Before You Start A Blog Read This!

Starting a blog can be overwhelming, especially when you already work full time, are a parent to small children and have a to-do list that never seems to end.  To make matters worse there is almost too much information on the internet about how to start a blog. The thing about blogging is that it is a marathon, NOT a sprint. It is also not a get rich fast (or maybe ever) scheme.   It is a TON of work.  So, if you are not considering blogging as a long term project then quite frankly I would strongly consider whether you want to start a blog in the first place. But since you are still reading this I’m going to assume you really do want to start a blog .  And I’m so glad.  Because I love blogging and I love talking about blogging even more…

Working As A Nurse While Pregnant

By taking proper precautions and always putting safety first, working as a nurse while pregnant is possible.  Here are 9 helpful tips for pregnant nurses. Take care of yourself first, mama…

Why Amazon Is A Great Affiliate For New Bloggers

Amazon is a great affiliate for new bloggers. Just this morning I rolled out of bed to find that I had already made $42  while I was sleeping (not much, but like I said, I’m still new). It is passive income and it is consistent.  Which means that I am making money no matter what I am doing that day…

Fit Nurse: Simple Ways To Exercise As A Busy Nurse Mom

Over the last month I have been interviewing fellow nurse moms to find out how they manage to squeeze in a workout while balancing motherhood and 12 hour shifts.  The feedback I received was very encouraging!  The conversations I had with these nurses convinced me that it is in fact very possible to stay fit when it seems that there is no more time in the day. Read more to learn how…

Nurse Money: How To Pay Off Nursing School Loans Fast

The last thing any busy, hard-working nurse wants to think about is how to pay off student loan debt from nursing school.  Unfortunately, you can’t ignore it out of existence no matter how hard you try. (Trust me, I’ve tried!). Nursing school student loan debt will remain right where is is until you get aggressive and attack it. Read more to learn about 7 simple that you can use to pay off nursing school loans quickly and become a debt-free nurse…

How To Find Time To Blog As A Busy Nurse & Mom

My biggest challenge as a busy nurse & mom blogger is simply finding the time to work on my blog.  This post discusses ways that I manage to grow my blog despite having a very busy work and home schedule. Blogging on a very busy schedule is possible…

Nurse Burnout Symptoms To Watch Out For

The nursing profession tends to attract the most compassionate and empathetic of the human population.  For that reason, nurses are also the most susceptible to experiencing “burnout.”   Eventually, chronic overwork and stress can lead to nurse burnout symptoms such as exhaustion, anxiety, physical injury or even depression.   If you have been a nurse for a while then you probably know exactly what I’m talking about. Read more to discover the signs and symptoms of nurse burnout so you can find ways to help rediscover your passion for nursing again…

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…