Nurse Practitioners Blogs
- Nurse Barb's Daily Dose
- NP Business
- The NP Mom
- Mimi Secor
- Nurse Story
Whether you're a nurse practitioner who is looking for a resource to provide information, or you're thinking of advancing your career, these blogs are full of valuable resources, information, anecdotes and even a little levity, at times. Let us commence our list of five great blogs for nurse practitioners.
Nurse Barb's Daily Dose
The first on this list of popular blogs is the one from Nurse Barb. She is likely one of the most famous nurse practitioners working today. She's been on The Doctors several times to talk about women's issues. She's written many books about women's health too. Nurse Barb's Daily Dose covers topics related to parenting as well as caregiving.
This blog covers all the information you'll need to go into private practice as a nurse practitioner. It might be an unexplored concept since many nurse practitioners don't realize they can open up their own practice. The blog covers topics like "Nurse Practitioner Private Practice, What are the Risks?" and "3 Simple Steps to Help You Stick to Your Marketing Plan." Along with the blog, this site shares freebie contracts and negotiations for those NPs who are just starting to explore this business.
The NP Mom
This site is full of resources and the answers to questions mothers as well as nurse practitioners might have about topics like antibiotics, ADD, eating disorders, healthy habits and vaccinations. The NP Mom has a variety of resources for moms and other nurse practitioners from a woman who is both herself. She also has guest posts by other Nps who share their knowledge and expertise. Learn about the "19 Effects of Diabetes on Your Body" and "5 Things You Need to Know About Cataracts."
Along with being the name of the website and blog, Mimi Secor is the name of the nurse practitioner behind the website. She's been an NP, public speaker and consultant for more than 40 years. She works in private practice where she's an authority on women's health issues and manages patient care for women with vulvovaginal issues. In her role as consultant and public speaker, she has provided other nurses with entrepreneurial advice and marketing strategies for advancing their own careers. She's had a variety of guests on her ReachMD radio show where she talks to them about topics like chronic pain as well as the links between obesity, diabetes and Alzheimers.
This blog is specifically for nurses to discuss changes and disturbing things in the news that relates to and impacts their careers. Along with things they see that will impact their jobs in the field of rehabilitation, they discuss changes they would like to see in the healthcare industry. While not updated as regularly as some of the other blogs, there are fascinating posts to read that span topics like alcohol addiction and sober living as well as inpatient rehab.
For nurse practitioners, these blogs provide value and give the nurses a resource as well as information that will help them navigate their world without feeling like they're alone. A few of them provide additional resources on how to become an independent entrepreneur in the field.