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Nurse Tori

Making Healthcare Hip, One Tip at a Time

Welcome to Tips From Tori Blog! My name is Tori Servin Meskin BSN RNC-NIC

 

Nurse | Blogger | Podcaster

This is where I document all things nurse life, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, & (yes) fun.

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I have been a nurse now for 8+ years. Combining my love of: Nursing, Neonates, New Products etc. I have created this space/platform to share with you! 

I work bedside as a nurse, content creator for my blog, & now a Podcaster!

I launched the "The Cellfie Show" on 03.03.2020 & recently teamed with with one of my

best friends (and sassiest nurse I know) to bring you a 

Weekly Dose of Sweet & Salty. 

Writing this blog, podcasting, running Tips from Tori LLC, and branching into new territories has been such a joy to me and I am so thankful to my amazing "Tipster" community here with me.

Here, I share with you, my pearls of wisdom, nurse life, latest tips & tricks, resources, style, etc. From my personal #realtalk posts to beauty, lifestyle, and nurse tips, I hope

"Tips From Tori," inspires you, provides useful information,

& celebrates what makes you unique.

 There are few places to find support and information or insight into the #Real Nurse world. And most current blogs are not nearly the Nurse I feel I am today!

Therefore, I wanted to bring you a bit of my Nurse world & personal real life fun as well. 

I hope to bring you a fun, informative, & trendy side to the medical field. 

Cheers & so happy to be sharing my Little Life Tips with you. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

♡ WHO IS NURSE TORI?


NURSE ♡ BLOGGER ♡ PODCASTER I grew up a rancher's daughter, raised by a horse trainer (my mother) and commercial relestate broker (turned lemon grower.) Although I did not grow up with medical field professionals in my household, it was in my blood. I have several aunts who were nurses, two uncles & a grandfather who were DDS, and a 1/2 brother who is a general surgeon. I attended the Universtiy of Arizona #beardown where I obtained my Bachelors Degree in Nursing Science (BSN). You can hear the full story on Episode #1 of The Cellfie Podcast with a great JUICY story of how I began my Nursing career. I laded my first bedside job (after 8 months of applications) at a Children's Hospital in southern CA, Level IV NICU. Since then, I have worked in 7 hospital orgnaizations, (including 2 Children's hospitals, University Hospitals, community based, and non-profit organizations). I have also worked full-time, part-time, per diem, night shift, day shift, in the NICU & Pediatric Critical Care Float pool (CVICU, PICU, NICU, Oncology) settings. I have been a Nurse since 2013 & have had a crazy journey over the past 8 years. I am married to a very handome, hariy, fabulously whitty man who supports all of my crazy life endevors. I spend my time away from the hosptial training horses with my mom, podcasting, blogging, and living life to its fullest. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡




♡ OK SO WHAT'S THE FULL NURSE BLOG STORY?


I graduated from Nursing school in 2012, and FINALLY landed a job after 8 months of applications / interviews ( a very drawn out dramatic story) Fast forward, after about 5 years of working bedside I started this blog out of sheer need. I needed not only a creative outlet but also a landing pad to spew ALL of my NICU Nurse deets. After posting a few NICU informative posts, I was overwhelmed by questions from hoepful NICU Nurses, parents, high school students, non-profit organizations, other medical professionals etc. And at the time, there were NO NICU Bloggers back in 2017-2018. Not to mention, the ones out there were dated, incorrect, or sponsored by companies with adjendas. I continued to have so many similar NICU based questions on instagram...so I created "Tips From Tori," for all things Nurse, Lifestyle, & since then it has expanded to a Podcast, E-Book, & Brand. It has been an exciting few years to grow, shift, learn, & bring you top notch content! I currently live in Redondo Beach, CA with my husband Jacob near our favorite place, the beach. We were married New Years Eve 2017 & would love to have children one day. (For now, plant parents). We enjoy the beach, skiing, workouts, brunching, family & friend weddings, new babies, and most of all each other. (Covid considerations of course) ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡




♡ HOW DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?


My photo editing is done through the Lightroom App & I batch content with freelance photographers. I use a preset created by AGLOW Presets My collages are created through PicsArt App, Canva, and Photoshop. A little Facetune to remove a blemish or dark bag, no shame LOL. For some stories I use Mojo, Story Art or Pixaloop App to make picutres lively on the feed. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡




♡ I WANT TO START A BLOG...HOW?


I will be releasing a Healthcare Blogger Master Class in 2021! Get excited! I will be covering topics such as: + How to build a ‘call-to-action’
+ Creating a post series
+ Understanding SEO
+ Overcoming writer’s block
+ Driving traffic to old blog posts
+ Establishing your brand
+ How to approach collabs & partnerships
+ Driving traffic to your blog
+ Developing your voice
+ Choosing a color scheme ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡




♡ IS BLOGGING YOUR FULL TIME JOB?


Nope!! I am Nurse first. Then Blogger & now Podcaster! The crazy part of this is now Blogging, Podasting, & content creation could easily become a full time job but I will always maintain my status as a Nurse. The Cellfie Show Nurse Tori Blog New Nurse 101 E-Book Shop my MUST have Amazon Nurse Picks




♡ CAN I "PICK YOUR BRAIN" ABOUT NURSING? I HAVE QUESTIONS!


I get it, a blog & reading can only get you so far. I woud have loved to have had a mentor during my nursing process (or just someone to talk to!) So, if you think you would benefit from a (one-on-one) "Talk with Tori" I am happy to scheule a mentorship meeting with you. HERE'S HOW 1. Send me an email with your 1. Name 2. Status (pre-nursing, nursing, etc) 3. Details 2. I will send you an email (Calendar dates & Pre-Mentorship worksheet / investment) WHAT IS INCLUDED 1. 1- 2 virtual phone calls 2. An action plan complete with worksheet 3. NEW NURSE 101 E-BOOK & Brain Sheets WHAT TO EXPECT More clarity Increased confidence Decreased anxiety Alignment of your current situation with your career goals Confidence to say NO and do what's best for you, increased self awareness 100% belief you're on the right path Tools to continue to take action long after mentorship is over ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡




♡ NICU NURSING...I HAVE QUESTIONS!


I have lots of things just for you! 1. NICU NURSE FAQ 2. 11 HOT TIPS TO BECOME A NICU NURSE 3. #REALTALK, NICU NURSING, WHAT IS IT REALLY LIKE? 4. PODCAST "NICU NURSE 101" 5. EMERGENCY NICU FLIGHT NURSING ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡




♡ NURSING SCHOOL....I HAVE QUESTIONS!


REAL NURSES. REAL PRODUCTS. REAL PATIENT CARE Two nurses, one vision. After 13 years of collective nursing experience, Bachelors & Masters prepared nurses, Tori + Sam decided to create New Nurse 101, an E-Book experience, an idea turned book based on the premise of growing professional nurses. We saw a need for more education and support for those going into nursing school and new nurses starting their first career. We hope to offer direction and guidance and be the nursing support you need. 1. NEW NURSE 101 2. NURSING 101 SURVIVAL GUIDE ♡ Table of Contents (58 pages) ♡ Preparing for Nursing School ♡ ADN vs BSN ♡ Nursing School Life ♡ Managing Your Personal Life ♡ How to Stand Out in Clinical ♡ Studying for NCLEX ♡ Choosing Your Specialty ♡ Resume & Portfolio Overview ♡ Interview Prep ♡ Nursing Interview Question Examples & Response Thoughts ♡ Advantages of New Grad Programs & Application Strategy ♡ Staying Motivated During Rejection ♡ Brain Sheets, SBAR Report Sheet ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡




♡ HOW CAN WE COLLABORATE?


Please EMAIL me via my contact page to start the dialogue & I will see if it is a good fit for both of us! Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you. XO Nurse Tori ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡




♡ WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE....


Here are a few extra resources for you..... ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ THE CELLFIE PODCAST THIS IS MY PLATFORM FILLED WITH INFORMATION JUST FOR YOU! EPISODE #1 & #2 ARE GREAT AS A START TO LEARN ABOUT MY NURSE JOURNEY. NURSE FAQ LEARN MORE ABOUT NICU NURSING WITH FULLY LEADED QUESTIONS, ANSWERS & RESOURCES.





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Tori Meskin, BSN RNC-NIC is a registered nurse in Los Angeles & Orange County metropolitan area. Working in Level IV-II NICUs. 

 

In addition to being a wife, nurse, blogger, podcaster & MSN student! She has obtained her National Certification (NICU) and worked as a local traveler pursuing bedside experiences in several NICU settings.

 

Tori enjoys time with her new hubby, creating content, learning about new patient populations, riding horses, weekend beach or ski time, time with family & friends & sharing all of her life Tips along the way! 

Follow her NICU & Lifestyle blog journey as she juggles married life, nurse life, & enjoying life’s adventures!

 

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