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The Nerdy Nurse

About The Nerdy Nurse

Brittney Wilson, RN, BSN, also known as The Nerdy Nurse, is a Clinical Informatics Specialist practicing in Georgia. In her day job she gets to do what she loves every day: Combine technology and healthcare to improve patient outcomes. She can best be described as a patient, nurse and technology advocate, and has a passion for using technology to innovate, improve and simplify lives, especially in healthcare. Brittney blogs about nursing issues, technology, healthcare, parenting and various lifestyle topics at thenerdynurse.com

How to further your education while keeping your job

How to further your education while keeping your job

Heading back to school, but can’t afford to quit work? Here’s some advice how to do both successfully.

The Nerdy Nurse’s tips for saving money in nursing school

The Nerdy Nurse’s tips for saving money in nursing school

Brittney is offering up money advice to cash-strapped nursing students. In school and on a budget? Tune in!

“High fives in healthcare—taking time to celebrate your victories”

“High fives in healthcare—taking time to celebrate your victories”

“I encourage you to smile, be proud, and ask your co-worker for a high five (after a good hand-washing, of course) the next time you change a particularly challenging dressing…”

“7 resolutions for the nursing profession”

“7 resolutions for the nursing profession”

As 2015 approaches, many people are looking to make resolutions for the new year. Brittney from The Nerdy Nurse has some suggestions for the nursing profession….

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“Why personal branding is important for nurses”

Most nurses don’t think of themselves a brand. But you have to make yourself a marketable asset and resource so that a company sees value in you.

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17 reasons I’m thankful I’m a nurse

It’s easy to have days (weeks, months…) when you forget how much you love your profession. Remind yourself with this inspiring list!

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“How doing the right thing means meeting brick walls in humanity and healthcare”

Brittney discusses rational vs. emotional decisions and what it means to “do the right thing” as a nurse.

10 tips for nurses on the night shift

10 tips for nurses on the night shift

Do you work nights? Read The Nerdy Nurse’s 10 tips for staying sane and adjusting on the job.

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HIPAA dos and don’ts for nurses

How does HIPAA affect how you do things on the job? Here are a few dos and not-to-dos.

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Ebola facts and checklist for healthcare providers

As you’ve likely seen, much of the reporting on Ebola has done little more than spread panic without giving any real facts. So Brittney from The Nerdy Nurse is setting the record straight with a checklist for healthcare providers.

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9 reasons every nurse should drive a convertible

Read The Nerdy Nurse’s list, and then tell us…do you agree?

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“Stop stressing and don’t cram”: 5 tips for passing the NCLEX

Brittney from The Nerdy Nurse knows all too well the trials and tribulations of passing the NCLEX. And she’s got some great advice for nurses getting ready to take the exam!

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Do you know the patient identifiers HIPAA defines as off-limits?

Do you know what you can–and can’t–share about your patients online? If not, it’s time to brush up on your HIPAA knowledge!

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How to land your first nursing job

Graduating this month? Then you need to read these helpful tips from Nerdy Nurse Brittney!

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7 free things hospital admin can do to improve nurse morale and retention

Nerdy Nurse Brittney is offering up seven things hospital admin can do to improve the working lives of nurses. What would you add?