Top 7 Websites for Nursing News and Entertainment
Posted: October 16, 2014 by Cathy Weselby in Water Cooler
You’d like to stay current on the latest nursing information or maybe you just want to take a much-needed humor break. But you only have a couple of minutes to scan an article or visit a website. Not to worry. We’ve scoured the Internet for the top websites for news and entertainment relevant to nurses and have combined them into one list. So sit back and scroll down to read our seven favorite websites for nurses.
News for nurses
- Nurse Eye Roll
Kati, a critical care nurse in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the brainchild behind Nurse Eye Roll. Kati promises humor, honesty and “nursey shenanigans” in her blog, and her posts take on an educational tone with topics such as “Nurse Hacks” and “How to Become an Awesome Nursing Preceptor.” Kati’s goal is to provide information to help junior nurses develop their confidence and thrive on the job.
- The Nerdy Nurse
Looking for information on the latest on informatics and nursing? Check out The Nerdy Nurse. Brittney Wilson, RN, BSN, is a clinical informatics nurse in Atlanta who writes about trends in health care IT and how it affects nurses. Some recent posts include “HIPAA for Nurses: A Few Dos and Don’ts,” “10 Best Stethoscopes for Nurses” and reviews on the latest apps relevant to nurses.
NurseTogether has been around since 2007 and offers informational articles in the areas of lifestyle and career from a variety of contributors. Signing up is required (it’s free) to access all of the site’s information. Recent topics include a timely article on infectious disease nursing and what nurses don’t know about nurse managers.
- Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OJIN) is a scholarly journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA), offering peer-reviewed articles on current topics affecting nurses. ANA members are able to immediately read articles from the most current issue while nonmembers need to wait four months to access the content. When you’re seeking evidence-based studies on nursing issues, look to the OJIN.
Entertainment for nurses
Scrubs is a lifestyle magazine for nurses. Topics cater to a whole spectrum of emotions, from heartfelt to informative to humorous. Recent articles include a debate on the effectiveness of employee wellness programs and “If Nurse Stock Photos Could Speak: 10 Captions That’ll Crack You Up!” No matter what mood you’re in, you’re sure to find a remedy here.
- Gomer Blog
Gomer Blog is like The Onion for the medical profession. The satirical website was created and is maintained by a bunch of “wannabe standup comedians who ended up in medicine.” Some favorite articles include “Hospital Pilots Pet Therapy with Black Bears, Grizzlies” and “Doctors Getting Nursing Degrees to Stay Competitive.” Bookmark this site for those days when you need a lift.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the case of #whatshouldwecallnursing, it’s a gif that tells the story. This Tumblr blog by an anonymous nurse communicates what it’s like working in the ICU in an entertaining way. #whatshouldwecallnursing is another “go-to” blog for those trying days.
And don’t forget to browse the Wilkes Nursing Community Journal for the latest on nursing trends and education.
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