Anyone in the business of being a nurse knows what a fast-paced profession it is. There’s always something new to learn about, from technological advances in medicine to ground-breaking new research or methodologies.
It’s a good thing that there are tons of excellent blogs dedicated to nursing out there.
And since we know that nurses don’t really have that much free time on their hands to scour the web for the best nurse-related websites, we’ve done the legwork for you.
Here are eight essential nursing blogs to bookmark.
Nurse.org aims to help nurses make the most informed decisions possible when choosing a hospital in which to work. If you’re looking for a website that delivers honest hospital reviews from the perspective of a nurse, this is it.
Read the blog and guides, explore the very interesting and informative nurse stories and reviews from real nurses, or view hospital stats and ratings.
It’s a blog written by nurses, for nurses that brings transparency to what life is really like for nurses at hospitals across the country.
This blog is maintained by registered nurse Tina Lanciault, who has more than 20 years of experience on the job. If you are looking for an online mentor who is going to help you navigate your career as a nurse, look no further than to Tina.
Her blogs are highly informative and come with a great personal touch that makes reading them a joy. She writes in an incredibly relatable way that makes reading her blog posts both fun and informative.
While this blog does focus on highlighting and supporting diversity when it comes to hiring in the nursing profession, it is definitely much more than that. The people who write for the blog really cover a huge spectrum of ideas and topics that can be useful for both nursing students and professionals.
There’s tons of great advice about being a nurse that just about anyone in the industry should be able to learn from and take to heart.
If there is something that separates the great nursing blogs from the good ones, it’s the personal touch of the writing that allows people to really identify with what they are reading. This blog has that in spades.
This is the blog of someone you might have heard of already if you’ve been checking out influential nurses on social media. Kevin Ross is a registered nurse who is also the host of RN.FM Radio, which is a radio show dedicated to all things nursing.
If you’re following him on social media already, then you know that he knows what he’s talking about. And if you aren’t following him yet, you really should.
Since the man really has a lot on his plate, blog updates are not all that frequent. However, the content that he does put together for the blog is always worth a read.
Scrubs Mag doesn’t really have that personal touch that a lot of the other great nursing blogs have, but that’s completely fine. Sometimes you might need a breather from personal stories straight coming from the hospital floor.
This blog has a lot of fun and useful content and you really need to give them credit for constantly pumping out a huge amount of interesting content. Since there is so much content being shared, it will be hard not to find something that is of interest to you if you’re a nurse.
And for the times you need a break and a bit of a laugh, you can check out posts like “20 Tips for Nurse Noobs.”
Run by Joyce Fiodembo, who writes but also acts as a fantastic content curator, this blog has a huge list of great contributors who participate as guest posters on a wide range of healthcare-related topics.
If you’re looking for great everyday nursing tips, educational material, job-hunting and resume-writing advice, this is a great place to start.
If you are a minority nurse, then this blog should be especially interesting for you, since Fiodembo has an entire section of the blog dedicated to topics related to life as a minority nurse drawn from personal experience.
The name of the blog is very telling when it comes to what you can expect from it. The Nerdy Nurse is Brittney Wilson. And while she does feature a lot of “regular” nursing information, her main focus is technology.
The self-professed nerd is a nursing tech-guru, so if you want to keep up with all of the latest gadgets and apps that could come in handy for working nurses, Wilson is the best source for this type of information.
Her social media accounts, in particular, are very informative and fun to follow.
The Nursing Show is not really a traditional blog. There are tons of quick and easy articles to check out on a wide range of topics, but the best thing about this blog is the podcasts that are featured.
The blog hosts literally hundreds of short and highly informative podcasts that touch on topics that will be of interest to nurses of just about any experience and skill level.
It’s an incredibly diverse blog with a constant influx of great new content.