Musings of a Nightshift Nurse

Month: February 2017

Why You Need to Get Your CCRN

Why You Need to Get Your CCRN

So you’re interested in taking the CCRN exam. Or if you’re not and you’re an ICU nurse, you should be! Of course the idea of taking this exam is daunting, but when you get to add those four letters behind your name, it’s all worth […]

Must Haves: Mascara

Must Haves: Mascara

I thought I’d start off my beauty section of the blog with one of my favorite makeup products: mascara! Mascara is something most girls don’t leave the house without and with so many options out there, it really is difficult to find the right ones. […]

How to Write a Kickass Nursing Resume (for new grads)

How to Write a Kickass Nursing Resume (for new grads)

Wow, it’s FINALLY time for you to start applying to actual nursing jobs. The years full of early mornings, clinical write-ups, and mental breakdowns are coming to an end. Now, you need to show off all your hard work. For whatever reason, I have a […]

How to be single on Valentine’s Day

How to be single on Valentine’s Day

That day is finally coming up. When your newsfeed blows up with all the pictures of the red roses and chocolates. Or maybe it’s the ones of a candlelight dinner with the boyfriend smiling in the background. My favorites are the pictures of your new […]

How to Stay Positive when Life (or a cliff) Brings You Down.

How to Stay Positive when Life (or a cliff) Brings You Down.

After the initial shock of my injury diminished, the long road to recovery ahead became more clear. And with that clarity came the facts that 1) I would not be going to the job I love for months, 2) I would not be able to […]

Maui, Hawaii Travel Guide

Maui, Hawaii Travel Guide

Maui truly has a special place in my heart as my family owns a timeshare there, and we’ve been going every year since I was 10. It feels like my home away from home every time I’m there. It’s the perfect Hawaiian island and the […]

South Africa Travel Guide

South Africa Travel Guide

Last January, a group of us who had met on a past Contiki trip decided to reunite in South Africa. And let me tell you, I was more than impressed with this beautiful country. I stayed in Cape Town and Pretoria, with a 4 day […]

The Story Behind My Injury

The Story Behind My Injury

For those of you who don’t know the story behind my injury, I have started this blog in an effort to document it, heal from it, and hopefully get others to gain an appreciation of the simple things as a result. June 22, 2016 will […]