Nursing requires almost superhuman strength, stamina, and compassion. And due to its nature, none involved in the profession practice in a vacuum. Both students and recent graduates preparing to enter into their studies or career should look to the experiences of their predecessors for information and inspiration. Some have plenty to say about the profession and their particular specializations. Others prefer discussing the education and exams that lead into a nursing career. And still others take to activism and patient advocacy to ensure the needs of the community and their patients are met. All of them have valuable perspectives to offer those starting to dip their comfortable shoe-clad toes into the field.
1. “Uh oh” at code blog
One nurse shares her very first professional experience after graduating, which involves how she dealt with a patient’s relentless requests for excessive pain medication. Those new to nursing ought to ponder over the myriad different patients they will encounter in their careers.
2. “Flight Nurse: A Life of Training and Trauma” at CRZEGRL, FLIGHT NURSE
This guest post by John C. Lee, Jr., SRN reflects upon the responsibilities and experiences of working as a nurse on Lifeflight helicopters. It is one possible career path for nursing students and recent graduates to consider.
3. “The Travel Nursing Cost of Living Calculator” at TravelNursingBlogs.com
All careers – not just nurses – can benefit from this extremely valuable tool, which helps people understand how much they need to make in order to maintain a certain standard of living when transitioning from one city to another.
4. “Advice for future nursing students” at Windows Live
Receive some sage wisdom from a professional nurse before even committing to attending school. Beyond the 9 pieces of valuable advice on the blog post itself, the comments section swarms with supplements and even more useful tips.
5. “Virtual Nurse Might Help Real Nurses” at nursingjobs.org
Almost every entry at nursingjobs.org’s highly informative blog brims with resources and advice for nursing students and recent graduates alike. This one looks into the role technology may play in the future of the profession.
6. “New York Guide To Recognizing and Acting Upon Signs of Nursing Home Abuse” at New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog
In spite of the blog’s main and post title, the signs of nursing home abuse apply to elder care facilities worldwide. Nurses focusing on older patients interred in these homes ought to keep themselves alert to ensure their coworkers or fellow healthcare professionals are genuinely caring for their patients.
7. “Is There Room For Dr Nurse?” at The Happy Hospitalist Blog
One of the more common complaints nursing blogs seem to discuss is the lack of respect from the doctors they associate with. Those hoping to enter the profession must barricade themselves against damages from possible (though obviously not universal) condescension and understand both sides of the issue – which are not-so-succinctly reflected in the comments section.
8. “Front Lines” at A Nurse Practitioner’s View
Family nurse practitioner Stephen Ferrara shares his views on two of his contemporaries and their admirable, inspirational work in isolated or impoverished areas of the United States. Both of them really shed light on healthcare issues in America that many people still do not fully know about or understand.
9. “Speaking of Degrees…” at Emergiblog
The BSN degree has caused something of an uproar within the nursing community, and one experienced ER nurse discusses how the additional education changed her both professionally and personally. Anyone still trying to decide what diploma they would like to obtain should use this as a supplement to their research.
10. “Painful Language Barrier!” at It shouldn’t happen in health care
This humorous story looks at one frequent occurrence in the nursing world – not being able to communicate with a patient due to language differences. Blogger “Max E Nurse” looks at how even regional changes in the same dialect can put up walls and stand in the way of a proper diagnosis.
11. “Tips on dealing with the demented patient in the ER” at about a nurse
Language is not the only barrier between nurse and patient, and this useful blog entry offers great, practical tips on the best way to handle ER cases involving dementia due to age or substance abuse.
12. “Why Nurse Stereotypes Are Bad for Health” at The New York Times
RN Theresa Brown offers up an insightful, no-nonsense glimpse into how prevailing media stereotypes regarding the nursing profession actively damage patient care. It is an indispensable resource for everyone with or without a medical career, as it dispels many potentially dangerous myths about nurses.
13. “Mother Jones- RN” at Nurse Ratched’s Place
A psychiatric nurse offers up the tragic story of one patient at her facility who complained of pain, only to be treated as if the suffering was purely psychosomatic in nature. He died of pancreatic cancer two weeks later. She looks to one of the most famous nurses in history and upholds her as a role model for everyone seeking the utmost compassion and fairness in the healthcare system – regardless of their political leanings.
14. “Mistakes” at Mediblogopathy
Every medical professional – nurse and doctor alike – will make a mistake during his or her career. It is an inevitability, and while mishaps can be staved off or prevented with intense diligence and attention, they cannot be eradicated altogether. Learn how to best deal with these trying situations as well as the importance of the medical community keeping its eye on one another to minimize possible harm to patients.
15. “The Last Minute of Life” at Midwife for the End-of-Life
One RN eloquently reflects upon the nature of mortality as a patient dies almost completely alone at the age of 44. Death, like mistakes, can never be removed from the reality of working in the medical profession.
16. “What Does it Really Take to be a Good Nurse?” at PixelRN
Join a part-time RN on her daily rounds as she analyzes everything that factors into her professional success. She also offers another voice in the debate regarding shifts in nursing education as well.
17. “Handmaidens, Helpmeets, and the Problem of Nursing” at Head Nurse
This necessarily blunt blog post educates readers on the very real challenges that nurses face as a result of social stigmas and misconceptions regarding their work. Anyone even remotely considering nursing school must read this and understand exactly what the profession entails.
18. “7 Habits of Highly INeffective CNAs at Nursing Assistant Resources On The Web
Between this entry and its companion piece, “7 Habits of Highly Effective CNAs” , anyone aspiring for the position can learn everything they should and should not do in order to succeed.
19. “As A Nurse, Could You Take Care Of This Person With Unconditional Love?” at Nurse Healers by Kate Loving Shenk
A challenging blog post focusing on an issue that many nurses will have to face in their careers. It poses questions regarding the ethics of treating criminals – in this case, the terrorist responsible for the attempted plane bombing on Christmas Day of 2009. Readers are left to ponder whether or not medical compassion ought to be administered to individuals overflowing with rather obvious hate.
20. “Online Nursing Degree” at The Nursing School
Aspiring nurses with time or location limitations may want to explore their online schooling options. This post briefly discusses a few different available programs as well as the role of internet-based educations in the profession.
21. “SERVICE EXCELLENCE in a bottle!” at 5 West Nursing
The premise may sound a bit silly, but the analogy makes sense. Nursing in an understaffed facility as a peanut butter spread on a sandwich – a reality the majority of participants will experience at least once in their careers.
22. “Issues in Nursing – Look out administrators!” at Young and Restless Nurse
Business and nursing collide as one professional shares information on questions and concerns raised during her graduate work with the American Nurses Association. Take a peek at some of the major problems nurses take with their careers and the people they encounter.
23. “Change of Shift” at 20 Out Of 10
A handy, incredibly detailed resource for anyone hoping for or currently working in the medical profession, blogger and RN Braden shares all the different types of nursing careers to help future, current, or graduating students choose the path that best suits their needs and interests.
24.“Textbooks” at WardBunny’s Coffee Break
The author admits that taste in literature and what one does and does not consider useful is subjective, but she nevertheless offers some great textbook ideas to help guide nursing students down the right path – perhaps supplementing the content already covered in their classes.
25. “Interventions – refusal” at At Your Cervix
Consumer and patient issues take the spotlight here, as one nurse responds to the questions of a respectful commenter. She specifically discusses pregnancy and natural childbirth, but the post serves as a wonderful reminder of nurses’ responsibility to help their patients both physically and in the area of becoming better-informed about health issues and medical facilities.
26. “Crucial Conversations” at Trauma Diva
Learn a little bit about the best way to handle extremely difficult talks with a third-party recommendation of the Crucial Conversations seminar and books. The blogger believes it to be a valuable tool in telling people things they really do not want to hear.
27. “Idealism vs. Realism” at Blissful Entropy
A must-read for all current and hopeful nursing students, blogger and ER nurse Erica addresses the fine line between the rose-tinted picture of nursing and the actual career itself. It debunks many common perceptions, so those curious about entering into nursing ought to use it as one potential tool for analyzing whether or not it is really what they want to do.
28. “tips for new nursing students” at the loco days of locolorenzo
Inspired by numerous other blog posts for new nursing students, another professional RN weighs in on his opinions. Number 6 is particularly helpful for all future (and current!) nurses.
29. “Death, NGTubes, Kindness & Spanish” at Blog PRN
At the time of the blog post’s writing, an RN in Pennsylvania was just beginning her first forays into her work in an emergency room. Here, she places readers in her shoes as she recounts a stressful week – which includes many of the very real issues nurses must face on a frequent basis.
30. “Untitled” at EDNurseasauras, Still in the Trenches
Learn about one 33-year veteran of the ER nursing profession’s experience with having a family member enter her workspace for reasons other than a social visit. Fortunately, the story ends positively, but it does express the many emotions that run through a nurse’s mind upon seeing a loved one in need of medical attention.
31. “Test Patterns” at Paging Dr. Nurse
This quick blog post illustrates the yo-yoing emotions that often accompany nursing school.
32. “Do’s and Don’ts of Nursing Documentation” at free and free to try downloads for nurses
In spite of the visual clutter of the website, the article remains a handy checklist for nurses when it comes to writing down important information. Those new to the profession will particularly appreciate this resource, as it will help them eventually grow into the habits necessary for proper documentation.
33. “Blogging is a lifesaver” at New Nurse Insanity: Fundus Chop!
Any current or future nurses interested in launching a blog of their own would do well to read one of the community’s reasoning behind keeping one. Be sure to stay within HIPAA guidelines, of course, out of respect for patient confidentiality.
34. “The Witching Hour” at Nurse William
Walk through the crazy hours of one nurse’s ER shift hectic night. Almost every bed in the facility filled up, and diverse emergencies began filtering in. This is the reality, and it is intense.
35. “resuscitating granny” at madness: tales of an emergency room nurse
Any and all nurses need to keep abreast of issues in their field, and this one looks at predicted staff shortages, healthcare reform, and how society could possibly deal with it. This does, of course, only offer one perspective of the issue – all people should look at multiple sides before coming to their own conclusions.
36. “Nurses need to unite and organize” at Nurses Uniting
This blog tracks the progress of nurses taking on active roles in healthcare reform. Obviously everyone will hold a different opinion on the matter, but there is a broader lesson to be learned here. If healthcare professionals feel strongly about a subject that relates to them, they should band together and fight for changes that best suit their patients and their careers.
37. “Refusing Nursing Care & Hurling Insults” at HealthcarePOV
Patients resistant to care and unopposed to rudely cutting down the people who try to care for them are a sad fact for many – if not most – nurses. Learn the reality of what they have to face and how one RN dealt with the barbs.
38. “Has Anyone Claimed the Body Yet?” at Travel Nurse Aim
Hear the tragic story of a man dying alone in a rehab hospital after no visits from family members or friends for 2 months. Tales such as this are the norm for nurses, and those who cannot handle exposure to such sadness may want to consider a different career path.
39. “Jean Watson’s Theory” at Nursing Research: Show me the evidence!
For as no-nonsense and tough as nurses are, the vast majority of them propel themselves professionally forward due to almost superhuman levels of compassion. Take a brief peek into the psychology and sociology behind Caritas Process Five, a conjecture regarding the nature of empathy, sympathy, and love.
40. “Disruptive behavior commonplace, survey finds” at Health License Defense
Although the blog focuses mainly on issues as they relate to healthcare and medical law in Texas, this particular post takes a national look at the darker side of nursing.
41. “Planning To Become A Nurse..any Advice?” at VirtualNurse.com
A high school student asks the nursing community for advice on the proper schooling and tips for a successful career. Several professionals weigh in with their opinions and experiences.
42. “Having a Boring Student Rotation?” at The Nursing Site Blog
Almost everything author and RN Kathy Quan has to say on this wonderfully detailed blog can be of great use to a new nurse. This confrontational but highly necessary entry posits a few provocative questions for nursing students feeling their rotations have grown dull.
43. “Nurses Urged to Become Entrepreneurs” at Nursing Crib
The call may have issued forth from the Filipino government, but can inspire nurses worldwide all the same. They encourage individuals with nursing training to open up their own businesses as a solution to unemployment – sage advice that transcends national borders.
44. “2010: International Year of the Nurse” at The National Nurse
Glimpse the possible future of nursing as The National Nurse honors the men and women on the front lines of the industry who push for recognition as entities separate and not subservient to doctors.
45. “What Does A Nurse Practitioner Do?” at The Nurse Practitioner’s Place
One family nurse practitioner outlines what she loves and does not love about her job, providing a quick but moving read for anyone considering that career path.
46. “Untitled” at Nursing
For those interested in working with psychiatric patients, Nursing hosts a slew of very detailed notes on the experience. Even nurses and nursing students unaffiliated with that particular emphasis may want to review these case studies in the event they ever have to deal with an individual with psychological impairments.
47. “Confronting Male Nurse Myths” at RealityRN.com
Men who take on nursing as a vocation oftentimes face a number of entirely unfair misconceptions. This article dispels many of the wrongheaded assumptions made about male nurses and offers advice on how to deal with them in a professional, tactful manner.
48. “Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2009” at Geriatric Nursing
The day may have past, but the message transcends temporal boundaries. Learn how to spot elder care abuse in either families or healthcare facilities.
49. “An open letter to the ICU” at Brain Scramble, RN
A rookie RN is chronicling her first year on the job, and this post perfectly encompasses the agony and the ecstasy of helping people in dire situations requiring an Intensive Care Unit.
50. “Blue Sky Scrubs” at OB Nurse
OB nurse Kim discusses her experience with Blue Sky Scrubs, whose services include a generous number of sizes and a broad selection of items to fit many different needs.
51. “Ten Commandments to Avoid Illegal Recruitment” at The Nursing Blog
With so many nurses grappling against unemployment, the time is right for many scams to rear their ugly heads and prey off their desperation. Though meant for nurses in the Philippines, the sound advice can apply to anyone seeking a nursing job in any nation.
52. “This is why we are failing” at ERNursey
Many – if not most – of the bloggers on this list have been outspoken about their support for healthcare reform. To balance out their perspectives and forge personal opinions, one must also take a look at one professional’s stance against it before coming to a conclusion.
53. “Top Tips for Dealing with Your Patient’s Family” at www.npplace.com
Nurses will have to deal with families on a daily basis – a trial that can be even more taxing than the patients themselves. This blog post offers some very helpful tips on handling situations without purposely stepping on any toes.
54. “Top 5 Things You Wish They’d Taught in Nursing School” at Off the Charts
Anyone visiting the Off the Charts at the American Journal of Nursing blog would do themselves a disservice to not explore everything else the site has to offer. This post would be of particular interest to nursing students and recent graduates, as it poses the question and allows commenters to offer their own insight.
55. “Untitled” at Booty Nurse
Learn a little bit about endoscopy and other procedures as they occur in a small New England operating room. This sheds some light on healthcare situations outside of major cities for those headed to less densely-populated areas.
56. “Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases Modern Methodologies” at Nurses On Duty
Nurses On Duty links to a free .pdf download of this essential manual for medical professionals. Save it to a flash drive and take advantage of the resource anywhere with a USB-enabled computer.
57. “Passing the NCLEX” at Squidoo
Take advantage of this intensive beginner’s resource on what to expect when it comes time to take the NCLEX certification exams. It also suggests books and offers quick tips on getting the most out of study guides.
58. “Get the Facts About Travel Nursing” at Ultimate Nurse
Kathy Quan eloquently weighs in on all the ins and outs regarding careers in travel nursing. This post is a must-read for anyone trying to enter the field.
59. “5 Ways to Reduce Nursing Stress” at Student Nurses’ Notes
This intelligent, level-headed resource offers extremely useful, sound advice on how nurses and nursing students alike can keep cool in spite of their daily pressures.
60. “A little dys-functionality” at RehabRN
No matter what area of medicine they enter into, all nurses will have to deal with drama and stress. Listen to one RN mine comedy and decompression from a particularly rough week.
61. “Sure-Fire Ways to Get Into Nursing School” at NursingSchoolsInOhio.com
Future nursing students do not have to live in Ohio to benefit from their advice. This detailed post offers up tips and tricks to keep in mind when it comes to applying to colleges and universities with a nursing program.
62. “Online Reviews” at REBIRTH
With the ascent of Yelp, Angieslist.com, CitySearch, and other consumer review websites, patients can write about their experiences – allowing readers to decide whether or not they would like to patronize these businesses or services in turn. One labor nurse discusses in depth the effect this has on her industry and how some reviewers may not be seeing the bigger picture.
63. “The Reality Of Filling Monthly Medications For Pain Patients” from Shauna’s Life In Pain And Other Fun Things
Blogger and retired nurse Shauna looks at issues regarding pain medications from her unique vantage point as both a patient and a former healthcare professional.
64. “Health Strategies & Solutions Diagnoses Trends and Implications for Healthcare Industry in 2009 and Beyond” at 21st CenturyNursing
21st CenturyNursing posts content regarding intersections between the medical field and emerging or improving technologies. This one looks at trends from 2009 and how they may come to impact later years.
65. “The Subpoena” at Scrubs
All of the blogs at Scrubs focus on nurses at different levels of their careers – from student to veteran to manager. There is something specialized for almost everyone, but this blog post offers quick, logical advice on an aspect of the profession that many have not covered. Some nurses may have to go to court and testify regarding their procedurals.
66. “CNA – aka certified ass wiper” at LivingDeadNurses Psycho Ward
This blogger is not afraid to bluntly discuss the dirty side of working as a CNA. Mucky, unsanitary patients who need cleaning are a reality for all nurses, and anyone hoping to enter the field must understand this.
67. “Truth about Nursing, the nice stuff” at Adventures of Student RN Tiffany
On the other end of the coin, here are a few positive things about nursing for those overwhelmed by stories of stress and stools.
68. “that’s what it’s all about” at Caffeine and Xanax
This quick post also delves into the rewarding aspect of nursing as well, leading one RN to think about why she entered the career to begin with.
69. “My First Injection!” at Nursing Anatomy
A nursing student relays the first time she ever gave a patient an injection – one of the most fundamental, but simultaneously intimidating, aspects of the job.
70. “What Are the Best Shoes for Nurses to Wear?” at RnLife.com – A Nursing Student’s Blog
Nurses spend a great deal of time on their feet, and uncomfortable shoes can wreak havoc on their legs and back after a particularly long shift. Get detailed advice on finding the best shoes possible for such a demanding job.
71. “What I do with my shift (in an ideal world…)” at The Nurse in Purple Converse
Obviously, nursing schedules are subject to change at any given moment. However, one plucky RN shares the basic framework of what constitutes a (very) relatively low-key, easy day.
72. “20 Things Every New Nurse Should Know” at My Journey from a Student to a Nurse
This must-read post for every nursing student and recent graduate offers up detailed, intelligent, and well-informed advice on even the little things that will help a harried shift go comparatively smoother.
73. “Preparing for the NCLEX-RN” at A Student Nurse’s Survival Guide
Look over sample NCLEX-RN exams, get tips on landing the best score possible, and study extremely useful notes and handouts all in one comprehensive blog post.
74. “Don’t Panic! How to survive your pac placement as a nursing student” at prn penguin
prn penguin pulls from her considerable experience as a nurse to provide detailed, reasonable advice and reassurance for both students and recent graduates alike.
75. “Things Every Nursing Student Should Have…Even Through Grad School: Part I” at Unsought Input
Thankfully, blogger Annie Mo did not pull a Mel Brooks with this series, and Part 2, which focuses on handy personal technology, can be found here.
76. “First clinical: things I wish I’d known” at Not Nurse Ratched
Not Nurse Ratched provides readers with an extensive blog post on everything a new nurse needs to know about the career. Many other nurses weigh in with their opinions in the comments section as well, making this an exceptional resource for novices.
77. “How to get by in the Operating Room” at Mark On The World
Read one former nursing student’s humorous but extremely helpful tips on dealing with operating room procedures. Some – like wearing stilts – are rather silly, but they carry with them a kernel of very real truth.
78. “A Nurses’ Guide to Accomplishing Goals” at Nurse Together
Nurse consultant Katie Morales draws up an easy-to-read, completely manageable, and entirely realistic template for outlining career aspirations and subsequently achieving them.
79. “CV Watchdogs Let Nurses Down” at Matt’s Healthcare Jobs Blog
Unemployed and job-hunting nurses should read over one expert’s opinion on the CV Watchdog services that oftentimes accompany employment websites, detailing how they may come to negatively effect healthcare professionals.
80. “Our Essential Top Ten” at Jobs for Nurses, Midwives and Practitioners
This checklist details everything nurses need to keep in mind when it comes to compiling their CV forms. It also acts as a fine supplement to a painstakingly detailed article on how to best structure the documents hosted by the blog’s parent site, nurses.co.uk.
81. “NCLEX Prep Reflections” at The Makings of a Nurse
Fresh off securing her RN license, blogger Nurse Teeny shares her views and experience with taking the NCLEX to help those about to take it walk into the exam room with confidence and all the knowledge needed to pass.
82. “Things I wish I knew for MEPN” at NursingZen
Educational opportunities in nursing are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, though most blogs tend to focus on the former. NurseSF at NursingZen shares advice for future students hoping to enter into a Master’s Entry Nursing Program.
83. “3 Ways to Give Your Nursing Career an Energy Boost” at RNDegrees.net
Nobody will deny that nursing is a physically, emotionally, and mentally taxing career suitable only for the strong of heart and iron of stomach. Learn a couple of ways to inject a little professional excitement and energy into a career to help keep it moving forward.
84. “Benefits of a Nursing Career” at A Nurses Guide to Nursing
Rookies hoping to enter the field and veterans looking for a little reassurance ought to review this positive take on life as a nurse.
85. “MATH SOLUTIONS FOR NURSES” at Dear Nurses
All of Margaret Agard’s posts regarding pharmacology and other technical aspects stand as useful resources for newer and seasoned nurses alike. This one offers up 2 .pdf files for those needing a bit of help in the math department.
86. “advice for a new student nurse.” at impactednurse.com
Nursing veteran Ian Miller shares everything he thinks students ought to know about their education and their future vocation alike in wonderfully detailed, ordered lists. He also posts links to 3 free .pdf files for more information.
87. “Against the odds” at Nurse Me
CPR may be a very common procedure in hospitals, but the survival rate sits at a tragically lower rate than one would expect. Read one nurse’s impassioned take on the matter and analogy to a stint in Vegas.
88. “I changed an adult diaper” at From Suit to Scrubs
An eMarketing professional recently enrolled in nursing school opens up about a poignant, extremely sad experience universally shared by those working in a healthcare facility.
89. “A word about professionalism” at The Jage Page
Though a paramedic, everything Janis discusses in this confrontational but necessary post can apply to anyone in the healthcare industry. Always be sure to keep priorities in order and never use duty as a venue for self-aggrandizement.
90. “Participatory Medicine” at The Man-Nurse Diaries
Blogger and nurse Chris takes a balanced look at the practice of participatory medicine based on an article he found via Grand Rounds. He offers a very interesting, well-informed discussion on the subject suitable for nurses of all levels and specializations.
91. “Low Back Pain” at Nursing Needs
A Canadian study conducted in 2006 revealed that nurses suffered from chronic back pain as a result of work more than any other profession. Anyone concerned about the potential physiological downsides of nursing would do well to read the study and the commentary.
92. “Ridin’” at thoughts from the night shift
Some education programs and employers require their nurses to work alongside EMS technicians as a change of atmosphere and additional hands-on experience. Read about one nurse’s morning on an ambulance and adjustment to a new atmosphere.
93. “Things I *LOVE* in the Emergency Waiting Room” at Adventures of GuitarGirl RN
This hilarious, but obviously therapeutic, blog post stands as another exercise in reality that all new or aspiring nurses need to review.
94. “The Difference Between Life, Death, and Drug Seekers” at ER RN
ER nurse Julie discusses the different types of patients she encounters almost daily and how they come to reflect the myriad ways in which people react to pain and trauma.
95. “Nursing” at A grumpyRN
GrumpyRN comes from a family of nurses, and he compares and contrasts the past with the present as a response to this blog post by a midwife.
96. “Guidelines for Writing Exams & Studying” at Scott Chisholm Lamont, RN.
Lamont offers the same excellent pointers for his readers as he does his students. He adds additional links to his discussions on the NCLEX as well.
97. “I Wanna-Be A ‘Lifer’!” at My Strong Medicine
Scott Dean shares why he wants to keep nursing and gain the experience and attitudes reflected in the men and women who stick with the profession throughout their lives in spite of the obvious strain.
98. “Hurry, get the REAL nurse” at Scrubs Girl
Experience the anxiety of nursing school and how it humbles and educates students into understanding where their strengths and weaknesses lay.
99. “Oh, the learning curve” at What school doesn’t teach about being a nurse practitioner
Another blog entry on the disparity between nursing school and professional reality.
100. “The sheltered life of a nursing student” by St Vincent’s Hospital Darlinghurst – Male Nurses
Peter McCartney finished his nursing education in 1975, but still managed to learn several valuable lessons throughout his career. Here, he reflects on the housing at his alma mater and its views towards men – making this an interesting peek into the history of nursing.
101. “The First Three Weeks of ICU Nursing” at Nurse Karin’s
Nurse Karin shares the ups and downs of her first three weeks working in an Intensive Care Unit – making this a must-read for any nurse considering that path.
No matter what these blog posts have to say – advice on school or exams, activism, personal stories, general advice, or discussions on different specializations – nursing students and recent graduates alike have plenty to learn about their chosen career path. They can peek into the past in order to consider the best way to forge their futures.