Tag: intensive care

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]