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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Is Nursing a Good Career For Moms?

Is nursing a good careers for moms? Here are benefits and considerations to think about for moms considering the nursing profession…

Nurse Moms are Incredible Humans

Being a nurse is hard work.  Being a Mom is hard work.  Add the two together and you have one incredibly hard-working, bad ass, multitasking superhero with skills that can actually save lives…

How I Prepare For A 12 Hour Shift

Preparing for a 12 hour shift at the hospital requires some prearranged ground work and organization at home to ensure the day starts off on the right foot. I am a working Mom, and I have a system for making sure that things run smoothly most of the time. I discuss grocery shopping, sleep, getting regular exercise and I provide a minute-by-minute break down of my mornings on work days…