Happy Nurses Week 2020! (25 Discounts Actually Worth Reading)

Every year we celebrate National Nurses Week May 6th through 12th and this year Nurses Week feels more important than ever. Here’s to the life savers, the sacrificers, the ACTUAL heroes. I hope you make some time for yourself this week. Relax, breathe, eat, drink water, have a coffee, recharge. 25 Nurses Week Discounts Actually…

How To Increase Your Chances of Being Hired in the NICU

Every couple of months, I use my Instagram stories to ask my followers which nursing topics they would like to know more about and recently, the #1 question I’ve been asked is: How can I increase my chances of being hired into the NICU? So, the second installation of my NICU series is all about…

Meeting the Needs of Babies in the NICU

A Series on Caring for Our Most Vulnerable Population Because I went up from a Level III NICU to a Level IV NICU less than a year ago, I still consider myself a novice NICU nurse (the “level” of a NICU determines the acuity- how sick and how small the babies are; a higher level…

I’m Sick Of Buying Shoes

A post about the trials of trying to find the best shoes for nurses…and I think I’ve found them! The most frustrating parts of my job: 6 o’clock admissions Hudson/INCA Prongs (scroll to the bottom for a photo of this apparatus created by the devil himself) Working Thanksgiving and Christmas and trying to find a…

Things I Wish I’d Known Before Becoming A Nurse

I wish as a nursing student someone would have told me not to put yourself in a box. There are so many facets of nursing. You don’t only have to do one thing! Explore and ask questions. -Nurse Veronica, Telephonic Triage | @Veronica_0820 I wish I knew how much we sacrifice our personal time to…

RN Shift Essentials

You know that feeling when you get on the unit and then realize: you left your lunch on the counter you can’t find your favorite water bottle or the barista messed up your coffee order or you’ve already lost your favorite pen! F#!@ I swear sometimes how you start your shift can really dictate how…

Thinking Outside The Bedside

I always tell people that I love being a nurse because as a nurse, you can literally do anything. If you don’t want to do bedside anymore, no problem. If you want a per diem job that is not bedside nursing, no problem. You want to work a 9 to 5, no holidays? NO PROBLEM!…

Compression Socks For Nurses

Yes, I wear compression socks! You’re probably thinking only old people wear compression socks, right? Or, “I’m a nurse, but I’m young, I don’t need to worry about varicose veins so I don’t need compressions socks.” WRONG. Compression socks: special socks that help decrease swelling, increase circulation, and help prevent DVT (deep vein thrombosis or…