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Organizational Tips for the ICU

Organizational Tips for the ICU

Hey everyone! I’ve gotten a few requests for a post on how to plan out and organize your ICU shift for beginners. This post can definitely apply to experienced ICU nurses however, I wanted to tailor this post more towards the novice ICU nurse, still […]

Our Engagement Story

Our Engagement Story

The story of us didn’t start out so romantic, but hey it’s me we’re talking about. Two years ago, one of my best friends was getting married and everyone had flown in to Phoenix. I had been hearing about Christopher from my friend for a […]

Why You Should Go to NTI

Why You Should Go to NTI

NTI (National Teaching Institute) is an annual critical care nursing conference through AACN that gathers nurses from all over America. It’s basically like Disneyland for ICU nurses. Ok… maybe not that great, but it’s pretty close. There’s over 300 educational sessions offering over 37.5 CEUs, over 400 […]

Nurses Week Gift Ideas

Nurses Week Gift Ideas

Nurses week is around the corner! May 6-12th. I figured I would put together a list of gift ideas for coworkers, a preceptor, yourself mostly… Cause it really is a week to celebrate and treat yourself (or others). Our job is HARD. I have an […]

My First Code Blue

My First Code Blue

Code Blue. The two most anxiety-provoking words to any nurse. When you’re a new nurse, the thought of your patient coding is always a lingering fear. When’s it going to happen to me..? Will I freeze? What if they don’t make it? If you think […]

10 Things You MUST Know Before Nursing School

10 Things You MUST Know Before Nursing School

Whether you’ve been accepted into nursing school or are thinking about nursing as a career, nursing school usually places most students in a shock state pretty quickly. I knew I wanted to work in the medical field throughout high school and had heard nursing school […]

Nail the Nursing Interview

Nail the Nursing Interview

Ahh the nursing interview. I don’t know why these interviews have to be so intimidating but here you are, prepping for a panel of people to ask you questions that make you contemplate your adequacy as a nurse. I’m here to help you prepare for your interview, […]

New Year’s Resolution Printout!

New Year’s Resolution Printout!

Hey better late then never right? They say people with written goals are 50% more likely to achieve them compared to those who don’t. I’ve always written mine down annually and tape them up in a place I can see every day. This year, I […]

9 Days in Egypt

9 Days in Egypt

Wow, what an amazing trip! I’ve wanted to go to Egypt forever, and always struggled with finding someone crazy enough to go with me. I travelled with one of my best friends from nursing school, and we decided it would be safest (and easiest) to see […]

Makeup that LASTS through a 12 hour shift

Makeup that LASTS through a 12 hour shift

You all know the feeling. When you finally get a chance to go to the bathroom at 4am and look at yourself in the mirror in horror. Like, I think my ICU patient who’s been here for 3 weeks looks better than me right now…UGH. And […]