Geremy: RN, Que Dawg, Family Man

Geremy Wooten, MSN, RN, CNL, CCRN-K Specialty:  ICU, Clinical Nurse Leader. Geremy is a Registered Nursing in the Adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU). After working as a bedside RN for many years, Geremy has now transitioned away from direct patient care to the role of Clinical Nurse Leader. (*fun fact- Geremy and I both have…

The Truth About Coronavirus

They Said It Was Just a Media Hoax: The Truth About Coronavirus I remember just two weeks go, I would hear people talking to each other or see people, healthcare workers and the general public alike, posting things on social media about Cornonavirus being blown out of proportion by the media, a disease that was  just…

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…

Spotlight: PICU Nurse Shan

The 618 Series is a series of interviews with Registered Nurses designed to give you an inside, uncensored look into real nurse life. The 618 Series Presents… Nurse Shan, BSN, RN Specialty: Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse; Adult Intermediate Care Nurse 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…