7 Blogs for Current and Future Nursing Students

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Blogs about Nursing provide a unique insight into the day-to-day experiences associated with the medical industry (photo courtesy of Christiana Care on flickr).

Have you ever wanted to know what the day-to-day duties would be like before entering a particular industry or career field? Well fortunately for you, if you are interested in becoming a nurse, the industry is rather vocal, and detailed, about what they experience in the medical field. In preparing this list of blogs, quality, content, and up-and-coming blogs have been outlined to fully detail what a nurse experiences regularly.

Tales of a School Zoned Nurse

This hilarious blog follows the experiences of a school nurse working with two elementary schools and a middle school. The blog, which also includes pictures of artwork from the author’s students, highlights everything from playground injuries and medication to snacks and lice.

A Journey Through Nursing School

Written by a mother of two, this blogs documents everything from acceptance to graduation to beginning an RN to BSN degree program. The author, only referred to by her screen name Azmono2andcountinghad posted 1881times since October 2008.

The Life and Time of an L&D Nurse

Southern-California mom Debra Bolton documents her time as a Labor and Delivery nurse in this blog that was recently rated one of the Top 30 Nursing Blogs by BestBursingMasters.com. Bolton addresses various topics both directly and indirectly related to nursing, labor and delivery. Recent topics posted include continuing education (RN to BSN online), what it’s like to work a baby-boom shift, and Conjunctival Abrasions.

The American Midwife

This fascinating blog focuses on pregnancy, nutrition, labor, birth, and breastfeeding. The blog encourages women to post their own topics and experiences to the blog to share with others. Some recent contributions to the blog include items brought to a birth by one midwife, and what to do when a woman is caught in back labor.

Code Blog

This blog is 100% comprised of stories from various patients, doctors, nurses, and situations. Stories have been altered for the privacy of all individuals involved, but blogger Gina, a nurse for fifteen years, is the administrator. After browsing the site for a few minutes, interesting topics including The Hidden Dangers of Candied Pecans and a Rookie Mistake made after only working in a hospice for two days.

Adventures of a PICU Nurse Practitioner

Have you ever considered becoming a Nurse Practitioner? If so, this is the may be one of the most hilarious and uncensored blogs around. Dana, a Nurse Practitioner who works in the same PICU where she was a Nurse for seven years, discusses panties, research symposiums, money. Oh, and did I mention she is hysterical? Each blog entry is written as though she is talking to a girlfriend over drinks on a Friday. Enjoy!

Madness: Tales of an Emergency Room Nurse

The Emergency Room is synonymous with stress, urgency, and pain. But how would you like to know what happens on a day-to-day basis in the ER? Blog entries throughout this site include what to expect when the ER is too quiet, frustrations associated with HIPAA preventing nurses from the ER inquiring about a patient’s status once admitted, and the dangers of being a home health nurses in the south side of Chicago (did you know they are now accompanied by armed guards?!).

Ashley Benson is a distance education professional with five years of experience in the for-profit sector. She has worked coast-to-coast within the United States as an academic advisor, an adjunct teaching assistant and, most recently, a campus Registrar. Through formal education and industry experience, Ashley practices staying informed on the current events and changes within higher education and the students involved.

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