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1 hour ago

Anyone else struggle with sweets?🍫🍪🍩 I have THE BIGGEST SWEET 🦷 As soon as evening/nighttime hits I start craving cookies and chocolate cake🙃 I tried these a while ago and honestly had forgotten all about them until I found a box of these @kodiakcakes muffins in my pantry the other day and decided to bake them. They're soooo good and easy to bake! Plus 12 G protein per serving (2 muffins )🙌🏻 What are your favorite "healthy alternatives" to sweets?

1 hour ago

Tuition 💰 It can range widely from school to school and beware, credits are not always transferrable. So if you take classes at one place to get ahead, you may not be able to transfer them if the school you go to doesn’t accept transfer credits. During my search, I saw costs for DNP programs in my area (Philadelphia ) range from $120K up to $250-$270K depending on cost of living add ons. This can vary even wider across the US, so do your research! Depending on your loan status from undergraduate and your ability to save, this can heavily impact which schools are within your price range. I also want to preface that by reminding you all: school is just the beginning. It’s most important to find a school that will teach you well and you can afford without going into tremendous debt. • Saving money for school starts the day you start working as a nurse. If you have loans from undergraduate, obviously this isn’t as easy, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t doable. I saved about $1,000/month (or more if I could swing it ) for almost 5 years. You can do the math. But I also didn’t have loans from my BSN which made this a lot easier. If you can’t swing $1,000, try $500: anything will help when you’re jobless! Another great way to save is by finding out what classes you can take ahead of time (if possible ) and using any money your job offers to help offset costs for it. I was fortunate to have a great tuition reimbursement plan offered to me at both hospitals I worked for as a nurse. This ended up saving me almost $30,000 in tuition I would’ve had to pay myself. It’s worth it if you can find it from an employer. • Working during your anesthesia program is entirely dependent upon your program/director’s rules. Depending on your course load and lifestyle, it may not be feasible to commit to working at all. Not to mention, as someone going through it, those few extra bucks you get are not worth the couple hours of free time you could have with friends & family or you could use for self care when you’re not face first in a book. • MORE in Comments ⤵️

4 hours ago

𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝟹: 𝐓𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩 𝟔: 𝐅𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰-𝐮𝐩⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🔹 Before asking your letter writer if the letter has been submitted, check with the application agency. Many agencies are streamlining the process with online login and email updates. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🔹 Give a couple of weeks before following-up with your letter writer. If anything has changed, take the opportunity to update your letter writer, ie a new award or publication. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩 𝟕: 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤-𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🔹 Letter writers can spend several hours of their personal time writing a single letter. It’s important to send a personal thank you letter. I recommend a hand-written card. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🔹 Keep your letter writer updated. Let them know whether you got the position! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐌𝐎𝐍 𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐄𝐒 𝐓𝐎 𝐀𝐕𝐎𝐈𝐃 ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 1. Always ask first, never assume that your letter writer is willing or able to write a great LOR. ⁣ 🔸 There are several reasons they may not be agreeable to write a letter for you. Don’t take it personally. It could be they do not know you well enough to write you a great letter or they do not have time.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🔸 Always ask them first before including them as a reference. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 2. Don’t drop off forms or send forms as an email attachment prior to meeting and discussing the forms and deadlines with your letter writer in person. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🔸 If they agree to write a letter, come prepared and hand them the paperwork. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Ask them if they prefer to also have them sent via email. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🔸 Don’t send several emails with different attachments. Make sure it’s easy for your letter writer to have everything they need in one Cleese and concise email.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 3. Don’t harass your letter writer with email reminders, unless they ask specifically for one. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 4. Don’t forget to thank them. You may need them to write you another letter in the future. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐫! Save all 3 posts!

4 hours ago

Neck massagers can be such a saviour to stressful days ! This next-gen neck massager can definitely be a solution! You can use them during travel and at home.. . You can check them out at - https://bit.ly/neckrelaxation 📸 @shot_by_her

6 hours ago

Good morning!🤪 Back for the week & I’ll be starting my first day of nurse residency/work on Monday so I’ve been spending the last couple of days doing pretty much nothing. I’ve already gotten my orientation schedule & blueprints for future exams I’ll need to take, so I’m currently printing, organizing and planning! Having an honest moment: I’m super excited but also nervous because it’s a new experience & being a new nurse can seem intimidating. But many updates to come! Have a happy Tuesday🥳

6 hours ago

If I heard “critically think” one more time as a nursing student I might have exploded. What they failed to mention was that experience really helps critical thinking - so don’t beat yourself up if you don’t get it right away 🥰⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @nurseabnormalities #nurseabnormalities #nurselife #nursehumor #nursememe #nurseblogger #nurseblog #medicalhumor #medicallife #scrublife #nurseinprogress #medicalhumor #hospitallife

6 hours ago

Buckle up for some transformational mindset magic 💫⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ 🌈 Lemme tell you…⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ I challenge you to practice gratitude daily. Even for just a couple minutes. It truly will change the way you live, think, and will create more joy and peace in your every days.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🙋🏼‍♀️ I deeply believe in the transformational power of practicing gratitude. I’ve seen it in my own life. It’s how I start every day. It helps me start the day in a positive abundant mindset rather than that “aughhhhh I don’t wanna go to work” mindset.⁣⁣⁣  ⁣⁣⁣ 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝟓 🔑 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬:⁣⁣⁣ 1️⃣ 𝐈𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥. Sure some people use gratitude journals but you can just take a moment to think it, to reflect on it & acknowledge it. The nice thing about writing it down is that you can always read through prior entries when you are having a bad day to reignite the gratitude spark ⚡️ and smile.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 2️⃣ 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞. Set aside a time that works for you. I do it before I get out of bed in the am or in the shower. If the am gets away from me I reflect on it in the car on my way to work and leave the radio off.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 3️⃣ 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐍𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐧. Don’t let your environment or toxic humans affect your inner peace. When you feel that encroaching on you come back to yourself.  There will always be Debbie downers out there…don’t let them brainwash you.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 4️⃣ 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐚𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. Focus on the gratitudes and the joys rather than the deficits and the burnout. (This is HARD sometimes! ) This will help to shift the culture, the mindset and create a more humane culture and greater engagement.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 5️⃣ 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬.  Gratitude helps you acknowledge the good.  Sometimes we dwell on the bad and sit in it, stewing. And the good days just roll by without a blink of an eye. Don’t let that be the default.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Gimme a 🤩 if you are in!

7 hours ago

✨Happy Tuesday ✨ . . . Mindset habits, and routine are the building blocks for success towards all your goals! -R. Downs . . Balancing home life with Nurse life can sometimes be difficult. You had a terrible 12 hour shift that turned into a 16 hour shift and the next day all you want to do is sit down and relax. That’s kinda how my first couple years went until it turned into a bad habit. I found myself setting goals for myself, but never meeting them because I just wanted to relax on my days off. Until now. . . . This pandemic has really made an impact on everyone, mostly in a negative way. For me though, it’s put a lot of things in perspective. My health and wellness is so important. Staying healthy as a nurse, especially during a time like this is SO important! I’ve been setting goals for myself for years and they hardly ever got met. Until now. . . . 1. Change your mindset. Stop doing those old negative habits that’s preventing you from reaching your goals. 2. Get into a routine that’s going to help you meet those goals. 3. Find a balance 4. Start thinking about YOU . . . Today I’m thankful to be a nurse. I’m thankful I’m able to help those that aren’t able to help themselves. I’m thankful I’m finally able to break out of those bad habits and think about my health and wellness for once. And I’m really just thankful Im able to finally work towards being a better me. . . . It’s your choice! . (Wearing figs: the most comfortable scrubs you’ll probably ever wear ) . . . . #nurselife #nicunurse #nursesofinstagram #nursesofig #fitness #fitnurse #healthylifestyle #health #wellness #fitnessjourney #nurseblog #nurseblogger #blog #wearfigs #wearfigsscrubs #staysafe #stayhealthy #wearamask

10 hours ago

Day 4 of 7: When mama struggles to increase her supply and I trust that she did her best to keep up with her baby’s needs, I tell her: “any amount of breastmilk is better than nothing”. As Lactation Consultant, one must not only advocate for exclusive breastfeeding but be ‘inclusive’ of those moms whose lactation hurdles are real, has underlying medical issues or had a rough start affecting their goals to exclusively breastfeed. The least they need is to be judged that they didn’t try hard enough. But when one supports without judgement, trust is built and mother will persevere. On this breastfeeding week, may we count the effort and not the ounces 🖤 love, Nurse Joyce #. . #nursejoyce #nursejoyz #nursejoycevirtualclinic #nursejoycemartinez #centerforlactationcare #lactation #breastfeeding #lactationsupport #breastfeedingtips #breastfeedingawareness #normalizebreastfeeding #IBCLC #RN #nurse #nursesofinstagram #nursegram #nurseblog #nurseblogger #breastfeedinginpublic #breastfeedingmama #nurselife #lactationnurse #breastfeedingph #lactationphilippines #lactationqatar #breastfeedingnola #worldbreastfeedingweek2020

14 hours ago

𝑴𝒊𝒏𝒊 𝒃𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒌 💗 Feeling very refreshed after a break from everything for 5 days 🥰 Me and my husband took Lottie for a caravan weekend. Shes very lucky that she can go whenever really, as our family own them. But the older she gets, the more she is loving it and soaking it all in more! There's nothing better than seeing your baby have so much fun ❣️ Only 41 days now until the start of uni and a busy 2 years doing a full time masters. A part of me is sooo excited but another part of me will miss being able to pack up and go anywhere whenever i want. Especially spending every single day with Lottie. But i guess i need to view it that the days i do get off, will be extra special ✨ . . . #studentnurse #childrensnurse #paediatrics #nurse #futurenurse #nhs #university #studentmum #nurseblog #nursemum #medicalstudent #studying #mumlife #firsttimemummy #mumssupportingmums #motherhood #mummy #motheranddaughter #workingmum

14 hours ago

And how to manage it, to keep your motivation strong ✨

16 hours ago

What skills do you have apply to a variety of areas?

18 hours ago

aaand we’re back to dancing because this dance was just too catchy to not do😂 (credit to @yodelinghaley )! hopefully this helps answer the question as to what classes are needed to be taken before applying to a nursing program! Prerequisite courses vary for each nursing program (and this is just a general list ) so make sure to check in with the program you’re interested in prior to applying😊 // manifesting all the positive vibes and energy to YOU because yessssssir you will get in that program!!!🤩

19 hours ago

No matter the weather... life is better at the beach... even with tropical storm #isaias !! Thankful the weather hasn’t been bad. We had a hard rain early this morning, strong winds this afternoon into the evening but other than that a good day spent inside studying!!

19 hours ago

Work chats with my little 💙⠀ ⠀ Working 12 hour shifts is SO wonderful for many reasons . . . but I still can't help feeling that #momguilt the days I am at work and out of the house for 14 hours. ⠀ ⠀ Any medical moms out there feel the same???⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #nurseprobs #medicalmoms #momguilt #workingmom #nursemom #bsnrn #nurselife #studentnurselife #nurseblogger #nurseblog #healthcareworkers #healthcareheroes #nursegift #doctormoms #nursetips #healthcareprofessionals #essentialworker #essentialworkers #covid19 #nursingislife #womeninmedicine #nurseshop #nursebling #nurseblog #nursingtips #lpn #cna #registerednurse #nursegift ⠀⠀

20 hours ago

Everyone meet my new little oxygen givers! Thank to @blackrabbitpilsen for my amazing new plants for my “home office.” So thankful to have some life sitting with me while I am studying. Pictured: Yellow Snake plant and ZZ plant #RNStudent #studentrn #student #nursing #nurseblog #nurse #futurern #futurenurse #stayathome #studygram #nursinginsta #student #studentlife #studygram #studyblog #NCLEXstudying #womeninmedicine 💪 #blog #instablog #instablogger #womeninstem #futurenurse #futurenp #BLM #BIPOCnurse #BIPOCnursingstudent #blacklivesmatter #BIPOC #publichealth #smallbusiness #love

21 hours ago

kind·ness /ˈkīn(d )nəs/ 𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻 loaning someone your strength instead of reminding them of their weakness

22 hours ago

Hey everyone... I’m back! ✨🤩💫💞⚡️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I took a brief hiatus from this account but I thought it was time to return! April - June I was consistently staffing the covid unit at work. This was very mentally, physically, and emotionally tolling for me. It seemed like we would lose one patient after another. I knew working as an ICU nurse I would be no stranger to death, but I never expected this. Holding up a phone to a dying patients ear so that their family members could say goodbye, or holding a patient’s hand as they pass because their loved ones couldn’t be there. Working in healthcare you learn how to compartmentalize your emotions so that you can provide adequate care to your patients. I found that on my days off I would constantly think about work, cry about patients we lost, and just be genuinely sad about the things I had seen. I knew something had to change so I decided that taking a break from social media was what was best for my mental health. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Covid is far from over but this break was much needed. Thank you guys for sticking around.... I’m so happy to be back 🤩 and to all my fellow covid nurses / healthcare providers... thank you for all that you do. We will be much stronger because of this.

23 hours ago

Hi! I can’t believe I’m posting again. I wanted to ease my way back into blogging again. I wrote about what it’s like being a nurse during a pandemic. Link in bio 🙏

23 hours ago

𝚋𝚊𝚍 𝚍𝚊𝚢, 𝚍𝚎𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚊 𝚋𝚊𝚍 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎🌿🌱

23 hours ago

I was talking on the phone with somebody today and they asked me if I was waiting for something pretty big in my life to change. I won’t lie, I got a little peeved by the question cause it’s a question many people have asked me recently. Obviously the person didn’t know, but it made me think. Ladies, Gentlemen, we have TO STOP WAITING!!! Stop waiting for your phone to ring, stop waiting for Monday to come, stop waiting for the “perfect situation”. Life will only happen when you allow it to. If you want to get healthy and change your life style, DONT FREAKING WAIT FOR MONDAY! If you want a new job, DON’T WAIT TO GO AFTER IT. If you want to travel, DON’T WAIT FOR THE “PERFECT PARTNER”. Please. I beg of you, stop living life on society’s timeline! Make your life happen on your terms, don’t wait! What have I learnt about waiting in my short life: 1. ) you end up missing bomb opportunities 2. ) you end up disappointed/heartbroken 3. ) you end up frustrated and annoyed 4. ) you end up with regrets down the road. 5. ) you don’t always end up with the best down the line. So, moral of the story, STOP WAITING! What’s one thing you’ve been waiting for that you’re willing to pursue this month?! LMK I WANNA HELP YOU OUT! #stopwaiting #makelifehappen #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #dontwaitfortomorrow #noexcuses #goalgetter #goalgetter #dreambig #makeithappen #starttoday #myjourneytohealth #consistency #beachbodycoach #nurseblog #nurseblogger #nurselife #nightshiftnurse #nursemotivation #lifestyle #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #fitnessgoals #workoutmotivation #selfmotivation #gymmotivation #goafteryourgoals


Unlike @theivking , I’m no ace at starting IVs... so I know if someone asks me to start one, they’re scraping the bottom of the barrel 😂. . . I still feel like this, though. 👍 . . This video was a lot of fun to make. It was a nice departure for me... hope you enjoy it! . . Be safe and I’ll see you in the comments!! 😃👍 . . Make sure you’re following @_brickology_ 😃👍👍👍 Tag an nurse/RT/pharmacist/doctor/tech/medical professional! Please follow, like, and share if you haven’t already!!! 😃😃😃🤘


Happy Monday! . Beginning of a very busy week, Orientation Week that is! Whether its school or work, Orientation Week is were you get all your pre-work/school jitters out. Introduce yourself, ask questions, get involved. Orientation means you are in a new chapter of your life, always start off on the right foot. . #nurse #nursingschool #nursing #nurseblog #studying #studytips #orientationweek #notes #newjob #joborientation #schoolorientation

4 days ago

Started doing some meal preping for the coming week. Made up some shrimp pad thai with green beans and red rice noodles. Topping it off with some Yai's thai sauce and we're good to go! . Starting my hospital job and my Phlebotomy/MLA program. Bring on the busy. . #nurse #nursingschool #nursing #nurseblog #studying #studytips #mealprep #food


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May 2020

When I look at this photo, I see so much confidence, so much happiness, and so much peace in myself. I’m grateful for this season where I’ve grown so much and am feeling like I’m coming home to myself in such a beautiful way. But healing isn’t easy, my friends. It can be ugly and uncomfortable. It causes us to face demons, to face deep seated patterns of behavior, to face memories and feelings we’ve kept suppressed for a long time. I have felt like I am not enough so many times in my life. When I’ve been called fat. When I’ve been called stupid. When I’ve been called too emotional. When I’ve been called lazy. When I’ve been called desperate. When I’ve been called a bad nurse. When I’ve been called a sell-out. When I’ve been called weak. The worst part is, I have said ALL of the above things to myself. I have contributed to my lack of confidence too many times to count. The biggest change that I’ve seen in the girl in this photo, is that she is firmly rooted in the belief that she is SO enough. She is not fat. She is not stupid. She is not too emotional. She is not lazy. She is not desperate. She is not a bad nurse. She is not a sell out. She is not weak. She is worthy. She is loved. She is enough. Simply because she exists. And so are you. Believing this has changed my life. So often society tells us we are not enough. Being a nurse doesn’t make it any easier - we are so exceptionally hard on ourselves all the time. The expectations of this profession can feel staggering at times. Be strong but soft; be tough but compassionate; move on and get to the next thing. We are hard on each other, and we are hard on ourselves. Perfectionism is rampant, and it is dangerous. I encourage and challenge you to show yourself the same love and compassion you give so freely to others. When you do that, the light within you grows, and the way you radiate love and kindness to others does too. Everyone around you will benefit from your light, and you deserve to shine. ————— #selfhealers #nursehealers #nursementor #nursecoach #selflove #confidence #vulnerabilityisstrength #nursesinspirenurses #nursesofinstagram #nurseblogger #nurseblog

last month

🩺GIVEAWAY - closed🩺⁣ ⁣ To all the new nursing students - this ones for you! Along with the gifts below, I hope you can also turn to my page/content when you need an extra hand in nursing school 💛⁣ ⁣ P R I Z E S:⁣ 👉🏼 Your choice of two study guides (click the link in my bio to view all 6 options )⁣ 👉🏼 A $50 @wearfigs e-gift card ( #notspon )⁣ 👉🏼 A $20 Starbucks giftcard (also #notspon lol )⁣ ⁣ R U L E S:⁣ • Follow me & like this photo⁣ • Tag 2 friends in the comments AND let me know what speciality of nursing you’re thinking of going into⁣ • 1 comment per person⁣ • Giveaway winner will be announced on Thursday July 2nd at 10:00am EST⁣ • Giveaway is open to users in countries that are able to receive the e-gift cards : )⁣ ⁣ Thank you everyone for all the love & support on this page 💕 ⁣

5 days ago

Yesterday was epidural day! I wanted to share a bit of education for you guys if you’re interested in the process, I certainly didn’t know much about it. To help with pain and inflammation of herniated discs, a steroid is injected into the epidural space using fluoroscopy. ⠀ ⠀ The epidural space: “epi” = above, “dura” = the dura sac that surrounds nerves, the spinal cord, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF ). So the needle is injected into this epidural space just enough to inject medication, but not too far to cause injury to the spinal cord. A steroid is injected to decrease inflammation of the compressed nerve roots and pain medication can be injected as well. ⠀ ⠀ What I learned during my procedure as a patient, that I thought could be relevant to you all:⠀ ⠀ -IV saline is actually really cold and your patient isn’t totally crazy for mentioning it being uncomfortable 😂⠀ ⠀ -Feeling rushed to get onto the table was awkward, give your patients your patience, and help instruct them on the easiest way to get into bed etc. I was told to be face down on the table holding my iv and trying to keep my huge gown up. The nurse kept telling me “face down” when I was getting on the table the opposite way. It was too tall for me, so I had to sit on it first to turn over. Be aware of your patient’s limitations, they are trying their best. ⠀ ⠀ -As nurses & CNAs, when we get a new admit, you know how we all swarm the patient to hook them up to the monitor, blood sugar, organize lines etc. When they started doing it to me I definitely felt familiar in that process, but I remember thinking how this could be stressful to a patient having 5 people touching you, moving your arms, strapping you in. Just a reminder to always explain what you’re doing when you’re admitting a patient, and if possible take the time to do this comfortably, even if it takes a couple minutes away from you charting away and moving on to your next task. This is probably their first time going through this. ⠀ ⠀ Outcome: I cannot believe how well this worked, I am almost completely back to normal and am so relieved. Shout out to the Doctor and CRNA who fixed me up and kept me comfortable! 💉🩺

Apr 2020

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3 days ago

Or maybe just everyone in 2020 🥴⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image from @emotionalclub ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @nurseabnormalities #nurseabnormalities #nurselife #nursehumor #nursememe #nurseblogger #nurseblog #medicalhumor #medicallife #scrublife #nurseinprogress #medicalhumor #hospitallife

May 2020

⠀ YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY🙌🏼⠀ ⠀ I changed my mind and I’m allowed to do so. ⠀ ⠀ I started this Instagram page in hopes of getting my name out there in order to establish a little practice before graduating. I wanted to be able to hit the ground running as soon as I pass boards. ⠀ ⠀ I was skeptical and a little closed minded. I didn’t want to post too much about my personal life (especially my daughter ), I didn’t want to be exposed to the creeps out there who lurk in the dark corners of the internet and I really, I truly thought this page would be a chore. ⠀ ⠀ But you guys, I was WRONG! This instagram page has become SO much more that I had ever expected. Don’t get me wrong…I’m still crossing paths with some perverts out there…but I have grown to LOVE this page. ⠀ ⠀ I have met so many other likeminded individuals who are excited and as equally passionate about changing the field of nursing/medicine. I have met STRONG ASS MEN & WOMEN who are hustling it every single day to make a name for themselves and their practice. I have collaborated with several people about projects and podcasting and ebooks. I have reviewed contracts for new nurse grads to ensure that they’re not being walked all over. I have donated to and supported other nurses who are bringing hope to the frontline. I have been recognized by physicians who are excited to partner with me as an NP… physicians who realize that we play a vital role in healthcare and that we’re NOT midlevel providers. Honestly, the list goes on. ⠀ ⠀ This page has changed me for the better and I’m making lifelong friends and colleagues. I’m not out here trying to grow my page at an outrageous rate in order just to get followers. It’s been slow and steady and my page is filled with a group of supporters…and I LOVE IT! ❤️⠀ ⠀ ✨Why did you start your instagram page?⬇️

May 2020

𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙮 𝙝𝙪𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙨. 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙣. 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙖𝙜𝙞𝙘. 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙙. 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙖𝙞𝙧𝙮 𝙙𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙄𝙑 𝙗𝙖𝙜𝙨. 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙚, & 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙨 & 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙨, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙨. 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧, 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙨𝙚, 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚. I am constantly in awe of how resilient tiny humans really are. Resilience is something that we can all practice in our daily life. Maintaining positive relationships, seeing the good, & being self aware can help increase resilience. Now more than ever, we need to build each other up, be resilient & be there for one another while staying apart❤️ . . . #pediatricnursepractitioner #npsofinstagram #medicine #tinyhumans #lifestyle #blogger #PNP #RN #MSN #BSN #nursepractitioner #resiliencebuilding #awesomehumans #wearfigs #babesinscrubs #gradschool #pediatrics #studymotivation #nurses #motivation #nursepractitionersofinstagram #nurseblog #scrublife

May 2020

🌿 free energy 🌿 getting in my cardio & letting mother nature cleanse my soul 🌙

last month

𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟: 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐠𝐨 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To be honest - I have no idea whether the dust was there before or after the interview 🤦🏽‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do your research about the place, know the mission statement, and review some situations throughout your life you can speak about such as handling a difficult patient, what inspired you to choose this career, difficult situations you succeeded in (don’t memorize your answers, instead have a few experiences in mind so you can apply them appropriately ) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Interview tip: Ask questions - always make sure to ask the interviewer a question back. (This is something I’ve recently learned! ) ▫️What do you like about working here? ▫️What would you describe as the ideal candidate for this position? ▫️What support/team will I have in this position? (this was especially important to me as a new grad ) *I am definitely not an expert, this was just my experience! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you have any tips for interviewing?! ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pediatricnursepractitioner #npsofinstagram #nurselife #blogger #pediatrics #tinyhumans #medicine #instanursing #gradschool #RN #nursingschool #nursepractitioner #MSN #PNP #shecanbeboth #nplife #awesomehumans #lifestyle #nurseblog #motivation #lifeplans #dreamcometrue #medical #doctor #medbyliv #ntsbabes #nursemates #positiveinfluencer #interviewtips #newgrad