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If you need a break from your own reality, but have no hesitation or shame about diving directly into someone else’s, you’ll find just what you are looking for at nurseguidance.com. Nurse Guidance is a site dedicated to nurses’ stories, ideas, experiences and advice.

Our articles are written by nurses, for nurses. Our nurse writers are out there, on the front lines of health care, interacting with patients every day. They write about the practicalities of nursing, the oft-forgotten but essential art of nursing, and they tell their stories – the likes of which most people (ie. non-nurses) would not believe or understand.

Written from the perspectives of clinical nurses, nurse managers and nurse practitioners, some stories might make you laugh or cry, and all are certain to resonate with you one way or another.

  • Take a look at “To Be a Nurse: Mortality, Sadness, and Other Things You Don’t See on TV,” for a vicarious experience in grief.

  • Read BJ Strickland’s (RN-turned-attorney) informative articles about nursing laws, rights and responsibilities.

  • For a boost of adrenaline, “Code 5, Room 623!” is a can’t miss.

It's all there, in Nurse Guidance, the place where nurses are there for each other.

NICU Nurse Interview: Part 1 – Caring for a NICU Baby

Nurse Haley rides along with nurse Stephan for a Carpool Consult interview to answer questions about her job as a NICU Nurse. Read More[..]

New Job Update! Plastic Surgery Nurse | Q&A

Priscilla Desiree answers questions about her job as a plastic surgery nurse. Read More[..]

Night Shift Work Life Balance

This is how you do nightshift !!! Check out how Nurse Mo stays in shape, gets around 7 hours of rest during the day, and maintains a positive attitude. Read More[..]

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Nurses

These are some habits that every nurse needs a reminder to adopt in the workplace to make themselves and their work environment more efficient! Read More[..]

GET READY WITH ME FOR WORK | OPERATING ROOM NURSE | Maddie Woods

OR nurse, Maddie Woods, Shares her routine for work. Read More[..]

WHAT I EAT IN A WEEK AS A NURSE

Justine shares what a typical week of eating looks like for her while working different shifts as a nurse. Read More[..]

Nursing Time Management Tips

Nurse Mendoza gives four personal tips to help nurses utilize their time sufficiently and efficiently. Read More[..]

Registered Nurse: PROS and CONS of being a Travel RN

Are you a nursing student in nursing school, a new grad nurse, or a registered nurse that is considering travel nursing? There may be some things that you haven't considered that you should know! Read More[..]

GOING BACK TO NURSING AS A MOM (pumping at work, part time, etc)

Ashley Adkins, RN, gives advice about being a new mom while returning to work as a nurse and what its been like for her. Read More[..]

Heparin vs Warfarin (Coumadin) Nursing Review Anticoagulant Differences

Nurse Sarah explains the difference between Heparin vs Warfarin. This educational video can be helpful to both students in nursing school and even RNs that may need a reminder of their differences. Read More[..]

What a Nurse’s Schedule Looks Like | Labor & Delivery Nurse

Nurse Aggz discusses what her work schedule looks like in the L&D field. Read More[..]

What Kind of Nurse Are You?

Nurse Williams talks about her background as a nurse and how she got to where she is. Read More[..]

What Do ICU Nurses Do? Example Report of a [neuro] ICU Patient

Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN goes through report on 1 fictional ICU patient to give an example of a typical report. Read More[..]

A Day In The Life Of A Pediatric Nurse | My Shift Routine

Nurse Erin speaks about her experience as a Pediatric Nurse. Read More[..]

STORY TIME! My First CODE BLUE as a TRAVEL NURSE

Natalie shares her experience with her first code blue as a travel nurse and gives tips on how to handle code blue situations. Read More[..]

Registered Nurse | Day Shift vs Night Shift

Yaya Zoe Discusses the Pros and Cons of Night and Day shift and her experiences. Read More[..]

HOSPITAL NURSING VS. HOME CARE NURSING | WHICH ONE IS BETTER ?

Mercy Gono discusses aspects of hospital nursing versus home health nursing. Read More[..]

Interviewing for Your Dream Job? Ask Yourself 7 These Questions!

Most interviewees are so nervous about the prospective employee liking them, that they forget they are interviewing the employers to Read More[..]

TIPS FOR 12 HOUR SHIFTS!

12 hour shifts are a beast of their own! It is super important to make sure you are preparing yourself physically and emotionally for those long days. In this video, I talk about some of my top tips for 12 hour shifts! Read More[..]

Before the Interview; Designing a Career Roadmap Based on Values

Congratulations are in Order! Congratulations! You made it through nursing school!  The octopi-like tentacles of nursing school have loosened their Read More[..]