15 Awesome Nurse Blogs to Follow

by Erica MacDonald RN, BSN, MSN, NurseJournal.org   

An easy way to stay on top of current trends and issues in nursing is to read nurse’s blogs. Unlike reading traditional news articles written by journalists from media outlets, nurse bloggers are nurses that work in some area of nursing. Nurse bloggers give you the real scoop on hot topics in nursing, in a way that only someone in the trenches can.

Here is a list of nurse bloggers that are definitely worth following:

#1 Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN, CCN/M

@ Correctionalnurse.net

She is a nurse educator and nurse writer that actively blogs/podcasts about issues in Correctional Nursing. Lorry cites that the population of incarnated individuals are some of the most medically needy and that this population is continually growing. Her latest podcast focuses on communication between nurses and officers in the correctional setting as it pertains to patient care.

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#2 Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN

@ Livingsublimewellness.com

Elizabeth is an author, keynote speaker, facilitator & trainer and Reiki Master. She is the author of Bring Back the Art of Nursing. She partners with healthcare organizations in order to help their nursing staff make positive shifts and cope with the realities of being a caregiver. If you need help dealing with the realities of nursing in the ever changing healthcare environment, she bi-annually holds online events to help you practice “nursing from within”. Her blog offers inspiration and tips to help you in your daily nursing practice.

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#3 Brittney Wilson, RN, BSN

@ Thenerdynurse.com

Brittney is a Clinical Informatics Nurse and Author of The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology and hosts the The Nerdy Nurse’s Blog Carnival. Her blog is full of nursing related content on every topic and she frequently blogs about tech topics as they relate to healthcare. If you are a nurse blogger, be sure to sign up for her blog carnival.

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#4 Nurse Nacole, RN, BSN

@ Nursenacole.com

Nurse Nacole is a blogger that blogs nursing tips and helps nursing students to be successful in nursing school. Her YouTube channel has a large following of nursing students. Follow Nurse Nacole, as she is currently a DNP student that is working on becoming a nurse practitioner. She also creates useful educational materials for nursing students that she sells in her etsy shop.

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#5 Kathy Quan, RN, BSN, PHN

@ Kathyquan.com

Kathy actively blogs on several sites (which she owns) about a variety of nursing topics. She is also a contributing blogger at several popular websites and has authored a variety of books for nurses. Her book The Everything New Nurse Book is in its second edition. Be sure and check out her websites for the latest in nursing.

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#6 Keith Carlson, RN, NC-BC

@ Digitaldoorway.blogspot.com

Coach Keith authors the award winning blog Digital Doorway. He is a writer, blogger, speaker, radio host and coach. His coaching topics include: self-care, burnout, and nurse entrepreneurship. Keith’s blog is artfully written and filled with a variety of nursing topics from social media to self-care. He also co-hosts the RN FM Radio show with Kevin Ross.

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#7 Kevin Ross, RN, BSN

@ Innovativenurse.com

In addition to being a nurse entrepreneur and blogger, Kevin co-hosts RN FM Radio. His blog categories include topics such as technology, social media, business, and career choices. He is also a great vblogger and has a wonderful variety of videos on his YouTube channel. Along with Keith, he has great advice to offer nurses on RN FM Radio.

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#8 Joyce Fiodembo, RN

@ Internationalnursesupport.com

Joyce’s blog stands out because her website is focused on supporting international nurses with career advice. If you are an international nurse that needs help beyond her blog, be sure and check out her book The Foreign Nurses’ Guide to Settling in America.

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#9 Gail Ingram, RN, BSN

@ Nursegail.com

Gail is a former model who turned nurse. She is currently a nurse practitioner student at NYU who runs the Nurse Gail website. Her blog focuses on health topics by separating health fact from fiction on the internet. She currently has a call for submissions as her website is undergoing a makeover.

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#10 Jamie Davis, RN, EMT-P, B.A., A.S.

@ Nursingshow.com

The Nursing Show has great blog articles and videos hosted by Jamie on a variety of nursing topics. From childhood vaccinations to book reviews, Jamie has it covered in the nursing show. He also indexes his shows by topics for a quick reference for his viewers and readers. He is part of the ProMed Network and interviews a variety of medical professionals that are contributing to the changing healthcare environment.

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#11 Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN

@ Blog.rtconnections.com

Renee is a nurse bully expert, consultant, and speaker whose blog focus on a variety of issues in nursing and advice for future and current nurses. As a keynote speaker, she teaches nurses actionable advice and how to deal with nurse bullying in the workplace.

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#12 Beth Boyton, RN, MS

@ Confidentvoices.com

As a consultant Beth specializes in communication, and collaboration in the healthcare environment. Her Medical Improv Worshop teaches members of a diverse healthcare team to effectively communicate. Her blog focuses on a variety of important issues in healthcare such as communication and healthcare safety. Her YouTube video Interruption Awareness: A Nursing Minute for Patient Safety has received over 10,000 views!

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#13 The Gypsy Nurse

@ Thegypsynurse.com

The Gypsy Nurse website covers everything you need to know about Travel Nursing. She has built a large community of travel nurses that have the low down on travel agencies and other matters pertinent to travel nursing. Check out the “plan” section of her website to find out if you can be “diagnosed” with HYPERTRAVELOSIS.

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#14 Jerome Stone, RN

@ Mindingthebedside.com

Jerome’s website offers meditation resources for everyone. However, he has many articles written specifically for nurses. He is the author of Minding the Beside: Nursing from the Heart of the Awakening Mindthat is specifically written for nurses. His mission is to “bring mindfulness, meditation, and compassion to the nursing community.”

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#15 Donna Cardillo, RN, CSP

@ Donnacardillo.com

As a nurse entrepreneur, expert blogger, and speaker she has two blogs on her website with one being career focused while the other blog is motivation driven. She offers many products and books for nurses who may need career advice. One of her latest blog posts titled I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up is a post that many experienced nurses can identify with.

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Do you follow these blogs? What is your favorite article by these authors? Are you a nurse blogger that did not make this list? No problem, tell us the name and url of your nurse blog in the comments below!



About the Author

Erica MacDonald RN, BSN, MSN
Erica MacDonald RN, BSN, MSN /

Erica RN, BSN, MSN's nursing clinical experience has been in neonatal intensive care (NICU) and Labor & Delivery. She currently works as a nurse educator and nurse writer. The academic mission of her website Self Employed Nurse is to teach nurses about Nurse Entrepreneurship while providing them with resources to help them pursue this specialty. In her writing business, she saves educators and businesses time while supporting their mission. Besides writing, her passion is social media. Network with Erica on Google + and Pinterest

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