I came up with this list of 101 interesting blog post ideas for nurses so that I could prove a point: there are so many things that nurses can write about. And I barely even scratched the surface with this list!
Nurses, by nature, are lifelong learners.
Nurses generally love learning. If we didn’t, we would have never made it through nursing school in the first place.
To keep our skills up to par and our licenses current, nurses frequently take continuing education courses. Many of us go a step further and become certified experts in our nursing specialties. Most importantly, being a nurse requires learning about changes in the field of medicine and being open to new challenges during every shift. Healthcare is ever-changing, and it is increasingly important for nurses to stay fresh.
Nurses have a unique perspective that we can share with readers.
This is the coolest part about becoming a nurse blogger: each post about nursing can be written about from a completely different perspective. There are so many different specialties and diverse patient populations. And every nurse has different skill sets and experiences within their career that they can share. Furthermore, some nurses can bring unique backgrounds into the mix, as many become nurses as a second or even third career.
In other words, nurses can bring a lot of life experience into their writing. We have valuable information to share.
Becoming a nurse blogger has welcome benefits
First, you’ll become a better writer. Each time you create a new piece, you improve and continue to develop your writing skills.
Second, you’ll become a better thinker. The blogging process helps you to stop and think deeper. You will find yourself having stronger opinions about nurse topics that matter. You will discover thoughts and ideas about nursing that you didn’t even know you had.
I want to see more nurses blogging.
Since I began blogging in 2017, I have read nearly every nurse blog I can find on the internet. I have seen some pretty creative nurse niches and been inspired by what my fellow nurse peers are writing about.
I especially love reading about the amazing things nurses are doing in the face of adversary. For example, I recently read about how nurses in Paradise California continued to care for hospitalized patients during the most devastating fire in modern history. At one point, some were outside trying to fight flames. Now, if that isn’t blog-worthy, then nothing is.
(I want to interview more nurses who go on medical missions and help people in need after catastrophic events. Many nurses care for patients in the face of devastation, and their stories should be shared. In time, I will get there.)
101 interesting blog post ideas for nurses to write about.
I put a lot of effort into thinking of new topics that I would be interested in reading (or writing) about as a nurse. Don’t be surprised if you see several of these topics on my blog over the next year.
So, without further ado, here it is: 101 interesting blog post ideas for nurses. (If there is anything you thing I should add, please leave a comment and I will add it to my next list!)
- Advice for getting through the first year as a nurse
- Nursing specialty information: what to consider when you need a change
- What happens when nurses go on strike
- Stress relieving tips for nurses
- Safe patient ratios
- Nurses helping patients cope after natural disasters
- How nurses can inspire their patients to take better care of themselves
- Nurse burnout
- Health & fitness for busy nurses
- National nursing certifications
- Helpful nursing products
- 15 reasons you need to try travel nursing
- Ways to improve communication between nurses
- Dealing with death as a caregiver
- 20 healthy snack alternatives to share in the break room.
- Professional development for nurses
- How to make sure you are saving enough for retirement as a nurse
- Meditation for nurses
- Ways to exercise on you nursing lunch break
- How to budget as a nurse
- The top 20 best nurse bloggers on the internet
- Inspirational nurses to follow on social media
- 20 most hilarious nurse memes
- Positive nursing quotes
- Tips for becoming a better nurse writer
- What to consider when looking for the right nursing specialty for you
- How to change your nursing specialty
- How to become a nurse blogger
- Alternative nursing careers
- 20 reasons why nursing is a post-apocalyptic survival skill
- How nursing inspired me to become a blogger
- 15 helpful ways to survive the night shift
- Personality traits of nurses
- Managing caregiver burden
- 30 blog post ideas for nurses who work with children
- A day in the life of a nurse
- Why HIPPA is so important for patients
- 9 qualities that all great nurses share
- Dealing with difficult patients
- Violence in healthcare: how nurses can protect themselves
- The best (fill in the blank product) that every nurse needs
- Educational resources for new nurses
- 11 ways to be a kick-ass preceptor to a new grad nurse
- How to prepare for 12 hour shifts
- Awesome work-from-home nurse jobs
- Blood sugar stabilizing foods that nurses should eat during 12 hour shifts
- 9 great reasons why you should consider an MSN
- Bad habits that nurses can develop
- How LinkedIn a a great career resource for nurses
- 9 ways that nursing has changed over the years
- Nursing in the year 1950 vs nursing today
- How to give quality CPR
- Why becoming a certified nurse is so important
- What does it take to become a Magnet Hospital
- What being a nurse has taught me about compassion
- Your favorite nursing specialty and why
- Why more men need to join the nursing profession
- Interesting facts about famous nurses
- Flight nursing
- Nurse bullying in the workplace
- 7 things I wish patients understood about nurses
- How to master IV starts
- The most interesting nurse podcasts you must listen to now
- Career advice from an experienced nurse
- How to promote teamwork on a nursing unit
- Misconceptions people have about new nurses
- How to squeeze in exercise on your lunch break
- Share information about products that were invented by nurses
- Write a list of the funniest patient comments you have ever heard
- Discuss the importance of de-stigmatizing mental health
- Highlight a nurse(s) who volunteered after a natural disaster (such as the California fires)
- Talk about different medical missions
- New innovations in stethoscopes or other nurse products
- What it is like to work as a nurse when you have small children at home
- How nursing teaches me to have more gratitude
- National Preparedness Week from a nurse perspective
- Fun holiday gift ideas for nurses
- The teach-back method for teaching patients about medications
- How nurses can improve health literacy
- Things that nurses can teach patients within their scope of practice.
- Tips on how to have difficult conversations with patients and/or family members
- 10 helpful ways to save for maternity leave as a nurse
- Why working on the holidays as a nurse is hard (& how it can also be fun)
- Continuing education programs for nurses
- 9 ways my nurse peers inspire the heck out of me
- Nurse leaders that I want to emulate and why
- The pros of moving into nursing administration (or why you’ll never do it)
- 10 websites that will pay nurses to write for them
- Why nurses need to be writing more
- Nurse entrepreneurs
- Reasons why nurses should be paid way more than they are
- Dealing with difficult co-workers
- Holistic pain management techniques that nurses can use in practice
- Working with adult patients vs working with pediatric patients
- Diabetes Education
- Tips to prevent high blood pressure that I want my loved ones to know
- How to study more efficiently as a nursing student or grad student
- Why more nurses should consider getting an MSN or Doctorate Degree.
- What to consider before committing to an advanced nursing degree
- Nurse job outlook and career options
- Why nursing really is the most trusted career on the planet
Recommended reading for new nurse bloggers:
- 9 Helpful Blogging Tips For New Bloggers
- How To Start A WordPress Blog On Bluehost
- Recommended Blogging Resources For New Bloggers
- Why Amazon Is A Great Affiliate For New Bloggers
- How I Became A Nurse Blogger
- How To Find Time To Blog As A Busy Nurse And Mom
Resources for new bloggers:
(You need to know by now – if your goal IS to monetize your blog you must invest in a few courses to help move you forward. Otherwise, blogging is a lonely, frustrating island.)
- Nurse Blogging 101: Healthcare Media Academy – If you are a nurse or other healthcare blogger, I highly recommend starting with this one. Creators Brittany Wilson and Kati Kleber are both published, award-winning authors who are also considered the Godmothers in nurse blogging. They are especially great because they go into more detail about patient privacy concerns and other considerations that healthcare bloggers need to be aware of.
- Pinterest Ninja: If you want to understand how Pinterest can grow blog traffic, you need this Pinterest Ninja Course. A blogger colleague of mine, Megan Johnson, created Pinterest Ninja to help people increase their blog pages views by the thousands. I did the course when I was on maternity leave, and I was able to increase my blog traffic from 0-1000/day in just over one month. Seriously, read some of her reviews. Her course is invaluable.
Are you an aspiring nurse blogger who needs a little direction? Drop me a message, and I can forward you some of my resources that helped get me started as a nurse blogger!
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