Working 12 hour shifts can really it difficult to stay on track with health and wellness, but healthy eating for nurses is a critical component of overall wellness. A reader asked what I do to focus on healthy eating while working long shifts: I’m about to start my grad year and was just wondering- what do you usually take for meals? I […]
Nursing is weird. This strange nurse life we lead includes situations the rest of the world never even considers. Learning to function in a busy hospital and manage your life around 12-hour shifts takes some time and perseverance. The good news is you don't have to do it the hard way. We've got you covered with lots of real-life examples of ways to live your best nurse life.
You can be comfortable floating between units and increase your comfort zone to float between campuses. Let’s talk float nurse skills and tips.
If you’re considering international travel nursing, check out this guide for foreign nurses to answer some of the most common questions about nursing and healthcare in the US
What is nurse burnout? Why does it happen? How do we prevent it? In this episode we talk all about nurse burnout, self-compassion, and things you can do to live your healthiest nurse life.
Who You’ll Hear Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K – Nurse educator, former cardiac med-surg/stepdown and neurocritical care nurse, author, speaker Melissa Stafford, BSN RN CCRN SCRN – Highly experienced and currently practicing nationally certified neurocritical care nurse Elizabeth Mills, BSN RN CCRN – Highly experienced neurocritical care nurse, current Stroke Navigator for a Primary Stroke […]
Happy Nurses week to all my favorite nurses. After the success of last year’s giveaway, we are back with the 2020 Nurses Week Giveaway and Freebies. Did you know that 2020 has been named The Year of the Nurse? Even with COVID-19 trying to rob us of the spotlight, so many companies are stepping up […]
Confused about isolation precautions and PPE needed to safely care for coronavirus patients? In this post, Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K outlines the latest CDC and WHO recommendations as of March 19, 2020.
With everything that’s been evolving rapidly around the world, I wanted to reach out specifically to offer my support and thoughts for nurses on coronavirus. Taking care of patients is already a pretty heavy burden, but then when you add on a pandemic, a workforce of people who are on the front lines, who also […]
Have you ever thought of starting a nurse side business? As jobs at the bedside become more and more draining, many nurses are looking for a way to supplement their income so they can work less hours at the hospital. For many, the perfect nurse-balance is split between time with patients in the hospital and time doing something they own and run themselves.
Discover everything you need to know to become an Intensive Care (ICU), nurse. From the interview to the job, this is your complete guide. What is an ICU Nurse? Before you apply to work as an ICU nurse, it’s important to understand what they do. In my post, “What do ICU Nurses Do?” I explained […]
Many hospitals, healthcare organizations, and nursing schools have begun using Becoming Nursey to support their students and new graduates as they transition to practice.
These nursing books are the best of the best. They will inspire you and teach you everything you need to know about nursing.
As a nurse staying up to date on your continuing education is important. But there are often so many options that it can be hard to decide what is the best course of action. This post discusses continuing education for nurses so you can make the best decision for you.
I’m a tall woman. At almost 6 feet tall, I often find it challenging to find scrub tops that fit correctly. And I know I am not alone in this. So I decided to put together a list of the best tall scrubs for women.
Elizabeth Mills, BSN RN CCRN – highly experienced neurocritical care nurse, current Stroke Navigator for a Primary Stroke Center What You’ll Learn Pros Food Sleep planning Tips for Working Night Shift – Show Notes Elizabeth, Melissa, and Kati discuss some tips for nurses new to night shift. All three have worked night shift, and Elizabeth […]
Working on nursing units can be amazingly rewarding with great teamwork, but can also be really challenging if you don’t fit right in or if you encounter a Negative Unit Culture, Nurse Bullies or more. This episode discusses how to deal with a negative unit culture, the importance of emotional intelligence, self-inventory, how to respond to nurse bullies, and confrontation. We talk empathy, sympathy, and more.
Being a travel nurse is not easy. It is not for everyone. You move around a lot, have a harder time forming real relationships, and you may not always know what you are walking into. Wanderly helps take all the guesswork out of being a travel nurse. Let’s look at a day in the life of a travel nurse.
As some of you may know, my anonymous online nurse persona used to be Nurse Eye Roll. Alas, that is no longer the case. I wanted to write a blog post to answer the question I receive frequently: what happened to Nurse Eye Roll?
Many nurses are not fully engaged and present when dealing with patients. But nurse discomfort can be a potent tool, enhancing the patient experience, particularly during an emotionally-charged interaction.
ADN vs. BSN – a nurse’s thoughts on the New York bill requiring a BSN in 10. In December 2017, New York State signed a bill that requires all newly licensed nurses with their ADN to obtain their BSN within 10 years of their initial licensure.