Nursing

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy National Nurses Week

Happy National Nurses Week

So it’s Nurse’s Week. Every year, this comes around each May, and you usually get a free bag or mug from work as some sort of an appreciation gift for what we do. Aside from the fact that we’ve received like, 5 lunch bags from work […]

April is Donate Life Month

April is Donate Life Month

Alright alright. Not the most uplifting topic, I know. But it can be. And I want to educate you on the importance and relevance of this topic, as well as encourage discussion between your family on the topic of…organ donation. Before you stop reading, PLEASE […]