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Nurse Practitioner Writes ‘Nola The Nurse’ Children’s Book Collection

By Portia Wofford @lipstickandstethoscope Many of you were introduced to Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker FNP, FAANP, FAAN in my previous article on how nurse practitioners are redefining affordable healthcare. In addition ...

7 Unexpected Costs Nurse Practitioner Grads Should Prepare For

By Danielle LeVeck, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CNS, RN, CCRN Nearing my graduation from Nurse Practitioner school, it was difficult for me to see beyond walking across the stage in my cap ...

4 Reasons Why Nurses Need Mental Health Days

By Portia Wofford @lipstickandstethoscope The occupational stress associated with the nursing profession is a problem. More nurses are experiencing depression and anxiety, caused by their jobs. According to the Robert ...

Meet Three Nurses Influencing Healthcare Through Technology

By Portia Wofford Imagine every day being a struggle to make it to work. You change shifts. You change units. You even change jobs, yet the stress is unbearable, and ...

How I Passed My Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Exam

By Danielle Leveck, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CNS, RN, CCRN You’ve just graduated Nurse Practitioner school and probably feel a sense of accomplishment and relief, then you realize you truly won’t be ...

6 Simple Ways to Boost Unit Morale

There is no doubt that being a nurse can be really tough some days and the morale of each individual unit seems to fluctuate with staff turnover and patient acuity. ...

4 Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneurs Redefining Affordable Healthcare

By Portia Wofford Many nurse practitioners are providing services in underserved populations--by becoming entrepreneurs. While providing affordable healthcare, they are also increasing the numbers of providers available to patients, who ...

20 Key Steps For An Organized Start To Your ICU Shift

By Danielle LeVeck, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CNS, RN, CCRN @nurseabnormalities Early in my career as an ICU nurse, I was lucky enough to have a preceptor who helped me develop a ...

How To Find A Good Travel Nurse Recruiter - 5 Tips To Pick The Best

by Cassandra Martinez, RN BSN With so many opportunities and countless information found in travel nursing, your greatest resource is your travel nurse recruiter. Your recruiter can literally make or ...

15 Memes Only Nurse Friends Will Get

By Danielle LeVeck, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CNS, RN, CCRN Once you get started in nursing, you will quickly realize there are no friends in this world quite like nurse friends. It’s ...

Vote For A Winner - Nurse Achievement Award 2018

Update 9/24/2018 at 12:00am PT Voting has now closed, stay tuned for the announcement of the winner. Update 9/17/2018 at 10:00am Nominations for Nurse.org's Nurse Achievement Award are now closed ...

Most Travel Nurses Are Missing Out On Money By Not Doing This One Thing

Julia Kuhn, MS CCC-SLP Blogger at: The Traveling Traveler Travel nurse pay can be complicated! Negotiating a pay rate and understanding the pay breakdown can be challenging. Did you know ...

Doctor Launches Mobile Clinic - Urgent Care To Your Doorstep

By Mariam Yazdi Meet the doctor who brings emergency care to the doorsteps of the people of Hawaii – the one and only Dr. Reza Danesh, creator and founder of ...

How To Move To Australia As A Travel Nurse

By Mariam Yazdi “As nurses, we’ve worked so hard and have paid so much to get our degrees. Why not utilize them to their maximum worth? Take advantage of this ...

Travel Nursing vs. Staff Nursing - 10 Major Differences

by Brittany Hamstra BSN, RN Travel Nursing vs. Staff Nursing – are they really so different? What makes these two career paths so entirely unique? Here are some of the ...

How I Gained Over 68K Instagram Followers As A Nurse

By Danielle LeVeck, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CNS, RN, CCRN @nurseabnormalities With over 68K Instagram followers, one of the most frequently asked questions I receive regarding my social media, @nurseabnormalities, the platform ...

4 Major Differences Between Pediatrics And Adult Nurses

Brittany Hamstra BSN, RN I used to be one of those pediatric nurses guilty of swearing I would never cross over to the dark side (AKA adult nursing). However, I ...

Is Self-Care for Medical Mamas Possible? 6 Tips For Nurse-Moms.

by Chaunie Brusie RN “We’re going to have to mandate you.” With the seemingly casual words of the head nurse, the short four-hour shift that I had picked up at ...

Travel Nursing With Kids: Meet The Family Who Sold Everything To Travel

by Brittany N. Garcia, BSN, RN, CPN, CCRN (Travel Nurse) Do you ever feel like you are just going through the motions and are yearning for something more? This is ...

10 Networking Tips for Nurses Who Hate Networking

By Portia Wofford, Founder of Your Nurse Connection Networking is an essential aspect of your nursing career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70% of jobs are found ...

How To Upgrade Your Nursing License To An eNLC In 2018

by Sophia Khawly As many nurses are already aware, the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) was implemented on January 19, 2018. Twenty-four of the original twenty-five Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) ...

Travel Nurse Assignment, Day 1: How Not To Make A Bad Impression

Julia Kuhn, MS, CCC-SLP Traveling nurses change jobs as frequently as every 13-weeks. The ability to make a good first impression and work cohesively with co-workers is an important asset ...

Updated Map: Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC) May. 2018

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC The Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) is an agreement between states that allows nurses to have one license but the ability to practice in ...

Licensing On Your Own vs. Going Through An Agency

Taking on a travel nursing assignment often means you need to obtain another nursing state license. At this point, you can decide if you want to go ahead and apply ...

How to Get the Most Out of a Nursing Conference

by Lee Nelson While earning her BSN degree, Anna Dermenchyan, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, attended her first nurse’s convention. It was the National Student Nurses’ Association annual convention in Dallas. “This ...

10 Tips to Make Over $100K as a Travel Nurse

by Brittany Hamstra BSN, RN Let’s be honest, one of the biggest draws of travel nursing is the impressive amount of money you can make. There are tons of memes ...

6 Reasons Introverts Make Great Nurses

It would be logical to think that extroverts would be the ones to excel in the world of nursing because the profession is all about relationships and communication with patients, ...

Festival Nursing: For The Love Of Music

by Mariam Yazdi, RN What happens when you combine health care and the music industry? Well, a lot of wonderful things and a lot of scary things. But putting that ...

Summer 2018: Top 5 Locations For Travel Nurses

By Julia Kuhn, M.S. CCC-SLP Founder/Blogger at: https://thetravelingtraveler.com Calling all traveling nurses! Travel nursing is one of the best ways to see the country. Now is the time to pick ...

Top 3 Reasons Nursing Schools Are Rejecting Applicants In 2018

by Amy Blitchok It is a well-known fact that there is a significant nursing shortage across the United States. This gap in supply and demand is being driven by several ...

10 Tips For New Nurses To Make You Feel Better At Work

Brittany Hamstra BSN, RN 1. Don’t be a wallflower As a new nurse, you might feel overwhelmed, nervous, and excited by the whirlwind of new experiences you get thrown into. ...

Updated 2018: Happiest States For Registered Nurses

As nurses, it is our job to work to make others happy. But, what about your own happiness? The state you live in could be affecting your overall happiness especially ...

Nurse Expert Advice: How To Deal With Doctors Who Bully

By Lee Nelson Nick Angelis, C.R.N.A., and M.S.N., is the author of How to Succeed in Anesthesia School (and RN, PA or Med School) and co-owner of the Florida-based BEHAVE ...

4 Major Differences Between ICU and Emergency Nurses

Brittany Hamstra, BSN, RN Alright, let’s talk about the pretty obvious differences between Emergency Room (ER) nurses and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses. If the photos above elicit a small ...

Travel Nursing in an RV – Pros and Cons

By Mariam Yazdi, RN My husband and I are both travel nurses and we started our journey in San Francisco. We got a taste for the real estate there when ...

20 Things Every Travel Nurse Needs To Own

Brittany Hamstra BSN, RN This article contains affiliate links. 1. Packing Cubes ($22.99) Whether you are loading your car for a road trip or packing for a flight to your ...

Highest Paying States For Registered Nurses

It’s that time of year again. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Report. Not surprisingly, healthcare workers report some of the highest ...

4 Steps To Writing A Nursing Care Plan

By Mariam Yazdi, BSN, RN I know most of us feel the same way: care plans are just an excuse to keep nurses busy for the sake of being busy ...

5 Tips To Deal With Bad Smells As A Nurse - From The Pros

Dealing with not-so-pleasant smells is common in the nursing profession. Vomit, feces, infections, body odors...c-diff are everyday occurrences in the life of a nurse. Yes, some nurses eventually “get used ...

How to Conduct a Head-to-Toe Assessment

By Lee Nelson Being a nurse means being a lot of things to a lot of people. But one of the basics of nursing is performing a head-to-toe assessment. A ...

2018 State-by-State Guide to RN Licensure: eNLC Update

By Angelina Gibson This article was completed in collaboration with Kathleen Colduvell, BSN, RN, BA, CBC. Getting a Nurse license in a different state can be confusing due to differences ...

Port-A-Cath 101: How To Access The Port

Brittany Hamstra, BSN, RN What is a port-a-cath? A port-a-cath, also referred to as a port, is an implanted device which allows easy access to a patient’s veins. A port-a-cath ...

20 Best Gifts For Nurses And Nurse - Graduates

By: Angelina Gibson The holidays have arrived and it's time to show that special nurse in your life how much they mean to you! We've compiled this list of the ...

2018 Best Shoe For Nurses: Hoka One -Top 5 Styles

By Amy Blitchok Without a doubt, the most important part of any nurse’s uniform is the shoes. Nurses spend most of their day on their feet and average about 5 ...

Daylight Saving Time 2018 - Tips For Night Shift Nurses

Ahh, Daylight Saving Time (DST). That time of year when sleep-deprived nurses get one more wrench thrown into their already busy lives. Often incorrectly referred to as Daylight Savings Time, ...

2018 Jaanuu Scrubs Review: Women's And Plus Size Scrubs

By Angelina Gibson Wearing pajamas...I mean, scrubs to work is awesome! Eh, that’s not always the case. Seriously, who actually likes to wear saggy, ill-fitting scrubs with hems dragging on ...

Nursing Satisfaction Impacts Patient Outcomes, Mortality

For a long time, it has been the contention of many in healthcare that there is a correlation between nurse satisfaction and patient outcomes. It makes sense when you think ...

11 Types Of Nurses You'll Meet at Work

By Mariam Yazdi, RN You may know one (or two), you may be one (or two). Let’s have a laugh! 1. The Over-Charter I get that if it wasn't charted ...

6 Virtual Nursing Jobs You Can Do Anywhere: Work From Home

Many industries are making the shift from in-house personnel to a more remote workforce of employees who work from home. You might be surprised to hear that the field of ...

Will These Nurse Robots Take Your Job? Don't Freak Out Just Yet.

Brittany Hamstra, BSN, RN For those of you who have watched Disney’s film Big Hero 6, you might have been humored and touched by the personality of “Baymax,” the lead ...

Per Diem Nurse's Pay-Stub Goes Viral: $19K in 2 Weeks!?

By Angelina Gibson Is it really possible to make over $19K in 2-weeks as a nurse in California? Yes, it is possible says Mike Kearse, a Registered Nurse who works ...

10 Tips For Dealing with Difficult Patients

Just like any profession that involves dealing with the public, nursing can mean working with people that are difficult in a manner of ways. You can run into all reactions ...

“The Hangover Cure” - IV Therapy Nursing

By Lee Nelson IV Therapy is nothing new in the medical community. It has been used to treat all kinds of conditions. What is new is the celebrity attention it’s ...

10 Top Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Programs - 2018

It is true, nurses wear a lot of hats. However, when it comes to offering a wide-range of duties, psychiatric nurse practitioner would be difficult to beat. Psychiatric nurse practitioners, ...

6 Things You Need To Know Before Becoming A Nurse

By Sean Dent, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN So you think you want to be a nurse? You’ve watched them on the big screen, you’ve seen them in action on television, and ...

How to Work In The U.S as a Foreign-Educated Nurse

Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC While there is a well-known shortage of registered nurses, current U.S. Immigration laws can make it difficult for foreign-educated nurses to obtain jobs. It ...

Amazon and Telenursing – a Match Made in Healthcare Heaven?

By Mariam Yazdi, BSN, RN For a brief moment of time, Amazon released a job posting for a “new initiative,” looking for a “HIPAA Compliance Lead” - someone to create, ...

Best Hospitals in Iowa for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 1,800 surveys of nurses from 314 hospitals in Iowa to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Iowa. 1. Iowa Lutheran Hospital DES ...

How To Make The Most Money As A Travel Nurse: 10 Tips For Higher Pay

By Angelina Gibson “Travel nursing isn’t worth it anymore.” You’ve probably heard this sentiment echoed throughout the nursing community. So, what exactly isn’t “worth” it about travel nursing? Is it ...

Top 50 Fantastic Blogs for Nurses 2018

Staying up to date on current news and topics in a field is an important task to keep the mind and tools sharp, and this is especially true for nurses! ...

Faith Community Nursing: Healing Across The Country

By Lee Nelson Perla Rivera will never forget a patient who was struggling in many areas of her life. “She was about to lose her house, she had no food, ...

A Career as a Camp Nurse

By Lee Nelson Being a camp nurse might not be for everyone. But Linda Erceg has spent most of her adult life taking care of campers and staff, and wouldn’t ...

What Does an Infusion Nurse Do? Interview With An Infusion Therapy Nurse

By Lee Nelson The first day Michelle Berreth headed into her surgical unit as a student nurse, she came upon an infusion nurse hanging a patient’s antibiotics next to them. ...

No Pressure Here - Life as a Hyperbaric Nurse

By Lee Nelson When registered nurse Annette Gwilliam remarried, she and her new husband found out that they loved scuba diving. That became a huge part of their lives. They ...

Resume Mistakes You're Making Right Now (And How To Fix Them)

By Dawn Papandrea You've learned all of the pertinent nursing skills and earned your credentials – now it's time to find a nursing job! Whether you're just starting out or ...

5 Signs It's Time To Quit Your Nursing Job

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC Nurses stay at bad jobs for many reasons. But sometimes a nursing job is just too awful for you to continue. If you’re not ...

10 Tips For Landing Your First Nursing Job - Even With No Experience

by Dawn Papandrea Getting your RN license has been one of your greatest achievements. Now it’s time to enter the nursing profession. Getting started might be a bit overwhelming at ...

Best Hospitals in Virginia for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 1,800 surveys of nurses from 314 hospitals in Virginia to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Virginia. 1. Virginia Hospital Center Arlington ...

Travel Nursing With A Spouse: Top 5 Ways To Make It Work

By Mariam Yazdi, BSN, RN For many nurses and their families, the biggest deterrent to taking the leap and going on that first travel nurse assignment is - what is ...

5 Key Steps To Quitting Your Nursing Job

Brittany Hamstra, BSN, RN Resigning from a job is a natural consequence of having a long, successful working career. However, it is not always easy and can feel very awkward. ...

Nursing Care Plans: What You Need to Know

By Dawn Papandrea If you aspire to become a nurse, you'll want to familiarize yourself with what Nursing Care Plans (NCPs) are all about. Nursing care plans provide a means ...

VBT - Revolutionary Treatment for Scoliosis

By: Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Disclaimer: This article does not endorse or provide medical advice regarding Vertebral Body Tethering, spinal fusion, or any form of scoliosis treatment. It ...

Private Duty Nursing: Providing Personal Care Outside The Hospital

By Lee Nelson Jessica Bissen loves going to school. She’s not taking classes, but she serves as a private duty nurse for three kids in the Omaha area. She spends ...

10 Signs It's Time To Leave Your Nursing Job And What To Do Next

Being unhappy at one’s job can be overwhelming. It overtakes your life, your thoughts, and your emotions. But there could dozens of reasons why that unhappiness is coming through, and ...

From Registered Nurse To Health Coach: Why I Left The Bedside To Follow My Passion

By Lee Nelson When Melinda Huffman worked as a cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist, she engaged her patients differently. She didn’t have that traditional expectation that patients should do as she ...

Best Hospitals in Kansas for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 509 surveys of nurses from 96 hospitals in Kansas to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Kansas. 1. The University of Kansas ...

Figs Scrubs Review By Real Nurses - Men's And Women's Scrubs

By Angelina Gibson, Nurse.org Staff Writer Figs scrubs are making big changes to the technology, comfort, and design of medical scrubs. These ain't yo’ grandma’s scrubs - no more boxy, ...

How Nurses Can Get Involved With Medical Mission Trips

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Recent natural disasters such as Hurricanes Irma and Maria crushing Puerto Rico and Hurricane Harvey devastating Texas there has been an overwhelming need ...

Fertility And Reproductive Nursing: Helping Family Dreams Come True

Brittany Hamstra, BSN, RN What is “Fertility and Reproductive Nursing?” Fertility Nurses (also known as Reproductive Nurses) care for a variety of individuals, couples, and families who seek counseling or ...

Scrubs Review: Women's And Men's - Figs, Jaanuu, Cherokee, Greys Anatomy

What are the best scrubs for nurses? The most flattering scrubs? Which are the most comfortable? What scrubs are the most expensive? Ordering scrubs online can be a challenge. That’s ...

Nursing Demand By State: 2018 Projections

By Nurse.org Staff Writer Nursing continues to be one of the most in-demand professions today. Yet a new HRSA study released in July seems to indicate a change from the ...

Nurse Apprenticeships: How To Get Paid And Trained While Earning Your Degree.

There are plenty of paths that students can take to becoming a licensed RN. Some students begin their nursing career by earning their LPN at a local community college before ...

The Pros And Cons To Working "Only" 3 Days A Week

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC As a nurse, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard that it must be amazing to “only” work three days ...

26 Industries That Pay Nurses OVER $90K Per Year

Nursing is a rich and diverse field of practice. As a greater focus on wellness and preventative services spreads across the country, RNs are increasingly found in surprising industries. While ...

It is Time to Implement Federal Nurse Ratios

Despite overwhelming support for proposed Federal RN ratios from nurses who have been in the trenches and experienced firsthand the stress and problems that can arise from assigning too many ...

4 Reasons Why December is the Best Month to Find a Nursing Job

You might be surprised to learn that December is actually the perfect time to secure your next nursing job. People tend to assume that hospitals are gearing down towards the ...

M.D. vs. N.P. - Let’s Put Egos Aside And Patients First

By Miriam Yazdi Tensions between Medical Doctors and Nurse Practitioners have seemed to grow more intense this year. The backlash seems to be a result of the increased independence granted ...

Best Hospitals in Missouri for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,118 surveys of nurses from 107 hospitals in Missouri to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Missouri. 1. St. Louis Children's Hospital SAINT ...

3 Reasons Why Being A Nurse During The Holidays Is Hard

By Keith Carlson, RN, BSN Being a nurse during the holidays can be a mixed bag. Since nurses work in an enormous variety of clinical and non-clinicals settings, every situation ...

How to Stay Positive When You Work in Hospice

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC When you meet a hospice nurse, you might look at her and say, “I could never do that kind of nursing; it’s so depressing.” ...

Sky-high Pay For Ultra-Specialized RNs: 6 Nursing Salaries That Will Shock You

By Angelina Gibson Highly specialized nurses work with some of the most interesting and rare patient populations in the medical field. Because the skills needed for such specialties are often ...

Best Hospitals in Louisiana for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 944 surveys of nurses from 111 hospitals in Louisiana to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Louisiana. 1. Woman's Hospital BATON ROUGE, LA ...

10 Tips For Nurses Working Rotating Shifts

By: Mariam Yazdi, BSN, RN Is it sleep time? Is it work time? With a variable/rotating shift schedule, life fluctuates from week to week and from shift to shift, and ...

Best Hospitals in Arkansas for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 735 surveys of nurses from 72 hospitals in Arkansas to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Arkansas. 1. Arkansas Heart Hospital LITTLE ...

Nurse-Patient Ratios and Safe Staffing: 10 Ways Nurses Can Lead The Change.

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC The subject of nurse-patient ratios comes up often in nursing circles, and can often be a topic of discussion in state legislatures around the ...

Top 4 Highest Paying Specialties - For Nurse Practitioners

By Dawn Papandrea Becoming a Nurse Practitioner is a great way to take your nursing career to new heights. Beyond deciding that you want to go into an advanced nursing ...

Best Hospitals in New Hampshire for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 165 surveys of nurses from 26 hospitals in New Hampshire to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of New Hampshire. 1. Catholic Medical ...

Best Hospitals in Tennessee for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 1,198 surveys of nurses from 100 hospitals in Tennessee to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Tennessee. 1. CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga ...

Best Hospitals in Maryland for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 559 surveys of nurses from 49 hospitals in Maryland to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Maryland. 1. Mercy Medical Center BALTIMORE, MD ...

Some Nurses Are Personally Against Vaccines.

By: Mariam Yazdi Earlier this season, a Facebook post from a nurse in Ohio gained media attention for its controversial demeanor. Evidently, the nurse had been administering flu vaccinations, and ...

Best Hospitals in Ohio for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 2,210 reviews from 163 hospitals in Ohio to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Ohio. 1. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, ...

Best Hospitals in New Jersey for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 595 surveys of nurses from 66 hospitals in New Jersey to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of New Jersey. 1. Englewood Hospital and ...

18 Resources To Help You Advance Your Nursing Career: No Matter Experience.

A curated list of resources for becoming a nurse, advancing in the nursing field, and researching salary information. Becoming a Nurse Discover Nursing Bureau of Labor Statistics: How to Become ...

Nursing Compact States List & Salaries Ranked (Infographic)

By Nurse.org Staff Did you know that there are 25 states where nurses do not have to get a new license if they move?

Best Hospitals in North Carolina for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,598 surveys of nurses from 109 hospitals in North Carolina to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of North Carolina. 1. WakeMed Raleigh Campus ...

Best Hospitals in Massachusetts for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 521 surveys of nurses from 68 hospitals in Massachusetts to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Massachusetts. 1. Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital ...

What Happened To The Nursing Shortage?

By Amy Blitchok Part of what makes nursing an attractive career path is high demand and job security. Again and again, studies have indicated that there is a high demand ...

Best Hospitals in New York for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,747 surveys of nurses from 176 hospitals in New York to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of New York. 1. NYU Winthrop University ...

Best Hospitals in Kentucky for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,075 surveys of nurses from 87 hospitals in Kentucky to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Kentucky. 1. Baptist Health Lexington Lexington, KY ...

Why Is Everyone Packing Up And Becoming A Travel Nurse?

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Nurses around the country have learned that travel nursing has many perks and benefits. Travel nursing offers a chance to explore new places, ...

Racism in Nursing: An Open Secret

By Angelina Gibson “I don’t want any colored nurses in my room.” Probably something you’d hear 40 or 50 years ago in the United States. For some working in the ...

Best Hospitals in Michigan for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,411 surveys of nurses from 125 hospitals in Michigan to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Michigan. 1. University of Michigan Health System ...

Best Hospitals in Illinois for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,502 surveys of nurses from 169 hospitals in Illinois to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Illinois. 1. Rush University Medical Center Chicago, ...

Best Hospitals in Georgia for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,579 surveys of nurses from 130 hospitals in Georgia to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Georgia. 1. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at ...

Best Hospitals in California for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 1,800 surveys of nurses from 314 hospitals in California to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of California. 1. Eisenhower Medical Center Rancho ...

Best Hospitals in Florida for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org ranked the best hospitals in Florida state for nurses to work for based on nurse's ratings and reviews. 1. Morton Plant Hospital Clearwater, FL Average Rating 4.597% Recommended "Great ...

40 Leaders in Nurse Education Share Their Best Advice for Getting Hired

We asked 40 influential leaders in nurse education to share their best advice for getting hired after graduation. Here's what they said. Kim W. Hoover, PhD, RN Dean, School of ...

Complete List of Common Nursing Certifications

Listing your credentials correctly on your resume is vital. But which is the appropriate acronym to use? Never fear. Nurse.org has compiled an alphabetical list of 183 different nursing certifications ...

Best Hospitals in Colorado for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org ranked the best hospitals in Colorado state for nurses to work for based on nurse's ratings and reviews. 1. Children’s Hospital Colorado Average Rating 4.5Recommended 100% *Magnet Hospital “Great ...

All Successful Nurses Have This One Thing

By Beth Boynton, RN, MS Did you know that emotional intelligence (EI) can advance your nursing career? Your emotional quotient (EQ) measures how you read and respond to your emotions ...

Should I Join A Nurses Union? Pros And Cons

By Pete Gerardo Should you join a nurses union? At first glance, the question may not seem especially relevant. After all, the percentage of American employees who belong to unions ...

Best Hospitals in Arizona For Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org ranked the best hospitals in Arizona state for nurses to work for based on nurse's ratings and reviews. 1. Phoenix Children's Hospital Average Rating 4.6Recommended 96% "Management is awesome ...

4 Reasons Nurses Quit (And What You Can Do Instead)

By Sean Dent, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN It’s no secret that there’s a worsening nursing shortage. And when too many nurses leave the profession prematurely, the crisis only deepens. The number ...

Best Hospitals in Washington for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org ranked the best hospitals in Washington state for nurses to work for based on nurse's ratings and reviews. 1. EvergreenHealth Medical Center Average Rating 4.7Recommended 100% "Great teamwork with ...

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Correctional Nurse

The following is a guest post by Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN, nurse author and educator specializing in the field of correctional healthcare. Learn more about correctional nursing from her ...

Should I Work For A Magnet Hospital?

By Pete Gerardo Since the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) unveiled its Magnet Recognition Program in 1993, the designation “Magnet Hospital” has become a coveted honor that attracts nurses and ...

What Nurses Hate About Technology (And What They Love)

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC In the 21st century, nursing and technology have become inextricably linked. Wearable tech, electronic medical records (EMRs), and other innovations are now common. ...

The Highest Paying States for RNs (Adjusted for Cost of Living)

By Nurse.org Staff Writer By popular demand, we've adjusted our rankings for RN salaries to factor in the cost of living. To calculate the highest paying states and adjust for ...

Ask Nurse Keith: Feeling Stagnant In My Nursing Career

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC As a career coach for nurses, I’m often asked very similar questions by many nursing professionals. Our challenges may feel unique to us, but ...

9 Tips For Reigniting Passion For Your Nursing Career

By Beth Boynton, RN, MS Most nurses start out with enthusiasm for their chosen profession. It’s so exciting to pass the NCLEX, get your license, find a job, and start ...

12 Incredibly Cool Nursing Specialties You've Never Heard Of

By Lee Nelson In 1986, Annie Lehy became a nurse. Little did she know that her profession could take on so many different roles. As she faced different obstacles and ...

Highest Paying Cities For Nurses

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Nurse salaries differ in cities across the U.S. due to cost of living and other factors. If you’re thinking of moving, knowing the ...

Ask Nurse Keith: Nursing Outside of the Hospital

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC As a career coach for nurses, I’m often asked very similar questions by many nursing professionals. Our challenges may feel unique to us, but ...

What Nurses Are Saying About The American Health Care Act (AHCA)

By Nurse.org Staff Writer It wasn’t all that long ago that the healthcare community was in a frenzy about how President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) would affect how we ...

Nursing Informatics Job Opportunities and Salaries

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BCHealthcare and nursing in the 21st century are completely tied to technology and informatics, and nurses need to stay up to date. Electronic medical records ...

Service Animal or Pet: How Can You Tell?

By Anne Devine, MA, BSN A malamute in the elevator. A fluffball in an interpreter’s purse. A sweet little “therapy dog” in registration. This really happens in healthcare settings. As ...

The Nurse's Guide To Finding A Job

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC When searching for a nursing job, there are a number of strategies that can be helpful in conducting a successful search and finding the ...

11 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Nurses

Nurses value productivity and efficiency. While some nurses get along just fine with pen and paper, many nurses rely on apps and technology. Let’s explore twelve tools that some nurses ...

Must-Know Tips To Stay Emotionally Healthy As A Nurse

Written By: Courtney Sladek You know the feeling. Whether you’re a student nurse or have practiced for more than a few decades, once you step into the world of nursing ...

Nurse Bullying: Stand Up And Speak Out

By Kathleen Colduvell, RN, BSN, BA, CBC Some would argue that the nursing profession demands more from its nurses than it gives. Working 12-hour shifts, coping with trauma, managing multiple ...

Why Every Nurse Should Have A LinkedIn Profile

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC LinkedIn is the largest online network for working professionals. Nurses’ careers can greatly benefit from LinkedIn, and creating a solid profile is a great ...

Q&A With Nurse B: How Do I Set Boundaries With Students?

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What Does A Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Do? Gerontological nurse practitioners (GNPs) are registered nurses (RNs) who have completed advanced training and who possess specific clinical skills to treat elderly patients. ...

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What Does A Certified Nurse Midwife Do? A certified nurse midwife (CNM) is a registered nurse (RN) who cares for women and infants prior to, during, and following pregnancy. A ...

FNP - Family Nurse Practitioner Jobs

What Does A Family Nurse Practitioner Do? The family nurse practitioner (FNP) is among the four designations of advanced practices nurses. These registered nurses (RNs) have a graduate education in ...

Survival Tips for Night Shift Nurses

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APRN - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Jobs

What Does An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Do? Registered nurses (RNs) who have completed advanced clinical and educational requirements can become Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). There are currently approximately ...

APHN - Advanced Public Health Nurse Jobs

What Does An Advanced Public Health Nurse Do? An Advanced Public Health Nurse (APHN) is a registered nurse (RN) who has progressed to advanced practice status in public health nursing. ...

ANP - Adult Nurse Practitioner Jobs

What Does An Adult Nurse Practitioner Do? All adult nurse practitioners (ANPs) are registered nurses (RNs) who have become advanced practice nurses. While their focus is on seniors, ANPs also ...

AGACNP - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Jobs

What Does An Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners Do? Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners (AGACNPs) are healthcare professionals with a specialization in acute care. These critical-care experts have also chosen ...

Can Nurses Replace Doctors?

Patients are increasingly turning to nurse practitioners instead of physicians for a number of reasons. For one thing, they may be more accessible since physicians’ offices are sometimes overcrowded and ...

ACNP - Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Jobs

What Does An Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Do? An acute care nurse practitioner ( ACNP ) is an advanced practice nurse who specializes in acute care nursing. Some choose a ...

Effective Time Management Skills for Nurses

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Tips on Choosing the Right Nursing Job

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Nurse Manager Salary and Career Opportunities

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PACU Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

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OR Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

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ICU Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

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Rehabilitation Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

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Oncology Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

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For Registered Nurses (RNs) who are seeking an advanced career that offers high earnings potential and highly specialized patient care, look no further than becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. ...

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Geriatric Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

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The Good and Bad of Using a Healthcare Recruiter to Find that Perfect Job

A job search can be overwhelming and tiring, and become a full-time job itself. Working with a professional healthcare recruiter might help gear up that search for the perfect nursing ...

Networking Tips to Advance Your Nursing Career

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Pathway from Registered Nurse to Nurse Practitioner

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Benefits and Opportunities as a Travel Nurse

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Registered Nurses: Salary Facts and How to Earn More

How RN Salaries Compare to Other Nursing Jobs Before diving into the various RN specialties or which areas of the country offer the most lucrative opportunities for nurses, you might ...

Neonatal Nurse Salary and Careers

Written By: Vonday J. Sines Neonatal Nurse Salary Data Neonatal Nurse (RN): Highest earners: $92k Median earners: $58.5k Lowest earners: $40k The median salary for Neonatal Nurses (RN) is $58,500. ...

Psychiatric Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Psychiatric nurses, also known as mental health nurses, take care of patients of all ages with mental health diseases such as bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, and depression. These professionals are ...

Acute Care Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

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Family Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

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ER Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview ER nursing is a special challenge because most emergency patients arrive without a diagnosis and sometimes without even an indication of the problem. ER nurses must work quickly ...

Pediatric Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview Pediatric nursing is like most nursing specialties in that demand is high and expected to grow. Nurses skilled in this specialty will be needed even more in coming ...

Nursing Informatics Salary and Career Opportunities

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