Musings of a Nightshift Nurse

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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 […]

The Best of Dubai in 2 Days

The Best of Dubai in 2 Days

Dubai is one of those cities unlike anywhere else in the world. With it being a popular layover spot in the Middle East, I was easily tempted to fly out a few days before my Egypt trip to see what I could in that time […]

My Tips for Surviving Night Shift

My Tips for Surviving Night Shift

Currently writing to you from the nurse’s station at 0300. Welcome to the night shift. Although there is a constant struggle of merely living your daily life, I do love night shift for a variety of reasons, and don’t plan on leaving the dark side […]

Visiting Nashville for CMA Fest

Visiting Nashville for CMA Fest

Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been slightly MIA, life has been crazy busy! A few weeks ago I came back from an awesome first trip to Nashville and I’ll give you guys my thoughts on attending the Country Music Awards Festival, as well as some spots […]