Blogroll Housecleaning Note

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This is just to say that we’ve done some minor housekeeping and deleted links to a number of blogs that have been asleep several months or longer. There’s nothing personal in this, and please let us know if one of these was yours and you’ve decided to revive your blog, give it an infusion of new design and energy, or the like. We want our blogroll to be useful, and it won’t be perceived as useful if we’re linking to sites that have gone dark. Please also let us know if there’s a really great nurse blog that we don’t know about, even if it’s yours. We can’t guarantee that we’ll link to it, but we’ll certainly check it out.—JM, blog editor

Senior editor/social media strategy, American Journal of Nursing, and editor of AJN Off the Charts.


  1. Joyce, RN, OCN February 19, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Just an FYI that I posted another blog 2/18/12. I will post more frequently as you suggested.
    Joyce Hislop RN,OCN

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  3. Marianna Crane February 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm


    Thank you for adding my new blog to your “Blogs and Sites (by and for) Nurses.”

    And thanks to my fellow nurse friend, Lois Roelofs, who suggested my site:

    Like Lois I am a retired nurse who believes we nurses have to tell our stories. I started my blog to encourage nurses, both in practice and retired to get those stories out. Stories about our practice, our patients, our contributions to the health care in general.

    Thank you,


  4. Lois Roelofs February 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Thank you, Jacob. As a former nursing prof–who loves to educate forever, I appreciate your lisitng my blog at in AJN’s Blogroll and supporting access to a retired nurse’s voice. It is always fun for me, also, to read the posts of nurses currently in the workforce.

    I do wonder how many of us retirees are out here blogging. Maybe not many. No one from my diploma Class of 1962–a few don’t even have computers yet, so I guess that tells you something about our age group. But I don’t know of others either from my bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD classes.

    Thanks again, Lois Roelofs

  5. jm February 13, 2012 at 11:32 am

    That’s an interesting idea. I’m not sure we have enough blogs by retired nurses to add a separate category, but we’ll see if one emerges over time. For now, we’ll add your blog to our blogroll. It looks like it’s updated fairly regularly, and at least a good percentage of the posts have to do with nursing…two crucial criteria. Best wishes.

  6. jm February 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Joyce, thanks for letting us know about your blog. We’ll keep an eye on it, and if it’s regularly updated we’ll consider including it. In general, we favor blogs that are updated at least every week or two weeks on average. -Jacob

  7. Joyce, RN, OCN February 13, 2012 at 7:21 am

    I am a practicing RN,OCN for 28 years and have a nurse blog on WordPress which I would like to have included in your blog.
    I am always interested in what other nurses are encountering in their field of practice.

    Please keep me in your address list under

  8. Jackie Larson February 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    While we don’t focus solely on nursing, our blog focuses on staffing and scheduling issues specifically at hospitals, which greatly affects nurses. Please consider adding us! Thanks!
    – Jackie Larson – Avantas

  9. Lois Roelofs February 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks, Jacob, for your supportive comments and Rehab RN for your interest. We retirees have informative, inspirational and often funny memories that could help today’s active nurses view the practice of nursing over time. As a former nursing professor, I’m always interested in teaching! Lois Roelofs

  10. Stephen Ferrara, DNP, RN, FNP February 10, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Thanks for keeping me on your list!


  11. jm February 10, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Thanks for getting in touch. You have some very good articles but, due to our confict of interest policy, we tend to confine our blogroll to nursing blogs that are independent, rather than those that are subsidiary to such Web sites as those that focus on the promotion of particular products such as online nursing degrees.

  12. Jennifer Olin February 10, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I write a blog for an online nursing education website and would like to have it included on your rolls. It can be found at

    I have been a nurse for over 10 years and writing “Notes from the Nurses’ Station” for almost a year now. It is great fun; I have learned a lot and it has been a great opportunity to look into any area or topic of nursing that catches my eye.

    We have talked about everything from pre-reqs to get into nursing school, basic nursing academics, current events and just finished a whole week on nursing, death and dying that was well received. Thank you for your consideration.

    Jennifer Olin, BSN, RN,

  13. RehabRN February 9, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Thanks for keeping me!


    Great blog! I put you on my blogroll.

    I hope more retired nurses blog about their experience. They are truly valuable to those of us who still have to practice many more years!


  14. jm February 9, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Lois, your suggestions are appreciated. The category of retired nurses does seem important, and underrepresented. Jacob

  15. Lois Roelofs February 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    It would be a delight if you could add a category for retired nurses. Most of us worked in nursing (and were active in ANA and had subscribed to AJN) for around 40 years. AJN’s blogroll could help get us and keep us together and share ideas about life after nursing.

    Please check out my blog, Lois Roelofs, at A new blog just starting up by retired nurse practitioner Marianna Crane is

    Also, I think it could be helpful to current nurses to read about our lives after nursing–memories and perspectives of nurses that have become a part of our being. Thanks for your consideration. Lois Roelofs

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