Top 25 Nursing Blogs for Future Nurses
- by: careercrawlers
- December 20, 2016
When entering a new career, it’s important you have all the information available. You’ll be spending a lot of time in school learning about the profession, and will even spend time in a hospital during your practical examination. However, it’s still very important that you have online resources to give you insight into nursing. Many professional nurses have done their part contributing to the healthcare profession by setting up personal and professional blogs for future nurses. These blogs offer news, trends, educational resources, personal stories, and a community to share opinions. It’s truly amazing how these blogs provide you with so much information that helps streamline the transition into your new career.
The internet is a massive portal of information so it can be hard to find the top nursing blogs. We have taken our time to compile a list of the top 25 blogs you should read daily. Let’s get started and, if you have any others in mind, please leave a comment in the box below.
NurseGail.com is the first health and wellness website authored solely by nurses.
“NurseGail.com is a platform for nurses to reach a broad audience with evidence-based health information. The website showcases the knowledge, experience, and education of individual nurses while giving the profession a voice in the growing e-health conversation.
NurseGail.com strives to correct misconceptions promoted by mainstream media, report the latest scientific research, and give licensed professional opinion on health-related matters. The site changes the way public health education is delivered and has modified the definition of “patient” to include anyone using a computer to learn about health and wellness.”
Another awesome blog for future students with loads of quality information, RTConnections provides educational blog posts, keynotes, resources, events, and more. The face behind this blog is Dr. Renee Thompson who has been a nurse for over 20 years and loves sharing her knowledge. Her posts provide a wealth of knowledge, but with a main focus on bullying in the workplace.
Nurse Barb Dehn is a practicing women’s nurse and award-winning author. Her blog provides loads of useful information for existing and future nurses. She has over 31,000 Twitter followers which demonstrates the strength of her social influence in this profession. She earned a BS from Boston College and her Masters degree from the University of California.
Her blog covers topics ranging from women’s health, parenting, caregiving, health conditions, and healthy living. A great resource for future nurses hoping to learn about different areas within the health niche.
Another amazing blog for new and existing nurses. Donna Cardillo travels the world helping women and healthcare professionals reach their potential. She is a keynote speaker, author, columnist with over 25 years of experience. She holds a diploma in nursing, a BS in Health Care Management and MA in Public Communication.
Her blog has a section labeled “For Nurses” where you’ll find content on tweaking interview skills, networking, professional development, and selective guest posts.
A blog where science, humanity, and art converge. Julianna has 28 years of experience as a nurse and completed her education at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She blogs for the online Oncology Nursing Community, TheONC, and a monthly post for Off the Charts, the blog of the American Journal of Nursing.
Julianna is also the author behind The Adventures of Nurse Niki (fiction so lifelike it feels almost real), a fictional blog written in the voice of Nurse Niki.
This blog was started in 2007 focusing on career placement, the general nursing community, and informational resources for nurses. The awesome thing about DiversityNursing.com is that they educate nurses of all levels: from future nurses to experienced nurses, up to CNO’s (chief nursing officer). Their main objective is to be the 1st place for nurses to explore job opportunities and find information related to the nursing profession, nursing careers, and general diversity in this profession.
“DiversityNursing.com was born in 2007 as a Career Job Board, Community, and Information Resource for Nurses regardless of age, race, gender, religion, education, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or physical characteristics. We are a “niche” website for Nurses of all levels of experience from Student Nurses up to CNO’s. We strive to be the 1st place Nurses look to for job opportunities and educational information as it pertains to the Nursing profession, careers, education, and diversity.”
A few goals taken from their website –
- To address the growing demand for Nurses across the country.
- To address the increasing need for Healthcare Institutions’ Nurses to reflect the populations they serve.
- To increase diversity in both the employee and student Nurse populations.
- To assist with the demand for Nurse Educators and Mentors.
- To offer an online marketing/branding vehicle for Healthcare employers and Schools of Nursing to reach diverse pools of candidates as the world moves away from print media.
This blog has a nursing section, business section, a confessions section for nurses, and even freebies. Joni Watson is an oncology nurse who loves what she does…it’s that simple!
Acclaimed nursing podcasts with over 100 weekly episodes and hundreds of articles. The site provides up-to-date nursing news, commentary from guest nurses, tips for RN’s, CNA, and all other levels of nurses. The host Jamie Davis, RN, NRP, B.A., A.S., started educating new emergency responders as a training officer for his local EMS program. Jamie speaks nationally focusing on health care, technology, and education. Future nurses should check out his student nursing tips where he provides information on test preparation, recommended textbooks, forming the perfect study group, medication tips, and more.
This blog offers innovative information for nurses. The content is relevant and entertaining, providing a twist to traditional nursing blogs. They have articles addressing common nursing questions, and even career guides to help you get started in the industry. As you skim through the blog, you’ll find a list of top nursing books, clothing, and footwear.
This was one blog recommended to me by a lot of people so I’m not surprised to see it on this list. Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, also known as The Nerdy Nurse, is an award-winning author and blogger, national speaker, and a highly influential social media personality. She has over 33,000 followers, and her popularity continues to grow over the years because of the wealth of information on her blog. You’ll find products for nurses, empowerment content, nursing education guides, and other great resources. If you’re an aspiring nurse or are an existing one, I recommend you check out her blog.
Started in October 2007, this blog focused on three important areas – jobs, content, and education. They provide you with the best career advice and have a job board. Their content focuses on empowering nurses with stories from fellow nurses and includes tips, resources, and awesome videos. Their education section is a portal for you to explore what nursing schools have to offer and whether you want to enroll in a brick-and-mortar institution or an online course. NurseTogether.com is an awesome blog with loads of high-quality information.
Ranked on almost every “top blogger” list for career advice and professional tips, it provides for those looking to get into the industry. You’ll find fashion tips, educational advice, a health section, and even fun quizzes too. I love the “real stories” section because it gives insight into what a nurse deals with daily. It explores the challenges nurses face all over the United States in a video testimonial format.
The mission of this blog is to inspire existing and future nurses. RegisteredNurseRN.com has awesome content which includes information for different types of nurses, educational requirements, and nurse salary statistics. Future nursing students can access videos, career resources, quizzes, and care plan examples. New nurses can access career resources, interview tips, resume preparation guides, and even job search tools. I particularly enjoy this video for new and existing nurses – New Nurse Anxiety | New Nurse Graduate Advice for Stress & Anxiety
NurseOnTheRun.com, or susanruns.com, is a personal approach to blogging. Susan lives in New York City where she moved in September 2010 after accepting a job in the burn unit. Her main passion is running (hence the name of her blog), and you can read her running story which is full of enormous motivation too. I also recommend that you check out her blog where you’ll find a coaching section and her favorite blog posts.
I decided to take what they are about directly from their website since they say it best –
“Created by nurses, for nurses, Lippincott NursingCenter.com is the premier online destination for peer-reviewed nursing journals and continuing education resources based on the best evidence available.
A host of more than 70 nursing journals, Lippincott is committed to providing credible, current, authoritative, evidence-based resources to help you in your practice. Some of our leading nursing journals include AJN, American Journal of Nursing; Nursing2016; Nursing Management; The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care; and Nursing2016 Critical Care.
Along with peer-reviewed journals, more than 1,300 continuing education activities, including your own CE planner tool, are right at your fingertips. Our CESaver product also offers you a one-stop resource to earn valuable contact hours while enhancing your clinical knowledge, all for one low fee.” – NursingCenter.com
What an amazing story! Marianna has been a nurse for over 40 years since 1981. She was one of the first NPs to be certified as a Gerontological NP (her patient was one of the last World War I veterans). Her passion now is writing where she shares her experiences in various health care environments. She writes a lot of stories and essays with enormous value…check them out here.
They’re 102,023 nurses strong! 🙂
This website provides leading career resources for nurses and the largest dedicated nursing jobs board. They focus on getting new nurses a career by advertising jobs on social media channels and centrally at minoritynurse.com. This site is a great resource of information with content focusing on nursing programs and statistics. They also offer a wide range of career articles, advice, and information like interview tips, etc.
Check out this content from their latest article – Mentoring the Next Generation of Minority Nurses
Created by Sean Dent, who has been a nurse for 10 years. His blog provides great information with a personal touch that new and existing nurses can relate to. Check out his recent posts which I think will resonate with all of you –
An online blog and community for medical professionals especially nurses. The site has a lot of great news, resources, photos so you’ll find the information you are looking for. This blog is unique because there is a great emphasis on traveling, and to better understand this, here is her mission statement –
“The Gypsy Nurse is the leading resource for traveling healthcare professionals seeking comprehensive and trusted information about traveling employment opportunities. Our mission is to provide you with the essential tools to help navigate your course and to make the most of each opportunity. We are a growing community and we look forward to having you join us on this journey.”
As the nursing blog of Rasmussen College located in Illinois, it provides a wealth of high-quality information for existing and future nurses. Head over to the nursing program website, and start skimming through the various links. You’ll find a section called “career center” where you’ll find a research hub, services, and industry career guides.
The nursing blog itself has great content on becoming a nurse or an educator, misconceptions in nursing, and more.
Here are a few you should check out:
Rated almost in the top 5 of every list I’ve read due to the wealth of information it provides, here is an introduction directly from their website.
“Evidence-Based Nursing is to select from the health related literature research studies and reviews that report important advances relevant to best nursing practice. The clinical relevance and rigor of the studies are assessed to identify research that is relevant to nursing. A commentary on chosen articles identifies the key findings and implications for clinical practice. Content is commissioned only. Evidence-Based Nursing is co-owned by RCNi and BMJ under the editorship of Professor Alison Twycross from London South Bank University, London, UK.”
If you’re a nursing or pre-nursing student looking for great information, then this the blog to check out. This is an online resource related to everything nursing. You’ll find loads of quality information like study aids, lecture notes, career information, basically everything you need to succeed in nursing. The blog was founded by Maureen who is a critical care RN. The blog has a podcasts section, school planner, testimonials, and even general resources.
A college dedicated to nursing and has great information for future, new and existing nurses. Since the site is completely for the nursing profession, you should head over and check out their resources. You’ll find a lot of cool content, tips, and study guides.
Here are some recent post recommendations to get you started–
Formed to provide the best information and resources for those who are interested in becoming a nurse, the “Resources” section includes career guides, school rankings, and job search. The “Rankings” section has information on the top nursing programs in the United States. Their list includes schools that offer the BSN, LVN, and MSN nursing programs. I love the “FAQ” section because it answers the common questions asked by future or new nurses about the industry. Don’t forget to visit the “Articles” section where you’ll find the best content on nursing.
Here are just a few –
Here is an introduction directly from their website –
Johns Hopkins Nursing is a publication of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the Johns Hopkins Nurses’ Alumni Association, and the nursing departments of the Johns Hopkins-affiliated hospitals. The magazine tracks Johns Hopkins nurses and tells the story of their endeavors in the areas of education, practice, scholarship, research, and national leadership.