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Kristen Smith

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I am a full time Nurse, wife and new mom. I've recently started writing part time and I love it! My family is my life. I enjoy spending time with them in my free time.
12 Pediatric and Neonatal Intravenous (IV) Therapy Tips

12 Pediatric and Neonatal Intravenous (IV) Therapy Tips

Starting an IV on a child is terrifying. Here are 12 tips to get the ball rolling (instead of the vein).
12 Funny Things That Wake Nurses at Night

12 Funny Things That Wake Nurses at Night

One crazy and, sometimes, an annoying phenomenon about being a nurse, is that even when you are not at work, your mind is in...
10 Clever Labor and Delivery Nurse Life Hacks

10 Clever Labor and Delivery Nurse Life Hacks

Here are 10 secret life hacks from an L&D nurse!
Common Nursing Slang and Code Words

20 Nursing Slang and Code Words

Here are some of the most common nursing slang terms and codes!

A Tribute to Hospice Nurses

"You smile as I enter the room to check on you for the hour. You mumble that you’re not in pain, but I see the pain on your face as I reposition you."
Tribute to Oncology Nurses

A Tribute to Oncology Nurses

Thank you, oncology nurses for the impact you have not only on your patients but on families.
Emergency Nurses

A Tribute to Emergency Room Nurses

"At that moment, my son was your son. Your feet weren’t aching. Your stomach wasn’t growling, and your bladder wasn’t bursting."
Mother Holding Newborn

A Tribute to Labor and Delivery and NICU Nurses

There are no words to thank you enough. You may not remember my name, but I will never forget yours.
9 Bad Career Shift Choices for Nurses

9 Bad Career Shift Choices for Nurses

Here’s a list of some careers that nurses CAN’T do!
6 Ways Nurses Goof Around with Medical Equipment During a Slow Work Day

6 Ways Nurses Goof Around with Medical Equipment During a Slow Work Day

Here are a few ways a nurse will goof around with medical equipment on a slow day.

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