10 Nursing Blogs to Follow in 2022

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By Jennifer Larson, contributor


As 2022 approaches, you may be making some New Year’s resolutions. For both personal and professional reasons, we suggest you add this one to your list: Find some great nursing blogs to read and follow.

Why? Because nurses need a like-minded community—to learn from each other and be encouraged.

Onward Healthcare has put together the following list of some of our favorite blogs for nurses in the coming year. We hope they will inform, entertain and inspire you to keep doing the important work that you do.

10 top nursing blogs for 2022

Off the Charts

A must-read nursing blog in any year is the American Journal of Nursing’s Off the Charts blog. This blog is a comprehensive resource of topics relevant to nurses of all specialties and experience levels. Recent posts have included “What can we do about addressing nurse exhaustion?” and “Therapeutic humor in nursing.” Currently, there’s also an ongoing series of posts focused on COVID-19, too.

Confident Voices in Healthcare

Want to learn more about a variety of ways to improve your career, your contributions to healthcare, and your skills, such as improving your ability to communicate effectively? Check out Confident Voices in Healthcare, which is published by Beth Boynton, RN, MS, CP, a nurse with more than 30 years of professional experience who is passionate about making healthcare safer and more compassionate.

The Nerdy Nurse

How can you not love a blog for nurses with a tagline like “Nerding out on all things nursing”? The Nerdy Nurse explores a myriad of nursing topics, from empathy to documentation to nursing research to stethoscopes! Posts on lifestyle issues and product guides are particularly fun features on this blog.

Minding the Bedside

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown everyone just how vital mental health and well-being are for nurses and other healthcare professionals. Jerome Stone, RN, runs the Minding the Bedside blog, which explores the problem of stress and how it affects compassion--and then explains how meditation can help and gives tips for implementing into your life.

Motivation Cafe

Well-known nursing leader Donna Cardillo, MA, RN, is known as The Inspiration Nurse, but she’s also the heart and brains behind the blog Motivation Cafe. If you’re feeling a little down and wonder how you can rediscover your joy, this is the blog for you. Sometimes, it’s all about rediscovering the small moments and the intimate connections between people.

Minority Nurse

The Minority Nurse blog is another must-follow blog to stay current on issues relative to diversity in nursing. You can read about issues ranging from bullying to mentorship to community health, as well as representation of a wide variety of groups, from Native American nurses to LGBT nurses to African-American nurses.

The Relentless School Nurse

In the wake of the pandemic, a lot of people have woken up to the critically important role that school nurses play. The Relentless School Nurse blog is authored by school nurse Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN. Recent posts have focused on hard-hitting issues such as school shootings and gun violence, COVID-19 numbers and vaccination, and stress, while others have touched on issues of ongoing importance to school nurses such as national certification.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

If you’re looking for the most current information about practicing critical care nursing, don’t miss the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) blog. Want to learn about the American Hospital Association’s guidance on resuscitating patients with COVID-19? Turn to this blog for a critical care nurse’s take on it. You can also read posts on issues such as advances in stroke care, identifying signs of human trafficking in patients, delirium and other topics.

Nursing Stories

Nursing Stories was launched by nurse Marianna Crane, who went to nursing school in the 1960s and went on to become one of the very first gerontological nurse practitioners. She writes about everything from humor in nursing to public health nursing to nurses in the armed forces. Crane is also the author of the book Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers, in case you want to read even more stories about her experience as a nurse.

Straight A Nursing

Want to make the most of your nursing school experience? Check out Straight A Nursing, which incorporates information on a wide variety of relevant topics, from maximizing your learning style to pharmacology topics like medication safety tips.

Looking for new career opportunities? Onward Healthcare has thousands of travel nursing jobs across the U.S.

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