Our Favorite Nursing Blogs: The Advice Givers

Our Favorite Nursing Blogs- The Advice GiversOn Monday, we gave a small sampling of some of the great nursing blogs that are out there on the web, focusing specifically on what we’d like to call “the storytellers.”

As we mentioned then, the nursing profession brings together a wide variety of people, and those who have something special to say about the profession do so with one common passion: caring for others.

So, without further adieu, here are the rest of our of nursing blogs we enjoy. We hope that nurses or anyone thinking about entering the profession would enjoy them, as well.

Take a look:  Continue Reading

Our Favorite Nursing Blogs: The Storytellers

Our Favorite Nursing Blogs--The StorytellersWith the dawn of the internet and social media, just about anyone can have their voice heard these days. As such, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find out that there are quite a few nursing blogs around the web.

This week, we’re going to talk about a few nursing blogs that we think any nurse, or anyone thinking about becoming a nurse, should read. To make things easier, we’ve organized them by their style and substance.

To start, here are some of the nursing blogs we always find ourselves going back to: Continue Reading

Medicine On Screen: Doctors and Nurses On TV and In the Movies

Medicine On Screen Doctors and Nurses On TV and In the MoviesMedical dramas have been part of the American TV landscape in every decade since household televisions  became commonplace.

We had “Medic” (1950s), “The Doctors“/”The Nurses” (1960s), “Medical Center,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” and “Emergency!” (1970s), “Trapper John, M.D.” and “St. Elsewhere” (1980s), “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “Chicago Hope” (1990s), and “House M.D.” and “Scrubs” (2000s).

The trend continues to permeate pop culture today through series like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Nurse Jackie.” Even MTV is getting in on the trend, with its new show about traveling nurses called “Scrubbing In” that’s premiering at the end of the month.

And then there are the series that spanned decades, like “General Hospital” (it continues to live on after a record-setting 50 years) and “ER.”

So why does this genre endure, and why does the public love medical dramas so much?  Continue Reading

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