Happy Nurses Week 2018 & A GIVEAWAY!!!

Hey Everyone!

Today is a special day to me for several reasons. Exactly a year ago on today – I graduated from college with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Nursing school is one of my proudest achievements but also one of the most hardest things I’ve EVER done. There were times I didn’t think I would make it through – but I kept praying, kept believing and kept working hard.


I remember scrolling through social media profiles of registered nurses and reading their stories, hoping one day I would be just like them and I did.  Today is also the beginning of Nurses Week and my very first one!


I can’t believe I’m coming up on one year as being a nurse – it has had it’s ups and downs, challenges and breakthroughs. But I can honestly say it is everything I hoped it would be. I do feel fulfilled that I get to take care of people and make a difference in their life.

To all those nursing students out there – keep grinding and staying strong. I promise there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

To all my new grad nursing students about to take the NCLEX and begin their career as a nurse – the world is your oyster, have an open mind, learn as much as you can, always ALWAYS ask questions for clarification or when you don’t understand anything on the job and get as much hands on practice as possible. You Got this!

To celebrate my first nurses week (and yes you get to celebrate with me!) –  I have a giveaway!!!  I have 3  goodies to give away.


The first prize is a Littmann Classic III Stethoscope with a Navy Tube.  We all know  having a stethoscope is a must during assessment in most nursing areas.

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The  Second Prize is a  Denik 2018 Planner and a Samsonite Tritan Sports Bottle. 22 oz.  We all know how important it is to have a planner to keep up with shifts, scheduling, assignments, bills etc.



I know my planner was a life saver during nursing school and still plays an important part of my life as nurse today. I use it to schedule my shifts, bills, and errands I need to get done.


I want you too to have that by gifting  one of the winners with a planner.


And lastly the Third Prize is another Mead Cambridge 2018 Planner and A Set of Pilot Rollerball Pens.  Having pens in nursing or nursing school is must.  Here is a set of black pens for one of the lucky winners to keep in their scrubs or bag.



Congratulation to my 3 winners! 

Jeffrey  (@firerunner2379) – Littmann Stethoscope

Brittany (@bcord07)- Denik Planner & Samsonite Bottle

Jessica(@mommywithtwins7) – Mead Planner & Pilot Pens

For everyone who took part in the giveaway, thank you so much.  I enjoyed reading all of your comments on why you chose nursing.  All of them were very touching and all of you are winners in my book.

Very handy stuff  for my nursing people right? Want to get your hands on the goodies? Follow the simple steps below:

 Click Here to Participate in the Giveaway

 To enter my giveaway simply leave a comment below telling me why you chose nursing and go on instagram and follow me @curlyfitnalu.

For extra entries follow me on Twitter, Tweet about the giveaway and Like My FaceBook Page.

Okay now to the legal stuff of this giveaway – My giveaway is open to entrants age 18 and above in the U.S.  It runs from May 6th and ends May 12th 2018 at 12:00. The winners (3) will be selected at random and will be be notified  via an announcement on my blog and my social media platforms on May 12, 2018.  The winners will then have up to a week – 7 days to contact me with their mailing address to claim their prize.  If the winners don’t contact me within 7 days, they forfeit their prize and it will be given to another winner selected at random. 

Good Luck!



  1. May 7, 2018 / 1:48 am

    I would love to win this for my wife, she’s the nurse in my life! She’s been an RN for over 20 years and chose the profession to make a difference in the lives of others. I think she’s done a great job in her position and I commend her and other nurses for the hard work and dedication they have every day.

  2. Brittany
    May 8, 2018 / 4:07 am

    I chose nursing because I was a miracle baby, and my second home was always the hospital. I inspire to make a difference in individual’s lives just like my nurses that helped me.

  3. Monica
    May 8, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    I chose nursing because I want to help people. When I was younger I had a major surgery and the nurses were so nice and catering and they inspired me to be that in someone’s life. Currently I am in LPN school. When I graduate from school I will be going on to a bridge over program two hours away from where I live so I can go on to be an RN and also get my BSN. These incredible items would help me tremsously.

  4. Christian
    May 8, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    I was recently accepted into the nursing program at my school, I start in August, and becoming a nurse has always been it for me. I wanted to be a nurse, because as a child I frequented the hospital and nurses were who I made my connections with. There’s a stigma that doctors do everything, but from being in the hospital a lot I know that’s a lie. Many people ask why I don’t go on to become a doctor, they ask because of the money, and I tell them that I like that personal connection that is made between nurses and their patients. If I had to talk about my experiences in the hospital, I guarantee it’ll involve more nurses than it will doctors and that’s something that I love.

  5. Madison
    May 8, 2018 / 11:40 pm

    I chose nursing after a long, strenuous journey of picking a career path going into nursing. I knew i wanted to go into the medical field because that was what I was always interested in, but I had ruled out nursing right away. After that, I couldn’t find a career that gave me comfort thinking about having that job. Eventually, it clicked in my head that nursing was my calling. I grew up taking care of my grandmother after all of her many surgeries, changing and cleaning stomach bags WILLINGLY at the age of five. When she got older, I did everything to take care of her and all of the other elderly people in her assisted living home. Once I decided to go into nursing school, I had a feeling of relief and comfort knowing that this would be my future.

  6. Bailey Newland
    May 9, 2018 / 1:32 am

    I chose to be a nurse because I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about 15 years ago. Growing up I didn’t know what I wanted to do, then I had this feeling that maybe i was given diabetes ,to have the knowledge to help others going through the same thing!❤ I am now working as a pediatric nurse under a pediatrician who specializes in juvenile diabetes. It makes my heart happy knowing that I am helping children who are going through what I deal with everyday😍

  7. May 10, 2018 / 12:42 am

    I chose nursing to help babies and their families. In the past year and a half, two of my closest friends have lost their babies at only weeks old. Going through that experience has motivated me to help other children who are fighting for their life. Also i spent 2 months of my infancy in the NICU and i’ve always had the dream to work there. I think working in the place that gave me my start in life will prove that even when you start struggling, you can rise on top to bring healing and save lives to those who need it the most. I just got accepted into nursing school and i start in the fall. i am excited and ready for the challenge nursing school will bring.

  8. Christina S
    May 10, 2018 / 3:19 am

    I would absolutely love to win this. I am 3 months away from graduating nursing school and getting my BSN! It has been a long hard journey but SO worth it. I decided I wanted to be a nurse when I was about 14 years old and my dad was diagnosed with cancer. After his treatment he unfortunately caught an infection and required home health care. I loved when the home health nurse would come and I immediately wanted to jump in and help with his care. Every since then I can’t imagine myself doing anything else with my life. I absolutely love this field and am looking forward to graduating and starting my career <3

  9. Mandy Vickers
    May 11, 2018 / 11:22 am

    I chose nursing because some of my friends were in nursing school at the time. I thought very highly of them for going that route. I also chose nursing because of my Dad’s unexpected and early death. This would have made him very proud.

  10. May 11, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    I choose nursing because I love to care for people with compassion! I have been an ER technician for years and am so excited to be able to become an RN! One more year left! Thank you so much for your wonderful giveaway!

  11. Ae Minx
    May 11, 2018 / 11:19 pm

    I love helping people.. Even though sometimes it can be frustrating to be in healthcare, it’s still worth it

  12. Mary longoria
    May 12, 2018 / 1:43 am

    Growing up, my father died of cancer when I was the age of 7. Now, I’m 20 years old. But I saw how my mom who was a medical assistant constantly be there as his care giver, the nurses at various hospitals who attended him and how sweet they were. And I remember thinking to my self “this is what I want to do, help people who can’t help them selves”. I was 8 years old when I decided that and I’m two years away from reciving my BSN. I chose nursing because of this. I chose nursing because I want to be able to help someone. I can not wait to be on the field!

  13. bianca collins
    May 12, 2018 / 9:54 am

    I chose nursing because I want to work with kids in need. I see how important of a job the nurse had in the care of patients 24/7 and I look forward to graduating in August!!

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