Spotlight: PICU Nurse Shan

The 618 Series Presents… Nurse Shan, BSN, RN Specialty: Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse; Adult Intermediate Care Nurse The 618 Series is a series of interviews with Registered Nurses designed to give you an inside, uncensored look into real nurse life. Shan, what are the 6 most interesting things about your specialty?  In the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit,…

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…

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…