Nursing is a profession that is known for the support they provide. Nurses work incredibly long hours, in highly stressful situations, and need support for themselves.
As online communities have grown, so too have nurse blogs and networking sites. These are a wonderful way for Nurses to connect and support one another.
Just in time for Nurses Week (May 9 – May 15), here are a list are 7 great blogs and online communities that nursing professionals visit to find advice, support and solace during challenging times.
DailyNurse.com is a nursing news, reviews and career site, from the most informed and respected journalists in healthcare. Nursing is constantly changing and Daily Nurse’s aim is to clarify issues in the limited time that nurses have available. The site regularly features current issues in nursing and provides industry surveys, reports, and professional events to help nurses stay up-to-date with the changing landscape.
The Gypsy Nurse
The Gypsy Nurse is an online blog and community dedicated to Nurses and Medical Professionals with an interest in traveling for a living. It shares experiences of current and former traveling nurses. The blog provides a wealth of information nurses need to begin their journey into a career as a traveling nurse professional.
Minority Nurse Blog
Minority Nurse is the leading career resource for nurses and the largest dedicated diversity nursing jobs board. They have a community of over 50,000 nurses across the county, and advertise nursing jobs across our social media channels as well as centrally at minoritynurse.com. The site also provide a wide range of free career articles, advice and information for nurses and run a CV database for jobseekers.
Nurse Advocate provides information for patients, families and healthcare professionals to understand how to navigate today’s complex healthcare system. Anne Llewellyn has over 40 years experience as critical care nurse, case manager and nurse advocate. Her goal in writing Nurse Advocate is to inform and educate consumers, caregivers, nurses, case managers, patient advocates and other members on trends and issues in impacting today’s complex healthcare system.
The Nerdy Nurse
A fun and entertaining blog by, Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, (also known as The Nerdy Nurse). She is an award-winning author and blogger, national speaker, and influential social media personality. She is also the author of The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology and blogs about nursing, technology, health IT, and other healthcare topics
Off the Charts by American Journal of Nursing
Off the Charts is the American Journal of Nursing’s (AJN) online publication. The AJN is a well-respected industry publication, and has been the leading Nursing publication since 1900. Their scientifically-backed posts are educational while at the same time accessible for all readers.
This site is billed as ‘The Nurses Guide to Good Living’ and aims to recognize Nurse’s commitment to their work, the courage and compassion they show, often against all odds. With health and beauty tips, giveaways and articles on nursing school and the lifestyle of a nurse this is a great place to stay up to date with the latest trends and life hacks for nurses.
These are just seven of the hundreds of websites out there dedicated to the world of nursing. Be sure to share your favorites in the comments below if you have suggestions for other great sites.