Top 50 Blogs Every Online Nursing Student Should Read
Even if you’re studying for your nursing degree online, you don’t need to feel isolated. You can gain access to other nurses, blogs for nurses, nursing publications, nursing news and organizations for all nurses. You even can meet other nurses through social networking. There’s nothing to separate you from the nurse who attends a bricks-and-mortar college, and the following links could bring you into the fold if you use them to your advantage.
- A Nurse Practitioner’s View: A nurse practitioner in NY highlights current issues, trends and policies affecting nurse practitioners and the health care system today.
- Bonnie RN Blog: Bonnie is a geriatric care manager, and she writes about community involvement, elder care and teaching and learning.
- Codeblog: Tales of a Nurse: What started as a personal blog about medical stories has turned into a sharing site, where many nurses share medical tales.
- Interopnurse: This nurse is chronicling experiences with software maintenance and implementation. This is a personal journey to see how technology can meets nurses’ high needs and expectations.
- Not Nurse Ratched: Learn more about medicine, “geekery,” productivity and whatever else this blogger wants to write about.
- Nurse Ratched’s Place: An infrequent yet prolific blogger (Nurse Ratched has been around for years), this blog provides history, insight and relevant news.
- Nursetopia: An oncology nurse who is passionate about nurses, nursing and the “world we impact” provides a blog on a variety of topics.
- Nursing Comments: Stephanie Jewett, RN, MBA provides input for patients, caregivers, other nurses and the general public.
- Order & Chaos: A nurse who completed her NCLEX in July 2010 shares her experiences.
- Rebirth: A labor nurse was reborn and shares her experience as a new nurse-midwife and blogger.
- RehabRN: RN “living down on the farm with Dahey, Bubba, WildDog and other wild animals, working at the Hotel Rehab to pay the bills and get material for this blog and for my standup comedy routine.”
- Shauna’s Life In Pain……. And Other Fun Things: Life with chronic pain, written by a nurse.
- Travel Nursing Blogs: Travel nursing gives you the ability to build your resume and enhance your skills are some of the most important benefits of a travel nursing career.
Blogs for Nurses
- 21st CenturyNursing: This blog is dedicated to educating nurses about new technology, modality of new disease transmission, changing labor force, and the ever-changing financials that affect the practice of nursing.
- Certified Nursing Assistant: Find complete information on various nursing assistant programs, institutes, courses and exams.
- CPNE Rockstars: A spot for nurses and Excelsior College Senior Prep Students to come together and share news and tips about their upcoming clinical exam and the nursing profession.
- Judith Shamian’s Health Care and Home Care Blog: Judith Shamian has been the President and CEO of the (Canadian) Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) since 2004.
- Nurse Together: This site provides a place for a worldwide community of nurses, nursing students and those considering a career in nursing.
- Nurse Zone: Find out the latest on and about nurses and nursing, and join the conversation about ratios, shortages and anything else involving nurses.
- Nursing Bits & Bytes: A collection of web resources & reviews about nursing and health with emphasis on multicultural issues.
- NursingCenter’s In the Round: Created by nurses, for nurses, Lippincott’s NursingCenter.com is the premier destination site for your clinical and professional informational needs.
- OSHA Healthcare Advisor: This resource is an exciting online community created for OSHA program compliance managers and safety officers in healthcare facilities such as medical and dental practices, clinics, surgery centers, other ambulatory settings, and hospitals.
- Reality RN: The mission of RealityRN is to host an open and honest conversation for new nurses about the gap between what they learned in nursing school and the often harsh reality of the workplace.
- RTConnections Blog: This blog was designed to empower nurses to transform their clinical and professional practice.
- Syck and tired of being Syck and tired… This site is primarily for nurses or anyone who directly cares for patients and who also struggles with issues that could or would place them in the direct line of Board scrutiny or other forms of stigma.
- The Nursing Ethics Blog: Nancy Walton, PhD and Chris MacDonald, PhD write and manage this blog about nursing ethics.
- The Nursing Site Blog: Kathy Quan, RN BSN, maintains this blog, which focuses on nursing paths and that provides very useful links.
News & Journals
- Center for Health Media and Policy at Hunter College: CHMP is a catalyst for shaping crucial conversations about heath and health care through media, research, education, and public forums.
- Covering Health: The Association of Health Care Journalists maintains this blog. It is intended to help keep journalists who report on health and health care issues informed about the latest news in the field.
- Disruptive Women in Healthcare: This blog serves as a platform for provocative ideas, thoughts, and solutions in the health sphere.
- Health News Review: This website is modeled, in large part, upon the pioneering effort begun by an Australian team that launched the Media Doctor Australia website in 2004.
- Nursing Times: Nursing Times is the leading weekly magazine for nurses in the United Kingdom. The site carries blogs and debate forums.
- Off the Charts: This is the blog for the publication, American Journal of Nursing. Look for relevant articles and a good number of useful links.
- Pallimed: Pallimed has been, and continues to be, one of the most informative blogs about hospice and palliative care and medicine.
- Pro Publica: ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.
- Reporting on Health: This is an online community for people passionate about fostering great health and medical coverage of our communities. The site carries a number of blogs.
- Scope: A team of writers at Stanford University School of Medicine publishes Scope to provide readers with high quality, engaging coverage of scientific and medical developments around the world.
- The New Health Dialogue: The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.
- Center to Champion Nursing in America: The Center to Champion Nursing in America is an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
- Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence: Barbara and Donald Jonas have established their Center for Nursing Excellence, philanthropy dedicated to expanding the ranks and building the effectiveness of America’s professional nurses.
- Nursing Students for Choice: Nursing Students for Choice is a collaborative, nationwide organization that works to promote women’s health and reproductive rights through advocacy, activism, provider education and training.
- One Nurse at a Time: Nurses involved with volunteer and humanitarian nursing developed this Web site and blog. This is an organization that wants to respond to the needs of nurses and evolve.
- National Nursing Network Organization: This is the blog for the organizational site.
- The Truth about Nursing: The Truth About Nursing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is trying to change how the world thinks about nursing.
- Allnurses: This link is to the forum, which is just one part of a great site about and for nurses. Be sure to also check out the blogs.
- Nurse Connect: is an online nursing community and networking site for nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in advancing their education, careers and personal lives.
- Nurse Entrepreneur Network: You must join the site (free) to participate in the forums and to start building and managing your nursing business.
- Nurse.com: This forum tackles news, continuing education and every specialization within the nursing profession.
- Nursing Link: This forum is active, and deals with all the issues that nurses encounter regularly, such as frustration, technology and medicine.
- Ultimate Nurse: Use this forum to meet other nurses and to learn more about your profession.
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