Top 30 Nursing Sites

One of the many benefits of living in the age of social media is the ability to access information we would otherwise never have gotten to. As an aspiring nurse, what better way is there to understand the fundamentals of the profession than by reading firsthand accounts from individuals who are either already nurses or are aspiring nurses? Finding blogs and websites written by real people, who are going through similar trials and stresses as you are, can be a hugely therapeutic experience. It makes you realize that you’re not alone. These sites are also an invaluable source of information, tips, and tricks that you would otherwise not find anywhere else.

Listed below are 30 blogs and websites which are run by either nurses or aspiring nurses. Browse through the list and who knows, you may just find the information that you’ve been searching for.

1. Tales of a School Zoned Nurse

Tales of a School Zoned Nurse is a humorous collection of anecdotes and personal experiences written by a nurse who covers an amazing two elementary schools and a middle school. Her stories are enlightening for aspiring nurses, parents, and anyone else who is interested in getting some insight into the world of a school nurse.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • I am supposed to leave these kids for 8 weeks?
  • Whoop-EE!
  • Names are with you almost forever

2. EDNurseasauras, Still in the Trenches

If you’ve ever wondered about what life was like for an ER nurse, EDNurseasauras is a blog that will give you the insight you’ve been looking for. Regina, a registered nurse who completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing a whopping 34 years after getting her diploma, is full of invaluable insight. She has been working as an ER nurse for over 38 years now, and uses her blog as a platform to share her experiences and stories with people. She also has a great sense of humor.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Tao of Scrubs
  • Tales from the Crib
  • Best Of, Worst Of

3. At Your Cervix

At Your Cervix is a blog which is written from the perspective of a newly certified nurse midwife. Although the blog has been there since 2006, most of its content used to be concerned with photography, not nursing. Now, as a newly certified nurse midwife, the blogger brings her readers thought provoking articles to provide an accurate glimpse into the daily life of a nurse midwife. If you’re looking into pursuing a career as a nurse midwife, this blog is definitely something you should check out.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Hospital Midwifery: Ideal Practice vs. Reality
  • What I Wish I Learned About in School
  • A Synopsis of Office Days

4. Rehab RN

Rehab RN, as the name suggests, is a blog run by a rehabilitation registered nurse. What you might not expect however is the tremendous sense of humor that the author has. On the profile section of her blog, she describes herself as follows: “RN living down on the farm with Dahey, Bubba, WildDog and other wild animals, working at the Hotel Rehab to pay the bills and get material for this blog and for my standup comedy routine.” If you’re looking for hilarious anecdotes, with incredible information and lessons, this blog is a great find.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Looking for a Nursing Job?
  • Go Get Smashed
  • How to Perturb Your Coworkers, Part 2

5. NP Odyssey

NP Odyssey is a blog dedicated to providing information about the Nurse Practitioner career. This blog features articles on a wide range of topics, as well as the latest news stories from other nurse practitioners from across the country. This way, you can keep abreast of all the happenings in the Nurse Practitioner profession. If you’re thinking about a career as a nurse practitioner, this blog is an essential resource for you.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Nurse Practitioner Preceptors – Plan Ahead
  • New Grad RN and NP Jobs – Spread Your Wings
  • NP Independence Expands Again

6. RTConnections Nurse Blog

RTConnections Nurse Blog is a blog which aspires to “educate, connect, and inspire current and future nurses.” The blog is filled with valuable information and anecdotes from nurses already in the profession. Wherever you are in your career, this blog has a lot of information which you can benefit from. The blog covers some tough in-depth topics like nurse bullying and sickness in the workplace, which you might not find a lot of info about elsewhere.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Imagine a world if nurses behaved like wolves. Count me in!
  • Ending nurse bullying: “Freire Style”
  • Nurse bullying: a violation of our code of ethics

7. Nursing from Within

Nursing from within is a blog run by an individual named Elizabeth Scala who is a Registered Nurse, with a Master of Science in Nursing as well as an MBA. With her impressive credentials, Elizabeth has worked as a public speaker who works with hospitals, nursing associations, and more to “help transform the field of nursing from the inside out.” Nursing from Within is a platform from which she can point out changes that she feels need to be made in the nursing profession. She also provides solutions for those changes to be implemented. Elizabeth’s blog contains a number of resources for nursing students and working nurses, all of which are extremely helpful.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Reiki for Nurses: An Rx for Self-Care
  • Freedom to Practice Nursing
  • Essentials Steps to Enjoy Your Life (Even as a busy nurse)

8. Nursetopia

Nursetopia is a blog which deals with the influence of nurses on the modern world. You can expect to find all information relating to the nursing profession here, in addition to information about nursing and business as a whole. There is also a particularly interesting part of the site known as “Confessions of a Nurse” that deals with the blogger’s personal struggles in this profession. Nursetopia also features a number of freebies and giveaways for nurses. Who knew getting information could be so rewarding?

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Thinking Through My Leadership Manifesto
  • What If We Welcomed New Nurses Like We’d Want to Be Welcomed?
  • Help Increase Services to Cancer Patients by Doing What You Already Do Everyday

9. Head Nurse

Head Nurse is a blog which contains a wide array of information which covers practically every element of the nursing profession and career imaginable. The blog was launched in 2004 and to this day not much is known about who the blogger is. Nevertheless, the posts on the blog are informative, funny, and intriguing which leaves readers hungry for more.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Contrary to How I Might Sound Here
  • Bladder, Why You Do Me This Way?
  • Things That Irritate Me, Part Seventy Gazillion And Thirty-Eight

10. ER Nursing Insanity: The Traveling Years

ER Nursing Insanity: The Traveling Years is a blog run by an emergency room nurse who is currently traveling throughout the country, who is known as “Hood Nurse”. The blog clearly and truthfully paints a picture of the life of an ER nurse as well as chronicles the many adventures Hood Nurse has while on the road. If you’re looking for some truly unique nursing insights and stories, this blog is a must read.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Constipation
  • Blame
  • Burnout

11. This Nursing Journey

This Nursing Journey is a blog run by Amber Kay, a 25 year old woman who is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. In addition to studying, Amber also currently works as a patient care technician in Dallas, Texas. What makes her blog so interesting and engaging is that Amber really lets her personality shine through in her posts. Her posts therefore seem personal and relatable. She also provides great information and interesting anecdotes from a day in the life of a nursing student.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Thoughts
  • Vital Sign Check-Off
  • It’s Over

12. The NP Mom

The NP Mom is a blog which sets out to answer the questions “you always forget to ask” by a woman who is a nurse practitioner, wife, and mother. The blog was launched in 2011 and since then has amassed a huge following of readers from both in and out of the healthcare industry. Readers benefit from valuable information provided not only by the site administrator but also from guest contributors, thereby increasing the pool of information individuals have access to. This blog is frequently updated and has new material practically every time you sign on.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • I’m a Nurse Practitioner – What’s Your Superpower?
  • 8 Foods You Thought Were Healthy
  • Botox for Migraine Headaches: Not Just A Pretty Face

13. Seasons Wellness

Seasons Wellness is a blog which is associated with a health and wellness center in Knoxville, Tennessee, and covers wide range of topics related to nursing and the nursing profession. Although the articles aren’t written by actual nurses, there’s no denying that the information on the site is extremely useful. If you’re a member of the healthcare community, Seasons Wellness is worth a visit.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Yard to Table
  • Confessions of a Recovered Fat Man
  • Chicken or the Egg?

14. Your Career Nursing

Your Career Nursing is a blog which contains information on how to have a successful career in nursing. It is a blog which is written and run by nurses, for nurses and provides tips and information on skills and processes which are essential to succeed in the field. The blog covers a wide range of topics and information which is broken into several categories which include: Education, For Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle, Networking, Nursing Success Stories, Online Learning, Reviews, and Unique Nursing Jobs. Whatever aspect of nursing you’re pursing, or wherever you are in your nursing career, this site has information which will be useful to you.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Online Masters in Nursing – A List of Programs to Consider
  • 7 Tips For Stressed Out Nurses
  • The Future Of Nursing Informatics Jobs

15. Mimi Secor

In addition to being the name of the site, Mimi Secor is also the name of the individual who runs the site. Secor is a nurse practitioner, public speaker, and healthcare consultant who is primarily concerned with women’s health. Nevertheless, she also provides a variety of health and career tips for clinicians and consumers as well. As someone who has been working in the nursing profession for over 36 years, Mimi has a wealth of knowledge which many could benefit from. When she is not writing helpful tips online, she is hosting radio show on Reach MD called “Partners in Practice.” On her show, Mimi interviews nurse practitioners about what they are doing to improve the world of nursing.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Self-Obtained Swabs vs. Clinical Swabs
  • This Stethoscope Research Is Long Overdue
  • Mammograms in Older Women Better Done Biennially Than Annually

16. DiabeteSteps Rx

DiabeteSteps Rx is a site which offers detailed information about diabetes, how to live with this disease, as well as prevention. The site offers invaluable information for those individuals who are aspiring to work with diabetics, whether they be children or adults, in the course of their nursing careers. The blog is run by family nurse practitioner Cheryl Winter, who has both a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nutrition. Cheryl has also written several books about diabetes care, and she offers plenty of great information on her blog.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Eggplant, Artichoke, Goat Cheese Pizza on Cauliflower Crust with Comparison to Store-Bought Pizzas
  • Recommended Vaccinations for People with Diabetes
  • 9 Best-Kept Secrets for Getting Children to Eat Foods That are Healthy

17. The National Nurse for Public Health

The National Nurse for Public Health is a site which recognizes and maintains that the American healthcare system is in a state of crisis. This is evidenced by soaring costs as well as the rising number of epidemics of preventable diseases. The site aims to mobilize nurses across the country to promote proper, effective healthcare and disease prevention. They propose that leadership provided by the National Nurse for Public Health would strengthen efforts by nurses in every community in the pursuit of this goal.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Nurses Leading the Way: Then and Now
  • Visit Your U.S. Representative
  • AACC and ACCT Write in Support of H.R. 485 The National Nurse Act of 2013

18. Ask the Nurse Practitioner

Ask the Nurse Practitioner is a site which offers “real and practical health information for you and your family.” Laura, the author of the blog, is a working nurse practitioner in New York with a wealth of information at her disposal which she is only too willing to share. People may ask any sort of questions related to nursing as a career and Laura strives to provide in-depth answers. Laura is experienced in pediatric and adult emergency medicine, general medicine, family practice, and neonatal ICU, and she touches on all of these areas in her blog.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Heart Transplant Statuses and What They Mean
  • The Doctor Does Not Always Know Everything
  • Advice for Health Care Professionals – Treat Patients The Way You Want to Be Treated

19. The Days When I’m Not a Nurse

The Days When I’m Not a Nurse is a blog run by Anna, a nurse, who wishes to showcase the other side of a nurse’s career – her private life. Anna candidly writes about her personal life and all of her off-the-clock adventures. Anna’s husband also writes posts for the site which gives readers the chance to see how the profession may affect a spouse or partner. In addition to details about her personal life, Anna also reviews different nursing products such as scrubs and shoes.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • My Nursing ABCs
  • Dansko Shoes That Are ACTUALLY for the Days When I’m Not a Nurse(!)
  • How to Be the Perfect Patient

20. Nurse Gail

Nurse Gail is a blog which is intended to promote healthy living habits as well as wellness. The blog is run by Gail Ingram, a practicing registered nurse who believes that “understanding more about the system can help consumer’s better advocate for themselves and loved ones in a hospital setting.” The pieces featured on Nurse Gail are informative and thoroughly researched which adds to their credibility. Gail paints a clear and vivid picture of all aspect of the nursing profession for her readers so that they may thoroughly understand what a career in nursing entail.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Oil Pulling Facts | Good Health or Good Hype?
  • Bullying in Nursing | It’s Not Just For Kids | Mean Girls
  • Please Stop Donating Crap to Food Banks | Healthy Food Drive Donations

21. Nurse Practitioners in Business

Nurse Practitioners in Business is a site which offers very helpful tips and information to nurse practitioners who have their own practices. The blog is run by Barbara C. Phillips who started the blog when she realized that there was a lack of nurse practitioner entrepreneurs online. She therefore set out to provide aspiring NP’s with entrepreneurial pursuits with the information they may need. Barbara is herself a licensed and practicing nurse practitioner who became a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2013. In addition, she is also a life and career coach for other nurses. To diversify the content on her blog, Barbara frequently has guest bloggers on her site who write informative pieces on life as a nurse practitioner.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Business Needs Survey
  • 5 Social Media Challenges for Healthcare Providers
  • Time Saving Tips for Your Practice

22. Nurse Barb’s Daily Dose

Nurse Barb’s Daily Dose is nurse practitioner Barb Dehn’s personal blog. Dehn is pretty prolific – she’s made a number of TV appearances since she embarked on her career and is widely considered to be one of the leading nurse practitioners in the United States. She has also been seen several times on the show The Doctors. In addition, Dehn is also an accomplished author who has written several books about women’s health. With all of her credentials and her unlimited store of experiences, this site is essential reading for those looking to learn more about nursing.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Questions Every Man Should Ask About Health
  • 7 Surprising Tips for Pregnant Moms
  • Epidurals are Safer Than We Thought

23. The Makings of a Nurse

The Makings of a Nurse is a thorough blog which deals with what the life of a nursing student is like and how it is to be a working nurse in the modern world. The blog is filled with a multitude of highly informative articles about living, studying, working, and going to school as a nurse. You can expect to find information which is practical, relatable, and above all helpful to those who are looking to pursue a career in nursing.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Going Global: Becoming a Nurse in the UK
  • The Whole “Self-Care” Thing
  • The Myth of the Second Degree Nurse

24. Dear Nurses

Dear Nurses is, along with several other websites, connected to ‘Dear Nurses’, a site which aims to educate nurses with the use of visual illustrations. These illustrations are beautiful and eye-catching and have a lot of useful and helpful information attached to them. The goal therefore is to help aspiring nurses learn about a nursing career in a truly unique way. The concept employed by this site and its companion sites is that not everyone learns in the same way; some individuals are visual learners. The beautiful imagery used on these sites is an excellent learning tool for aspiring nurses.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Critical Thinking in the Clinical Setting Quiz
  • Dehydration – What Is It?
  • Medical Abbreviations in the Clinical Setting

25. Nursing School Ins and Outs

Nursing School Ins and Outs is an extremely candid blog written by an individual named Candi. Candi is a wife and mother of two who managed to juggle all of her responsibilities and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. How’s that for impressive? Her blog is a collection of anecdotes about her journey to achieve her dream about becoming a nurse. You’ll get front row seats to all of her struggles and triumphs throughout nursing school.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • ACCEPTANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • I’m still not sure
  • I’m still alive!! Tomorrow is the NCLEX!

26. Digital Doorway

Digital Doorway is a truly unique blog written from the perspective of a male nurse. Keith Carlson who is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree as well as a NC-BC, is known to his followers and colleagues as ‘Nurse Keith’. As a Board Certified Nurse Coach, Keith is in a key position to help ‘nurses and health care professionals create vibrant, healthy, and satisfying personal and professional lives’. To add to his impressive list of credentials, Keith is also a member of the International Association of Professional Life Coaches, and he’s also the founder of RNFM Radio. For more information on this highly accomplished individual, head on over to his site, or

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Nurse Keith on Local Networking
  • A Speech for Graduate Nurses
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Hidden Disability

27. Confident Voices in Healthcare

Confident Voices in Healthcare is a blog run by Beth Boynton, a nurse consultant. Boynton is also a published author who specializes in communication and collaboration. Her blog provides information for both healthcare patients and personnel alike, making it one of the more unique sites out there. Confident Voices has information on a wide range of topics including Medical Improv workshops which are designed to help healthcare workers become better speakers and listeners while carrying out their jobs. You can also expect to find engaging posts by guest bloggers who share their vast pools of knowledge with Boynton’s readers.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Insights on Disparaging Survey: What Practicing Nurses Believe about Hospital Safety
  • What Are & How Do We Build Positive Emergent Behaviors in Healthcare?
  • If You Believe in Cost-Effective & Compassionate Healthcare-Believe in Nurse Practitioners!

28. The Nerdy Nurse

The Nerdy Nurse is a blog run by a registered nurse named Brittney Wilson. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and works as a Clinical Informatics Nurse in Atlanta, Georgia. As the name of the blog suggests, Wilson is intrigued by the more ‘nerdier’ aspects of the profession, including technology and tech tools. Her blog contains invaluable information on how nurses can use a variety of these tools to make their jobs easier. She is even the author of a book titled The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology, which is an IT resource for members of the nursing community. Whether you’ve read her book, or you’re interested in the technological aspects of nursing, The Nerdy Nurse has some truly engaging content that you’ll enjoy.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • How to Pass the NCLEX with 75 Questions in One Attempt
  • Top 10 Nursing Shoes For Women
  • 10 Best Stethoscopes for Nurses
  • The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology

29. Scrubs Mag

Scrubs Mag is a site which refers to itself as “The Nurses Guide to Good Living.” This blog provides aspiring nurses with a plethora of helpful articles which deal with everything from career advice, to style secrets while on the job. There is so much information for current and aspiring nurses, that it’s enough to keep you busy for weeks. If you’re looking for a blog which has personal anecdotes and a personal voice, Scrubs Mag will do it for you. Nevertheless, this blog is an exceptional contributor to quality nursing information on the web.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • 6 Reasons I Chose NOT to Follow the Typical Critical Care Nurse’s Career Path
  • Our Defining Uniforms – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
  • 20 Tips for Nurse Noobs

30. The Nursing Site Blog

The Nursing Site Blog is run by a public health and registered nurse, Kathy Quan. Quan has been in the nursing industry for over 30 years and frequently updates her blog with thought provoking and informative content as well as very intriguing articles. In addition to holding a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Kathy has also spent most of her working life in home health care and hospice. She is also a published author and an accomplished registered nurse who, despite her hectic schedule, tries to do her part in helping other nurses to succeed. If you’re looking for someone who is passionate about what they do, this blog is for you.

Posts worth checking out on this site:

  • Why Nurses Aren’t Being Hired from New Grad to Experienced Nurse
  • Avoiding Caregiver Fatigue
  • Help Nurses Thrive in Their Roles with Ongoing Feedback