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Category: Nurse Career

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…

My Podcast Debut On ‘Your Next Shift’

I was recently interviewed on ‘Your Next Shift’, the most innovative internet show that helps nurses thrive in their careers.  A few of the topics I discussed were the importance of continuing education to prevent career stagnation and why you should never let fear hold you back. If you love listening to the challenges and accomplishments of your fellow nurse peers, then you need to check this out…

Different Types of Nurses & Nursing Specialties

There are so many different types of nurses who work within the hospital setting. It can be overwhelming to find a specialty you love. Here is a quick and dirty explanation of the different types of nurses and nursing specialties that may be for you…

Alternative Medicine: Unique Careers Within Nursing

Do you currently work as a nurse and have been thinking of a career change? Or perhaps you’re an aspiring nurse looking for an unusual avenue? Here are a few unique careers to consider within in the field of nursing…

The 7 Most Important Nurse Supplies You Need

What are the coolest and most important nurse supplies you need as a nurse? This list is great if you are looking for gifts for nurses or if you are just looking to keep your professional nurse game on point! To be professional and prepared, here are the 7 coolest and most important nurse supplies you need to kill it as a nurse…

I Love Being An Emergency Room Nurse: How Adopting A New Specialty Reignited My Passion For Nursing

In March 2018 I got the opportunity to cross-train into our Level 1 Trauma ER. And I love it! These are my top 6 favorite things about working in the Emergency Room…

Unpaid Maternity Leave As A Registered Nurse: How To Make It Work

As an expecting mother and registered nurse, I will soon be confronting one of the biggest downfalls to being a per diem RN: unpaid maternity leave. Unpaid maternity leave in the US can be a real financial drain for families. This post discusses how to plan for unpaid maternity leave as a per diem registered nurse including several tips on how to make it work best for you…

Nurse Flexibility In The Workplace: How Becoming A Per Diem Nurse Helped Me Find A Work-Life Balance

The nursing profession has flexibility perks that make it a lot easier to be a working mom. Being a per diem nurse makes it possible to work less and/or more flexible work hours. Other benefits include higher pay and other opportunities for growth. There are also drawbacks including not having employment benefits, getting canceled when there are low RN needs and others…

How Pediatric Nurse Training Reminded Me To Have More Gratitude

When you have your health, you have everything. My experiences as a nurse have taught me that having good health makes you the richest person in the world. On another hand, being ill makes life seem poor even if you are monetarily wealthy.
Pediatric nurse training has significantly reinforced my gratitude for having a healthy child. This post discusses why gratitude is so important and the many ways moms can practice gratitude for continued good health…

How I Became A Emergency Room Nurse

I became an emergency room nurse 6 years into my career. I talk about my pathway from student nurse to new grad resident at UCLA Medical Center and the decisions I made along the way…