Erica MacDonald

Author Archives: Erica MacDonald

Erica RN, BSN, MSN's nursing clinical experience has been in neonatal intensive care (NICU) and Labor & Delivery. She currently works as a nurse educator and nurse writer. In her writing business, she saves educators and businesses time while supporting their mission.

Join Erica each week as she discusses nursing education, careers, and advice for prospective nurse practitioners or anyone interested in learning more about the profession. In the meantime, follow Erica on Google+.

5 Facebook Groups for Nurses

5 Facebook Groups for Nurses

Social media networking can have many positive benefits for nurses. From job leads to emotional support after a hard day at work, there is power in community. As a nurse, if you have questions about social media use see what the NCSBN advises. While keeping HIPAA in mind, nurses can join the following 5 Facebook groups for professional networking with nurses from all over the world:
Continue reading

3 Educational YouTube Channels Starring Nurses

3 educational youtube channels starring nurses

 

Video is a great format for nurses and nursing students to learn about topics such as nursing basics, skills, and self-care. Online video allows viewers to learn at their own pace, and in a mobile friendly format. Video can bring life to dry nursing topics. The majority of learners are visual and video can serve to reinforce learning.
Continue reading

4 Awesome Podcasts for Nurses

 

four awesome nurse podcasts

As podcasting continues to grow in popularity, more nurses have expanded their blogs to include this platform. Podcasts can be more convenient than traditional blogs for many content consumers. You can listen to podcasts while commuting, exercising, and working. It is no wonder that everyone is jumping on the podcasting wagon, and listeners of podcasts are growing in number. Here’s a roundup of a few great nurse podcasts that cover topics that are pertinent to nursing and healthcare:
Continue reading

Nurse’s Roles are Evolving.

Nurse's roles are evolving

The role of nurses continues to evolve due to changes in society, technology, and healthcare. Despite the stereotypical view of nurses (working in clinics and hospitals), nurses are doing great things outside of traditional healthcare. Here are just a couple of the awesome nurses that are making a difference in expanded roles:
Continue reading

Top Twitter and Instagram Hashtags for Nurses

Top Twitter & Instagram Hashtags for NursesDo you need to connect with the nursing community on Instagram and Twitter? One of the quickest ways to grow your social following and connect with others is to use hashtags on these two platforms. Joining the online nursing community has many benefits. Common reasons that nurses search for others in the online nursing community via social media are:
Continue reading

5 Nurse Bloggers to Watch in 2015

5 Nurse Bloggers to Watch in 2015

Nurse Bloggers in 2015 and Beyond

As 2014 comes to an end, many people are contemplating their New Year’s resolutions. If you are a nurse who is interested in the blogging scene or starting a nurse owned business in the New Year, know that these nurse bloggers are shining stars and offer a wealth of information on their blogs.
Continue reading

10 Tips to Reduce Your Stress During Your Online Nurse Practitioner Program

10 GREAT (1)Many nurse practitioner students choose to attend their program online due to the convenience, time, and cost savings of completing their didactic courses. Despite the ease and convenience of attending school online when compared to location based classes, some students are still overwhelmed and stressed. Here are a few practical tips to keep your stress in check:
Continue reading