Your nurse blogs: The definitive list of nursing blogs in 2019!

Whether you’re a nurse or a nursing student, you’ll want to read at least some of the nursing blogs in this newly updated list of Top Nurse Blogs!

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We believe we have created the definitive, up-to-date list of blogs by and for nurses. Whether you want to learn, laugh, commiserate or organise, there is something for everyone here.

We believe in supporting nurses. We love how many nurses are taking the time to write, so they can tell us what they have learned, share their experiences, highlight issues that matter, or just give us something to smile about. Join us in following them!

To help you find the blogs that meets your needs, we’ve broken down the list into a few categories. To encourage you to interact with the authors, we included Facebook and Twitter links as well.

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“The most comprehensive of nurse bloggers I have ever seen!”
—JerrySoucyRN

First off, the blog we love most of all..

NurseRecruiter Blog
blog.nurserecruiter.com
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40,000+  200+
NurseRecruiter.com points you to the nursing jobs you want and need, but the NurseRecruiter blog points you to stories you didn’t even know you were looking for. We love to present the inspirational stories of individual nurses. We provide informational posts about the nursing profession and nursing employment. But we’ll cover news that matters as well, and of course announcements about our special actions and prize winners.

Beyond just blogging: call them NursePreneurs

FreshRN
freshrn.com/blog/
35,000+ 20,000+
Kati Kleber is a nurse, author of several books and public speaker, and at FreshRN she wants to provide “practical and concise information as well as encouragement and support” to new graduate nurses. Posts provide career and job interview guidance, professional “nurse hacks,” and practical tips for nursing students.
Nurse Blake
nurseblake.com/blog/
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810,000+ 3,000+
Social influencer Nurse Blake is an online phenomenon; his witty videos made so many fans that a banging Nurse Blake Party drew over a thousand nurses and student nurses. But Blake made his mark on health care even before he graduated from nursing school with his Banned4Life campaign, which pressured the FDA into lifting its ban on gay men donating blood. You’ll sooner find him on YouTube or Insta than his blog these days, but it’s still a place to go for practical tips and entertaining videos.
NurseCode (Nurse Beth)
nursecode.com
15,000+ 9,000+
Beth Hawkes, or “Nurse Beth”, works in acute care as a Staff Development Professional Specialist but communicates her expertise as writer, speaker, and career advice columnist as well, “bringing awareness to bedside nursing and patient care concerns”. Her blog posts at NurseCode and AllNurses.com are practical and informative, aimed at giving nurses “self-help tools” they can use to thrive in their careers.
The Nerdy Nurse
thenerdynurse.com
20,000+ 35,000+
Brittney Wilson owns and operates the The Nerdy Nurse blog, which presents practical tips for nurses and nursing students and mixes them up with memes and featured products and services. She’s a keynote speaker and social media personality and published two books.
Nurse Barb’s Daily Dose
nursebarb.com
3,000+ 30,000+
“Smart, straight-forward advice from America’s leading Nurse Practitioner”: Barb Dehn is a practicing NP, author and lecturer who’s frequently appeared on TV and started her own health publishing company, Blue Orchid Press, and shares mostly health, wellness and parenting advice on her blog.
Donna Cardillo – The Inspiration Nurse   donnacardillo.com/blog/
6,000+ 15,000+
Donna Cardillo, RN, is a “keynote speaker, humorist, master motivator, entertainer” who has been giving daily online career advice to nurses for fifteen years and “travels the world helping women and healthcare professionals to be happy in their careers”. Her blog provides career, life and entrepreneurial advice and includes sections called Motivation Café and Nurse Power!
Nurse Keith’s Digital Doorway
digitaldoorway.blogspot.com
2,000+ 10,000+
The Digital Doorway, which “Nurse Keith” started back in 2005, is one of the longest-running nursing blogs still publishing regular updates. Keith Carlson, who is a holistic career coach, author and long-time podcaster as well as a nurse, uses the blog to dispense “career advice for savvy 21st-century nurses”.
Healthy Workforce Institute (Formerly RTConnections)
healthyworkforceinstitute.com/blog/
3,000+ 8,000+
Renee Thompson is “a nurse, entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, consultant, and kindness enthusiast”, who started her own company “with the goal to eradicate bullying and incivility in healthcare”. That company, RTConnections, grew into the Healthy Workforce Institute, which offers keynote presentations, seminars and consulting services. Her blog posts provide insights for nurses and managers on how to create healthier, safer, more successful and more positive working environments.
Nurse Practitioner Business Owner
npbusiness.org
4,000+  8,000
Nurse Practitioner Barbara C. Phillips started this “Business Blog for Advance Practice Clinicians” to support NPs who have their own practices and help them “connect, share resources, and learn from one another”. Running your own practice requires management as well as nursing skills, and Barbara shares advice on issues like finances, marketing, time management and networking through her “Clinician Business Institute”, on this blog, and in numerous conference presentations.
Elizabeth Scala – Nursing from Within
elizabethscala.com/blog/
1,000+ 9,000+
Elizabeth Scala is “a nurse burnout expert, keynote speaker, and bestselling author” who works with hospitals and nursing schools to guide staff and students “to a change in perspective”. Citing “scientific theory, [..] quantum physics and the laws of energy”, she promises “fun, creative, out-of-the-box thinking,” and her blog posts often deal with avoiding or overcoming stress and burnout and building resilience as a nurse.
Beth Boynton – Confident Voices in Healthcare
confidentvoices.com
300+ 8,000+
Beth Boynton, RN, MS, is a medical improv practitioner and author of Successful Nurse Communication and Confident Voices: The Nurses’ Guide to Improving Communication & Creating Positive Workplaces. Her blog posts and those of guest bloggers highlight inspiring real-life stories, nursing advocacy and effective communication skills in nursing, with an increasing focus on medical improv activities and workshops.
Sean Dent
seandent.wordpress.com/blog-2/
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8,000+ 4,000+
Sean Dent is a “vlogger, podcaster, national public speaker, author and professional storyteller” who also ran the popular blog My Strong Medicine for many years, all while working full-time as Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. He now shares real-world nursing tips, how-to hacks, “brutally honest” opinions and personal stories on his new site.
YogaNurse
yoganurse.com/blog-entries/
4,000+  10,000+
If you’re a nurse and you practice yoga, this might be just the place for you. Annette Tersigni is a RN, wellness educator,  medical yoga therapist and meditation teacher who wants to use the YogaNurse site and blog as well as her work as speaker, coach, and author to “train nurses to be stress and pain relief experts”.
Nurse Alice
asknursealice.com/blog/
Nurse Alice - blog logo
 3,000+  6,000+
Alice, who styles herself as “America’s Favorite Nurse” in TV and radio appearances that have included Fox, CNN, NBC and programs like the Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors, is an ER nurse and Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist who shares health and wellness tips and tools and the occasional recipe.
New Thing Nurse
newthingnurse.com/thenewthingnurseblog/
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1,000+ 500+
New Thing Nurse is the brainchild of Sarah Wells, who works as bedside ER nurse but is also passionate about coaching and mentoring other nurses and nursing students, which her team provides as professional services too. She blogs with eager cheer about practical work and study tips, tackles important issues like workplace violence and nurse burnout, and interviews other nurses about the challenges in their fields.
Cancer Harbors
cancerharbors.com/blog
 700+  900+
Alene Nitzky is a health coach, cancer exercise trainer, and the author of Navigating the C: A Nurse Charts the Course for Cancer Survivorship Care. Having experienced first hand as critical care and oncology nurse how patients struggle to get the help they need during their years of recovery, she founded Cancer Harbors, an online health coaching service for cancer survivors and their caregivers. Its blog provides ample guidance for them, but tackles broader issues in nursing too.
The Nurse Speak
thenursespeak.com/blog/
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300+ 400+
Nurse education consultant Damion Jenkins helps nursing students, nurses and organizations “master strategies for success” through individualized NCLEX prep tutoring, staff development and training, and his public speaking and writing services. He launched his blog in 2015 to share experiences and provide advice, and it now covers topics ranging from ethical challenges in nursing to NCLEX prep strategies and profiles of successful nurse entrepreneurs.

Nurses who blog about health and nursing

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Nurse Nacole
nursenacole.com
30,000+ 3,000+
A new nursing tip every day! Nacole Riccaboni worked her way through PCU and ICU positions but still insists “nursing school was the hardest thing I’ve done in my life”. On her blog she provides nurses and nursing students “with simple and fast resources” because “I understand just how stressful nursing can be and what resources will help students and current professionals.” You can find her on YouTube, Instagram and at speaking engagements as well.
The Relentless School Nurse
relentlessschoolnurse.com/therelentlessblog/
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1,000+ 4,000+
Robin Cogan is a proud school nurse with 18 years of experience, but her website testifies to her relentless pursuit of other opportunities to make a difference too. A tireless advocate for both school nursing and broader issues like gun control, she was named School Nurse of the Year more than once. She’s one of the most prolific bloggers on the list, covering a wide range of school nurse projects, community initiatives and advocacy campaigns.
The Nursing Site
thenursingsite.com
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2,000+ 3,000+
First launched in 2007, The Nursing Site Blog was one of the longest-running nursing blogs around, but Kathy Quan recently merged it with her main site, The Nursing Site. She’s been an RN for over 35 years, working in home health care and hospice, and written books like Exploring the Home Health Care Experience; A Guide to Transitioning Your Career Path. Her posts offer practical tips and professional advice for nurses and discussions of nursing-related news.
Exceptional Nurse
exceptionalnurse.blogspot.com
1,000+ 2,000+
Do disabilities get in the way of being a good nurse? The answer is “No,” and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Donna Maheady never tires of showcasing inspiring stories of nurses with disabilities. She wrote books like Leave No Nurse Behind: Nurses Working with disAbilities, and founded ExceptionalNurse.com “to address the needs of nursing students and nurses with disabilities”.
Marianna Crane: nursing stories
nursingstories.org
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1,000+
Marianna worked over 40 years as a nurse and NP in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and nursing schools. Last year she published her memoirs, Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers, and she has used her blog as well to tell the thoughtful and often moving stories of patients she cared for, writing that “they taught me far more than any textbook.” In addition she highlights urgent issues in nursing and healthcare, and writes about her personal life, aging and writing.
HospiceDiary: A hospice nurse’s diary
hospicediary.com
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 1,000+
As a hospice nurse, and a critical care nurse before, Amy Getter has had to process the most fraught experiences of nursing, and emerged realizing all the more “how beautiful the human spirit is”. She shares thoughtful observations and reflections about working with very ill and dying patients, their aging, laughter, sadness and farewells, the wishes and decisions they and their families come to, and the dilemmas and lessons of hospice nursing.
Medical Margins
josephineensign.com
800+
Josephine Ensign, who worked for three decades as a family nurse practitioner and is now an Associate Professor of Community Health, shares her personal reflections on health care, social justice, health humanities and storytelling. She has published extensively on homelessness, health and human rights, and written a memoir called Catching Homelessness: A Nurse’s Story of Falling Through the Safety Net.
Comic Nurse: MK Czerwiec
comicnurse.com/blog/
Comic Nurse blog logo
600+ 3,000+
“Comic Nurse” MK Czerwiec is author, artist and speaker as well as nurse, and a Senior Fellow at the George Washington School of Nursing. She does not blog often, but you have to check out the instructive and often touching work she’s done to “use comics to reflect on the complexities of illness and caregiving”. Her “Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371” was published in 2017 and her work since has focused in particular on end of life care for the elderly.
Nurse Advocate
nursesadvocates.com/blog/
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200+  800+
Anne Llewellyn began her career in nursing back in 1973, and developed Nurse Advocate “to share my experience as a nurse, a case manager, nurse advocate and, most recently, as a patient” and help ensure “each patient has a voice as they navigate the complex healthcare system”. She provides coaching and mentoring, speaks at many conferences, and her book Nurses, Moving Beyond the Bedside: There Are No Limits was published last year. Her blog posts range from the wonky to the personal.
Emerging RN Leader
emergingrnleader.com
600+ 100+
Rose Sherman is a nursing professor who leads the Nursing Leadership Institute at Florida Atlantic University. She writes this blog “for new and aspiring nurse leaders who are interested in nursing leadership as career path,” and shares tips, ideas and information that are based in research and best practices. Typical posts include “Ways to Build Trust in Your Leadership,” “Leading Your Former Peers” and “Creating a Cultural Oasis in a Less than Healthy Work Environment”.
Correctional Nurse
correctionalnurse.net
Correctional Nurse blog logo
300+
The Correctional Nurse blog relaunched this year. Over the past ten years, Lorry Schoenly wrote over 500 posts with the aim of “inspiring compassionate, professional nursing in the criminal justice system,” but she has retired from correctional nursing and clinical nurse practitioner Lori Roscoe has taken over. She also runs an online education program for correctional nurses and her company provides consulting services to jails and prisons, so expert perspectives are still guaranteed.
Have Mursey! By Nurse Mike – A Nurse Blog with balls
havemursey.com
300+ 7,000+
“Nurse Mike” is Michael Ward, who’s been a nurse for ten years, mainly in the ICU and ER, and is now studying to be an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. He describes himself as “a strong advocate for men in nursing” and his blog mainly addresses male nurses, sharing advice on practical dilemmas in everyday nursing, professional development, and men’s health.
JParadisi RN’s Blog
jparadisirn.com
100+ 600+
Nursing is an art as well as a science, and art can play a role in nursing, so why wouldn’t there be a blog where the two go hand-in-hand? Julianna Paradisi is a painter, writer, oncology nurse navigator, and cancer survivor, and she’s been blogging at JParadisi RN since 2009 about art, nursing, and developments in health care.
Infusion Nurse Blog
infusionnurse.org
5,000+
This blogger is an infusion nurse, consultant, educator and entrepreneur, who established the Infusion Nurse Blog some ten years ago to share ideas “related to infusion nursing, vascular access and infusion therapies”.
Nursetopia
nursetopia.net
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2,000+ 3,000+
Nursetopia is the long-running blog of oncology nurse Joni Watson, who provides practical advice about managing your everyday life and work, shares notes about her personal progress and experience, and presents some printable postcards you can use to let nurses and colleagues know how much you appreciate them.
Nurse’s Notes
nursesnotes.blog
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200+
Deb Aston hasn’t been blogging for long, but her writing recalls the halcyon days of the medium, back when blogging first emerged as a way for regular people to honestly and eloquently share their feelings, insights and experiences without entrepreneurial aspirations or ulterior motives. Her keenly observed posts will move you, make you think, and inspire you to greater kindness.
The Underside of Nursing
undersideofnursing.blogspot.com
Here’s something different: surely the only nursing blog which presents amusing stories and serious issues in the form of poems. Because dry treatises about nursing practice, standards, and credentials have their place, the blogger writes, but “I would rather make funny, with a rhyme, and tell the world what’s really going on at the bedside”.
The Wandering Nurse Blog
thewanderingnurseblog.com/blog/
The Wandering Nurse blog logo
300+
Kylie is “a trauma/emergency nurse by trade and a massive book nerd/travel junkie” in her free time. Her blog posts are an informative, yet refreshingly spontaneous mix of practical and professional advice, travel tips, and personal observations.
Death Nurse
deathnurse.com
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50+ 300+
Death Nurse “is a blog about living and dying” by Jerry, a palliative care and hospice nurse. He is as passionate about taking a thorough, critical and activist approach to urgent social questions as he is about his profession, investigating how power and privilege play out in the arena of nursing and healthcare, and what can be done to hold nursing organisations and employers to account.
Frugal Nurse
frugalnurse.com
Frugal nurse blog logo
100+
“Seeking better health at a lower cost”: the Frugal Nurse has worked in health care for over thirty years and she has lots of useful advice for just about everyone. Many of her posts share advice on how to live a healthier, happier life in general and some of them tackle new healthcare policies and legislation, but she has a specific mission too. Healthcare expenses keep on rising, and she wants to help people make responsible choices that will save them money.
ER Nurse Insanity: The Texas Years
themountainsarecalling.blogspot.com
ER Nurse Insanity blog logo
100+
Launched in 2007 when the blogger was still a nursing student, this must be one of the oldest personal blogs by a nurse to still be going. “Shrtstormtrooper” started off as critical care nurse, did travel nursing for five years, and is back working trauma now. Like she says, “I have no verbal filter, which suits my job in the ER very well”. This is an old school blog with no nursepreneurial pretense: just a nurse honestly sharing her impressions and anecdotes, whether deeply moving or plain silly.
EDNurseasauras
ednurseasauras.blogspot.com
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“EDNurseasauras” is a proud old-timer, both in nursing and online. As 60-something-year-old critical care nurse, she’s been in the field for over 40 years — and she’s been blogging since 2007. Not a track record many bloggers in this list can match! The posts come more sparingly now, but they still present wry observations about everyday experiences with work, colleagues and patients.
Don’t curse the nurse!
dontcursethenurse.wordpress.com
200+
Susan has been sharing stories and anecdotes about her life and work as a nurse since 2013, sometimes wry but always kind and rarely without a touch of humor. Her blog is mostly light-hearted, but her motivation for starting it was earnest: “I want nurses to have a place to share stories, educate others, express opinions, and most importantly, support each other in a profession that is constantly changing”.
OldfoolRN
oldfoolrn.blogspot.com
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The blogger is a long ago retired bedside nurse who worked in the OR and a neuro ICU. His fascination for the profession hasn’t ceased after retirement and his blog posts extend from his own memories and stories to colorful, instructive and sometimes grotesque details from nursing history.
Nurse Money Talk
nursemoneytalk.com/blog/
Nurse Money Talk - logo
50+
Nursing is a calling, but also a job – it makes you money. Thomas Uzuegbunem started this blog to provide level-headed advice about managing your finances, from paying back your student loans to how to best ask for a raise, alongside professional and career advice. The blog has since branched out to listicles like “10 Awesome Nurse Christmas Ornaments,” however.
Nursing Uncensored
nursinguncensored.com/blog
Nursing Uncensored blog logo
 200+  200+
Adrianne has worked the night shift for over ten years. She loves music, radio, cooking and crafts, and she’s proud of her ability to calm scared and agitated patients. She used to blog as “Night Nursing Nuances” and do podcasts as “Med Room Chronicles,” but now she’s doing everything in one place: “Nursing Uncensored”. Expect posts and episodes about self-care, pet peeves, nursing school life, before- and after-work routines, and product reviews.
Mother Nurse Love
mothernurselove.com/blog/
Mother Nurse Love logo
50+ 800+
Blogger Sarah Jividen, a nurse and Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, sets out to offer “Real Life Solutions For The Busy Mom, RN”. Some of her posts tackle substantive questions like whether men should get paternity leave from work (yes!) or honestly discuss personal fears and reflections; many others are listicles with self-care tips for nurses and moms (often with affiliate links).
Lucrative Pain
lucrativepain.blogspot.com
Christina is a massage therapist and an oncology Nurse who moved from working on the Las Vegas Strip to New Hampshire. She shares short, honest and all too recognizable stories and anecdotes from her work — the amusing and moving ones; and the ones that are frustrating, or worse, as well.
Diary of a School Nurse
diaryofaschoolnurse.blogspot.com
Diary of a School Nurse - blog logo
1,000+ 200+
The author, a school nurse since 1997, started this blog “for fun and a place to document some of those ‘that really happened’ stories,” but now primarily shares practical tips and tools to help you organize your everyday work.
A Pair of Advanced Practice Nurses
advancedleveled.com/index.php/blog/
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Family Nurse Practitioner Carrie Baker and student NP Marina Nogues both have 20 years of experience in healthcare, but they’ve only just started blogging and kicked off with a post about Men’s Health Awareness Month. Looking forward, they hope to address “professional peers,” but not just them: they want “to educate you [to] make informed decisions about your health” and “empower you to be an advocate for your own care”. Submit your questions and suggestions on their “Ask the NP” page!
ER Nurses Blog
ernursey.blogspot.com
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After a change of design, this blog mixes up meme posts with posts that point at salient issues like burnout and violence in a paragraph or two with links.
Dear Nurses
dearnurses.blogspot.com
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Margaret has been blogging for over ten years, drawing colorful info sheets to help new nurses and nursing students learn more about the reality of nursing life and various clinical scenarios.
Shepherd Of The Gurneys
shepherdofthegurneys.blogspot.com
This ER nurse takes no prisoners: when they’re enthusiastic about something, they’ll let you know it’s “Farking GENIUS! Twenty stars!!!”; when they’re frustrated, they’ll describe the “bunch of chronically and blisteringly incompetent fuckups” they’re dealing with; and when they’re feeling sarcastic, they have a battery of snark to unleash. This is “ER life, from a nurse working as a lifeguard in the shallow end of the gene pool”.
Coffee, chocolate, and your favorite nursing blogs

Self-care checklist: coffee, chocolate, and your favorite nursing blogs

Nurses who blog about all kinds of things

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Journey to Badwater
alenegonebad.blogspot.com
Journey to Badwater - blog logo
2,000+
She’s a Registered Nurse, health coach and cancer exercise trainer, but blogger Alene Gone Bad is most passionate about running, and specifically ultramarathons. Her blog’s title refers to having run the 135-mile Badwater course in Death Valley — twice. She writes about running, health and fitness, but also about nursing, pets, politics, and a variety of other personal observations. Her book on “charting the course for cancer survivorship care” came out in January 2018.
Nurse on the Run
susanruns.com
 300+  2,000+
Susan worked on a burn unit in NYC for seven years before going back to school to enroll in a nurse anesthesia program, and shares personal updates and observations about her life, work and studies. Her main passion is running, however, and many of her blog posts describe races she’s run — as well as new places she’s discovered by running, because she’s also an avid traveller.
Adventures in Juggling
adventuresinjuggling.me
100+ 2,000+
Laura is a Registered Nurse on a busy Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, with “a darling husband, five cute and sometimes cuddly” sons and daughters, two grand-daughters, two goofy dogs and a kitty. She blogs about all of it — family, everyday life, things that are in the news, her vocation as NICU nurse, and anything else that comes to mind, because: “living this circus life, what else would I be doing but juggling?”
With Love, Bre’A
withlovebrea.com/blog
Bre’A is a young mom who “juggles parenting, nursing, love, mental health, and healing old wounds the best way that I know how” and blogs about motherhood, memories and her fiction writing.
Write Along with Me ~ Life as a retired nurse in Sioux Falls, SD, USA
loisroelofs.com
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Lois Roelofs worked in nursing for forty years: as nurse, in administration and research, and eventually as a nursing professor. She’s long retired now, and her career memoir, Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor’s Journey of Faith and Self, was published in 2010. She blogs about writing, growing older, grief, life in Sioux Falls, SD, and her memories of nursing.
The Nurse Farmer
thenursefarmer.com/blog/
400+  1,000+
Clifton Joullian has been a registered nurse for over twenty years, but he’s also a backyard farmer who firmly believes that growing your own organic fruits and vegetables isn’t just fun, but an important tool for health promotion and disease prevention. Like his previous blog “The Farmdamentals of Nursing” and Clifton’s vlog, The Nurse Farmer offers practical tips and information about “how gardening can lead to a healthier body, mind, and spirit”.
Chaunie Brusie
chauniebrusie.com/blog/
100+  1,000+
Chaunie was a labor and delivery nurse, but has been working as a journalist and copywriter for the past seven years. She wrote three books about pregnancy and motherhood, and her blog posts which mostly focus on those themes too range from the light-hearted to the serious.
thatnursewrites
thatnursewrites.com
Jan has been a nurse for over twenty years, and her blog showed her evolution from a nurse who wrote to a nurse and writer. Her posts have captured thoughtful or heart-warming observations about everyday life and workplace experiences, took a detour into promoting essential oils, and are now back to sharing observations from her personal life.
The Traversing Nurse
thetraversingnurse.com
The Traversing Nurse gingerly started blogging about her “journey through self love and care” this year.

Blogs for nurse educators and nursing students

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NRSNG
nrsng.com/blog/
220,000+ 6,000+
Jon Haws founded the nursing education website NRSNG, which he runs with a team of fellow nurses out of a conviction that nursing education is burdened with “massive problems” and needs “to change forever”. The site aims to encourage nursing students and teach and simplify what they need to learn, providing study guides, courses and cheatsheets. Their blog highlights practical school and career advice and personal experiences, often in the form of podcasts.
Straight A Nursing – Ace Your Way Through Nursing School
straightanursingstudent.com
5,000+ 2,000+
On this site, nursing students and pre-nursing students can find information about nursing school and help with studying, while new RNs and experienced nurses can find tools to keep acquiring new skills and knowledge. The site provides study guides, lecture notes, reference sheets, and of course a blog, which also encompasses dozens of podcast episodes.
RegisteredNurseRN
registerednursern.com/blog/
15,000+ 3,000+
The RegisteredNurseRN site was founded by Sarah, BSN, RN, and provides “nursing school help, NCLEX review lectures, nursing skill examples, and more”. Most of the blog posts focus on NCLEX questions and reviews and anatomy quizzes and lessons, but some tackle more general questions about nursing school and the nursing profession.
Nursing Education Blog
nursingeducation.lww.com/blog.html
15,000+
Aimed at nurse educators, this is the blog of Lippincott Nursing Education, a Wolters Kluwer site which presents the company’s training tools for nursing education and free resources for educators like white papers and webinars. Posts focus on teaching strategies, digital and active learning, and tools like virtual nursing simulations, with titles like “The Power of Storytelling in Nursing Education” and “Write It Right: Using an Academic EMR in the Simulation Environment”.
Nursology
nursology.net
Nursology - blog logo
50+ 100+
Nursology is a new site, launched just last year by nurse scholars like Jacqueline Fawcett, Jane Flanagan, Linda Roussel, Margaret Pharris and Peggy L Chinn for a community of fellow nurse scholars. Alongside conference reports the blog presents thoughtful posts that seek to broaden the discussion about nursing conceptual models, theories, philosophies and methodologies.
Nurse Skyanne
nurseskyanne.com/blog-feed/
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Skyanne is set to graduate nursing school with a BSN in December 2019. Driven to “help more future nurses,” she uses her blog mainly to share practical advice and resources for nursing students. But as a moving recent post on “My first code” searingly illustrates, there is a personal note as well.
ATI Nursing Blog
atinursingblog.com
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110,000+ 5,000+
ATI Nursing Education produces learning and teaching tools, and its blog presents tips and updates for students using their programs, as well as general tips for student nurses.

Community, non-profit and advocacy blogs

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National Nurses United: The Blog
nationalnursesunited.org/blog
100,000+ 40,000+
NNU is the country’s largest union of registered nurses, and its blog presents frequent updates on the state and progress of nursing legislation, actions to improve working conditions for nurses, and political strategies to advance healthcare reform. There are also posts about the hazards and challenges nurses face on the workfloor, and broader issues of inequality and injustice in health care.
Insights Blog – American Nurse Today
americannursetoday.com/insights/
30,000+ 40,000+
American Nurse Today is the official journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA), and the magazine’s Insights blog features posts by a range of nurse contributors on professional growth, patient care and self-care.
Capitol Beat
anacapitolbeat.org
9,000+ 15,000+
Capitol Beat is another blog of the American Nurses Association (ANA), but one with a specific focus. This is where you go for updates on healthcare legislation and policy issues, ANA advocacy efforts, and information about the impact of policy changes on day-to-day nursing practice.
The National Nurse for Public Health, The National Nursing Network Organization – blog
nationalnurse.blogspot.com
3,000+ 1,000+
The National Nursing Network Organization is an advocacy organization which aims to support RNs and LPNs and promote wellness and disease prevention initiatives, whose main cause is to pass legislation that would designate a National Nurse for Public Health. Its blog primarily presents updates on the progress of nurse-friendly legislation and nursing activism.
The Truth About Nursing blog
blog.truthaboutnursing.org
4,000+ 800+
The Truth About Nursing is a non-profit organization which “challenges stereotypes and educates the world about the value of nursing”. Its blog site includes reviews of how nurses are portrayed in film, TV and other media, calls for action, petitions and op-eds, and updates on nursing-related news.
Radical Nurses
radicalnurses.com
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500+
The nurse authors on this blog keep their fingers on the pulse of politics and society, and critically engage with the ethical and societal dimensions of nursing. Run by nurse and Peace Studies graduate Vanessa Shields-Haas and midwife and nurse educator Jess Dillard-Wright, the blog also features topical and challenging posts by bloggers like Robin Cogan (The Relentless School Nurse), Peggy Chinn (Nurse Manifest) and Debbie Moore–Black (Do Not Resuscitate).
NurseManifest: A Call to Conscience and Action
nursemanifest.com
500+ 300+
The NurseManifest community has been engaging in nursing advocacy for almost two decades, aiming to raise awareness and inspire “determined action to protect health and justice for all”. Blog posts highlight issues like healthcare legislation, drug addiction, safe nurse:patient ratios and feminist nurse action.
Nurses Who Vaccinate
nurseswhovaccinate.blogspot.com
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 10,000+  5,000+
“Nurses Who Vaccinate” was founded in 2012 by Melody Butler, a pediatric nurse who saw a need for pro-vaccine nurses to speak up and join together to counter misinformation. The blog provides information about vaccines and why they’re necessary, and ideas about how nurses can serve as vaccine advocates.

Nursing journal blogs

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AJN Off the Charts
ajnoffthecharts.com
220,000+ 50,000+
Posts on AJN Off the Charts, the official blog of the American Journal of Nursing, “draw attention to important research findings, policy controversies, clinical practices and challenges, public health news, nursing career issues, and moving personal stories told by both nurses and patients”.
 Journal of Advanced Nursing blog
journalofadvancednursing.blogspot.com

1,000+ 25,000+
New articles that are published in the scholarly, international Journal of Advanced Nursing are often introduced or summarized on this blog, JAN Interactive. It’s also where the journal publishes reader responses to specific journal articles, and any subsequent exchanges between authors and readers.
BMJ Evidence-Based Nursing blog
blogs.bmj.com/ebn/
35,000+ 5,000+
Evidence-Based Nursing is a British journal which summarizes new medical research nurses should know about, and explains its most important findings and implications for clinical practice. Its blog presents many updates about specific research (for example on pain management or the treatment of obesity and insomnia), but also features discussions of larger issues in nursing, from diversity and social media to family nursing and workplace violence.
ANS: Advances in Nursing Science Blog
ansjournalblog.com
2,000+ 300+
Peggy L. Chinn presents and summarizes articles from the scholarly journal she founded and edits, Advances in Nursing Science, which highlights “innovative, cutting edge” nursing research.

Nursing news, magazine and business blogs

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Nurse.com OnCourse Learning blog
nurse.com/blog/
520,000+ 55,000+
Nurse.com, a website of the online education company OnCourse Learning, advertises itself as “the No. 1 source of continuing education, job opportunities and resources” for nurses. The website provides nursing CE courses, resource guides and a jobs board, and its blog presents nursing-related news as well as updates on legal, research and professional developments in nursing and nursing career tips.
Calling the Shots
lippincottsolutions.com/blog
240,000+ 2,000+
“Calling the Shots” is the blog of Lippincott Solutions, a Wolters Kluwer company which provides “online evidence-based learning tools” to support the professional development of nurses “by keeping them current on the most recent evidence and standards”. Posts focus on workfloor issues, management strategies and medical developments, tackling topical issues and practical tips for nurses and “nurse leaders”.
Lippincott Nursing Center blog
nursingcenter.com/blog
40,000+ 20,000+
NursingCenter, another Lippincott site of Wolters Kluwer, provides access to articles from over 70 nursing journals, a vast collection of continuing education activities, and clinical resources that present the latest research, drug information and patient education tools. Its blog posts thoroughly cover topics from technology to patient safety and updates on diseases and conditions, or present inspiring stories about exceptional nurses and nurse leadership.
Nurse.org blog
nurse.org/articles/
70,000+  700+
Nurse.org, a nursing job board which also provides hospital reviews and career guides, features a blog as well. Posts can be filtered to highlight inspiring real-life nurse stories, nursing-related news, info and advice on industry developments and professional advancement, or tips about nursing schools and continuing education.
Nurses Labs
nurseslabs.com
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400,000+ 3,000
Touting the tagline “For All Your Nursing Needs,” the Nurseslabs site provides (aspiring) nurses with career and salary guides, and nursing students with care plans, study guides, practice exams and mnemonics. But among the thousand-plus articles on the site many also present more newsy updates about developments in the nursing world, and listicles offer nurse lifestyle tips in a more lighthearted way.
Scrubs Mag
scrubsmag.com
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 400,000+  20,000+
Much like Nurseslabs, the Scrubs Mag website doesn’t have a section called blog as such. But as perhaps the most well-known nursing magazine we could hardly skip it altogether, and its list of “featured articles” works in much the same way!
Johnson & Johnson Notes on Nursing
nursing.jnj.com/nursing-news-events
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220,000+ 15,000+
The “Nursing Notes” blog and newsletter of The Campaign for Nursing’s Future, established some 15 years ago by Johnson & Johnson, has morphed into “Notes on Nursing”. Posts and podcasts continue to highlight the work of nurse innovators, leaders and mentors, and you can tune in to exclusive interviews and panel discussions.
ONS Voice
voice.ons.org
40,000+ 15,000+
We’re cheating a little bit by including ONS Views because it’s an online magazine rather than a blog, but it’s an indispensable source of news and information for oncology nurses.
Diversity Nursing blog
blog.diversitynursing.com/blog
50,000+ 3,000+
DiversityNursing.com was launched some ten years ago as a job board, community, and information resource for nurses and nursing students which focuses specifically on diversity, inclusion and cultural competence. The posts on its blog highlight encouraging or thought-provoking news stories and professional developments with angles ranging from race to disability.
MinorityNurse blog
minoritynurse.com/blog-page/
4,000+ 9,000+
Minority Nurse is both a nursing jobs board and a magazine focused on career development, topical issues in the nursing profession, and diversity-related concerns. Its blog posts primarily highlight practical advice and information for nurses, with some articles raising awareness about current diversity-related issues.
Daily Nurse – The Pulse of Nursing
dailynurse.com/blog-page/
1,000+ 1,000+
More than a blog, DailyNurse is a Springer-owned nursing news, reviews and career site. Reflecting an Advisory Board drawn from academia and advocacy, posts on DailyNurse pair advice about educational opportunities, career choices and nursing life with topical news stories and updates from nursing research and education. “Nurse of the Week” posts add an uplifting human interest note.
HealthCetera: Nursing
healthmediapolicy.com/category/nursing/
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1,000+ 1,000+
HealthCetera is a journalistic platform for news, analysis and commentary, and this is the site’s section on nursing. Other sections feature blog posts on health care, policy, and equity, and the issues they raise are fleshed out in podcasts and cartoons as well. The site was founded by Diana Mason, a public health nurse and health policy professor, and Barbara Glickstein, a health reporter and media strategist, and posts tend to centre on research, advocacy, empowerment and social issues.
Nurse Buff
nursebuff.com
9,000+ 400+
Nursing humor and lifestyle blog NurseBuff presents light-hearted, practical and inspiring news, career advice and lifestyle tips, alongside a series of nursing care plans. If you like listicles, you’ll find plenty of those here too, from “17 Nursing Skills Videos Every New Nurse Should Watch” to “20 Ink Designs for Nurse Tattoos”.
Empowered Nurses
empowerednurses.org/blog/
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2,000+  2,000+
Is it true that “nurses comprise 80% of the health care team, but have 0% of the power”? That’s what Lorie Brown, a former nurse who now works as attorney defending nurses before the License Board, believes, and she founded Empowered Nurses “to be a voice for nurses” and improve the profession. It’s not all posts about the right to strike or violence against nurses though, there are practical tips as well and space for a personal note too.
Your Nurse Attorney
yournurseattorney.com/blog/
2,000+
On this niche blog by Brown Law Office, a national law firm specialized in representing nurses, founder Lorie Brown presents legal information, advice and practical tips for nurses in posts like “Will A Criminal Record Affect My License?” and “Nurses, Cameras and Privacy”.
The Nurse Link
thenurselink.com/blog/
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5,000+ 50+
Founded in 2016, The Nurse Link hosts interactive events, expos and a community website to “connect current, future and aspiring nurses for mentorship, networking and empowerment”. The site’s blog presents practical tips for new nurses and nursing students.
Blog: For Nurses By Nurses Productions
fornursesbynurses.org/blog
For Nurses By Nurses Productions logo
1,000+
For Nurses By Nurses wants to tackle health disparities and “empower the role of the nurse scientist” through film, and this year produced the mini-documentary “The Black Angels: A Nurse’s Story”. It produces a quarterly digital magazine with a diversity and nurse lifestyle focus, and its blog presents updates on the company’s projects.
The Leaders’ Lounge
blogs.hcpro.com/nursemanagers/
The Leaders' Lounge logo
2,000+ 1,000+
The Leaders’ Lounge is a blog from Strategiesfornursemanagers.com, which “provides content, news, and downloadable tools for new and seasoned nurse managers”. Blog posts tackle practical challenges and opportunities nurse managers will encounter, from patient safety to nurse-to-nurse hostility and staff conflicts.
Working Nurse
workingnurse.com
Working Nurse logo
 2,000+  5,000+
Bloggers or columnists? On the website of Working Nurse, a free monthly magazine that’s direct-mailed to RNs in Southern California, “Nurse Keith” Carlson publishes interviews with nurses about the specialty they chose, how they got there and what makes it special, and various authors write profiles of historic and contemporary nurses of note.
The Gypsy Nurse
thegypsynurse.com/blog/
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 35,000+  4,000+
The Gypsy Nurse prides itself on being “the largest and most active online community for travel nurses” and its blog posts span a wide range of travel nursing-related content, from tax and legal advice to career and housing tips and more personal and light-hearted stories.
Wandering Nurses
wanderingnurses.com/wandering-nurses-blog/
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10,000+  5,000+
Wandering Nurses is a jobs board which also lists nursing agency reviews, runs a nurse community Facebook group, and features this blog. Cheryl Roby, RN, and her colleague Jen M. share practical and career advice for travel nurses, from “Travel Nurse Pay: Know What To Expect” to “Travel Nursing in an RV: Is it Right For You?”.

Nursing school blogs

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The Chamberlain Blog
chamberlain.edu/blog/
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 420,000+  10,000+
Chamberlain University, a healthcare and nursing school with some 20 campuses around the country, provides tips for students, career information, nursing news and updates about its programs on this blog.
Nursing@Georgetown Blog
online.nursing.georgetown.edu/blog/

25,000+ 2,000+
The blog of Nursing@Georgetown, an online MS in Nursing degree program from the Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, presents information about nursing careers and professions in posts like “Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice by State”. But it also regularly tackles key healthcare issues nurses are confronted with in posts like “Communicating End-of-Life Care Wishes With Clinicians and Family” and “Improving Health Care Access for Survivors of Sexual Assault”.
Nursing@Simmons Nursing Blog
onlinenursing.simmons.edu/nursing-blog/

30,000+ 500+
The blog of Nursing@Simmons, a department of the Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences which delivers online degree programs in nursing. Posts focus on career advice and information, relevant social issues, practical health-related tips, and profiles of students and faculty.
Nursing@USC Blog
nursing.usc.edu/blog/
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 10,000+  100+
The Department of Nursing at USC (University of Southern California) publishes blog posts about key healthcare issues and new findings in healthcare research, such as “How Health Providers Support People Affected by Childhood Trauma” and “Unsafe and Unwell: How Homelessness Affects Women and How to Help”. Other posts provide career advice (“Reasons to Pursue a Family Nurse Practitioner Career”).

Science of Caring – Dean’s Blog

scienceofcaring.ucsf.edu/deans-blog
70,000+ 55,000+
Every month, this blog of the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing presents a post about “Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Student Milestones,” which highlights new research, grants, publications and educational initiatives.
On the Pulse
magazine.nursing.jhu.edu/category/on-the-pulse/
15,000+ 25,000+
John Hopkins Nursing, a magazine published by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, its alumni association and the nursing departments of the Johns Hopkins-affiliated hospitals, “tracks Johns Hopkins nurses and tells the story of their endeavors in the areas of education, practice, scholarship, research, and national leadership”. On the Pulse, the magazine’s blog presents some of those stories and other news about initiatives and developments at the school.
Rasmussen College School of Nursing blog
rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing/blog/

20,000+ 500+
This blog provides professional advice about the nursing profession and nursing education, answering practical questions in posts written by Collegis Education authors.
Marian University Accelerated Nursing Programs blog
onlineabsn.marian.edu/blog/
Marian University logo
 6,000+ 400+
The Marian University Leighton School of Nursing provides an online-based Accelerated BSN program, and its website has its own blog too. Alongside news items and testimonials about the program, the blog dispenses practical advice in accessible listicles.

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