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Best Nurse-Written Blogs

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Social media has done a lot for nursing. And blogging is no exception. But with the number of blogs out there, it’s hard to know what’s worth reading and what deserves a click on the back arrow of your browser. These are our picks for best nurse-written (for the most part) blogs out there.

 11 Best Nurse-Written Blogs

1.  Theresa Brown, The NY Times Well Blog

Why it made the list: Theresa’s writings do nurses a wonderful service — they explain to the public who nurses are and what nurses do. Without getting preachy, Brown explores some of the challenges that abound in the nursing profession.

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2.  My Strong Medicine

Why it made the list: Sean is a Registered Nurse and CrossFit enthusiast who has a unique way of blending perspectives on fitness and nursing (before becoming a nurse, Sean was a certified athletic trainer.)

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3.  Nurse Alice Benjamin

Why it made the list: Nurse Alice Benjamin is just … well … cool. She’s a nurse who’s comfortable with the title “health expert,” having appeared on numerous radio and TV shows as a health correspondent. Nurse Alice blogs about new medical research, the changing healthcare system and healthcare-related current events.

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4.   According to Kateri

Why it made the list: Kateri touches on both her personal and professional life. Intelligently written, According to Kateri explores some of the bigger questions in life, like the role pain plays in our lives and what it means when someone says you’re “just a nurse.” Her words resonate.

5.  Head Nurse

Why it made the list: Hilarious commentary on life as a nurse: the good, the bad and the irritating. Add in a smattering of humorous posts about her life outside of nursing and Head Nurse wins the title of Wickedly Delightful.

6.  The NP Mom

Why it made the list: The NP Mom writes educational blog posts about a variety of clinical topics. Blogger Brett Badgley Snodgrass, a family nurse practitioner, writes relevant material that can be a health resource for laypeople and nurses alike.

7.  Digital Doorway

Why it made the list: NurseKeith’s passion is to help nurses live healthy and fulfilling lives. His blog topics cover self-care, book reviews, emerging career trends and nurse bullying. He also co-hosts RN.FM Radio

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8.  RT Connections

Why it made the list: Renee Thompson, of RT Connections, conducts presentations and seminars that focus on effective communication, leadership and healthy work environments. Her blog covers topics such as burnout prevention and tips for dealing with workplace bullies.

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9.  Stop Giving It Away

Why it made the list: Granted, Cherilynn Veland is a licensed social worker, not a nurse. But with a focus on mental health and self-care, any healthcare worker can benefit.

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10.  MoJo, RN

Why it made the list:  There are only two posts, which is disappointing. Because MoJo, RN is funny, pointed, and let’s be honest, slightly vulgar. She writes as if she’s talking to you.

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11.  Doctor Grumpy (and Mrs. Grumpy)

Why it made the list: Not all doctors are bad. You can even read what they write without shriveling up! Doctor Grumpy is laugh-out-loud funny and has a — get this — wife who’s a nurse, aka Mrs. Grumpy. Her posts about school nursing are hysterical, and once in a while she throws a short, sweet one in. Just to make you wonder if she’s really grumpy at all.

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28 Comments Post a comment
  1. Great list Meaghan.. thanks for sharing! I will bookmark this page for sure.

    Could be of interest to your readers – http://www.rndeer.com

    April 6, 2014
  2. Hi, nice blog Really very interesting post shared above. Awaiting for more posts like this.

    March 19, 2014
  3. Shary RN #

    Hi Thanks to share the list good informative nursing resource. i found Useful information when i was Nursing student
    http://www.nurseops.com/careers/how-to-become-a-registered-nurse

    March 14, 2014
  4. What a great resource.

    I had know idea that so many other nurses blogged! Makes me so happy to not be alone. ;)

    ~Amanda

    February 11, 2014
    • Meaghan O'Keeffe, RN, BSN #

      Thanks Amanda. Happy blogging!

      February 12, 2014
  5. Please visit this nursing blog about culture, spirituality and support for nurses that come to USA to work:
    http://www.translatenursing.com/Wordpress/

    January 30, 2014
  6. A great list and lots of excellent additions from the comments section!

    January 25, 2014
  7. Nice blog, thanks for sharing information. For more information on Nursing lists visit

    January 9, 2014
  8. Amazing blogs. Thanks very much. I found great nurses there…. !!!! I found some more interesting nurse list at http://www.freedomlists.com/list-building/industry-specific-email-lists/health-care-email-list.php

    January 9, 2014
  9. Calvin John Mcphee #

    Great list! I do love reading such articles, too. I also like reading up on new courses that can help nurses grow more in this field, like this one: http://acceleratednursingcourses.com/accelerated-nursing-programs/1-year-fast-track-nursing-programs/

    December 13, 2013
  10. Glad I stopped by your blog. I learned a lot from reading about the blogs you selected. Thanks.
    http://www.thenursediaries.com

    December 12, 2013
  11. Mary Kay Burke #

    You might want to check out “The Feminist Midwife” awesome reading.

    September 27, 2013
  12. In all humbleness, I would like to suggest that nurses visit the blog, Minding the Bedside, for its coverage of how meditation can help nurses to work more mindfully and compassionately at the bedside. Thanks!

    September 26, 2013
    • Meaghan O'Keeffe, RN, BSN #

      Please do check out Minding The Bedside at http://www.mindingthebedside.com/ ! Wonderful resource for nurses who want to replenish and avoid burnout!

      October 2, 2013
  13. Surely the omission on The The Nerdy http://thenerdynurse.com was an complete accident. :)

    September 13, 2013
  14. Nurseslabs is a great resource for nursing students! Check it out: http://nurseslabs.com

    September 12, 2013
    • Meaghan O'Keeffe, RN, BSN #

      Thanks, Christian! Nursing students, check it out. Nursing news, tips, and how-to’s.

      September 13, 2013
  15. Brittney @ The Nerdy Nurse #

    You left out “The Nerdy Nurse” http://thenerdynurse.com/
    I’m sure was just an honest mistake. :)

    September 12, 2013
    • Meaghan O'Keeffe, RN, BSN #

      Brittney! Love your combination of nursing and technology. And congrats on your soon-to-be-published book!

      September 13, 2013
  16. I am so honored to be included in this list of great nurse writers. Thanks so much for choosing Digital Doorway. I’ll continue to try to live up to the kudos!

    September 12, 2013
    • Meaghan O'Keeffe, RN, BSN #

      Happy Blogging, Keith!

      September 13, 2013
  17. Meaghan O'Keeffe, RN, BSN #

    Great suggestions!

    September 5, 2013
  18. jm #

    AJN’s Off the Charts has long been a source of good writing, various perspectives on nurse experience, research, and policy. It publishes regularly (2-3 posts per week), has many leading nurse writers as guest bloggers or regulars, and has as well its own list of nursing blogs to check out. Here is the url: http://ajnoffthecharts.com/ Would also recommend JParadisiRN http://jparadisirn.com/ and Not Nurse Ratched http://notratched.net/ among others.

    September 5, 2013
  19. Emma #

    ImpactED Nurse! Check it out… Ian’s blog always makes me feel better after a long shift. http://www.impactednurse.com

    September 4, 2013

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