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…

Scrubs Style: My Top 3 Brands

Nurses work 8 to 12 hour shifts and for any nurse the shift essentials are probably: comfortable, high quality scrubs, good tennis shoes (read: sneakers), compression socks, a water bottle, and a great pen. I’ve purchased and been gifted dozens of scrubs, some that I only wear every now and then and some that I…

The Road To My First Job As An RN

Note: I know,  I know, I need to add a lot more photos and I will, but since its graduation season, I wanted to share my long journey to finding my first job as a nurse. Keep reading! A week had already passed by the time I realized the one year anniversary of my blog…

Nurses & White Coats

So the question is, do registered nurses get to wear white coats??? Yes! In certain roles, they do! At many institutions, APRNs/Nurse Practitioners, nurse/unit directors, nurse managers, assistant nurse managers, clinical nurse leaders, clinical nurse specialists, and clinical educators are all roles in which nurses wear white coats. My main gig is a bedside RN…

What Real Moms Say About Breastfeeding + Black Breastfeeding Week

It may be Monday, but this Monday, we’ve all got something to be excited about.  It’s… BLACK BREASTFEEDING WEEK!!!  Black Breastfeeding Week, founded by three women, Kimberly, Kiddada, and Anayah, was created because, per their site, “for over 40 years there has been a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates.” By now, you’ve already read…