Monday, September 30, 2013

Your Empowering Future in Nursing!

Hello my loves! 
This is a special video where I’m going to introduce you to some awesome people that I work with!  I was invited to join Nurse Bloggers a group hosted by ScrubsMag!  Each person in this group is super excited about their career in nursing and sees limitless potential.
The bottom line is this:  We cannot prevent or avoid a bad day… but there is no reason to stay there.  There are tons of nursing experts who can help you, get and stay excited about your career in nursing.

What is the Blog carnival hosted by Scrubsmag?  Jennifer from gives us a great introduction to what the blog carnival is and why we participate.  In her article titled:  "Why Nursing is Like Pasta!"  

Erica MacDonald – From the

In her blog titled: “Why You Should be Excited about the Future of Nursing,” she explains many careers that nurses can explore beyond the bedside!
She also offers the advice below on how to start your own business!  Priceless!!

This is from her website:  Want to expand your career options even further than bedside? You can start your own nursing business. If you need some ideas for a nurse owned business visit my Self Employed Nurse’s blog. I have a whole blog category devoted to nurse entrepreneurs interviews that provide a basic overview of many types of nurse owned businesses. Also, valuable nurse entrepreneur advice is included in the interviews. 

RNDEER – A must join for every nursing student.  They have the most comprehensive list of programs designed for nursing students.
They offered a blog that will help you feel empowered, even when dealing with some of the hardest things we have to as nurses!  Here is a link to one of their awesome blogs.

The Gypsy Nurse… thinks that traveling is the sure path way to empowerment!  

This is an area that I know will excite a lot of you and her blog and website are super awesome full of everything you need to know about TRAVEL NURSING! 

Lorie Brown from explains that she believes that nurses have the answers to solve the issues in healthcare. They know how to solve problems to improve the flow of patient care, to improve systems in the hospital and provide solutions to patient problems.
With 30 combined years as a registered nurse and attorney. Ms. Brown combines her specialties with a practice of medical legal consulting and representing nurses before the Licensing Board.

Nurse Keith from explains: Why “Now” is always the time for Nurse Empowerment… in his super awesome blog post.
He goes into the history of nursing, changing calculations amongst Males & Females and delves deeper on why this matters and why we as nurses are legendary.
Keith offer specialized coaching to help nurses live the healthiest and most satisfying lives possible! He believes that nursing should be something that you do and that you love, not something that does you in! 

Do you prefer reading things in a story format?  Then the may be for you!  In this blog post she goes through the ups/ downs and inside outs about the emotional journey each of us can go through… as well as tips to stay healthy, balanced and centered.  View their latest post is called:   

Scrubsmag in this awesome article writing by Sean Dent  has a great article on “finding your Voice” and gives 5 practical tips on how to deal with “Nurse Bullying.”  Including but not limited too:  Speaking up in School, Clinicals and to the Physicians. An awesome resource for all of us as nurse bullying is almost unavoidable!

Brittney Wilson – Also known as:  The Nerdy Nurse in her blog post Why Nurse Empowerment is important for the future of healthcare.  

This is a scary time because there is so much uncertainty in the future of healthcare and nursing This is especially the case in the United States were the Affordable Care Act and the HITECH Act are causing drastic change in the way healthcare facilities and providers are reimbursed for the care they provide and the requirements linked to documenting patient care.  In this blog post she gives some great reasons we need to take our own empowerment to heart.

You guys know how much I love Yoga right?  That is why I’m super excited to introduce you to: Annette Tersigni.  Who’s Top secret alias is the Yoga Nurse.  She is a passionate rebel ‘with a cause’ and founder of Yoga Nursing. As an RN and yoga therapist, she teach a safe Rx to nurses, yoga teachers, and everyday people, serving experiential, feel good remedies.
Watch her interviewwith Ariel Ford, I promise you will LOVE it!!

True Empowerment is within you.  In his article Jerome Stone a long time practicing nurse practitioner of meditation. Explains why our power as a nurse is not something we have to fight for… quite the opposite actually:  Through the power of meditation we can quite our internal environment and get in touch with the power within… his article moved me to tears and I believe that it is a “must read” for each and every one of you.  On his website he offers audios, video’s, pdf documents and even books all for free!  Read his amazing article titled:  "Empowerment is Already Within You" here :).

I hope you all love all these awesome people as much as I do!!  
Special thanks to and Brittney Wilson for the opportunity to be part of this inspiring community.
I love you all!!
- Caroline 

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