Whether you are an online nursing student or studying in a classroom environment, these blogs and websites will inspire, entertain and educate as you work toward your goal of becoming a nurse. Each resource on this list is different, but they all share one common theme- nursing.

1. The Nursing Ethics Blog (http://nursingethicsblog.com/)
This thought provoking blog discusses a variety of nursing ethics topics from moral dilemmas to patient care and more. This blog is an interesting read for anyone working or interested in the nursing field.

2. Judith Shamian’s Health Care and Home Care Blog (http://vonhealthandhome.ca/)
Home health care aides, nursing students and nurses alike will all find practical and useful content on Judith Shamian’s Health Care and Home Care Blog. It was started in 2010 and aims to connect nurses and health care professionals world-wide. Join in the conversation today!

3. WebLab (http://webanatomy.net/weblab/weblab.htm)
WebLab is an online resource offering access to slides and pictures of various anatomical parts. They currently offer modules of the brain, heart, spinal cord and more. New modules are added frequently. This helpful resource will help nursing students fly though anatomy class.

4. eMedlas (http://www.emedlas.com/)
Emedlas is an online anatomy and histology resource. It is packed with photographs, drawings and sketches that will help nursing and medical students to master the human body. This is great study resource to refer to throughout your nursing career.

5. Reality RN (http://www.realityrn.com/)
Nursing school doesn’t always prepare you for the harsh realities of a career in the medical field. Reality RN helps to bridge the gap between school and the workplace by providing comic relief, essays and experiences from real nurses in the field.

6. Off The Charts (http://ajnoffthecharts.com/)
Off The Charts is the blog created and managed by the American Journal of Nursing. This helpful blog is regularly updated with news and information related to nursing and medical technology.

7. Pallimed (http://www.pallimed.org/)
Pallimed is your one stop resource for all things related to palliative medicine and hospice care. This blog is particularly useful to nursing students wanting to work in a hospice setting or with patients that are seriously ill with advanced conditions.

8. Nursing Research (http://evidencebasednursing.blogspot.com/)
Nursing Research is a research related blog created by St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California. It discusses nursing research, medical news and more. This is a great place to interact with other nurses while keeping abreast of the latest trends and discoveries in the field.

9. It Shouldn’t Happen in Health Care (http://maxenurse.wordpress.com/)
Nursing school isn’t going to be easy, but then again neither is a nursing career. This humorous blog chronicles funny stories and provides a humorous escape from the trials of the hospital. After a bad day, it’s nice to know someone else has been there too.

10. Emergiblog (http://www.emergiblog.com/)
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in an ER? Emergiblog has the answers. This entertaining blog provides a window into the life of a busy emergency room nurse.

Take a break from your studies and check out some of these great blogs and resources for nursing school students. These resources will help you to gain a more complete understanding of the fascinating field that you are preparing to enter.