Musings of a Nightshift Nurse

Tag: critical care

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]