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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…

5 Best Trauma Shears On The Market

As a nurse, I see things that shock me everyday. That is why it is so important to be prepared with the right nurse supplies you need to be able to perform at your best. I invested in a good pair of trauma shears about 5 years into my nursing career when I became an ER nurse.  Dull shears are not good in an emergency and I wanted a great, non-disposable pair that performed well. Here are the top 5 trauma shears on the market – from a nurse who actually uses them…

10 Best Nike Nursing Shoes

Its no secret that nurses are on their feet for up to 12 hour nursing shifts (or longer!).  So it is imperative that nurse wear shoes that are able to support their intensive and often arduous nursing shifts. Having a great nursing shoe can make all the difference in how good you feel after a long 12 hour shift.  Foot pain, back pain and achy joints are just a few of the side effects that many nurses deal with on a regular basis.  And having the proper footwear can make all the difference in the world. Here are the best Nike shoes for nurses…

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…

Before You Start A Blog Read This!

Starting a blog can be overwhelming, especially when you already work full time, are a parent to small children and have a to-do list that never seems to end.  To make matters worse there is almost too much information on the internet about how to start a blog. The thing about blogging is that it is a marathon, NOT a sprint. It is also not a get rich fast (or maybe ever) scheme.   It is a TON of work.  So, if you are not considering blogging as a long term project then quite frankly I would strongly consider whether you want to start a blog in the first place. But since you are still reading this I’m going to assume you really do want to start a blog .  And I’m so glad.  Because I love blogging and I love talking about blogging even more…

Nurses Nurturing Nurses Interview With Jessica Smith, RN

I got ANOTHER chance this week to talk with RN Coach Jessica Smith about a topic that is near and dear to my heart:  nurses nurturing nurses!  (I had so much fun the first time, what can I say?!)
During the interview, we discussed:
1. Strategies you can use to attain a work-life balance with a busy nursing schedule;
2. How you can design your life around how you want to feel;
3. And how doing simple things each day can make a BIG impact on your overall health and well-being;
I can’t wait for you to check it out. Take care of yourself, nurse…

Bouncing Back From Burnout Interview With Jessica Smith, RN

Nurse burnout sucks.  I’ve totally been there. So, it may seem odd at first to hear that I also LOVE talking about nurse burnout. In fact, I think every nurse experiences burnout at some point in their career (if you haven’t please email me back and let me know your secret!).  Here’s the kicker: once you admit you have an issue with nursing burnout you open yourself to the idea of potential solutions.  But if you just pull your hoodie over your eyes and continue to suffer in silence then nothing ever changes.  And your burnout gets even worse. So, let’s talk about solutions for nurse burnout!  Have a listen to my Bouncing Back From Burnout interview with fellow ER Nurse and Nurse Coach, Jessica Smith…

Nurse Life: How To Achieve A Work Life Balance

Many nurses struggle with finding a work life balance.  With increasingly demanding 12-hour shifts, it can be tough to stay healthy and sane when you are constantly going mile a minute. Here a a few tips on how to achieve a work life balance between your nursing career and your personal life…

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…