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ANA President Pam Cipriano on Healthy Nurses and a Healthy Nation

During Nurses Week, I was lucky enough to sit down for a conversation with Pam Cipriano, the President of The American Nurses Association (ANA). President Cipriano was in Santa Fe ...

Why This Millennial Became A Nurse Practitioner

By Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC “Where do you see yourself in five years?” This question was the most common that I was asked during interviews for RN positions. Now, ...

Meet the Nurse Who's Changing Palliative Care As We Know It

By Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC Suzanne Gwynn, a critical care nurse from Seattle, has met many patients throughout her career. Several times while caring for these patients, she's thought, ...

Nurse Appointed As Acting Surgeon General

When President Trump requested the resignation of Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD in April, no one knew that the acting Surgeon General appointed by the president would be a nurse. ...

The Best Career Advice From 30 Leaders In The Nursing Field

Ask a nurse you admire how they got to where they are and more often than not, they'll point to a mentor or preceptor who helped them along the way. ...

Nightingale Express: RN Launches Custom Gift Box Service For Nurses

by Marissa Mararac As a travel nurse with over four years of experience in a pediatric cardiac critical care unit, Aishleen O’Brien, had frequently been asked: “what’s the best way ...

How A Nurse Saved Jimmy Kimmel's Newborn Son

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC When Jimmy Kimmel shared the heartbreaking story of his newborn son’s brush with death and (ultimately successful) emergency heart surgery, his first words of ...

Meet Linda Scruggs - Unboxing Her Nursing Career

Linda Scruggs RN, BSN has specialized for over 12 years in reproductive medicine and women's health as a registered nurse. She is a mom of two young children and her ...

New Grad Nurse Skipped the Hospital

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC When I finished nursing school, I told my classmates and professors that I wasn’t going to look for a hospital or med/surg job. You ...

Meet Angela Brooks - From Nurse To Entrepreneur

Angela Brooks is a retired nurse after working in mental health for 25 1/2 years. She built her 6-figure business part-time on her lunch break. Now she helps entrepreneurs use ...

Meet Kate Doubler: Cooking Her Way To A Healthy Life

Kate Doubler is the author behind the blog Real Food RN. A busy working mom of three young children, a Nurse and a Real Food blogger. In today’s interview, Kate ...

Meet Denetra Hampton: Leading the Way for Diversity

Denetra Hampton is an advocate for nursing education. As a nurse entrepreneur, she has built an educational empire that includes an EdTech startup, a nursing education and study center, nursing ...

Meet LeAnn Thieman: Serving Chicken Soup For Nurses' Souls

LeAnn Thieman, Hall of Fame speaker and nurse, is the New York Times best-selling author of 14 “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books, including her newest, “Chicken Soup for the ...

Nurse Depression: How Travel Pulled Me Out

By Leah Helmbrecht, RN, BSN, Travel Nurse When I was in nursing school I was asked many times, “why do you want to be a nurse?” The answer I would ...

Meet Renee Thompson: Leading The Fight Against Nurse Bullying

Dr. Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN is an adult clinical practice and professional development expert. After more than 25 years as a clinical nurse, nurse educator and nurse executive, Renee ...

Meet Megen Duffy: Not Nurse Ratched

Writer, editor, nurse, and a passionate voice of the nurse community- meet Megen Duffy! In this interview, she talks about how her experience of nursing seeps into her passion for ...

Meet Craig Erickson: Keeping It Real For Nurses

Craig Erickson, RN, BSN graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing in 1986. He has been a critical care nurse for 27 years, with most of that time ...

Meet Carol Gino: International Best-selling Author of "The Nurse's Story"

Carol Gino RN, MA , has been a nurse, author and teacher for many years. She was the close companion of Mario Puzo, the famed writer of The Godfather. As ...

Meet Elizabeth Scala: Helping Nurses Find Balance

Keynote speaker and bestselling author, Elizabeth Scala MSN/MBA, RN, partners with hospitals, nursing schools, and nurse associations to transform the field of nursing from the inside out. As the host ...

Nurse Writers: Telling Your Patients' Stories

By Anne Devine, MA, BSN As a nurse turned writer, I often think back on patients I cared for in my nearly 10 years of clinical experience. What do I ...

A Seattle Nurse Gives Back

By Nurse.org Staff Writer In light of the negative and sometimes angry political rhetoric occurring these days, it can be difficult to feel inspired by our fellow human beings. However, ...

Meet Kathy Quan: Influencing Nurses for Over Thirty Years

Kathy Quan has been a nurse in home health care for over thirty years. She was also a field nurse who then moved into the roles of nursing supervisor and ...

Meet Nacole Riccaboni: Helping Nurses Thrive

Nacole Riccaboni is a passionate registered nurse who enjoys helping prospective, new and experienced nurses through her YouTube Channel and blog, Nurse Nacole. In this interview Nacole discusses her nursing ...

The Day That Made Me Rethink It All!

By Ashley Newson As a senior trauma nurse, I felt I had built up quite the wall. I had dealt with hundreds of traumas and many awful situations, and I ...

Meet Beth Hawkes: A Nurse's Nurse

Beth Hawkes is a career advice columnist, writer, speaker, educator and subject matter expert with a long and successful career in acute care. She blogs about professional development and all ...

Why Do We Do It? - The Paths Of Three Successful Nurses

By Lee Nelson The reasons people choose certain professions can be as diverse as the individuals themselves. For those who become nurses, it can be something they’ve dreamt of doing ...

Meet Nachole Johnson: "Renursing" The Profession

Since she began her nursing career in 2001, Nachole Johnson has accumulated a wealth of experience in infusion therapy, urgent care, cardiovascular ICU, travel nursing, and many more nursing fields. ...

Small Town Girl Turned World Traveler

Written By: Marissa Mararac Born and raised in Rosebud, Texas with a population of approximately 1,300 people, Courtni Sladek always had the urge to travel. She just never expected her ...

Top 5 Most Important Nurses In History (Besides Florence Nightingale)

We have nothing against Florence Nightingale -- what an amazing inspiration to nurses everywhere. But can you say overexposure!? She pretty much comes in at #1 on every “important nurses” ...

Guaranteed Nursing Moments of Happiness in Hospital Corridors

Let's face it, being a nurse has its ups and downs. Moments of sadness, frustration, anger, shock. Moments of happiness, laughter, fun, thankfulness. We've gathered five of our favorite happy ...

NICU Nurse Stories – Heartbreaks and Triumphs of Caring for Premature Babies

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Imagine a unit with dozens of alarms beeping, babies crying, ventilators binging, ECMO circuits cutting out, x-rays being taken, and bedside surgeries underway. ...

A Mom's Story of Stillbirth and Those who Helped her Through

The morning started off early for me. Even though I was a mom with two kids, they generally slept in until at least 8 am. Seeing 6 am on my ...

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