How Can I Become a Sports Medicine Nurse?

Screen Shot 2013-03-22 at 2.37.55 PMSports medicine largely deals with trauma and injuries resulting from an athletic competition or during training. A sports medicine nurse is essentially a nurse practitioner who helps physicians care for sport-related injuries.

Common sports injuries include torn ligaments, dislocations, bone fractures, joint strains, and muscle strains. A sports medicine nurse career can be very rewarding and gives you the opportunity to work in a field you’re truly passionate about. But how can you become a sports medicine nurse?

Education and Training

There is a lot of demand and competition for nurses in the field of sports medicine and you will, therefore, need an advanced nursing degree if you want to be able to compete.

To get a masters in sports nursing or nursing practitioning, you will need a bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) for entry. In case you currently do not meet the requirement, then you could get an online nursing degree provided by several well-established universities and institutions.

Experience as an orthopedic nurse practitioner will also be of great help. The Orthopedic Nurses Certification Board offers an Orthopedic Nursing Certification in order to allow nurses to show their knowledge and competence in the sports medicine field.

In the event that you don’t want to pursue a BSN, then you would require a bachelor’s in either exercise physiology, athletic training, or kinesiology to get into the masters in sports nursing program.

After you finish your program and you become licensed, try to work with an orthopedic physician to get experience. Also, try to meet and interact with people in various sports fields in order to get your foot into the sports medicine world.

Examples of Job Opportunities

As a certified sports medicine nurse, there are several job opportunities options available for you to choose from. Here are a few of them.

1. Fitness Centers

There are several fitness centers hiring sports medicine nurses to provide accurate information on exercise, nutrition and stress management to their clients. You will also be able to treat and give accurate advice on various injuries sustained during training.

2. Sports Teams

Several institutions such as schools, hospitals, and companies have sports teams and need a sports medicine nurse to take care of injuries and offer exercise advice. You could also work for professional teams on a contract basis and the pay is usually quite good.

3. Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehab nurses help individuals who may have had heart-related issues including heart attack recovery. They are required to teach their patients how to correctly exercise and what types of diet are favorable for them. The main focus is on monitoring the patient’s progress and ensuring a full recovery.

Conclusion

Becoming a sports medicine nurse requires a lot of patience, sacrifice, and commitment. However, it can be a very fulfilling career path with lots of high paying jobs which makes it all worth it. If you feel this is for you, make sure that you get the credentials needed and consider interning in the orthopedics field to get some much needed experience.

Sleep Better Tonight on the Tomorrow Bed

#Sleep has meant so much more to me since having #kids When something is rare we prize it more.

Screen Shot 2017-11-06 at 1.32.49 PMAnd you only have #energy for #fitness when you’ve had a great 8 hours! Here’s me praying that my #tomorrowsleep #mattress for @mayhem_baby gets her out of the crib and into full nights of sleep. I slept on it in her room for a few nights while she was in the crib and it’s the best hybrid mattress I’ve ever tried (and I hated our temperpedic). Like sleeping in a cloud!!

I’ve arranged for a code to anyone who wants to try it! NIKKI150 will work for $150 off any $500 purchase (expires 12/31/17). Try it @tomorrow!

Link to use:

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#healthylifestyle#sleep #healthcoach #momproblems #fitfam#mantraoftheday #morningmotivation#mantra

Why Anyone Can Start Their Own Fitness Brand

People love real. They love cheering for the underdog, and they love genuine conversation. That is why anyone, no matter how fit you are or what you look like, can start their own fitness brand if they want to. Following a person’s workout and fitness journey from unfit to health star is a great narrative that many people will ascribe to. All you need to be is real, and your content needs to look and feel professional. It needs to look professional not to convey that you put money into documenting your journey – which you don’t – but so that your documentation looks like you put effort into it.

_DKI6272Great content is professional content, and you can make your fitness videos look professional by following these steps:

  1. Film Yourself in a Bright, Open Space

First, you need to choose your studio. This can be at home, but you should do your best to clear out the space. You want people to focus on you, not the dirty laundry you might have in the background. You also want to make sure that your studio area is well-lit, which will help make your videos look professional, and will also make them look great. You can’t do a lot to save footage that is too dark, but you can do a lot with footage that is properly lit.


Tip: You don’t want to be overexposed, either! Find the sweet spot of bright and work from there.

  1. Create a Video Style

Just as any artist can have a specific style, so too do your fitness videos. This means that you use the same editing techniques, theme, and even video intro. If you don’t know how to make a YouTube intro, don’t worry! There are free online tools that will help you create the perfect introduction for your fitness journey in a jiffy. All your videos should look like they are in a series, and that way you can convey your journey in fitness, not in video editing styles.

  1. Be Honest

Getting fit and healthy is hard, and be honest about it. The more open and honest you are, the more others will get from your shared experience. Life isn’t perfect, and it isn’t easy, but getting fit and healthy is a great goal.

  1. Ignore the Haters

You could be the best, most perfect person on the planet, and you’d still get Internet “trolls” who go online solely to make mean comments and to spark online debates. Thankfully, many social sites will allow you to filter comments so ones that include rude language, or even a personally selected set of keywords, will be filtered out. You won’t, however, be able to completely filter out mean comments. Instead, you need to either ignore them or grow a thick skin so that you can filter through genuine criticism and useless hate.

Starting your own fitness journey is a great way to keep yourself on track and to help inspire others to get healthy and happy.

3 Things That Can Actually Help You Stick to Your Healthy Lifestyle

 

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The biggest challenge in switching to a new and healthier lifestyle isn’t actually figuring things out; it is sticking with the new lifestyle until it becomes the norm. Many fail to do this simply because they make small mistakes and can’t remain consistent enough.

In reality, sticking to your healthy lifestyle is easier than you think. These three tips and tactics we are about to discuss in this article will help you get started right away.

Challenge Yourself

Visit this link and you will find challenges that you can follow. One of the reasons for these challenges is to help you follow the exercise routine more closely and remain consistent throughout the program. Challenging yourself is one of the best ways to remain consistent in sticking with a healthier lifestyle.

Don’t just stop at the challenge… Reward yourself when you overcome the challenges you’ve set yourself and add punishment for when you don’t. Create that right balance between reward and punishment to keep yourself motivated.

Here’s another secret to keep in mind: complete the first month and you’ll find sticking with the healthier lifestyle to be much easier to do. By the end of the month, your body and mind are already adjusting to the new lifestyle, which means there are no more reasons to return to the old, bad habits at all.

Work Around Other Routines

One of the most memorable followers of our program started following our fitness videos when she began her online masters in health informatics program at the University of Cincinnati. She scheduled her exercises around her study times and it worked.

Wrapping the new lifestyle around a particular routine (or routines) can help with consistency. In her case, the exercise program reminded her to study for her online MSHI degree, and vice versa. The setup made keeping up with both new routines much easier.

You too can take the same approach. Take an existing routine you’re already happy with and adjust your exercise schedules accordingly. One will help you remember the other; all of a sudden, staying consistent is no longer difficult to do.

Ease into New Things

Some people can simply make the switch to a healthier lifestyle overnight. Others find the approach more difficult to use. This is actually natural. You can’t always get into a new habit and it is especially true with a healthy lifestyle.

The best approach in this case is to ease into the new activities. When you want to eat more healthily, for example, you add healthy food items to your existing meals until you are comfortable enough to make the full switch. This type of gradual approach makes the adjustment process easier to bear, so you are less likely to revert back to old habits.

These three things are very easy to apply and you can get started with using these strategies even today. With these tips in mind, making the switch to a healthier lifestyle and sticking with it are so much easier to do, regardless of the challenges you face along the way.

 

October Fitness Challenge: Hard Core Abs move 9!

Keep your belly from looking like a pumpkin- check in with me for one #hardcoreabs #moveoftheday every day this month in my October Fitness Challenge! Each move comes from the NikkiFitness Hard Core Abs video where each move works your abs as well as at least one other muscle group at the same time!

Get more moves like this on the iTunes NikkiFItness App, or Amazon, on my Hard Core Abs Video!

Move: Weighted X Crunch works Chest, Biceps and Obliques! Do 20 alternating reps x 3 sets!

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October Fitness Challenge: Move 8

Keep your belly from looking like a pumpkin- check in with me for one #hardcoreabs #moveoftheday every day this month in my October Fitness Challenge! Each move comes from the NikkiFitness Hard Core Abs video where each move works your abs as well as at least one other muscle group at the same time!

Get more moves like this on the iTunes NikkiFItness App, or Amazon, on my Hard Core Abs Video!

Move 8: #HardCoreAbs #fitnessvideo #moveoftheday WEIGHTED CROSS CRUNCH: 3 sets of 25 reps! #mantraoftheday “I wish I hadn’t worked out today- said no one ever!”

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October Fitness Challenge: Move 7

Keep your belly from looking like a pumpkin- check in with me for one #hardcoreabs #moveoftheday every day this month in my October Fitness Challenge! Each move comes from the NikkiFitness Hard Core Abs video where each move works your abs as well as at least one other muscle group at the same time!

Get more moves like this on the iTunes NikkiFItness App, or Amazon, on my Hard Core Abs Video!

Move:

#moveoftheday PLANK ROWS -3 sets of 15 reps each arm! WORKS CHEST SHOULDERS UPPER BACK AND ABS! #mantraoftheday “THE ONLY PERSON YOU SHOULD TRY TO BE BETTER THAN IS THE ONE YOU WERE YESTERDAY ”

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October Fitness Challenge: Move #6

Keep your belly from looking like a pumpkin- check in with me for one #hardcoreabs #moveoftheday every day this month in my October Fitness Challenge! Each move comes from the NikkiFitness Hard Core Abs video where each move works your abs as well as at least one other muscle group at the same time!

Get more moves like this on the iTunes NikkiFItness App, or Amazon, on my Hard Core Abs Video!

Move 6:  #HardCoreAbs #fitnessvideo #moveoftheday THE WOODCHOPPER. #mantraoftheday SWEAT IS JUST YOUR FAT CRYING!
#NikkiFitnessApp #Slimnastics #fitnessvideos

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October Fitness Challenge: Hard Core Abs Move #5

Keep your belly from looking like a pumpkin- check in with me for one #hardcoreabs #moveoftheday every day this month in my October Fitness Challenge! Each move comes from the NikkiFitness Hard Core Abs video where each move works your abs as well as at least one other muscle group at the same time!

Get more moves like this on the iTunes NikkiFItness App, or Amazon, on my Hard Core Abs Video!

Move 5: HALF TURKISH GETUP-3 sets of 12 reps! #mantraoftheday “KNOW YOUR LIMITS SO YOU CAN DEFY THEM!”

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