10 Fascinating Heartfelt and Informative Nursing Blogs
It seems that every time I speak with a nurse I learn something new. It really doesn't matter what sector of health care that they work in, they have a perspective that you don't find shared often. Lately, I have been reading a lot of nursing blogs to dig even deeper into the outlooks of nurses younger to older, working to retired, from all over the country.
10 Nursing Blogs That You Won't Want To Miss
1. ER Nurse. Frank insights aplenty. It's not updated often, but dates back to 2007 so you do get a long-term perspective of the nursing field.
2. Launched in 2008, Nursing Ideas was founded by a male undergraduate nursing student. This blogs connects nurses and nursing students, allowing them to share more online.
3. Nine nurses contribute to the St. Joseph Hospital nursing research blog, an open forum for nurses, medical librarians and anyone interested in evidence-based nursing.
4. Nursetopia is a wide-ranging blog discussing many aspects of the nursing world including book reviews, confessions and other neat tidbits. One of the tips offered is a free virtual attendance to the 38th Annual Nurses Oncology Conference. One of the conference sessions is about training yourself to hear the patient's voice. This session may help us tune-in to the patient's experience and help us learn how to reach them.
5. Off The Charts, the American Journal of Nursing includes Posts by AJN editors, patients, working nurses, policy leaders and all aspects of how nurses affect the health care community.
6. Lost on The Floor, written by a seasoned RN covering real life and issues such as burnout and the impact it can have on the spread of diseases and overall health of the profession.
7. Touching stories from the lives of nurses are covered in Code Blog. One of the posts that sparked almost a ten year comment stream is from 2003. It covers caring for a patient who needed constant care and his ultimate demise. It's hard to not feel for the writer and the commenters.
8. Johns Hopkins School of Nursing offers a more formalized view of the profession. Although, this post really shows that nurses can really benefit our society in ways that aren't typically expected. This post illustrates how we can all help our elderly neighbors to improve their quality of life.
9. Ever wonder what really happens in a school nurse's office these days? If so, read Diary Of A School Nurse
10. Valuable lessons from the front lines of a nurse practitioner.
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