Nursing Book Club
The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology by Brittney Wilson
A cursory overview of the digital world
Even before half the country was forced into working remotely, I had decided that perhaps my IT skills could use some improvement. Even before half the country was forced into working remotely, I had decided that perhaps my IT skills could use some improvement.
With the help of my good friend Amazon, I located The Nerdy’s Nurse’s Guide to Technology by Brittney Wilson, RN, BSN, founder of The Nerdy Nurse blog (thenerdynurse.com).
This book was published by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, an organization noted for its scholarship, and received the 2014 AJN Book of the Year Award in the information technology/social media category. To me, this pointed to the book’s being well-written. However, I was disappointed to see that Wilson has not updated it since it was first published. Even so, I found the information useful.
At Home and at Work
The book is divided into nine chapters, some more helpful than others. Wilson looks at technology from a few different viewpoints. First is what it can do for you personally. This might involve connecting you on social media to other nurses having similar problems (Wilson was bullied as a young nurse, which was the original inspiration for her blog) or asking an online group how you might solve a management problem such as scheduling or vacation requests.