Nurse's Watch: Conversations on contemporary nursing,
nursing education, leadership, spirituality and blogging.
~Start date February 2010~

Friday, July 29, 2011

An exciting assessment...

    This blog began in February 2010 in response to a BSN school project for informatics. I started by visiting nursing blogs to try and determine 'what makes nurse bloggers tick'. Get it, nurse's watch, tick? Corny, I know...almost as bad as the proverbial knock, knock joke. Anyway, I soon enrolled in graduate school and this blog has followed right along with me, my partner in work and education. It has provided a reservoir for all kinds of project studies from nursing theory to Wiki development.

       Well, who would have thought it; I'm on the web! Nursing Watch was noted in the article below located at Masters in Nursing: Online Nursing Degree Programs in a blog article from Linda. Thank you, Linda! Some of these blogs are sites, which I have visited, commented on, and follow as well. Congratulations to them and give them a read. To review the importance and reasons for nursing blogging you can go back to the first of this blog; otherwise hitch a ride as I continue to finish my MSN in Nursing Education and hope to start a PhD or DNP soon. I have included the article and link below. Enjoy ;)

50 Best Nursing Blogs You Aren’t Reading Yet!


by Linda on January 3, 2011

Nurse blogs are popular, not just for their medical content, but for the humor, insights and advocacy that male and female nurses display in their joy and in their frustrations with their jobs. This list of the 50 best nursing blogs you aren’t reading yet were created during and after January 2009. The blogs are categorized by year, and each blog is listed by the creation month. We may have missed some great up and coming nursing blogs in this process, so feel free to share your popular picks with us.

  1. Nursing School the Accelerated Route: Follow the blog of a student enrolled in an accelerated BSN program (January).
  2. The Student Nurse: Read about the adventures of a student nurse who is embarking on a second career (January).
  3. Travelista, RN: This blogger is pursuing both an ASN/RN and MS in Management (January).
  4. Just Call Me Nurse…Eventually: A wife and mother decides to return to nursing school (February).
  5. Nurse’s Watch: Registered nurse with a background in pediatrics, labor and delivery, recovery, postpartum and newborn nursing (February).
  6. Nursebound: A former journalist goes back to school for nursing, where “It’ll only hurt for 16 months” (February).
  7. The Medical RNinja: A third-year medical student and RN blogs about nursing, medicine and considerations on becoming a doctor (February).
  8. Mom, Wife, Student, Nurse, Ahhh! This full time executive assistant is starting an evening CNA course and plans to become a nurse (March).
  9. Nursing & EDS! A 24-year-old with EDS has one more year of nursing school to go. This blog is dedicated to recording the bumps, bruises, and dislocations along the way (March).
  10. The Nerdy Nurse: A wife and mother and self-proclaimed “nerdy nurse” writes about her experiences (March).
  11. NurseXY: This nurse is starting a new grad critical care internship on the CVICU in a 1000 bed, Level I hospital in one of the largest metro areas in the country (April).
  12. R (etired) N: This retired RN still focuses on health, especially for women (April).
  13. GamecockNurse’s Brave New World: A male emergency room nurse uses this blog to work through the anger and tears to get to the smiles and laughs (May).
  14. Happy Hospitalist: This blog is dedicated to bringing the latest information about hospitals, hospital jobs, hospital equipment and more to readers (May).
  15. Madness: tales of an emergency room nurse: This blog is about the adventures of a veteran nurse in an inner city ER (June).
  16. Frazzled_razzleRN: A wife and mother talks about her return to nursing school (September).
  17. Tales of a School Zoned Nurse: A school nurse rigid in the frontlines of the war against lice, patching up playground boo-boos, begging parents to bring their child’s emergency medication to school, and helping the snacks in the teacher’s lounge mysteriously disappear (September).
  18. The Doctor Stole My Stethoscope: Raquel is not Florence Nightingale from her own admission…but she is a nurse and mom who tries to do an above average job at both (September).
  19. Sam the RN: Sam is an RN in a hospital located somewhere in the U.S. (October).
  20. The Nursing Ethics Blog: Dr. Nancy Walton is an Associate Professor of Nursing in Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Ryerson University and Dr. Chris MacDonald is a philosopher by training who has written widely in the area of applied and professional ethics, including nursing ethics (October).