Do you return home after a long day of studying or working with patients, doctors and fellow nurses, and all you want to do is put your feet up and pin? If you’re quickly becoming addicted to Pinterest like the other 16 million monthly active registered users in this world, feel comfort knowing you’re not alone. The average Pinterest user spends about an hour to an hour and a half everyday on the third most popular social networking site behind Facebookand Twitter. It’s rapidly becoming a place where nurses are building their community, sharing procedure knowledge and career tips via infographics, as well as clinical advice, nursing humor, and gift ideas.
To help you grow and learn, as well as find a sense of inspiration and community, here is a list of six Pinterest boards every nurse should follow:
Nursing School by Julia Hollins
This Pinterest board is dedicated to helping the nursing school student, and it boasts more than 800 pins related to the many different areas of nursing. There are many different infographics, including homemade diagrams from other nurses, to help you study different procedures and techniques during your nursing school courses. If you’re looking for a bit of a break from studying, there are tons of humorous quotes and ecards to keep you light-hearted after a long day of studying.
Scrubshopper’s Pinterest account features nine boards related to the nursing profession. She includes everything from nursing school humor and nursing inspiration, to fitness for nurses and scrubs with style. This Pinterest user includes a lot of variety in her boards, and provides helpful pins to the nurse and nursing student.
Nursing + by Chrissy Love
This nursing Pinterest board is chock-full of inspirational quotes and phrases, as well as helpful diagrams and charts to help the nursing student memorize various procedures. It is also a useful board for nurses who have been in the field for awhile and want to brush up on their skills.
Noteworthy Nursing by Lindsey Frye
This board is a great place to go if you are looking for stylish and trendy options for your nurse uniform. This Pinterest user shows unique options for colorful stethoscopes, animal print scrubs, and unique designs on Dankso shoes.
Nursing 101 by Kiera McNamara
If you’re looking for a Pinterest board focused on creative ideas for parties for nurses, party favors, and quotes and sayings that will strike your funny bone – than this is the right place to be. Those studying to become a nurse or those already in the profession will most likely be able to relate to all the pins on this board.
R.N. by Mandi
Mandi has included a number of infographics and diagrams on topics including job outlook for nursing graduates, pathways in nursing, and what you need to know about everyday bacteria. She also inserts several pins with quotes to inspire the everyday nurse or nursing student, as well as pins to articles she’s found helpful, including useful mobile apps.
Pinterest is a great way to bookmark items useful to you, such as boards full of pins with infographics, so you are able to go back and use it for study material. And once you graduate from nursing school, it will be helpful to review those infographics and diagrams, as well as plan your nursing school graduation party.
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