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11 reasons for you to get excited about your nursing future

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Feeling a loss of excitement about your career? Had one too many bad days lately? It can be pretty daunting to continue along a path that isn’t exactly feeling rewarding as of late. Luckily, you have the advice of those who have gone before you to help guide you through your journey. One great resource? Our Scrubs Blog Carnival!

EmpoweRN recently featured a fantastic roundup of wisdom especially for nurses needing a pep talk…including awesome introductory vlog! Check it out below:

What is the Blog carnival hosted by Scrubsmag? Jennifer from RNevolution.com gives us a great introduction to what the blog carnival is and why we participate in her article titled: Why Nursing is Like Pasta!” 

Erica MacDonald–from the selfemployednurse.com–in her blog titled “Why You Should be Excited about the Future of Nursing,” explains many careers that nurses can explore beyond the bedside! She also offers the advice below on how to start your own business! Priceless!! 

This is from her website: Want to expand your career options even further than bedside? You can start your own nursing business. If you need some ideas for a nurse owned business visit my Self Employed Nurse’s blog. I have a whole blog category devoted to nurse entrepreneurs interviews that provide a basic overview of many types of nurse owned businesses. Also, valuable nurse entrepreneur advice is included in the interviews.
 
RNDEER – A must-join for every nursing student. They have the most comprehensive list of programs designed for nursing students. They offered a blog that will help you feel empowered, even when dealing with some of the hardest things we have to as nurses! Here is a link to one of their awesome blogs.
 
The Gypsy Nurse…thinks that traveling is the sure path way to empowerment!  

This is an area that I know will excite a lot of you and her blog and website are super awesome and full of everything you need to know about TRAVEL NURSING

Lorie Brown from EmpoweredNurses.org explains that she believes that nurses have the answers to solve the issues in healthcare. They know how to solve problems to improve the flow of patient care, to improve systems in the hospital and provide solutions to patient problems.
 
With 30 combined years as a registered nurse and attorney. Ms. Brown combines her specialties with a practice of medical legal consulting and representing nurses before the licensing board.
 
Nurse Keith from NurseKeith.com explains: Why “Now” is always the time for Nurse Empowerment…in his super awesome blog post. He goes into the history of nursing, changing calculations among males and females, and delves deeper into why this matters and why we as nurses are legendary. Keith offers specialized coaching to help nurses live the healthiest and most satisfying lives possible! He believes that nursing should be something that you do and that you love, not something that does you in! 

Do you prefer reading things in a story format? Then the nurseables.blogspot.com may be for you! In this blog post, she goes through the ups/downs and inside-outs of the emotional journey each of us can go through…as well as tips to stay healthy, balanced and centered. View their latest post: Jekyll and HydeNursing: The Tale of Two Lives Raveled Up into One Nurse.

Scrubsmag.com, in this awesome article by Sean Dent, gives tips on “finding your voice” and  5 practical tips on how to deal with “nurse bullying.” Including, but not limited to: Speaking up in school, clinicals and to the physicians. An awesome resource for all of us as nurse bullying is almost unavoidable!

Brittney Wilson (also known as: The Nerdy Nurse) in her blog post Why Nurse Empowerment is important for the future of healthcare.  

This is a scary time because there is so much uncertainty in the future of healthcare and nursing This is especially the case in the United States were the Affordable Care Act and the HITECH Act are causing drastic change in the way healthcare facilities and providers are reimbursed for the care they provide and the requirements linked to documenting patient care. In this blog post she gives some great reasons we need to take our own empowerment to heart.
 
You guys know how much I love yoga, right? That is why I’m super excited to introduce you to Annette Tersigni, whose top-secret alias is the Yoga Nurse. She is a passionate rebel ‘with a cause’ and founder of Yoga Nursing. As an RN and yoga therapist, she teaches a safe Rx to nurses, yoga teachers, and everyday people, serving experiential, feel-good remedies.Watch her interview with Ariel Ford, I promise you will LOVE it!!

True empowerment is within you. In his article, Jerome Stone, a long time practicing nurse practitioner of meditation, explains why our power as a nurse is not something we have to fight for…quite the opposite actually: Through the power of meditation we can quite our internal environment and get in touch with the power within. His article moved me to tears and I believe that it is a “must read” for each and every one of you. On his website, www.mindingthebedside.com, he offers audios, videos, PDF documents and even books, all for free!  Read his amazing article titled “Empowerment Is Already Within You” here.

This post is a collective effort of nurse bloggers as part of the Scrubs Mag Blog Carnival. If you are interested in participating, find out more details and sign up here.

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