Anyone interested in nursing can gain a better understanding of the field by reading blogs dedicated to the profession. Nursing blogs let you connect with other health professionals, learn more about the industry, get advice and support, and become inspired to be the best nurse you can be.
A multitude of nursing blogs can be found online, running the gamut from purely professional to deeply personal. Each provides a unique perspective on the nursing profession and offers its own valuable lessons. Check out this interactive slideshow to begin reading today with these 45 great nursing blogs.
Featured Nursing Blogs
Off the Charts is the official blog of the American Journal of Nursing (AJN). It includes posts authored by working nurses and journal editors as well as policy leaders and patients, all of which highlight “what’s most interesting, troubling, important, and provocative in nursing and health care.”
The Nurse Practitioner’s Place, which is authored by an anonymous nurse practitioner, focuses on information relevant to practice and also shares links to other nurse practitioner, nurse, and medical websites.
Barb Dehn, RN, MS, NP is a practicing women’s health nurse practitioner, a nationally recognized health expert and an award-winning author. Her blog, Nurse Barb, provides information on a wide range of medical topics as well as health tips and inspirational stories.
BirthSwell is a guide for using social media tools to promote a business or policy agenda and is aimed at birth and breastfeeding professionals, volunteers, and activists. The blog was founded by two women’s health advocates, Jeanette McCulloch and Hillary Boucher, who met while working on advocacy for midwives in New York.
The Diversity Nursing Blog is an information resource and job board for nurses of all levels of experience and focuses on inclusion regardless of age, race, gender, and national original. The blog includes general interest posts about the nursing profession.
Health care author Renee Thompson is a nurse and educator who uses consulting services, seminars, workshops, and keynote presentations to improve nursing clinical and professional competencies, and inspire nurses to make a difference. Her blog, RT Connections Blog, is an extension of her personal mission to help nurses succeed.
The Leaders’ Lounge is sponsored by HCPro, Inc., a provider of education, information, training, and consulting services related to health care regulation and compliance. It targets issues that are of interest to nurse managers as well as those interested in general health care issues.
Dedicated to personal medical stories, CodeBlog: Tales of a Nurse is managed by Gina Rybolt, a registered nurse who has worked in a variety of health care settings and is now involved in hospice care. Contributors include patients, nurses, paramedics, and doctors who submit stories through the blog’s website. Blog guidelines include respect for patient confidentiality and privacy.
ADVANCE for Nurses provides this portal for several blogs that cover questions, advice, and opinions about the nursing field. The blogs are dedicated to nursing informatics, infection control, new nurses, and the politics of health care. The most personal of the blogs is Nurse on the Run, which is written by a nurse who juggles work and family while training to run a marathon.
As the title says, Exploring Alternative Nursing Careers explores alternative nursing specialties. It belongs to Tina Lanciault, RN, who became a nurse entrepreneur after many years spent as a bedside nurse. Some of the alternative nursing paths explored include forensic nursing, holistic nursing, travel nursing, and wellness coaching.
Found in Cache is the blog of Ed Bennett, a web operations manager at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a member of the Advisory Board for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. Posts are dedicated to providing social media resources for health care professionals.
Emergiblog: The Life & Times of an ER Nurse is maintained by Kim McAllister, a long-time blogger and a registered nurse with more than three decades of nursing experience who specializes in emergency and critical care. McAllister writes about a variety of personal and professional experiences.
This is the blog for Health in 30 and the Heath in 30 radio program. It focuses on the work of Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA, an award-winning journalist, consultant, and health expert who also is a head nurse at a level-two trauma center. Posts include Ficarra’s personal perspective on healthy living and on legal and political health care issues.
Written by and for hospital executives, physicians, and other leaders in the health care field, Hospital Impact focuses on health care industry news, finance, and IT. The publisher is FierceMarkets, an e-media communications company.
Maintained by a registered nurse with a certification in infusion and whose identify is kept hidden, the tone of Infusion Nursing Blog is informally professional rather than personal. The blogger welcomes discussion and sharing on the topics of infusion nursing, vascular access, and infusion therapies.
Insights in Nursing consists of podcasts rather than traditional posts. Host Jamie Davis, RN, NREMTP, BA, interviews nursing leaders on a wide range of topics related to nursing careers and the nursing work environment.
Jeanne Sewell is an assistant professor of nursing at Georgia College and State University, and co-author with Linda Thede of a book entitled “Informatics and Nursing.” Sewells’ blogs focus on technology tips and informatics strategies for nursing professionals.
This is a deeply personal blog by “Nurse Teeny” about one nurse’s journey from the nursing school application process through a professional nursing career and a return to graduate school. The Makings of a Nurse also includes information about nursing education, scholarships, and volunteering abroad.
Blogger Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN, delivers her personal point of view on health topics and freelance writing. She is a registered nurse with a varied nursing background that includes rehab, ICU, pediatrics, and palliative care.
Author Paul McNamara is a nurse, educator, and social media enthusiast in Australia. In meta4RN, he blogs about clinical supervision in nursing with a tone that is professional but frequently humorous and irreverent.
A 32-year-old emergency room RN who works the 12-hour night shift posts on dealing with the stress of critical care nursing and shares patient stories that range from humorous to heart breaking.
An anonymous nursing student reviews the latest tech gadgets. Not Nurse Ratched features interesting archived content that provides food for thought for both students and professional nurses.
Moderated by Barbara C. Phillips, MN, NP, this blog provides resources and support for nurse practitioners in private practice. Besides providing information of interest to independent NPs, Nurse Practitioner Business Owner Blog includes webinar announcements and links to NP resources.
Stephen Ferrara, DNP, RN, NP, highlights current issues, trends, and policies that affect nurse practitioners. Ferrara is a family NP with a doctorate and practices in New York.
An offshoot of the Nurse Manifest Project, Nurse Educator Praxis primarily focuses on the quality of nurse education and addresses approaches to nursing education that are grounded in the values and ideals that are at the heart of nursing.
Blogger Joni Watson, MSN, MBA, RN, OCN, covers topics related to nursing leadership and management, health care innovations, technology, and global health awareness. As an oncology-certified registered nurse, she also discusses cancer, cardiovascular disease, and evidence-based practices in nursing.
This online magazine features articles for registered nurses of all specialties. Topics include continuing education, local nursing coverage, job opportunities, and clinical information. The magazine also summarizes recent posts from Nurse POV Blogs, its nursing blog portal.
Stephanie Shore Jewett, RN, MBA, created this blog to share health care information with patients, caregivers, nurses, nursing students, and the general public. Her thoughtful posts are a mixture of medical information, advice, and a personal memoir.
Brent Thompson, PhD, RN, is an associate professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. His blog,Nursing Educator, targets nurse educators and staff development nurses, and focuses on the use of technology in nurse education.
The Nursing Ethics Blog discusses a variety of issues related to nursing ethics. It is jointly managed by Dr. Nancy Walton, PhD, an associate professor of nursing, and Dr. Chris MacDonald, PhD, a management instructor.
This website and blog is maintained by Brandi Funk, an instructor at Azusa Pacific University and family nurse practitioner. Online FNP’s archives contain valuable information and tips for nurse practitioners and nursing students.
This long-running blog discusses accredited online degree programs for nurse practitioners. Blogger Stephen Ferrara, DNP, RN, NP, also provides articles, videos, and interviews on topics that are meaningful to prospective nursing students.
NurseZone is an online community designed to provide nurses with career opportunities and professional and personal development information. The NurseZone Blog is maintained by E’Louise Ondash, RN, who blogs about nursing shortages and the current state of nursing.
The Nurse Educator features a wide variety of resources and information about health care, nursing, and nurse education. The blog is maintained by Michele G. Kunz, MSN, ANP, RN-BC, a nurse educator who has published books and study guides, and created videos for the continuing education of nurses.
The Midlevel U website aspires to be an online community that provides support for nurse practitioners from the beginning of their education and throughout their career. Its founder is Erin Tolbert, RN, FNP-C, a certified family nurse practitioner who works in an emergency department. The blog is frequently updated with topical content about nursing and the health care system.
The American College of Nurse-Midwives sponsors this blog, which discusses advice, advocacy, and research related to the practice of midwifery. There are also posts that provide advice on midwife education and certification.
RNCentral is an informational website that provides links to online nursing schools and degree programs. The website’s blog is written by Jennifer Olin, BSN, RN. Her experience includes working as an operating room nurse, staff nurse, and travel nurse. She writes about timely issues that are of interest to nurses and nursing students.
Kathy Quan, RN, BSN, PHN is owner of The Nursing Site and its accompanying blog. In her posts, she shares her expertise and experiences in home health and hospice, and comments on news and developments in the nursing profession.
This polished blog is the creation of Brittney Wilson, a registered nurse who specializes in clinical informatics. She is a self-described patient, nurse, and technology advocate. The Nerdy Nurse features product reviews and information about technology, nursing education, careers, and an assortment of other topics.
This long-running blog is the “personal portal” of nursing coach Keith Carlson. Digital Doorway has been updated regularly for more than eight years with a mixture of news, book reviews, career advice for nurses, and personal commentary.
Blogger Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, is an award-winning author and motivational speaker who describes herself as the career guru for nurses. Nurse Power! provides career advice and inspirational support for nurses at all stages of their careers.
This is a general blog for people who are thinking about pursuing a nursing career. Posts focus on choosing a nursing school, descriptions of nursing specialties, and career advice. The main emphasis is on online nursing programs.
Corepoint Health, a health care IT services company, sponsors this blog. It features posts authored by a variety of medical and technical experts focusing on the uses of technology in the health care industry. The title of the blog refers to Health Level Seven, the seven-layer communications model for the health industry.