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Why ER Nurses Are The Best

As a resource nurse who has worked in many specialties and units all over the hospital setting, I have discovered that I am an ER nurse at heart.  Here are the reasons why I think working in the ER is better then med surg as a nurse…

The Single Best Financial Advice For Nurses

Nurses work hard for the money. But they need to be saving more of it.
During my first few tumultuous weeks as a new grad nurse, a mentor with over 20 years of nursing experience gave me helpful advice. “Save your money now,” she said. “Automatic your savings so you don’t even see it. ” Everything in nursing is evidence-based. Are nurses ignoring the evidence that compounding interest is the secret to growing wealth slowly and ensuring their financial health into their golden years…

Baby Proofing Checklist: How An ER Nurse Keeps Her Kids Safer

To all new parents:  you gotta baby proof your house!  It all happens so fast.  First, baby starts to roll and crawl.  Then they start “cruising.” And finally, your sweet little bundle of joy takes his or her first Frankenstein steps. And just like that, you have a walker! Now, I may be just a tad over zealous when it comes to baby proofing our house.  I am an ER nurse and I have seen what can happen when a house isn’t baby proofed.  I wrote this baby proofing checklist with the hope of encouraging other parents to take an active stance in baby proofing their homes and creating a safer environment for loved ones. Please read to learn more…

My “About Me” Page and Our Huffington Post Interview

A journalist at the Huntington Post contacted me about a month ago through my blog.  She asked if my husband and I would be interested in being interviewed for a piece that she was doing about what it was like being married to an ER nurse.   Of course I said yes…

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…

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…

Look For The Helpers: Acts Of Compassion After The Las Vegas Massacre

On October 1st, a single shooter sprayed bullets into the crowd at a country music festival in Las Vegas killing 59 people and injuring over 500. This article talks about some of the acts of compassion that have resulted since the massacre and how you can help. There are always helpers in times of darkness…

Why Nurses Need To Practice Yoga: Self Care For The Caregiver

Nursing is a challenging career. In addition to physical problems such as chronic back pain, being a nurse can contribute to additional issues like burnout, compassion fatigue, chronic stress or even depression. Nurses need to make self care a priority. One way to do that is by developing a regular yoga practice. Read more to learn what the research says about the benefits of having a yoga practice…

Happy Easter From The Emergency Room: Day One Of ER Nurse Training

While most people were with their families this Easter Sunday, I was working day one of emergency room training. I am so excited to talk about my first ER experiences and the types of ER patients I will be expecting…

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…