If you have ever wanted a magazine for nurses that saw you as more than a nurse, then “Scrubs: The nurse’s guide to good living” may be just want you are looking for. If you haven’t seen this online magazine before it is unlike most other nursing magazines out there. It is more like Healthcare Traveler than Advance for Nurses, but even more, it is like a cross between Real Simple, Martha Stewart and Glamour for nurses. Here is Scrubs’ about page which explains what makes them different. And after having seen a lot of nursing magazines in my career, I have to agree with them. With features like, Overheard from the Nurse’s Station, Yes, We Can! (Find a Job, That Is) and Looking Great in Scrubs they definitely cover the gamut and look at a nurse from a holistic view.
Sorry fellas, this magazine looks geared toward women with articles like “advice on hair, skin, nails, makeup, and more tips by and for nurses,” but there is still a lot valuable information in it for you, particularly in their Work and Money sections. And there is a great article on Male Nurse Myths that I think they could look into expanding into its own section.
The one thing I like is how easy the site is to find your way around and since it is all online (at least as far as I can tell) it is great for travel nurses, so you don’t have to worry about cancelling or changing subscriptions every three months.
Although it is not aimed at travel nursing specifically it does have some content aimed at travel nurses like a checklist for your first day on a travel nurse job. Check this newnursing magazine out and let me know what you think.