In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between digital stethoscopes and analog scopes, and my genuine thoughts as a nurse who has used both.
Nurse Products & Reviews
Nurse Products - we love them! Nurse product reviews - we've got them. Find out what's up with some of nursing's most popular gear. From scrubs to books, to online training, we're talking about and providing our honest opinion. Is your favorite product featured? Should we review yours?
Nurse Preceptor Gifts That Won’t Disappoint
When choosing the perfect nurse preceptor gift, you want to try to think of one that will actually be used instead of just sitting around gathering dust or something which isn’t practical so don’t choose anything too expensive or extravagant.
HP HC Edition 800 G4 AiO Built with Nurses and Clinicians in Mind
I recently had the opportunity to try out the HP HC Edition 800 G4 AiO (All in One) and am partnering with Hewlett Packard for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. I was especially interested in this because of its interesting safety and security features, specifically from the healthcare perspective. I’ve used many computers while providing patient care in the past, so I have a particularly critical eye when it comes to evaluating if the functionality is truly optimized for the nurse or provider.
Gifts For Nurses: 15+ Gifts for Every Occasion
What are the perfect gifts for nurses? This list is everything you need to know about finding a thoughtful gift he or she will really love. Are you a nurse or a nursing student? Treat yourself to something on this list!
7 Ultimate Nursing Books for Nurses of All Levels
These nursing books are the best of the best. They will inspire you and teach you everything you need to know about nursing.
Best Compression Socks for Nurses
When I become a nurse, I knew that it would entail long hours of standing and lots and lots of walking. Even with the best shoes, there was something missing from my uniform. Compression socks! As a nurse, we learn all about compression hose and socks for post-op patients to help prevent blood clots and to promote circulation. These same tools could help my poor aching feet. But there are hundreds of different kinds of compression socks. How do you know which are the best compression socks for nurses?
Best Tall Scrubs for Women
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.
What kind of stuff does a nurse need? The ultimate list of nurse gear [masterpost]
Here’s my list of favorite nursing scrubs, shoes, underscrubs, compression socks, stethoscopes, badge reels, pens, pen lights, bags and more!
Anatomy of a Super Nurse: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming Nursey has been released!
Anatomy of a Super Nurse: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming Nursey It’s finally here! I have spent the last year completely overhauling and updating my first book, Becoming Nursey! The American Nurses Association and I worked together to create this awesome resource for nursing students and new graduate nurses. Now called Anatomy of a Super […]
Master of Science in Nursing: Trying Out FlexPath Online Learning
This post on the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) FlexPath program is sponsored by and crafted with Capella University; however, all opinions are my own. At the beginning of last year Capella University launched a new learning format for their RN-to-BSN program they describe as self-paced called FlexPath. Being a self-starter that style of […]
What Positive Reviews on FreshRN Really Mean
I know a “brand promise” sounds like such a cliche term, but I want take a moment to let you know what it means when I have reviews on this site. I believe in transparency and honesty. So here’s what a review post on my blog really mean.. My reviews will always be honest. While […]
Nurse Product Review: BadgeBlooms® Badge Reels
This is a sponsored review blog post. All opinions are my own and honest. Today’s nurse product review is of the BadgeBlooms® nurse badge reels. Melissa, the founder, sent me 4 different designs to try out. Check out my nurse badge reel review below! First assessment My only concern straight out of the box was that […]
Nurse Product Review: Butter-Soft Scrubs from Uniform Advantage
Please note, this is a sponsored blog post. All opinions are my own. This is a review blog post on the Butter-Soft Scrubs from Uniform Advantage. For my very first shift back on the job, post maternity leave, I wore Butter Soft-Scrubs from Uniform Advantage. I tried out two different pants, two different tops, and […]
My Favorite Shoes for Nurses
Alright people, I have to share with you my new favorite work shoes.. Note: I am not being paid to say this – this is not a sponsored post. This is a “I love these shoes so so much, I must share with the masses” post. I used to be a Dansko girl through and […]
Practical Christmas Gifts for Nurses and Nursing Students
Gifts for Nurses Tis the season of gift-giving! Below is my list of practical Christmas gifts for nurses and nursing students, ranging from most cost-effective to expensive. I’m not a big qift person or someone who enjoys novelty items.. practicality is my love language! Gifts for Nurses pro-tip: while scrubs and shoes wonderful, they can be challenging […]
Nurse Managers: The Solution to Your Staff Communication Problems
What’s the age-old problem that nurses and nurse managers deal with daily? COMMUNICATION. Inefficient communication. So much information is being thrown at you day after day, you’re overwhelmed before you even clock in. I wholeheartedly believe that we inefficiently communicate about basic things. This ends up costing money because we’re wasting time and resources (paper, […]
Becoming Nursey VIDEO
Hey guys! I decided to make a short video talking about my book, Becoming Nursey! Check it out.. you may even see a pic of me from nursing school 🙂
My First Book – Becoming Nursey – Is Now Available!
This post contains affiliate links This book is my one-stop reference guide to help YOU become a safe and efficient nurse as fast as possible. It is comprised of my progression from nursing school to critical care with some tips, tricks, and shenanigans along the way. Stories in Becoming Nursey The Man, the Student Nurse, […]
Product Review: Nurse Born Badge Reels
Please note, I was not compensated for this review, but I was provided with a complimentary badge reel. I was recently asked if I would try and review these badge holders from the Nurse Born Products website: Nurse Born Custom Badge Reels They are $18.99 for a custom image reel and $10.99 for a standard […]
FIGS Scrubs Review From a Nurse
Please note, this post was originally written in 2014 and updated in 2020 Finding scrubs that fit well has always been a challenge for me, which is why I like doing these scrub reviews. I am hoping to save you a little cash so you don’t waste money on something that doesn’t work. I also […]