Nurses Nurturing Nurses Interview With Jessica Smith, RN

I got ANOTHER chance this week to talk with RN Coach Jessica Smith about a topic that is near and dear to my heart:  nurses nurturing nurses!  (I had so much fun the first time, what can I say?!)
During the interview, we discussed:
1. Strategies you can use to attain a work-life balance with a busy nursing schedule;
2. How you can design your life around how you want to feel;
3. And how doing simple things each day can make a BIG impact on your overall health and well-being;
I can’t wait for you to check it out. Take care of yourself, nurse…

Pros And Cons Of 12 Hour Nursing Shifts

Before you consider hospital nursing as a career you may want to weigh the pros and cons of 12 hour nursing shifts.  I wish someone had shared this information with me before I became a nurse so that I had a better idea of what to expect.  Especially as a working mother! Here are the pros and cons of working 12 hour nursing shifts…

Bouncing Back From Burnout Interview With Jessica Smith, RN

Nurse burnout sucks.  I’ve totally been there. So, it may seem odd at first to hear that I also LOVE talking about nurse burnout. In fact, I think every nurse experiences burnout at some point in their career (if you haven’t please email me back and let me know your secret!).  Here’s the kicker: once you admit you have an issue with nursing burnout you open yourself to the idea of potential solutions.  But if you just pull your hoodie over your eyes and continue to suffer in silence then nothing ever changes.  And your burnout gets even worse. So, let’s talk about solutions for nurse burnout!  Have a listen to my Bouncing Back From Burnout interview with fellow ER Nurse and Nurse Coach, Jessica Smith…

Pregnant Nurse Precautions To Consider At Work

As an ER nurse who delivered my second baby in early 2018,  I have done a lot of research about occupational hazards that pregnant nurses must be aware of when working at the hospital.  My intent was to make sure that it was safe for me to continue working in such a physically demanding environment with so many potential occupational hazards. Pregnant nurses shouldn’t be afraid to work in the hospital.  In fact, I am so glad that I was able to continue working safely because it helped me save money for maternity leave.  Read on see how you can stay safe and healthy while working as a pregnant nurse…

How To Start A WordPress Blog On Bluehost

So you have something to say, do you?  Why not start a blog? Starting a blog has been one of the most exciting and challenging things I have ever done in my adult life.  I set out on a blogging mission to create a space where I could use my nursing degree to share self-care ideas with other nurses who are also moms.  And I’ve been enjoying this ride ever since. I want to make it super easy for others to start a blog.  So if you are an aspiring blogger like I once was, continue reading to see how easy it is to set up a blog of your own…

Recommended Blogging Resources For New Bloggers

Blogging can be overwhelming and confusing for a new blogger.  When I was just starting out as a new blogger I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.  I searched the internet for information for months.  Then, I became overwhelmed because there is almost too much information.  Who is a new blogger supposed to trust? Now that I have an established blog up and running I am often asked for recommendations on different tools, training,  and other resources  available for new bloggers. These conversations encouraged me to put together a list of recommended blogging resources that have been instrumental in my success as a new blogger (I will add to this list as I continue to try new things…

Nurse Burnout: How Hospital Administration Can Help

Hospital administration can help prevent and better manage nurse burnout. Here are a few ideas that hospitals should consider to help nurses take better care of themselves so they can continue to give excellent care to their patients…

9 Helpful Blogging Tips For New Bloggers

Blogging can be overwhelming and stressful for a new blogger. Here are 9 helpful tips to help new bloggers step in the right direction…

Best Holiday Gifts For Pregnant Nurses

Here are the best holiday gifts for pregnant nurses!  These gifts are perfect as a baby shower gift , a stocking stuffer or as a gift under the Christmas Tree.  We all know that nurses are amazing caregivers by nature.  Why not celebrate that with a gift the reflects all of her many talents…

10 Fun Holiday Nurse Mom Gifts

This holiday season lets celebrate the nurse who is a mom. Nurse moms have two amazing talents: the one that is raising children to be strong, capable adults and the one that selflessly helps total strangers in some of the worst moments of their lives.  After all, there is a fair chance that many nurse moms are not being appreciated or recognized for the dedication and hard work they put in, day after day…