Ashley Carty is a seasoned medical professional with over 8 years of experience working at the top hospitals in Southern California, including Hoag, Saddleback Memorial, and UCSD.
Did you love Chicken Soup for the Soul when you were younger? Maybe you still do. A great escape from reality can be to dive into stories from others, especially those who have experienced similar situations like yours, or worse, making those hard days seem easier. Self-care such as taking time to read a book or a great blog is vital during these unprecedented times. We’ve compiled a list of 7 awesome nursing blogs written by RN’s to help you relax, unwind, and escape reality.
Kati Kleber is a nurse, author of several books, and public speaker, and at FreshRN she wants to provide “practical and concise information as well as encouragement and support” to new graduate nurses. Posts provide career and job interview guidance, professional “nurse hacks,” and practical tips for nursing students.
Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN is the nurse behind The Nerdy Nurse, one of the top nursing blogs on the web. Topics include nursing issues, nursing products, and services, healthcare, technology, social media, personal branding, and lifestyle topics. Brittney is also an international keynote speaker and influencer in the nursing and healthcare technology communities.
NursePower! is the blog of Donna Cardillo. As a Registered Nurse and Certified Speaking Professional, Donna travels the world helping healthcare professionals be happy in their lives and careers and to reach their full potential. This blog claims to “harness the power, the passion, and the pride of nursing.” If you’re looking for motivation to take the next step in your career, or inspiration to keep going, NursePower! can help you grow and thrive at every stage of your nursing career.
Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, nurse burnout prevention expert, and founder of The Art of Nursing program. The Nursing from Within blog is intended to reignite the passion nurses once had for their careers. It’s also full of practical advice that can help you take the next step in your nursing career.
The Gypsy Nurse claims to be “the largest and most active online community for travel nurses.” This isn’t technically a blog, but with hundreds of articles from across the travel nursing world, there’s simply too much good content not to include The Gypsy Nurse on our list. In addition to all the great articles, the site offers free online tools to safely connect nurses from around the US.
The voice of this blog belongs to Marianna. After four decades of being a nurse and nurse practitioner, Marianna wanted an outlet to share stories of patients she cared for. Her goal is to encourage nurses to tell their stories about the professional and personal difficulties they’ve encountered, as well as the times they have impacted their patients’ lives. Her experiences demonstrate how nurses develop a relationship with patients and their families that differ from the doctor/patient relationship. She also shows how nurses often struggle to be heard in a hierarchy that favors physicians.
An anonymous nurse reveals her experiences working at a rehabilitation facility. Her candid encounters as a nurse illustrate the injustices of working in a faux healthcare team, in comparison to the gratification of providing care to patients and their families. It’s a way of telling other nurses “you are not alone”.
Do you have a favorite blog that didn’t make it to the list? Let us know in the comments below.
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