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Returning to the Bedside After an Injury

Returning to the Bedside After an Injury

Hey guys! So for those of you who are interested,  I’m FINALLY back to work in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and so far so good. I was definitely nervous to go back as I had been out of work for almost 10 months, and didn’t […]

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 […]

Dallas/Fort Worth Travel Guide

Dallas/Fort Worth Travel Guide

  I have been wanting to go to Texas majority of my life. FINALLY, I can say I’ve been there and I absolutely loved it! I went there primarily for business and family events so I didn’t have too much time to really wander to […]

Maevn Scrub Review

Maevn Scrub Review

Disclaimer: I received these scrubs for free but all opinions are my own. Let me start out by saying I LOVE these scrubs! I chose to try out Maevn’s “EON” line, which is designed to be breathable and cool. They have almost an athletic feel […]

My Top 5 Beauty Picks for March

My Top 5 Beauty Picks for March

I can’t believe it’s already April. 2017 is flying by and it’s definitely springtime in San Diego. Here are my top 5 beauty products from the month of March. “Full Dry Volume Blast” by Living Proof. I love the brand Living Proof and use many of […]

How I Studied for the CCRN

How I Studied for the CCRN

Happy Certified Nurses Day! I’m excited to say that it’s the first one I get to celebrate! I hope one day you will too if you don’t already. It is something to be proud of! The CCRN is not an easy test and is completely voluntary. […]

Thailand Island Hopping Guide

Thailand Island Hopping Guide

Thailand has to be one of the favorite countries I’ve visited so far. The beaches are breathtaking, the food is delicious, and the people there are very friendly. I visited Thailand through Contiki, and this company helped me have the time of my life, all […]

Being New in the ICU

Being New in the ICU

If you’ve just been hired into the intensive care unit, congrats! Or maybe you’re a few shifts in and you’re wondering “what the heck am I doing here??” Or, if you’re just considering ICU nursing, I hope this post brings you some comfort, motivation, and […]

My Top 5 Beauty Picks for February

My Top 5 Beauty Picks for February

Hey guys! February has been a good month so far, and there’s been lots of new beauty products I’ve been giving a try. Here’s what I’ve been using on my face a lot this month! 1. “Shape Tape” by Tarte Cosmetics – So after I […]

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 […]