Don't Curse the Nurse!

Sharing support with stories & humor

About the Blog

I want nurses to have a place to share stories, educate others, express opinions, and most importantly, support each other in a profession that is constantly changing and redefining our role in healthcare.

Anyone who cares about a healthcare professional and wants to bring this lighthearted blog to their attention is much appreciated!

I am not naive, venting is expected. But if you vomit your bad day on my pretty little blog page without attempting to use at least a teaspoon of humor, I will blast you off the page faster than a Suprep cleanse on a patient suffering from chronic diarrhea!

So remember, humor, please!

22 responses to “About the Blog

  1. Love your venting with humour in your blogs! Great for the soul I think!!! 😀

  2. Hi there! My name is Cameron Von St. James and I had a quick question for you & was wondering if you could please email me when you have a free moment. Thanks! I really hope to hear from you soon and appreciate you taking the time. ☺ cvonstjames AT gmail DOT com

    • b4thirty8 says:

      How are you ?
      My computer has a little virus, not a big one, that I got went uploading Skype. It makes me a little weary about using my personal email address when meeting someone new. Is it a WordPress question ? I am only taking baby steps in this arena. If it’s medical, remember, my nursing license and education doesn’t give me the same breadth of knowledge for advise giving!

  3. Ipuna Black says:

    I’m a nurse too! I love your blog community!

  4. DM says:

    love your attitude Susan. My baby sister is an RN @ a local hospital. She works in cardio rehab, and the patients love her. Just read 4 or 5 of your posts. you remind me of her. 😉 DM

    • Susan says:

      I want to tell you that the more I read your posts, the more I like your blog. Thank you for your support. For you to see similarities between me and a family member – very nice compliment!

  5. Brooke says:

    Email me at about the hipstamatic print. ☺️

  6. herheadache says:

    Humor is important, both in illness and in health.

  7. This blog is wonderful and I highly respect what you do. Thank you for your interest in my blog. I look forward to following yours.

  8. Dear Susan,

    I wanted to let you know that we published a list of Top Nurse Blogs on our website (at ), and that we were very happy to include “Don’t Curse The Nurse” as well. 🙂

    There are a lot of blogs on our list that have been re-designed over the years into elaborately designed websites with entrepreneurial ambitions, and we greatly appreciate their professional aspirations. But we have a special place in our heart for the blogs that are still simply, genuinely, the work of a nurse who knows how to write well and wants to share his or her stories, views and experiences, for its own sake. And you do this very well. Your understated wit, thoughtful and compassionate observations, and skilled ability to turn a phrase make it a joy to read.

    We have organized our nurse blogs list in several categories, listing your blog in the main category, “Nurses who blog about health and nursing”. But if you think it would be better listed in one of the other categories, feel free to let us know. Of course, if you know any other blog you feel should be in our list that is still missing, we’d be eager to hear about that too.

    We know blogging can sometimes be a bit of a lonely endeavor, and we hope we can do our bit to provide a little encouragement. Paying respect to ye olde traditions of blogging history, we even created a Top Nurse Blogs award. Not really sure this is the kind of thing that would appeal to you, but of course you should feel free to add this badge to your blog and link it back to our nurse blogs list. You will find it at the top of the list – just click on the award to get a full-size image file. (We have a transparent/PNG version we could email over as well.)

    If you have any questions or you’d like to share any news or info, just drop me an email on the address I filled in to post this comment. 🙂

    • (That comment didn’t take the first time round, but I was able to post it eventually by logging in with our Twitter account. That means I owe you an email address to reach me at, though! It’s joost AT

    • Susan says:

      Oh , this is amazing! Thank you so much!

      • Dear Susan,

        We just wanted to let you know that we have updated our comprehensive list of Top Nurse Blogs at for 2019, and we are delighted to inform you that it again features your blog as well.

        We have updated our Top Nurse Blogs award as well, but it still has that retro feel we love. 🙂 Feel free to add the badge to your website and link it back to our nurse blogs list. Like last year, you will find it at the top of our list – just click on the award to get a full-size image file. Obviously you’re also very welcome to share the news in any other way.

        In our update of the list we added or removed 31 blogs, updated 55 blog descriptions, and added or updated social media accounts or follower counts for 99 blogs. In your case we have retained the description from last year, but added your Twitter account.

        If you have any questions or suggestions (or if you feel we still missed a relevant blog!), you are always welcome to drop me an email at joost AT or reach out to us on Twitter (@NurseRec) or Facebook (@nurserecruiting).

        With kind regards,
        Joost van Beek

      • Susan says:

        Once again, incredibly flattered to be in the company of such wonderful nurse/writers! Thank you so much for the recognition.

  9. willowdot21 says:

    Hi, I am not a nurse, doctor or health carer but I can appreciate your point of view plus I have had my fair share of hospitals and those who work therein. Keep your sense of humour it’s needed especially now. 😀💜

  10. Hi Susan,

    We’re honored to announce that your blog won 2nd place, as voted by the nursing community, among the Top Nursing Blogs of 2021!

    Your exceptional writing reached a nation of nurses looking for authentic content written by and for nurses. As our thanks for enriching the dedicated and tireless community that cares for our loved ones, but whose voices are often left out of the media.

    We have a few prizes for you to claim and would love to talk to you regarding this accomplishment! Please reach out to us at

    (you can also view results at

    Warm regards,
    IntelyCare Team

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