told me that people would or already were judging me harshly for receiving compensation for caring for others, or in this case, blogging.
Many people have looked to blogging as a way to generate income for themselves. I’ll be completely honest. When I started blogging, making money was the last thing I had in mind. In fact, for a very long time I felt as if I wasn’t supposed to make money off of it. Sort of coincides with how I sometimes feel guilty that I get paid to work as a nurse. Something inside me always told me that people would or already were judging me harshly for receiving compensation for caring for others or in this case, blogging.

Once You Go Mac You Never Go Back is Totally Whack

once you go mac you never go back is whack

I had been pining for a Mac for a couple of years now. Several times I came very close to buying one, but just couldn’t bring myself to part with the cash. I’ve always heard that once you go Mac you never go back. But after my experience with a MacBook Pro, I’m hear to tell you that “Once you go Mac you never go back” is Totally Whack!

Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer Review and Giveaway

Recently I received an Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer to review and was pleasently surprised with just how simple and efficient it is. It’s so easy to use that even my toddler had it mastered in a matter of seconds and was going around the house attempting to get the temperature of everyone in sight.

In my opinion temporal artery scanning is the most efficient and therefore the best way to take the temperature of your child. In my experiences both as a nurse and a patient, temporal artery scanning caused the least discomfort and inconvenience for both the healthcare provider and the patient as well as providing and accurate temperature.

13 Awesome, Unique, and Nerdy iPhone Accessories

One of the coolest things about owning an iPhone is the boatload of accessories that are made to go with it. From nifty cases to clever audio accessories, I am constantly amazed by all the neat goodies you can get to accompany your iPhone.

So I took a little time and did some perusing to bring to your attention some iPhone accessories that I thought were pretty cool. I have to be honest. I get lost for hours looking at this sort of stuff. And yea… I have spend some cash on a nerdy novelty from time to time…

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