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Best of Nursing Blogs: 20 Top Blogs for Nurses

Thinking about taking the next step in your nursing career? Want some inspiration to keep going? We browsed through hundreds of nursing blogs and hand selected the top 20 for your reading enjoyment. We took a few factors into considering when selecting the top blogs for nurses, including the quality of the content, frequency of posts, relevancy and writer credentials. To save you time, and hopefully allow you to jump right into the content you’re most interested in, we tried to categorize our top nursing blogs by subject.

Top 20 Nursing Blogs 2018

In no particular order, here is a list of what we consider the best nursing blogs from around the web!

Nurse Inspiration and Lifestyle Blogs


NursePower! is the blog of Donna Cardillo. As a Registered Nurse and Certified Speaking Professional, Donna travels the world helping healthcare professionals be happy in their lives and careers and to reach their full potential. This blog claims to “harness the power, the passion and the pride of nursing.” If you’re looking for motivation to take the next step in your career, or inspiration to keep going, NursePower! can help you grow and thrive at every stage of your nursing career.

Posts we really like from NursePower:

The Mindful Midwife

The Mindful Midwife is authored by Robin Gray-Reed, a registered nurse, certified doula, international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), childbirth educator and nurse-midwifery student. Her blog reflects on learning, healing, mindfulness and the many joys (and challenges) of midwifery. Robin is especially interested in LGBT equality, women’s rights and human rights as they relate to maternal and child health.

Posts we really like from The Mindful Midwife:

The Nerdy Nurse

Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN is the nurse behind The Nerdy Nurse, one of the top nursing blogs on the web. Topics include nursing issues, nursing products and services, healthcare, technology, social media, personal branding and lifestyle topics. Brittney is also an international keynote speaker and influencer in the nursing and healthcare technology communities.

Posts we really like from The Nerdy Nurse:

The Nursing Site Blog

The Nursing Site Blog is the writings of Kathy Quan, RN, BSN, PHN. Kathy has over 35 years of RN experience, most of those spent in home health care and hospice where she has worked as a field nurse, nursing supervisor and branch manager. The Nursing Site Blog has been recognized as being among the best nursing blogs on the web by various sites. Posts here date back to 2007, so there is plenty of content to browse through and plenty to learn from an experienced and compassionate RN.

Posts we really like from The Nursing Site Blog:

Nursing Career Blogs

Nurse Keith’s Digital Doorway

Keith Carlson has been in nursing since 1996 and has held management and executive positions including Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Nursing. As a Boar-Certified Nurse Coach (NC-BC), Nurse Keith helps nurses experience the most satisfying careers possible. Digital Doorway is “career advice for savvy 21st-century nurses.”

Posts we really like from Nurse Keith’s Digital Doorway:

Nursing from Within with Elizabeth Scala

Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, nurse burnout prevention expert and founder of The Art of Nursing program. The Nursing from Within blog is intended to reignite the passion nurses once had for their careers. It’s also full of practical advice that can help you take the next step in your nursing career.

Posts we really like from Nursing from Within:

Nurse Practitioner Business Owner

Nurse Practitioner Business Owner calls itself “The Business Blog for Advance Practice Clinicians.” According to Barbara C. Phillips, APRN, GNP, FNP-BC FAANP, the idea for the blog was born out of the need and frustration for NPs to be able to connect, share resources, offer support and learn more from one another. If you are still on the path toward becoming a nurse practitioner, this blog will give you an idea of the challenges you’ll face as an NP and how to have a successful career after you finish school.

Posts we really like from Nurse Practitioner Business Owner:

Specialty Nursing Blogs


FreshNP is a content platform for new and aspiring nurse practitioners. Sean Dent, MSN ACNP-BC CCRN, and Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN, provide fresh perspectives, useful tips and helpful insights specifically for nurses thinking about going back to school and recent NP graduates. In addition to the blog, FreshNP also offers podcasts and a Q&A section titled “Ask the NP.”

Posts we really like from FreshNP:

Dr. Rachel’s NP Blog

The Accessible Healthcare Institute (AHI) offers educational resources, trainings and certifications for healthcare professionals looking to grow in their careers. The blog is authored by Rachel Danford, DNP, APRN, NP-C, FNP-BC, RNC-OB, C-EFM. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Rachel brings insightful commentary that can help practicing nurses and aspiring NPs stay up-to-date with the latest healthcare news that may impact their careers.

Posts we really like from Dr. Rachel’s NP Blog:

Feminist Midwife

Feminist Midwife is ponderings on women, health and care from a practicing midwife. Stephanie (the aforementioned feminist midwife herself) writes about consent, patient empowerment, queer health, sex positivity and reproductive justice.

Posts we really like from Feminist Midwife:

Nurse Jess

Nurse Jess is the blog of Jessica Chang, BSN RN CRNA, who aims to provide insight into the nurse anesthesia profession. Her blog was recently listed as one of the top 30 anesthesiology blogs by Feedspot. In fact, of the top anesthesiology blogs recognized by Feedspot, Nurse Jess was the only personal blog of an actual nurse anesthetist, which gives you an idea of the personal insights and musings you can expect from Jessica on her blog.

Posts we really like from Nurse Jess:

AJN Off the Charts

AJN Off the Charts is the official blog of the American Journal of Nursing, the oldest and largest circulating nursing journal in the world. Posts draw attention to important research findings, nursing policies, clinical practices and challenges, public health news, nursing career issues and moving personal stories told by both nurses and patients.

Posts we really like from AJN Off the Charts:

Travel Nursing Blogs

The Gypsy Nurse

The Gypsy Nurse claims to be “the largest and most active online community for travel nurses.” This isn’t technically a blog, but with hundreds of articles from across the travel nursing world, there’s simply too much good content not to include The Gypsy Nurse on our list. In addition to all the great articles, the site offers free online tools to safely connect nurses from around the US.

Posts we really like from The Gypsy Nurse: Blog helps connect travel nurses with opportunities that match their specialties and interests. The website also features one of the most robust travel nursing blogs on the web, with hundreds of posts dating back to 2014. If you have questions about travel nursing, this blog is a great place to educate yourself.

Posts we really like from

Traveler Times

Traveler Times is the official blog of American Traveler, a “recognized market leader in travel nursing and allied health staffing.” According to their website, American Traveler has placed thousands of RNs in many of the best paying travel nursing agency jobs in the US. Traveler Times features news about trends in healthcare staffing, travel nursing destinations and industry updates.

Posts we really like from Traveler Times:

Traveling NP

Traveling NP is a blog for travel nurse practitioners BY a travel nurse practitioner. Sophia Khawly explains that the lack of information available to nurse practitioners about travel work was the catalyst behind creating the blog in the first place. “There is a lot of information available for RNs doing travel nursing,” she says on the site, “but the process and benefits are very different for nurse practitioners.” This blog can help you learn more about traveling and working as a nurse practitioner.

Posts we really like from Traveling NP:

Travel Bytes

Travel Bytes is the blog of the American Travel Health Nurses Association (ATHNA), who’s mission it is to “advance nurses engaged in the care of international travelers through professional development, evidence-based practice and advocacy.” Travel Bytes promises engaging, substantive and concise posts from professionals in the field of travel health. Some blogs are also approved for continuing education (CE) credit by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Posts we really like from Travel Bytes:

Nursing School Blogs

Sincerely, Angie

Sincerely, Angie is the creative outlet of Angie Girard, FNP-S. As a family nurse practitioner student herself, Angie posts content meant to inspire other nursing school students. Relevant topics include nursing school and admissions, work-life balance and volunteer nursing abroad.

Posts we really like from Sincerely, Angie:

All Things NP

All Things NP is written by a nurse practitioner student at the University of Pennsylvania. This blog is especially insightful and inspiring for nurses who are thinking about going back to school while juggling family responsibilities at home. Sophia, the author of All Things NP, is a mother of three young kids, so readers can learn how one busy mom is able to juggle the demands of graduate nursing school and family.

Posts we really like from All Things NP:

Straight A Nursing

Are you a nursing student or pre-nursing student looking for information about nursing school or help with studying? Straight A Nursing is an online resource designed to help you succeed in nursing school and beyond! Study aids, lecture notes and of course a regularly updated blog.

Posts we really like from Straight A Nursing:

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