9 Thoughtful Yet Practical Gifts For Nurses

Looking for a thoughtful yet practical gift for the nurse in your life? Giving a nurse one of these gifts lets them know that you understand how hard they work to help others during some of the worst times in their lives.  These make great nurse gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, nursing school graduations or even “just because…

7 Easy Restorative Yoga Poses For Nurses

Yoga offers nurses who work exhausting 12 hour shifts a way to give themselves a little more self-care.  Furthermore, when we replenish our own reserves it helps us take even better care of our families and patients with more compassion. Here are 7 energizing and easy yoga poses for nurses who need more self-care…

12 Nurse Essentials I Can’t Live Without!

I have been a nurse for 7 years and I still see things that shock me everyday! Which is why I make sure I have the nurse essentials I need to be successful. These tools are great if you are looking for nurse gifts or just want to keep your professional nurse game on point! Here is my list is nursing essentials I can’t live without…

Working Mom Health Tips For 12 Hour Shifts

As a working mom and nurse who works 12 hour shifts, I know I will be gone for very large chunks of time. So I do my best to make sure things are properly set up at home for my family and myself the day before. Additionally, as a ER nurse I know how important it is that I take good care of myself so I can continue to give the best possible care to my family and patients.  After all, I can’t expect others to listen to my health education if I don’t take my own advice and stay healthy too.  Here are my top 3 priorities for keeping myself and my family healthy as a nurse who works 12 hour shifts…

17 Fun And Unique Nurses Week Gifts Ideas

National Nurses Week often comes and goes with little to no recognition for many hospital nurses.  So this year, I decided to make a list of fun, inexpensive and unique nurses week gifts ideas to help acknowledge the awesome dedication of the nurses in your life. (And, by the way nurse, you ARE awesome.  Thank you for your dedication and service.  The healthcare system would crumble without you…

Maternity Leave For Nurses: How To Save Money

Nurses work extremely hard to care for patients. Yet when they have a baby of their own they barely have time to bond with them before they head back to work.  Add the financial strain into the mix and it can become very stressful and overwhelming.  So what is a nurse who is also a brand new mom to do? Read to learn more about the 8 helpful ways you can save money for maternity leave…

101 Interesting Blog Post Ideas For Nurses

I came up with this list of 101 interesting blog post ideas for nurses so that I could prove a point: that there are so many things that nurses can write about.  And I barely even scratched the surface with this list! Nurses have a unique perspective that we can share with readers. Read more to find out why I think more nurses should be blogging and for 101 interesting blog post ideas for nurses…

Stress Management For Nurses

It is no surprise that prolonged stress damages the body.  Yet many nurses are dealing with unchecked chronic stress for years or even decades.  Still, the passion that many nurses have for helping others drives them to continue forward in their nursing careers.  But who is helping nurses? Read more about simple ways nurses can manage stress so they can continue living a happy and healthy career in nursing…

Simple Time Saving Tips For Nurse Moms

At work you are busy caring for patients, organizing plans of care, giving life-saving treatments, advocating for patients, all while continuing to make them feel safe and well-cared for.  Now its time to apply your nurse time management skills at home.  After all, nurses know more then anyone about how to prioritize the most important tasks first.  Our patients lives often depend on it. Here are simple and helpful time-saving tips for the nurse who is also a mother…

Nurse Mom: 8 Pumping Essentials For Nurses Who Breastfeed

Breast feeding can be hard for a new mom (it certainly was for me!).   Then, when I finally got the hang of it, my maternity leave was almost over and I had a whole new problem to figure out:  How am I supposed to continue breastfeeding while working as a busy registered nurse? Well, its been one year and I am still pumping successfully as a nurse working in the emergency department. The #1 thing I have learned is that if you don’t plan ahead, pumping at work as a nurse can be extremely difficult.  But with the right pumping tools and a lot of determination you will find that you can make pumping fit right into your busy nursing schedule! Here are 8 pumping essentials that nurses need to pump at work…