Top 10 Blogs For Nurses in 2014

Posted by Adam Rapp | Nursing

Mar 31, 2014

In 1999, the term “blog” was coined by a man named Peter Merholz. Just 15 years later, the influence of blogs is powerful enough to rival mainstream media sources. There are thousands of healthcare-related blogs available to medical professionals. Many of these healthcare blogs are specifically dedicated to nursing, although some offer much more helpful insight than others. With such an extensive array of options, sorting through the duds to find the highest quality blogs with the most to offer can be a hassle. Due to the hectic and time-consuming nature of your nursing career, you simply don’t have the time or energy to spend the little treasured free time you have searching for the best nursing blogs available on the Internet. This lack of parity between nursing blogs led me to create this list of ‘The Top 10 Blogs for Nurses in 2014.’

  

Nursing blogs can be extremely valuable sources of information. Whether you are a nursing student, or a practicing nursing, reading the work of experienced nurses can help you improve as a professional. This list allows you to skip the headache of finding the best blogs, while still taking advantage of what nursing blogs have to offer.

  

Please note, this is a list of the top blogs for nurses – not a list of the top websites for nurses. Although there are several online resources that offer valuable nursing news and tips, they will not appear on this list. Blogs are listed alphabetically.


1. Digital Doorway

  

Link:

http://digitaldoorway.blogspot.com/

Quick Summary:

This is the blog of Keith Carlson, better known as Nurse Keith – a well-known nurse in the social media world. Nurse Keith is also the co-host of RN.FM Radio, an online radio station dedicated to the field of nursing. On Digital Doorway, Nurse Keith posts tips, personal experiences, and anything nursing related a few times a week.

Follow Nurse Keith on:

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2. DiversityNursing Blog

  

Link:

http://blog.diversitynursing.com/

Quick Summary:

According to DiversityNursing’s website, this blog is, “a website for nurses, from students up to CNO’s. We are devoted to Nurses, the Nursing profession, Diversity in Healthcare, and assisting you to meet your Diversity hiring needs.” As the title suggests, this blog specializes in diversity within healthcare. However, it offers much more than that. Several different writers contribute to the blog to provide exceptionally valuable insight into the nursing domain. From articles to infographics, DiversityNursing’s blog offers some great advice and knowledge that can help you become a better nurse.

Follow DiversityNursing on:

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3. ER Nurses Care

  

Link:

http://ernursescare.blogspot.com/

Quick Summary:

ER Nurses Care is written by ER nurse Leslie Block. Her blog offers plenty of constructive advice to current and prospective nurses. Block uses a touch of individuality within her blog to show her passion towards nursing. Her experience as a nurse is certainly apparent through her ability to write in a manner that displays her understanding of the nursing environment, and her grasp of what other nurses are going through on a daily basis

Follow ER Nurses Care on:

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4. Innovative Nurse

  

Link:

http://innovativenurse.com/

Quick Summary:

The “Innovative Nurse” refers to Kevin Ross, RN, radio host, and author of this blog. Ross is actually the other host of RN.FM Radio with Keith Carlson (above). Similar to Nurse Keith, Ross has a strong presence in social media, and has a lot to offer outside of this blog. Although Innovative Nurse doesn’t post as frequently as other blogs on this list, the quality of each post is enough to make the list.

Follow Innovative Nurse on:

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5. International Nurse Support

  

Link:

http://www.internationalnursesupport.com/

Quick Summary:

Joyce Fiodembo operates this blog, though many guest posts are written by a variety of reputable nurses and healthcare professionals. With International Nurse Support, you can expect blog posts that offer career tips, how-to’s, resume advice, and more. One aspect of this blog that differentiates it from the rest of the blogs on this list, is its section devoted strictly to helping minority nurses, which is based on Fiodembo’s personal experiences as a minority nurse.

Follow International Nurse Support on:

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6. JParadisi RN's Blog

  

Link:

http://jparadisirn.com/

Quick Summary:

This blog provides a unique look into the world of nursing by rendering guidance and information through different perspectives. The writer, Julianna Paradisi, brings her passion for science, humanity, and art into play quite often in her blog – which creates a peculiar, yet remarkable approach to nursing. If you enjoy Paradisi’s creative manner of discussing nursing, I also highly recommend her other blog, The Adventures of Nurse Niki, which is written as a blog/novel hybrid that follows fictional character, Niki, through her realistic experiences as a nurse.

Follow JParadisi on:

Facebook | Twitter


7. The Nerdy Nurse

  

Link:

http://thenerdynurse.com/

Quick Summary:

The Nerdy Nurse, owned and operated by Brittney Wilson, is one of the better-known blogs on this list – and for good reason. While Wilson’s blog does convey an assortment of standard nursing material, she is the master when it comes to technology in nursing and healthcare. As a tech-guru herself, “The Nerdy Nurse” keeps readers up to date with current technology issues in the nursing industry through an abundance of posts on social media, mobile apps, and more! I also suggest checking out Wilson’s book, The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology: The Book.

Follow The Nerdy Nurse on:

Facebook, Twitter, and Google+


8. The Nursing Site Blog

  

Link:

http://www.thenursingsiteblog.com/

Quick Summary:

Kathy Quan, author of The Nursing Site Blog, has been an RN for 35 years – and has been writing for even longer. With such extensive experience and exposure under her belt, Quan has what seems to be an everlasting supply of significant knowledge to share with readers. Each post is constructed in a manner that is easy to follow and comprehend. Her experience, compassion, and writing style combines to form one of the best nursing blogs available. Enjoying and appreciating Quan’s writing quickly becomes second nature to anyone who reads her work.

Follow The Nursing Site Blog on:

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9. Off the Charts

  

Link:

http://ajnoffthecharts.com/

Quick Summary:

Off the Charts is the online publication for the American Journal of Nursing (AJN). Although this site is not as personalized as some of the other nursing blogs on this list, its value cannot be underestimated. The AJN has always been a well-respected publication that has proven to be a very useful resource to nurses all over. Many highly regarded nurses, including Julianna Paradisi (above), are featured on ‘Off the Charts’ on a regular basis. Its posts are generally well-written, informative, and backed by the science and research to prove it.

Follow Off the Charts on:

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10. Your Nursing Career

  

Link:

http://yourcareernursing.com/

Quick Summary:

RN Tina Lanciault’s blog is aimed to help readers learn how to achieve a successful nursing career – and it certainly does help. After 20+ years of experience, Lanciault now dedicates most of her time towards helping nurses through her online efforts, including her blog. She generally posts once or twice a week, and you can bet that each post will teach you something new about how you can be a better nurse. Her posts are effective, fun to read, and easy to digest – making this blog a great resource for nurses everywhere.

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