NightNursingNuances

When I Get Home From Work...

When I Get Home From Work...

While I love spontaneity as much as the next person, I am very much a creature of habit. This is especially true during the hours before I show up for a 12-hour shift and the hours after. Here’s a step-by-step rundown of what I do before each shift.

10 Pro-Tips for Daytime Sleeping

10 Pro-Tips for Daytime Sleeping

Adrianne, a night-shifter for more than a decade, has just crawled into bed after a long hospital shift, so this is real and unedited information in her most honest, exhausted state. She lists 10 of her tried-and-true favorites for getting better daytime sleep and elaborates on the interesting ones.

5 Tips for Baby-faced Nurses: Be Taken Seriously

5 Tips for Baby-faced Nurses: Be Taken Seriously

 To someone who's lived 60 or 80 years, I must look like I belong outside playing hopscotch.  So how do you get adult and geriatric patients to put their faith in your young, capable hands? I've got a few tips that have helped me out in these situations. Hear me out, guys.

Goals of a Nurse in Her 2nd Year

Goals of a Nurse in Her 2nd Year

I’ve grown by leaps and bounds in the last 12 months, but there’s still an unmeasurable amount left to do and learn as I move forward. That's true of any nurse.

So Cheers to the future! My sights are on growing through my 2nd year with grace and patience.

My Favorite Healthcare Podcasts - 2017

My Favorite Healthcare Podcasts - 2017

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a podcast hoarder. I am constantly listening to them, subscribing to new ones and unsubscribing from the ones that just didn't grab me. Or maybe I just fell out of love with them. I have podcasts for different moods and circumstances. And, yes, they're all sorted in my phone by category. Today my focus will be on those related to medicine, healthcare, nursing, and the allied health professions.

What's in my nursing bag?

What's in my nursing bag?

If the internet has taught me anything, it's that people like being voyeurs (in this case, I mean that very innocently). So I'm gonna show you what's in my nursing bag that I carry to and from work.

NursePROTIPS: LEAK-FREE FLEXI SEAL (RECTAL TUBE)

NursePROTIPS: LEAK-FREE FLEXI SEAL (RECTAL TUBE)

Don’t you hate it when you go to reposition your total care patient and you discover that the rectal tube has done nothing but leak since the last clean-up?

YouTubers Who Saved MY A$$ in Nursing School -Expanded Edition

YouTubers Who Saved MY A$$ in Nursing School -Expanded Edition

Who are your Nursing YouTube gurus? Like any good millenial, I’m always looking for new health care professionals’ channels to binge watch.

6 Tips for Successful Nursing Students

6 Tips for Successful Nursing Students

REMEMBER, everyone learns differently and that’s ok. If these tips don’t work for you, ask classmates, teachers, co-workers, family members that work in the industry for theirs. There are as many different study styles as there are blogs in the webiverse…..