A while back, we highlighted some of the exceptional nurse-written blogs out there in the blogosphere. We got tons of great recommendations from readers and bloggers about additional noteworthy blogs we had missed. We pulled these suggestions together for our second volume of best nurse-written blogs.
The American Journal of Nursing has blog called Off the Charts, that presents various perspectives on the nurse experience, as well as research and policy. It publishes regularly (two to three posts per week) and has many leading nurse writers as guest bloggers or regular contributors.
J Paradisi, RN, OCN, is a nurse with 27 years of experience. She blogs at JParadisiRN.com, a hub where “science, humanity, and art converge.” With an eye-opening take on the challenges and experiences as a nurse, JParadisi shares her inspirational stories and art. She also writes monthly for AJN’s Off the Charts.
Not Nurse Ratched blends off-beat humor and expert know-how with topics ranging from technology to nursing to medicine. She’s a fresh, no-nonsense voice that anyone, from the nursing student to the seasoned nurse, can appreciate. In her own words, “There is a lot of stuff on this blog: e.g., humor, technology, nursing, medicine, off-the-wall tutorials to solve problems you didn’t know you had, and cute animal pictures. Because the Internet REQUIRES CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES, and I live with cute animals.” Get ready to laugh, learn and commiserate.
The Nerdy Nurse aka Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, blogs about nursing, technology, healthcare, parenting and various lifestyle topics at TheNerdyNurse.com. As a clinical informatics nurse, Brittney offers up insider info that will make even the least tech savvy nurse interested in how technology and nursing come together.
Jerome Stone, MA, RN, writes for his blog Minding the Bedside, about the transformational role that meditation and mindfulness can play in nurses lives. The site is a great resource for newbies and experienced meditators alike. You’ll find blog posts, guided meditations and more.
Blogger Stephanie is a certified nurse midwife who writes about her experiences as a midwife working in urban America. She delves into midwifery issues, including reproductive rights and healthcare for women, with honesty and a no-holds-barred attitude. Read more at feministmidwife.com.
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