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- Branding & Social Media Tips & Tricks
♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ Let’s dive into the secret sauce of how I handle my social media and digital brand building! First off, social media should be an extension of your personal brand and a place where you express yourself while providing value to your target audience. It doesn’t matter if you have a hundred followers or a million, you should show up for your followers just the same! Aesthetically pleasing content will only ever get you so far on Instagram, Websites, Podcasts, TikTok, Pinterest, etc., SOOO bring forth your best tips, resources, experiences & passion to build a strong connection with your audience. I know that for me, the people that I love to follow more intently are the ones who I feel like I can relate to on a deeper level. I am sharing my BIGGEST TIPS, Apps, Photo Editing, & Social Media Strategies to help build my brand, blog, and podcast! TORI’S SOCIAL SECRETS ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ The Most Important Ingredient: PASSION Stick to what you are passionate about and develop content around that. I have 5 content pillars/topics that I work from when creating content for my niche. This not only allows me to speak to what I love and know, but also lets my community know what to expect from my page. Be Genuine Authenticity is how you will build real connections with your followers. Don’t just show a highlight reel of your life. Nobody can relate to that! Think about your content before you publish it… ask yourself if your content will bring value to someone’s life. Rome Wasn’t Built In a Day!! It takes time to build a brand on social media and everyone’s growth looks different. It may take one person a year to reach a certain milestone and another person two months. Celebrate the small wins and use them to fuel you to keep going! Success doesn’t happen overnight and is best earned not bought. It can be hard to be patient but you absolutely do not want to ruin your engagement by buying followers or utilizing engagement pods! Build a Website I decided to use a Wix template to build out my blog and other resources (www.tipsfromtori.com). I love how user friendly Wix is and how my website is a great connecting point to link back to from all of my different social channels (Instagram, Podcast, Facebook, Pinterest). I also utilize the Wix shop feature for my podcast merch. Email Signature Establish your credibility with a professional looking email signature! Your signature should contain your full name, logo, website, and best way to contact you. I like to send out monthly email newsletters in order to stay in touch with my community and let them have an inside peak into what I have been working on, best discounts for products I love, and to link a helpful blog, podcast or other resource in it. BRAND IT UP!! Invest in a professional looking logo for your brand and use that everywhere! You can use your logo for inspiration for your color palette as well. If you are creating a lot of original content, it is smart to watermark your photos with your logo so it can be traced back to you as the creator. Be consistent so your brand can be recognizable by sticking to a color palette, select font styles, and overall vibe of your content. If you want to get really fancy, you can purchase presets so your Instagram feed blends together aesthetically. I encourage you to be creative and stand out, don’t copy anyone else’s vibes and persona! Simply show up as your signature self. Recruit People Who Are Better Than You in Different Ways I had to bring help in to be able to continue to work and create content full-time. You can’t be good at everything! What are your weaknesses? How can you improve them? If you need to scale it back then stick to what you are good at! If you are a strong writer- then blog. If you are a talker- then start a podcast. You don’t have to do it all to be successful with social media. It is worth the investment. Find Your Niche Starting with a niche helps a lot! I started in NICU blogging and then it sparked from there to include more of a lifestyle focus. When creating educational content the number one thing to remember is to be sure that it is backed with verified sources! From there, I have expanded my content to lifestyle, sharing our podcast, expanding here on the blog, etc. If you used information from another creator or source it is not enough to just paraphrase what they said and push post. Make sure to site all of your sources, medical or not! Learn to Say No! My motto is that if it’s not a hell yes, it’s a no. Don’t say yes to anything that isn’t a perfect fit for your brand and beliefs. When you get into this space you may find yourself approached by companies. Do these companies bring value to you? Is it worth sharing? f you believe in a product promote it. The money a brand wants to pay you to promote their product isn’t worth it unless you stand behind their brand and personally love to use it. Be selective! If you say yes to every brand and push products onto your audience all the time, they won’t respect your endorsements anymore. Know your brand. If you test and review products, then this may be a different rule of thumb for you. Always try out the products before agreeing to create content for a brand. Others Peoples’ Agenda For Your Life...Burn Out Make time for rest and prioritize unplugging! Taking a break from social media will help you feel more inspired and productive when you get back on. Don’t let the negativity of other’s affect how you show up. Restrict the haters on Instagram and move on! They aren't worth your time. I LOVE A GOOD BLOCK MOMENT. Very CHIC if you ask me. HIPPA COMPLIANCE If you are a medical provider, make sure you are HIPPA compliant. Be mindful of the pictures, information, & content you share. Make sure you are sharing information in your scope of practice and expertise. In addition, if you are using google pictures, make sure you have rights to share the picture. I see a lot of healthcare providers sharing these pictures, be mindful of this. If you re-share a picture from a family or patient, obtain their consent and add the sourcing information (with a tag or name). Be smart about your content. I get it, people want to see what we do. So, get creative with your content! Seek Out Knowledge From Others ♡ Success Leaves Clues! Nobody knows it all, and there is always something new to learn even if you consider yourself an expert in a certain field. Here are some ways to keep learning in order to develop your brand on social media and continue to provide meaningful content! ♡ Learn from those around you ♡ Follow inspiring accounts and blogs ♡ Read more books ♡ Study others in your field ♡ Listen to more podcasts ♡ Take online courses and earn certifications! (Our podcast team uses Skillshare) HERE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR PROMOTING YOUR CONTENT… Whatever you are trying to market/sell, make sure you are cross promoting your content in creative ways for maximum exposure! Here is a list for a starting point for you! XO ♡ Write an informational blog post about it ♡ Promote through an email to your list ♡ Add your affiliate link to your email signature ♡ Pin to Pinterest using your affiliate link ♡ Tell your friends, family, and peers about it ♡ Add a banner to your website ♡ Promote it in the announcement bar on your website ♡ Create a roundup post of your “favorite items” and include it …GET CREATIVE! ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ My Most Utilized Editing Websites & Apps WIX: Website Builder: You know I am the BIGGEST advocate for creating content (THAT YOU CONTROL). I have created my website on WIX. Here you can create a professional website and curate your own professional web presence — exactly the way you want. You can choose a customizable designer-made template and add the features you need. This allows you to get online with a stunning, professional and functional web presence. Whether it’s your first time creating or you’re a long time expert, you’ll find the features and solutions you need to build a professional website with true creative freedom. Lightroom: My most utilized phone App! This is an amazing photo editing app to help you brand up all of your pictures. All the tools you need to curate and find your best photos. Lightroom is the cloud-based service that gives you everything you need to create, edit, organize, store, and share your photos across any device Canva: Canva is a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. I use this for some of my instagram posts with branded NICU posts, Pinterest posts, branded Sellfy Nurse Products, etc. The app includes templates for users to use. Create with custom templates and design with a team. Share designs anywhere and get it professionally printed anytime. Splice: This is the BEST video editing app for Instagram & TikTok. I was skeptical at first, but holy smokes this is the best app for video editing. Simple yet powerful, Splice makes it easy to create fully customized, professional-looking videos on your iPhone, iPad. Just tap to trim clips, adjust transitions, add slow motion effects and more to create beautiful videos you’ll love to share. It’s never been easier to edit like a pro on the go. FaceTune: Yes, Facetune! No shame in the game, I use this app. However, I try to limit the "facial" editing, as I really like to keep this authentic. But, if I want to edit out backgrounds, smooth areas of the photo, etc. this is the app for me. This is a photo editing application used to edit, enhance, and retouch photos on a user’s iOS or Android device created by Lightricks. The app is often used for portrait and selfie editing. Whitagram: This is the best hidden secret for formatting my instagram photos. This is the easiest way to use the original size photos to fit the instagram square. Landscape and portrait photos can be uploaded to instagram and I play around with sizing, and formatting photos to match my instagram feed. Email Marketing Constant Contact I send emails monthly, and this is something I can control (WITH NO ALGORITHM). I create branded emails, sell products, and make it easy for people to find me — all from a single platform. Whether I am launching an email marketing campaign to engage my community, uploading merch to the Cellfie Show Shop, generating awareness on social media, they have all the tools & guidance you need to achieve the results you want, all in one place. Skill Share Skillshare! This is truly my newest favorite tool to help me (and my team) grow. This is an American online learning community for people who want to learn from educational videos. Here you can explore social media tips & tricks, create marketing skills, learn from experts in their field and get lost in creativity. We focus on social media and market branding but the skills are endless! The main course categories include creative arts, design, entrepreneurship, lifestyle and technology. When I first started creating content, I was deeply inspired by Lauryn Bosstick and her Skinny Confidential brand. Her strategy is to aim to be 1% better every single day and do bite size things so as to not get burned out. Her brand building wisdom has always stuck with me and something I remind myself of daily! Throughout your social media journey, be sure to do just one thing better each time and before you know it you will have a flourishing brand and business. Cheers to that boss energy! Tori Meskin BSN RNC-NIC. Nurse. Blogger. Podcaster. Tori has been a clinician since 2012, works in acute care/inpatient NICU & Pediatric settings in southern California. She is a blogger, podcaster, NICU & Pediatric Critical Care RN, Sponsored Capella University MSN student, a Barco Uniforms Ambassador & Brave beginnings Ambassador. She has obtained her National NICU Nurse Certification (RNC-NIC) & has previously worked as a travel nurse, pursuing bedside experiences in several NICU settings. Follow her as she shares her NICU journey married life & juggles work, school, content creation, & brings you top notch Tips & Tricks along the way. Find her at www.tipsfromtori.com or email@example.com
- Nurse Portfolio 101
The job application process can be daunting to say the least. From trying to find the job, applying to a job, creating a quality portfolio, mastering an interview, and hoping to land that dream job….whew! So, I thought I would give you the “real tea,” on all things New Grad Nurse Job application. Let's get into how to land your dream nursing job! Should I know anything specific about the organization I applied to for the interview? This is an often overlooked step, and the answer is yes. You need to spend time researching the organization you have applied to. (I get it, sometimes it is tough to find information, but do your best). It is always better to be overly prepared. Is the organization a magnet hospital? What are the core values of the organization? You can also impress your interviewer by asking them a question in your interview about the culture of the organization! Should I Obtain Certifications / PALS / BLS / ACLS / NRP? Always assume someone went the EXTRA MILE to land the job you want! Think of it this way, just as athletes put in extra hours & practice when no one is watching, nurses should operate with a similar mindset. If you made it through nursing school, you have GRIT, use it and go that extra mile. Find extra opportunities if possible in the specialty you seek, as anything you can do to land the job you want will be important when your resume is compared to others'. Certifications are a great way to boost the resume and prove to your future employers that you have what it takes! While it is possible that your employer may have you re-do the certification once you're hired…who cares! Repetition will only benefit you by building confidence and reinforcing the skill. It is absolutely worth it to have a certification(s) and hold an edge over your competition! CHECK OUT OUR E-BOOK COMPLETE WITH INTERVIEW TIPS & TRICKS. BONUS QUESTIONS, RESUME AND COVER LETTER RESOURCES, SOCIAL MEDIA CONSIDERATIONS AND MORE! Should I make a LinkedIn profile? No matter what career you want to be in, a LinkedIn profile is a must in 2021. Your LinkedIn profile will help a manager, HR rep, etc. put a face to a name and will make you more memorable. While it is true that not every employer will use this as a resource, you may want to utilize it for building a network of like-minded, professional connections and for possible job searches down the road in your career. Your profile should include a professional picture, along with your educational achievements (school, honors, projects, volunteer), certifications, etc. Social Media…does this really matter when I am applying to jobs? Yes. Clean it up! It doesn't matter if your profile is private either. Keep it classy and refrain from posting anything that could be perceived at all negatively. Possible employers will not waste their time on potential candidates that they believe have poor character and will not fit the organization's core values and professional culture. When you are applying to jobs, keep it all professional and think before you hit post! Should my Resume be 1 or 2 pages? The rule of thumb is to keep your resume at one page, as managers care less about the second page. All of the important information needs to be on the front page. In all honesty, my resume ended up being two pages when I applied to my new grad nurse position. If you have the extracurriculars, pertinent certificates and volunteer experience by all means include it on the second page if needed rather than leaving it out. If you go to two pages, make the highlight reel on the first page. You will want to make sure that your resume is also visually appealing and in an easy to read font and format. From a glance, the manager who is reviewing your resume should be able to determine your most important attributes front and center. How do I find the “actual” job listing? It is hard to know when to apply and the official name of the job. 1. Call HR! They are the gate keepers. Inquire when the New Grad Residency (Versant program, Clinical Nurse I) positions will open up and mark your calendar. 2. Ask HR what the official name of the job position will be. 3. Sign up for the job notifications so you don't miss your window. 4. Sign up & create a profile on the organization job application website. Should I call HR or manager to inquire about my job application status? Both management & HR are VERY busy. In due time, I promise they will get to you. I would suggest sending the manager a thank you note & or emailing him/her a thank you so that you are fresh in their mind. If you send a thank you, keep it brief and to the point and mention that you are looking forward to hearing back soon and are grateful for the opportunity. Sending a thank you a day or two after your interview is a nice idea to let them know how thankful you are for the opportunity & your desire to join their unit. (HINT: make sure to get the manager’s card or contact information at the end of the interview, or look through the emails they sent you to obtain the manager’s mailing address or email). You will not want to seem demanding or overbearing, so make sure to let them contact you after sending the initial thank you. Do you have tips on interviewing? (NICU, PICU, CVICU, ICU, Med Surge, Oncology, Clinic, etc.) Let’s talk about the entire reason for an interview. The bottom line is that they want to know if you will be a good fit for the unit/setting. Do they like you? How qualified are you (with your limited time as a nurse) to start on their unit? So, that being said, focus on why you want to be there in the first place! Communicate why you believe they should they hire you (over the person interviewing next) by sharing your key competencies. Also, Practice. Practice. Practice! Practice interviewing until you are blue in the face. Practice in the shower, on your drive, in front of your mom. Practice until your stories come so naturally that you can’t possibly forget them. You've got this! See full Blog post on Interviewing 101! Is it beneficial to communicate with someone I know on the unit prior? Ask them to vouch for me? (Family friend, Preceptor, Cousin, etc.) If you know someone on the unit, yes it can be beneficial to touch base, inquire about application dates, and ask about any highlights you should know about the unit. As far as “vouching for you,” to the management team, tread lightly, as that should only be suggested by the person you know. In addition, keep in mind, some people have a GREAT relationship with their management team and others do NOT. Therefore, the person you are in touch with may not be the best to “vouch.” It pays to be self-aware on this one. What do I include in a Portfolio? Let’s talk the purpose of a portfolio. A portfolio is the extended highlight reel and extension of your resume. A properly prepared portfolio will give you the “edge” over your competition. Honestly, I have only used my portfolio 3 times out of 8 different job interviews. For your first job, a portfolio is a MUST. Why? This is a supplemental tool for you to use in order to speak to and solidify your job application. Below is a bulleted list / outline of what to include in your portfolio. You create it. You practice with it. You speak to it. A portfolio is a TOOL to use in order to help you pull together stories and experiences, as well as ultimately ease the nerves for your interview. I suggest practicing your interviews with the portfolio. Due to current circumstances with virtual interviewing, you may not be able to share the portfolio with the management team as easily, however, use it as a tool to help you interview! What should I include in my Portfolio? Let me give you the deets! Professional Role Resume (Shop Template) Cover Letter (Shop Template) Professional Certifications National Certifications Education University (Copy of your Degree) Professional Activities Projects Volunteerism Professional References (Shop Template) Professional Recommendations I hope these tips help you as you work to land your dream job as a new grad nurse! I believe in you!!! Xo Tori Meskin BSN RNC-NIC. Nurse. Blogger. Podcaster. Tori has been a clinician since 2012, works in acute care/inpatient NICU & Pediatric settings in southern California. She is a blogger, podcaster, NICU & Pediatric Critical Care RN, Sponsored Capella University MSN student, a Barco Uniforms Ambassador & Brave beginnings Ambassador. She has obtained her National NICU Nurse Certification (RNC-NIC) & has previously worked as a travel nurse, pursuing bedside experiences in several NICU settings. Follow her as she shares her NICU journey married life & juggles work, school, content creation, & brings you top notch Tips & Tricks along the way. Find her at www.tipsfromtori.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram @nurse.tori_
- Tori’s Top Tools for Glowing Skin
It’s never too early to start a strong skincare routine! I LOVE trying new things and most of my money actually goes to skincare. My skin is not perfect, and my maskne has been in full force this year, but these tools have helped me feel fab & keep my skin chic. As always all of these recommendations are tried and true- so let’s get to it. CYRx MD Medical Grade Skin Care I like my products to be effective and do what they're saying they are going to do! CYRx MD was formulated by a Mayo Clinic trained Orthopedic Spinal surgeon, Dr. Steven Cyr, who created these incredible medical grade products to help his patients with a wide spectrum of skin disorders. Dr. Cyr has partnered with chemists and skin specialists to formulate a proprietary blend of products ideally suited to inhibiting large, unsightly scars, skin discoloration, and damage from aging, and the effects of hormones and bacteria on skin. MY CYRx PRODUCT FAVES: Collagen Youth Serum feels like youth in a bottle with a formula that gives unequaled anti-aging benefits with high concentrations of key antioxidants to rejuvenate the skin, fight free radicals and provide maximum protection against environmental and UV induced skin damage. Ultra Recovery Cream goes on super silky with no scents! It soothes the skin, removes irritation & reduces redness. Ultra Recovery Cream is further enhanced with four different ceramides to restore skin barrier function which helps the skin maintain its natural structure. Retinol Eye Cream. This is my newest nightly MUST! This is a rich & restorative, all-in-one, anti-aging eye cream contains peptide complexes, a breakthrough Retinoid, and a form of Vitamin K, to reduce dark circles, promote collagen production to improve ﬁne lines and wrinkles, and increase cellular turnover resulting in healthy, younger-looking skin in this delicate area. Tinted Sunblock SPF 44 is light weight and sheerly tinted. Formulated as a chemical-free alternative to sun protection, I am super picky with facial sunscreen because I don’t want to break out, and I have to say I am obsessed with this one. Find out all the juicy deets surrounding CYRx on the Cellfie Podcast- Episode #33. Listen here! Shop CYRx Products Vanity Planet Vanity Planet Forever Young Wand and Ultimate Skin Spa facial cleansing system are my day one ride or die tools. The Ultimate Skin Spa cleansing brush brings washing your face to a whole new level with three interchangeable brush heads to customize the perfect routine for your skin type. Save on the Forever Young Wand CODE: NurseTori gives you 70% off everything!!! I also love the Vanity Planet steamer that enhances the benefits of my skin care regimen, primes skin for exfoliation & product application and accelerates the absorption and effectiveness of applied products. I use these daily during my nighttime skin care routine! Curology Custom Skin Care As a medical professional myself, I truly appreciate expert advice on skin care! Curology is an easy way to clear up your top skin issues with 3 main active ingredients uniquely devised to treat your skin concerns. You start by taking their skin quiz before being matched with an expert who will draw up a customized formula that even has your name on the bottle. I love how hands on their company is throughout your entire journey to clear, healthy skin with routine check-ins by your matched skin care professional who will ask questions, and update your routine as your needs change. Skin is most definitely a long term commitment. Start your Curology Free Trial SDARA ROSE QUARTZ JADE ROLLER AND HYDRATING SHEET MASKS HOT TIP!!! Let yourself literally chill out by putting your Sdara Rose Quartz Jade Roller in the fridge to give yourself a mini refreshing massage to tone and sculpt your face. The cold helps decrease swelling and inflammation in your face and improves lymphatic drainage. Shop my Sdara Faves on Amazon... You can also use the roller to work products into the face. Accompany your facial massage with Sdara’s anti-aging eye masks or with their skin brightening and hydrating face masks that will leave your skin looking revitalized. I love how PETAL-SOFT and dewy my skin feels after using their botanically sourced face masks. It is truly a night and day difference with this intensely moisturizing and refreshing combo! Drunk Elephant Give your skin the total reset it needs with Drunk Elephant. What makes Drunk Elephant a unique beauty staple at my house is how they create all of their products at a skin-friendly PH level and that all ingredients are effective yet recognized by the skin and easily absorbed. I absolutely LOVE how Drunk Elephant’s cleansers and moisturizers leave my skin feeling so smooth and gives me the confidence to go out of my house without makeup. DRUNK ELEPHANT PRODUCT FAVES: -C-Firma Day Serum is a vitamin c serum to help firm and brighten your skin, but you do have to wear sunscreen with it! -Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser is a mild, foaming, gel cleanser that takes off makeup phenomenally. -T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum is a smooth gel that helps exfoliate, resurface, and clarify your skin making it smoother and brighter. -Protini Polypeptide Cream is a moisturizer formulated to nourish, strengthen and firm the skin while reducing fine lines and sun damage. -A-Passioni Retinol Cream is a clean, cutting edge formula that I put on last at night in my “nighttime skin care cocktail”. Find my Drunk Elephant Faves on Amazon... IS Clinical Active Serum! ACTIVE SERUM: AGE-DEFYING, CLEARING, BRIGHTENING By far, one of my MOST used products over the years. This serum is UNREAL. It feels spicy going on, you can really feel the "active," ingredients & moreover SEE the results. This product has helped my complection, brightness, and maskne from my long 12 hour shifts. This is their most popular product. This fast-acting, long-term, results-oriented formula decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, visibly evens skin tone, and is excellent for blemish-prone skin. Touted by physicians as “remarkable” and “phenomenal,” ACTIVE SERUM usually produces results within a couple of days. Potent activity will be noted upon application as evidenced by a cool tingling sensation. Excellent for all skin types and for all ages, this powerful botanical serum leaves the skin moist and smooth. Tinkle Razors These tiny razors work wonders for removing the un-necessary fine hairs on my face. You don’t need to be an experienced aesthetician to be able to safely use the blade and protect your sensitive skin. This razor makes your face soooooo smooth and is small enough to perfectly shape your eyebrows. For best results, I recommend the razor to be single use if used all over your face. Shop Tinkle Eyebrow Razor Sets on Amazon... There you have it! Skin Care Tools that once you start using, you’ll never be able to go without. I am obsessed with these and know you’ll be too. XO, Tori Tori Meskin BSN RNC-NIC. Nurse. Blogger. Podcaster. Tori has been a clinician since 2012, works in acute care/inpatient NICU & Pediatric settings in southern California. She is a blogger, podcaster, NICU & Pediatric Critical Care RN, Sponsored Capella University MSN student, a Barco Uniforms Ambassador & Brave beginnings Ambassador. She has obtained her National NICU Nurse Certification (RNC-NIC) & has previously worked as a travel nurse, pursuing bedside experiences in several NICU settings. Follow her as she shares her NICU journey married life & juggles work, school, content creation, & brings you top notch Tips & Tricks along the way. Find her at www.tipsfromtori.com or email@example.com
- Nurse Tori | Nurse Blog | NICU Nurse
Hey There! I'm Tori Meskin BSN RNC-NIC Nurse. Blogger. Podcaster. Welcome To Tips From Tori. My zesty blog With an informative & trendy side of the medical field. scroll ABOUT ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ I am a wife, nurse, self-taught blogger, wellness optimizer, self-care enthusiast, jalapeño margarita mixologist, small town farmers daughter, nacho connoisseur, and hold a fierce "put your blinders on" mantra. Welcome to all things nurse life, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, & (yes) fun. Let's get real, there are few places to find support & modern day insight into the #Real Nurse world. Most current blogs are not nearly the Nurse I feel I am today. So let's spice it up! STALK TORI Here, I am bringing you a bit of my personal & professional life with a bit of zest on the side. You can find my BEST nurse resources, behind-the-scenes snapshots, NICU premium content, lifestyle & beauty hacks, & everything in between. XO Tori Hot Tips! My little life Tips & Tricks all compiled here for you. Here’s where you find out! Modern day nurse life, latest beauty hacks, holy-grail finds, major realness, my top rated picks, all tested and loved, spicy additions to my life. TO THE TIPS! Branding & Social Media Tips & Tricks Tori’s Top Tools for Glowing Skin Top Female Medical Bloggers & Innovators 13 Unique Gifts For That Bride To Be! New Years Eve Wedding Tips & Tricks! PREMIUM NURSE CONTENT EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to CAREER TOOLS & RESOURCES. THE COMPLETE NURSE INTERVIEW GUIDE. NICU NURSE INSIGHTS & MORE. complete with all of my HOT tips & tricks to land your dream job. TAKE ME THERE To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key. Partners The Cellfie Show weekly dose of sweet and salty Two nurses talking "Off the clock," about healthcare, self care, & the down & dirty in between. Over 150,000 Downloads. 60 + shows. 300+ 5 star Reviews Together Tori Meskin & Sam Manassero are bringing you the unfiltered side of the medical world. THE CELLFIE SHOW MAXIMIZE YOUR NURSING PROFESSION REAL NURSES. REAL PRODUCTS. REAL PATIENT CARE. Career Rescources 12 HOUR CHEAT SHEET Rescources Change of Shift Report Handoff Examples Safety Checks Final Hour Considerations Read More INTERVIEW TIPS & TRICKS Ebook This 28 page eBook is a digital download that provides you with NURSE PRO TIPS to help you land that dream job! Read More BRAIN SHEETS Printable Report Sheets ICU. Med-Surg. NICU. PICU. CVICU. SBAR. Nurse Brain Sheets Nursing tested & approved. Read More get the tips I accept terms & conditions ♡♡♡ LET'S DO THIS! ♡♡♡ Tips & Tricks on the Way! @nurse.tori_ Instagram is my jam Let's Hang
- About Nurse Tori
Tori Servin Meskin BSN RNC-NIC Nurse | Blogger | Podcaster This is where I document all things nurse life, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, & (yes) fun. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ 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 as a bedside nurse, content creator for my blog, & now a Podcaster! I launched the "The Cellfie Show" on 03.03.2020. Later, 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 on a ranch with my crazy family. My dad & brother grow lemons / berries & my mom is a horse trainer. 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 hopeful 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 The Cellfie Show P odcast , 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. Fill out a "Talk with Tori" Submission Form 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. REAL NURSES. REAL PRODUCTS. REAL PATIENT CARE. Nurse Report Sheets Designed Just for you! Now on Sale REAL NURSES. REAL PRODUCTS. REAL PATIENT CARE. Now on Sale Nurse Report Sheets Designed just for you! REAL NURSES. REAL PRODUCTS. REAL PATIENT CARE. Now on Sale Nurse Report Sheets Designed just for you! 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Tori has been a clinician since 2012, works in acute care/inpatient NICU & Pediatric settings in southern California. She is a blogger, podcaster, NICU & Pediatric Critical Care RN, Sponsored Capella University MSN student , a Barco Uniforms Ambassador & Brave beginnings Ambassador. She has obtained her National NICU Nurse Certification (RNC-NIC) & has previously worked as a travel nurse, pursuing bedside experiences in several NICU settings. Follow her as she shares her NICU journey married life & juggles work, school, content creation, & brings you top notch Tips & Tricks along the way. Find her at www.tipsfromtori.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thank you for taking the time to be here with me! I have truly loved creating this little corner of the world full of Nurse insight, NICU nurse insight & resources, developing our Cellfie Show Podcast, and helping share my little tips along the way. 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! I truly hope you have enjoyed the blog and have been able to take away invaluable information. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ I want to hear from you! Leave a comment or share a post! Share your journey, tips and tricks, a good resource for the community, or a piece of advice you can provide for us!