Seeking some lively entertainment during your break? Or, maybe you’re looking for some motivational and inspirational gold that will keep you going in full force this week? Then check out some of these brilliant, heartfelt, and funny blogs that aren’t exactly your grandmother’s nursing journals. Each one of these blogs are a little unorthodox but completely relevant and 100% on point. Check these blogs out, seriously.
7 Inspiring & Relatable Nurse Blogs You Should Visit
With over 4 million downloads of the Podmedic weekly programs and resources provided by Jamie Davis, RN, EMT-P, B.A., A.S., there’s no question that he’s got some valuable stuff. Head to this page if you’re feeling inspired to get all the latest topics in the world of a nurse and catch up on old programs through the Shownotes tab.
Kathy Quan, RN, BSN, PHN keeps herself pretty busy. Quan has over 30 years of experience in the field and has published six books yet still has time to consistently publish blogs on a weekly basis. Definitely worth taking a peek at if you’re yearning for some genuine topics.
Donna Cardillo, RN, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) has had a pretty intensive professional career including clinical, business, and managerial roles—not to mention an apparent “stint as a professional singer.” She’s also known as “Dear Donna” on Nurse.com, former “Healthcare Careers Expert” at Monster.com, and an expert blogger on DoctorOz.com. Her personal webpage consists of blogs written in two categories, “Nurse Power” and “Motivation Cafe.” Pretty much, Donna Cardillo’s nickname, “The Inspiration Nurse” is a fitting title.
Nurse of over two decades, author of two books, and motivational speaking–Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN, truly can inspire anyone. Many of the topics Thompson feels passionate about concern bullying in the workplace and celebrating the heroic journey of a nurse.
Nurse Gail pretty much is the big-daddy of nursing blogs, it’s layout looks more like a hip magazine’s page than a blog written by healthcare professionals. And the content is juicier than the stuff you’ll find on Joe Smo’s nursing blog. With a history in media production and over 14 years of experience as an adult primary care provider, Gail Ingram, BSN, RN, has the right kind of presence that can deliver some really good stuff. No topics taboo on this site from sex to beauty to even aging gracefully.
I.V. League is the quintessential blog written by an extremely relateable young nursing student who covers the basis’s of all the major topics no one’s talking about like how to get those pesky stains out of your scrubs, to studying for exams, to even a look inside what she keeps handy in her clinical bag. She also keeps it fresh on social media with a Youtube channel and instagram that let you see a little more of the student nurse world.
Got some time to kill and in need of a good laugh? Head to the #WhatShouldWeCallNursing tumblr page to see hilarious gifs perfectly paired with situations every nurse can relate to.