This article discusses over 20 recommended nursing shoes for women and narrows down the best shoes for nurses. The nursing profession is wonderful because there are so many different specialties. However, no matter what specialty you are in, the need for quality nursing shoes is paramount. Without great shoes, and an awesome pair of compression socks, your legs, feet, and back will take a beating and likely leave you with pain. As a nurse and a shoe enthusiast, I've examined all kinds of … [Read more...] about Best Shoes for Nurses – 20+ Recommended Nursing Shoes for Women 2019
Even though there are more women in technology than ever before, the annual CES conference has not caught up. We need to ensure that there is equal representation at this huge tech showcase. And that the ladies who are on the floor are knowledgeable and informed about the products and services they are representing. This is the second year I have attended CES and things just seemed significantly different this time around. I am not sure if the industry is changing, there are just more people … [Read more...] about More Women in Technology Doesn’t Mean CES Has Caught Up
Guest Blogger: Jenna Many women struggle with various infertility issues and treatments. Some of these women use donor eggs, fertilized and implanted through IVF, to help carry successful pregnancies to term. Donor eggs are growing in popularity, but very little is said about the women who contribute these donations. Most egg donation companies keep donors anonymous, meaning we rarely hear egg donor stories straight from the women who make it a possibility. However, I was at a college … [Read more...] about Ever Considered Being an Egg Donor? Hear Lisa’s Story
When you're anxious to conceive, it's easy to convince yourself you might be pregnant. From hormonal mood swings to sensitive breasts, you may very well be — but you don't want to get your hopes up confusing premenstrual symptoms with hopeful pregnancy wishes. Unfortunately, they can be very similar. While a pregnancy test is the most accurate way to settle the debate, here are some other indicators that you might be expecting: Missed or Abnormal Period Usually, a missed or abnormal period can … [Read more...] about 8 Early Signs That You May Be Pregnant
There is a lot of nursing gear that is can make caring for patients a little easier. It can be difficult to find items that are of quality and recommended by a trusted source. It’s a good thing that we’ve already taken some of the work out of it for you and rounded up some of the best nursing gear on the web. Nursing Gear If you’re looking for the best shoes for nurses, best stethoscope, best nursing tote bags with pockets, or best gifts for nurses we’ve got you covered. Heck, we’ll even tell … [Read more...] about Guide to the Top Nursing Gear
There has been a recent rise in Indian surrogacy. Many celebrity parents decide to use surrogates for various fertility and personal reasons. For example, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have children born of a surrogate along with Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. What is Indian Surrogacy? Indian surrogacy is the act of having a woman in India carry a baby that is not her own in exchange for healthcare, room, and board, and usually some small payment for her time and inconvenience. … [Read more...] about Indian Surrogacy: Is it OK to Outsource Pregnancy?
A post over at ProBlogger, Act Like a Pro, clearly lays out something that was touched on in many of the sessions at Blog World Expo: Be confident in your area of expertise. You are an authority, so own it. Why I Started Blogging Forrest Gump said "Now, it used to be I ran to get where I was going. I never it thought it would take me anywhere." Blogging is to The Nerdy Nurse like Forest Gump it to Running. When I originally started my blog, I knew that it had potential to do things for … [Read more...] about Act Like a Pro: Owning Your Expertise Confidently
Being an advocate requires a great amount of perseverance. While the rewards are numerous, and I can honestly say that the benefits outweigh the risks, it can be very challenging to maintain integrity and motivation to continue fighting the good fight. My husband was attempting to help a family member deal with a crisis. He was advocating for this 2 children. While speaking on their behalf, he angered his brother greatly. “You’re just one of those know-it-alls who don’t know nothing,” he … [Read more...] about Patient, Nurse, and Technology Advocate Who Happens To be a Woman: AKA Know-it-All
The potential for social media to impact and improve healthcare is staggering. This is especially prominent now that consumers are stepping up and confirming that a healthcare providers online presence will impact their decision to seek care with them. Benefits of Social Media for Healthcare Organizations If hospitals utilize social media for their marketing benefits alone, the impacts would be substantial for them. But imagine if healthcare organizations were to truly embrace social media, … [Read more...] about Hey Hospitals, Patients Are Looking For you Online!
Fifty-Six Year-Old to Give 25 Year-Old Her Uterus It's a little much to grasp, and it's applicable in a double sense. It's the 56-year old's womb, in the sense that it's her uterus, and she will be "sharing" it with her daughter. It's the 25-year old's womb in the sense that it was where she was conceived, and she will potentially be sharing it with her child. How very perplexing. Mother ’s love their children deeply and often spend their entire life giving to them. They … [Read more...] about Uterus Transplant: Sharing Your Womb With Your Child?
When I first started blogging I did so anonymously. Even after I came out of the nursing blog closest I was fearful to tell my coworkers about my blog. There is a lot of risk involved when you write about your work especially if someone already wants to put a bullseye on you. With so many healthcare providers on the fence about social media and the risks of liabilities associated with having an online presence, I wanted to take a some times to highlight some of the reasons why I don't run up … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons Why My Coworkers Don’t Read My Nursing Blog
By: Nitin Ajwani (Guest Blogger) Changing Trends in Nursing Scrubs Today many health specialists, especially nurses, are featured with a solitary work wear throughout the medical wards in the hospitals and various clinics. In the beginning of 80's, the nursing scrubs were almost always a simple white dress. Previously, a nurses dress code may have been the standard apparel of white top, skirt and cap. This type of dress was particularly common to many health professionals before the … [Read more...] about Quick Glance at the Changing Trends in Nursing Scrubs
One of most terrible nights as a nurse was early in my career. It was shortly after I moved to night shift becoming the night nurse I always swore I wouldn't be. My patients were all high acuity patients. It was a night full tubes, drains, fall risks, confusion, decubitus ulcer, vascular wounds, PICC lines, central lines, shunts, stents, pacers, OG tubes, family conflicts, blood transfusions, fresh post-ops, spina bifida, and sadness. In addition to the loads of problems the fact that nearly … [Read more...] about The Hardest Shift I’ve Ever Had – A long, eventful, tearful, and stressful journey as a night nurse
I have to say that I never thought I would work at night. Night shift nursing was always something that scared me. I just never thought I'd be able to stay awake all night. I mean, your body is programmed to do the exact opposite. Avoiding Night Shift Nursing I remember in my initial interview process that it was one thing I specifically requested to avoid. As much as I understand that many new nurses often have to earn their first shift position, this is not the case at the hospital where I … [Read more...] about Night Shift Nursing after Bullied on Day Shift