My name is Benedicto Cernal III, you can call me Nurse Ben or Ben. I am 25 years old, I grew up in the Philippines and worked as a registered nurse in the medical-surgical ward and operating room.

I spend most of my extra time reading interesting articles about nursing, latest healthcare trends and groundbreaking research. And because of that habit, I’ve developed interest in writing articles and eventually establishing my very first blogging site that has a fair number of visitors and earning a small amount of profit.

I am also a freelance graphic designer. Working in my hometown as a nurse is very challenging especially when we are talking about competitive salary. I made a move to become a part-time freelance graphic designer, not just for the extra earnings but to avoid asking financial support from my mother since I have a good knowledge and skills in graphic designing and very passionate about art.

“Nursing is an art;
and if it is to be made an art,
it requires as exclusive a devotion,
as hard a preparation,
as any painter’s or sculptor’s work”
– Florence Nightingale

Because of doing what I’m passionate about which is writing and graphic designing, I am also a published author, I wrote, designed and published NCLEX® Essentials: Prioritization, Delegation, Assignment & Management of Care: Preparation, Review & Practice Exercises.

This is the time I realized that aside from earning extra income through blogging and publishing, the great feedback and positive emails I received really motivate me to start and continue what I love.

Anyway, I established The Brainy Nurse to offer you interesting information and helpful learning updates, the blog’s main focus are nursing review, nursing ethics and patient-centered care. My goal is to uplift the status of nursing profession through continuous learning and I genuinely hope this site will help you update your knowledge & skills, develop a positive attitude and become a better nurse.

You can find me on Facebook and Instagram or contact me at moc.e1560722050sruny1560722050niarb1560722050eht@n1560722050ebesr1560722050un 1560722050