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FDA Recommends Pfizer Booster Approval For Nurses, High Risk Groups

On Friday, September 17, an FDA advisory panel––the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee––released two important recommendations: Individuals aged 65 and older—as well as high-risk and immunocompromised individuals—should receive …

‘America’s Got Talent’: Northwell Health Nurse Choir Competes in AGT Finals

What’s better than a group of talented and inspiring nurses? Well, a group of talented and inspiring nurses singing together. The Northwell Health's Nurse Choir is a group of 18 …

Krucial Staffing CEO Resigns, Allegedly Supports Anti-Mask Group

Brian Cleary, a registered nurse and the CEO and Founder of Krucial Staffing, a staffing agency in Overland Park, KS, that provides both clinical and non-clinical support persons and has …

NICU Nurses, Here’s How You Can Win MamaRoo Swings for Your Unit

In honor of NICU Awareness Month, which started in September, the popular baby gear brand 4moms is helping out NICUs across the country by donating nearly $18,000 worth of MamaRoo …

FDA Grants Full Approval, Changes Name of Pfizer Vaccine

Today, in a long-awaited move, the FDA has finally granted full approval to Pfizer’s COVID vaccine, making it the first FDA-approved vaccine for COVID-19. The FDA’s official statement reads: “The …

TX Bans Local Nurses From Quitting To Work FEMA Crisis Contracts in State

"In order to mitigate negative staffing impacts on Texas healthcare systems and EMS agencies, the state of Texas will only allow personnel deploying for this emergency response to be NON-RESIDENTS …

Barbie Creates Nurse Doll Inspired By Amy O'Sullivan

Real-life nurse Amy O’Sullivan, who treated one of the very first COVID-19 patients in Brooklyn, New York, is now a Barbie. Mattel announced that they were honoring O’Sullivan, who was …

American Nurses Association Supports Mandatory Vaccination of All Healthcare Workers

Updated July 29, 2021 A growing list of organizations have announced a mandate of the COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers. For instance, The Department of Veterans–one of the largest health …

This Nurse Trained for the Olympics While Fighting on the Frontlines

My family and I have been enthralled by the Olympics–every night, my kids clamor to switch on the TV to see what sports are on. (I have my suspicions that …

Americas Oldest Working Nurse Retires at Age 96 after 70 Years

July 16th marked the end of a 70-year nursing career. Florence Rigney, better known to her friends as “SeeSee”, retired at the age of 96 from the MultiCare Health System …

NY Passes Safe Staffing Bill - Mandating Nurses To Be Included in Staffing Decisions

On June 18, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed S.1168-A/A.108-B into law, legislation that mandates that nurses must be included in the committees that set staffing for hospitals. The law …

Nurse's Open Letter About Working the Frontlines Will Make You Feel Hopeful

By, Jennah Epstein-Santoyo Jennah Epstein-Santoyo is a nurse at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard-affiliated community health system located just outside Boston. April 2020 Her hospital room was filled with soft …

Nurse Alice is Running for VP of the American Nurses Association

Nurse Alice is ready to roll up her scrub sleeves and do more for the nursing profession - ‘America’s Favorite Nurse’ is running for office! Nurse Alice, Alice Benjamin, MSN, …

Houston Hospital Makes COVID Vaccine Mandatory - 178 Employees Walk Out, Suspended

178 employees with Houston Methodist, a hospital system in Houston, Texas, were suspended from their jobs after they staged a walkout and opted not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine that …

$10,000 ‘Hero Pay’ Bonus For Frontline Workers Fails in CA

Assembly Bill 650, also known as the Healthcare Workers Recognition and Retention Act, failed in the California Assembly on Thursday. The Bill would have mandated healthcare facilities to pay all …

Red Sox Nurse Night 2021 Was Epic - Watch the Video Now!

Nurse Night 2021 was back in person! For the 4th annual Boston Red Sox Nurse Night, Nurse.org was thrilled to honor 6 nurses, in person, at Fenway Park on May …

50 Freebies And Discounts For Nurses Week 2021

Nurses’ Week 2021–celebrated May 6 - May 12 (Florence Nightingale’s birthday, for obvious reasons, right?)–is coming up, and Nurse.org has rounded up all the best freebies, discounts, goodies, and giveaways …

Chipotle is Giving a FREE Entree To Healthcare Workers

If you are a nurse (or medical professional), you need to stop reading this right now and get your free Chipotle entree! The best part is that you don't even …

Sandals Resorts is Giving FREE Vacations To Nurses In May 2021

By Chaunie Brusie Nurses, it’s been a year. Well, technically, it’s been more than a year since the pandemic came along and changed the world forever, but regardless, the point …

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in Children and COVID - What Nurses Should Know

Despite the ongoing increase in COVID-19 vaccinations among the general public, unfortunately, there is no approved vaccination for children under 16. Schools are reopening, youth sports leagues are resuming, and …

Does The Vaccine Work Against New COVID Variants?

The U.S. has recently passed the one-year anniversary of when the world shut down due to the coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2. As researchers and medical professionals are starting to see the …

Johnson & Johnson vs. Pfizer vs. Moderna Vaccines

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was given Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on February 27, 2021. Immediately following the announcement, …

MDs on Twitter Attacked Me For Empowering Nurses To Own Hospitals

Last week, I tweeted a suggestion that the U.S. is ready for a nurse group owned hospital - something that currently does not exist. Being the proud 23-year veteran nurse …

Dr. Fauci Says It's Nurses, Not Him, Who Are Inspiring The Next Generation

In November 2020, there were over 700,000 google searches on “how to become a nurse” and other related keywords. Now, more than ever, individuals want to become nurses. High school …

Nurses Ranked Most Trusted Profession 19 Years in a Row

In an impressive 19 year running streak, Americans have rated nurses as the #1 most ethical and honest profession, according to the most recent Gallup poll. The 2020 poll revealed …

ANA President Encourages Nurses To Get Into Politics and Advocacy

If you’ve ever thought that your role on the frontlines as a healthcare hero is well, a rather lonely one, the American Nurses Association (ANA) is here to support you. …

Nurse Who Vaccinated President-Elect Joe Biden Says, "It Was an Honor"

President-Elect Joe Biden is about to become the most important person in the United States, but he’s still just like every other at-risk individual in the country in need of …

Nursing Associations Condemn Violence in DC Capitol

The American Nurses Association (ANA) and National Nurses United (NNU) release statements condemning the violence at the US Capitol that took place during the ratification of the 2020 Presidential election. …

Breaking News: Top 6 Stories Nurses Need To Know Today

The Latest on the COVID-19 Vaccine - What Nurses Need to Know This article is updated every week with breaking news stories that matter to nurses - check back for …

Medical Student Creates First Disposable Hijab - Hospital Now Offers Them To Muslim Staff

Updated 1/6/2021 Since this article was published last year, Farah Roslan's work has garnered praise from many. Most recently, Malaysia's Health Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah, took to Facebook to express …

Dr. Fauci Says Nurses are the, "Heroes of the Pandemic," and Responds To Nurse Questions

We all watched as Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the NIAID and Lead Member of the Coronavirus Task Force received the COVID-19 vaccine on camera last week. And while millions …

6 Things Nurses Need To Know This Week: Nurse News Now

Nurses are the most trusted profession in the United States for the past 18 years, according to the Gallup Reports - so what we say matters. Patients, colleagues, and the …

Pfizer vs. Moderna Vaccines: Similarities and Differences

By, Kathleen Gaines, MSN, RN, CBC As 2020 comes to an end, there is hope as two COVID-19 vaccines have recently been approved by the FDA and have been shipped …

WGU's 8th Annual 'Night Shift Campaign' Honors Nurses With Gifts & Scholarship

Updated December 7, 2020 To honor nurses during the pandemic, Western Governors University (WGU) recently launched its 8th annual Night Shift Nurses campaign, which aligned with the return to Standard …

3 Real Nurses React To ‘Nurses’ TV Show

The new NBC medical drama, “Nurses” debuts tonight December 7. The series follows five young new graduate nurses working on the frontlines of a busy downtown hospital, dedicating their lives …

Marvel's New Nurse Hero Comic Will Give You Goosebumps

The Vitals is a new Marvel Comic that Allegheny Health Network dedicated “to the more than 4,000 nurses and their leaders who proved superheroes are anything but fiction,” reads the …

Nurse Jane Hopkins Joins Biden's COVID-19 Advisory Board

Updated November 30, 2020 Last week, an RN's petition to add a nurse to Biden's COVID-19 Task Force went viral. This week, Biden added a nurse to the COVID advisory …

Many Nurses Have Mixed Feelings About a COVID Vaccine, So You’re Not Alone

By Alice Benjamin, APRN, MSN, ACNS-BC, FNP As a Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Nurse Practitioner I’ve been heavily involved in the COVID-19 pandemic both on the frontlines and …

Everything Nurses Need To Know For The 2020-2021 Influenza Season

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, BA, RN, CBC The 2020-2021 flu season is going to be one of the most important flu seasons in recent history due to the ongoing pandemic …

California Grants Nurse Practitioners Full Practice Authority by 2023

This article was updated on 10/20/2020 to include a statement by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Original article 10/05/2020 California has joined the roster of Full Practice Authority (FPA) …

Nursing Students Say School's Outdated Attendance Policy on COVID Tests Puts Them At Risk

When Rachel Smith,* 25, a nursing student in her last semester of school, first came down with a cough, she brushed it off as a head cold. As her symptoms …

2 Nurses Named as Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020

Time Magazine has introduced its list of the 100 most influential people in the world and this year, two nurses are named for their influence on society. The year 2020 …

Essential Workers Get Free Tuition For Community College in Michigan

The program provides college free tuition to eligible Michigan residents. If you live in Michigan and worked as an essential worker--even part-time--during spring 2020, and are looking to go become …

Nurse Saves 3 Newborns After She Was Knocked Unconscious in Beirut Explosion

In the wake of the horrific loss of life and destruction caused by the explosion of over 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, an iconic …

Journal Apologizes For Sexist Article After Clinicians React By Posting Bikini Pics Online

The Journal of Vascular Surgery has had blood pressures rising after it released a study aimed at essentially shaming surgeons--specifically females in swimsuits--on social media. The study, titled, “Prevalence of …

Nurses Place 164 Pairs of Shoes at The Capitol To Remember Colleagues Lost to COVID-19

On Tuesday, July 21, Senators, Congressmen and women, and passerby could not ignore the 164 pairs of traditionally stark white nurses’ shoes that lined the U.S. Capitol’s lawn. The shoes--placed …

Hundreds of CA Nurses Strike Over Unsafe Staffing During a Pandemic

As nurses across the country are dealing with the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, nurses at Riverside Community Hospital are dealing with a very different type of uncertainty. For …

"Dr. Pimple Popper" Criticized My Article Because I'm a Nurse and This Is My Response

Sandra Lee, MD, aka Dr. "Pimple Popper,” is best known for her fascinatingly gross extraction videos, but recently, she made some waves online for a very different reason. On Twitter, …

Hospital CEOs Got Richer as Nurses Faced Pay Cuts, Layoffs and Risked Their Lives

We’ve heard the refrain countless times throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that healthcare workers are heroes. And while they certainly are, it appears that they haven’t exactly been getting hero-worthy pay. …

Nurses Are Going To Protests, After Work, To Help Injured People

Following the death of George Floyd, simultaneous protests across the country have been taking place with supporters demanding justice for Floyd and speaking out against police brutality. As if the …

MN Nurses Association & NNU Release Statements on George Floyd's Death

Local and national nurse associations have responded to Floyd’s death with official statements. Both National Nurses United (NNU) and the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) have released statements in response to …

These 4 Nurses Came Out of Retirement To Help The Frontlines (1 Was Trained By Her Son)

Just as travel nurses packed up their lives to travel to coronavirus "hot spots," retired nurses are re-entering the healthcare workforce in droves to help fill the gaps in nursing …

10 Pieces of Advice Every Nursing Grad Needs To Hear

That very first year (or two) of nursing can be some of the most challenging and emotionally taxing years of your nursing career. You are thrust into an environment that …

Charity Offers Millions in Grants To Families of Healthcare Workers Who Died of COVID-19

E4E Relief, a North Carolina-based charity founded in response to the tragic 9/11 attacks, has set up a new program - the Brave of Heart Fund - in conjunction with …

Nursing Seniors At Ohio University Graduate Early To Join The COVID-19 Workforce

As colleges and universities across the nation have shuttered in-person education, training for future nursing professionals has shifted considerably. Some schools have elected to extend semesters, meaning students who were …

UV Light Therapy is Being Studied as COVID-19 Treatment at Cedars Sinai Hospital

Cedars-Sinai Hospital is performing research on Healight, a UV light therapy for respiratory infections. During an April 23 press briefing, President Trump’s suggested that he was interested in exploring new …

This Is What Nurses Are Saying About The Anti-Lockdown Protests

How do nurses feel about protests against state stay-at-home orders? Viral photos only tell half the story. As uncertainties and anxieties over COVID-19 continue to rise, tensions over government-imposed state …

COVID Unit Throws MLB's First Pitch - Beth Israel Staff Gets Red Sox Tickets For Life

Since the COVID-19 shutdown, John Krasinski has been channeling his trademark talking-directly-to-the-camera commentary from “The Office” into a new avenue with the launch of his own YouTube Channel, SomeGoodNews. And …

ANA's President Calls Nurses "Warriors Without Armor"- Survey Finds 66% Lack Adequate PPE

This is a message from Ernest J. Grant, Ph.D., RN, FAAN President, American Nurses Association As our nation battles an invisible, deadly enemy, we continue to send our frontline warriors …

American Thoracic Society Suggests Hydroxychloroquine For Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

An international emergency task force led by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) has updated its interim COVID-19 guidelines to include a recommendation to use hydroxychloroquine (or chloroquine) for hospitalized patients …

JCAHO Gives an OK For Clinicians To Wear PPE & Masks From Home After Many Were Reprimanded

In a new statement, the Joint Commission (JCAHO) announced that it supports allowing healthcare staff to bring their own “standard” face masks or respirators to work if their healthcare organizations …

Travel Nurses & RTs Are Earning Over $10K Per Week To Work In NYC - Here's How To Help

The COVID-19 epicenter has now shifted from Seattle to New York - where area hospitals are seeing exponential rates of infection. Nurses and Respiratory Therapists are in high demand where …

Travel Nurse Pay Triples Amid COVID-19 and Hospitals Use These 6 Extreme Hiring Tactics

From paying travel nurses over $10,000 per week to pooling nursing students to begging retired RNs and army medics to come back to work - here’s how hospitals and employment …

Nurse at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York Dies of COVID-19

On March 17, a photo of three nurses wearing literal garbage bags for their PPE while caring for patients infected with coronavirus at Mt. Sinai Hospital West in New York …

Four Season's Hotel To Provide Free Housing For Nurses & Doctors During COVID-19 Outbreak

With the growing cases of COVID-19 in New York City, nurses and medical personnel will be able to call the Four Seasons in Manhattan on Billionaire Row “home” - for …

Trump asks 'Great American Industry' for Help - Apple & Razer to Give 3 Million Face Masks

Healthcare workers continue to sound the alarm on the severe face mask and PPE shortages as President Trump calls on the "great American Industry" to produce and donate masks, ventilators …

PPE & Face Masks are Running Out - Nurses Fear That They Are Being Infected By COVID-19

By Sarah Jividen Nurses at UCLA Medical Center held an emergency press conference on Tuesday, March 17, demanding safe protective equipment and hands-on training to minimize contamination and exposure to …

D.O.D to Release 5M Face Masks & PPE to Hospitals, Trump Signs Defense Production Act

The Department of Defense says they will release N95 face-masks immediately from the military reserves - as hospital workers face severe PPE shortages in the wake of COVID-19. As the …

Video Of Nurses in China Celebrating After Containing COVID-19 Will Make You Feel Hopeful

While the past few weeks have been overwhelming and frightening at times, there is one piece of good news that we can look to for hope--heightened efforts to control COVID-19 …

New HIPAA Waivers Relax Telehealth Restrictions to Improve COVID-19 Patient Care

After the White House officially declared a national emergency in the U.S., the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it will be waiving certain aspects of HIPAA …

Coronavirus: Nurse's Photo Goes Viral and Her Words Will Give You Goosebumps

When I hear of people rolling their eyes over the “hysteria” of the virus, or proudly proclaiming their travel plans, as if continuing onto their cruise somehow makes them superior …

WA State Hospitals are Hiring Hundreds of Travel Nurses to Tackle Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Washington State's Governor, Jay Inslee, declared a state of emergency as cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to rise in Washington State. The CDC in collaboration with King County …

This is What Nurses Need To Know About Coronavirus ( COVID-19)

The first death due to COVID-19 in the United States was reported in Kirkland, Washington State, on February 29, 2020. In addition, the recent news that the U.S. has confirmed …

Pope Francis Asks For Prayers For Nurses, in Support of The Year of The Nurse and Midwife

Update February 25, 2020 - Pope Francis has continuously expressed his support for nurses and in 2018 he called them, "experts in humanity" as he recalled a nurse who saved …

The VA Granted Nurse Practitioners Full-Practice Authority & Doctors Are Outraged

The debate over full practice authority for Nurse Practitioners (NP) continues on as some Doctors oppose autonomy. In December 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued “full practice authority” …

Trump’s New Budget Proposes Cuts To Nursing Programs, Research & Student Loan Forgiveness

The budget cuts both directly and indirectly pose a threat to educating the future workforce of nurses. Trump’s proposed budget for 2021--A Budget for America’s Future--is a budget that plans …

Nurse Sounds The Alarm on Gluten's Link To Celiac Disease and Cancer

By Jacob Uitti Nurse Nadine Grzeskowiak - aka the “Gluten-Free RN” - has a mission: to make Americans understand that we have been tricked into eating food that is both …

Nurse Night: Baseball, Basketball and Football Nurse Appreciation Events

Our scheduled nurse appreciation nights were placed on hold in 2020. Stay tuned for 2021 announcements! More Events Coming Soon! Official rule

New CPR Training Tool Has Breasts And This Is Why It Matters To Women

The “Womanikin” is a special vest meant to teach people how to do CPR on people with breasts. Teaching people how to do CPR is a literal life-saving tool. But …

Seattle Nurses Report Illegal Lockouts at Swedish Hospitals As Strike Ends

Updated January 31, 2019 Union members say that Swedish Medical Center has illegally locked them out after participating in a 3-day strike against Providence Health. Nurses and healthcare workers throughout …

Red Sox Nurse Night, Nurse Hero Awards 2019

Cover image courtesy of Boston Medical Center Nursing Update May 1, 2020 We appreciated your patience while we waited for direction from MLB on the ticket policy for impacted games …

NJ Strikes Down Bill to Allow Nurse Practitioners to Prescribe Medication

On January 8, 2020, New Jersey denied the passage of Bill A854, also known as the “Consumer Access to Health Care Act,” and its companion bills, NJ S1961 bills and …

National Nurses Union Endorses Bernie Sanders For President

The union has pledged its support and is asking nurses to organize with them. The country’s largest union of Registered Nurses, the National Nurses United (NNU), has endorsed Democratic Presidential …

Ebola Vaccine Approved By The FDA - Studies Show 100% Prevention

The release of the vaccine has been dubbed as a milestone for public health. In December 2019, the FDA announced the release of the world’s first-ever vaccine for the prevention …

Purdue’s New Online 2-Step BSN Program Aims To Help Nursing Shortage

By Jacob Uitti It’s no secret that we are in the middle of a nursing shortage crisis here in the United States - and it's only projected to get worse. …

This Viral Video of Nurse Singing Christmas Song With Cancer Patient Will Make You Smile

Battling cancer can be an emotionally and physically taxing experience and this is especially true during the holiday season. That is why a viral video of an oncology nurse singing …

Nurse Killed By Chicago Gang in a Case of Mistaken Identity

By Amy Blitchok On November 12, Frank Aguilar, BSN, RN a 32-year-old native of Chicago and an employee at the Misericordia nursing home was murdered while visiting his family and …

Nike Zoom Plus is Now Available: Custom-Designed Shoe for Healthcare Workers

Image via Nike Update 12/13/2019 The wait is over! Nike Zoom Plus is now available to purchase. The shoe was designed especially for healthcare workers and features designs by pediatric …

Diahann Carroll, Actress Who Broke Racial Boundaries as TV Star “Nurse Julia” Dies

By Chaunie Brusie Bronx-born actress and singer Diahann Carroll, who made history with the first African-American Tony award in a leading role, Oscar nomination, and breakout roles on the shows …

Seattle Children’s Hospital Kept Deadly Mold Secret Since 2005 Lawsuit Alleges

By Chaunie Brusie The families of four victims say the hospital kept the mold a secret. Following the news of over 6 children’s deaths from a mold infestation at Seattle …

First Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Training in LGBTQ+ Health Receives $2.5 Million

By Chaunie Brusie In a substantial move that is moving modern-day healthcare forward, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center--the first LGBTQ+ centric healthcare center and a leader in HIV and transgender care--has …

The Top 7 Side Hustles for Nurses Wanting to Make Extra Money

By: Portia Wofford In January, the American Journal of Nursing posted a question that garnered hundreds of responses: "Nurses, do you have a side job, whether for fun or to …

50 Nurses Are Going to Score a Free Flight to the Caribbean This Fall. Here's How To Win.

Here’s how you can be one of the chosen ones. As part of a promotion to their new “ER&R” club, which will feature all-inclusive deals exclusively for nurses, the travel …

Joint Commission Tackles Nurse Burnout In New Report

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, BA, RN, CBC In July, the Joint Commission released Quick Safety, Issue 50 that emphasizes developing resilience to combat nurse burnout. The safety issue was released …

Nurses React To Sibling's Post Honoring Her Twin’s Job As An RN

Image via Facebook Laura McIntyre was just trying to do what sisters do when she posted a picture of her identical twin, Caty Nixon, a labor and delivery nurse: give …

10 Hospitals Offering 20K Sign-On Bonuses to RNs

If you’re a new nurse looking to start your career in a hospital, or a current RN just looking for a change, now might be an excellent time to make …

Dentist Selected To Head the National Institute of Nursing Research - Nurses Are Outraged

The National Institute for Nursing Research, which is the largest federal nursing research institute and disburses federal grants, will soon be headed by a biologist and a dentist. Lawrence Tabak, …

CDC Issues Health Alert Over Hepatitis A Outbreaks

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a health alert due to widespread outbreaks of Hepatitis A throughout the U.S. The outbreak mainly affects those experiencing homelessness …

36 Nurses from 1 Hospital Unit Pregnant At The Same Time

It’s not a far stretch to guess that NICU nurses are quite fond of babies, but you could say that the nurses from the NICU unit at Children’s Mercy Hospital …

Hurricane Dorian - Here's How Nurses Can Help

As Hurricane Dorian moves north on the east coast of Florida, heading towards the Carolinas, we have all watched as the storm caused massive destruction in the Bahamas, killing at …

Nurse Mady Howard Advances To American Ninja Warrior Finals

Featured Image via Instagram By Jacob Uitti As a nurse, it can often feel like you’re climbing never-ending staircases, running down the halls as if the last few seconds of …

Video Shows Physician Assistant Confessing To Racist, Xenophobic, Sexist Texts

A video circulating across social media that is date-stamped May 7, 2019, is said to portray Houston Physician Assistant Simon, confessing to "Deposition Simon." In the deposition, Simon admits to …

Alarm Fatigue is Way Too Real (and Scary) For Nurses

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, RN, BA, CBC Constant beeping - medication pumps, monitors, beds, ventilators, vital sign machines, and feeding pumps – are alarms that are all too familiar to …

Nurse Union Demands Presidential Candidates Address Pay Inequality and Sexual Harassment

Image via Wiki Commons The 2020 Presidential election is still over a year away, but at least 25 democratic candidates have already declared their intention to run. In response to …

New LGBTQ-Focused Medical Center Acquires Hahnemann's Transgender Fellowship After Closure

Image via Wiki Commons By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, RN, BA, CBC For over 170 years, Hahnemann University Hospital has served the Center City Philadelphia area. Hahnemann is a 496-bed teaching …

Nurses Say Violent Assaults Against Healthcare Workers Are a Silent Epidemic

By Lee Nelson With only six months on the job as a registered nurse, Angela Simpson got hit hard on the top of her head by an agitated dementia patient. …

New York Mets Nurse Night 2019

Photos courtesy of @RyanBourquePhoto For our last game of the 2019 season, we teamed up with the New York Mets to host their first-ever Nurse Night! The event was nothing …

Nurse Stopped To Perform CPR While Fleeing Dayton Shooter

Nurse Kayla Miller bravely risked her own life to perform CPR on wounded victims while fleeing from a gunman in Dayton, Ohio. Kayla was at a bar with friends in …

Dr's Lawsuit Stops 7 Nurse Practitioners, Midwives From Working Due To Non-Compete Clause

[Articles-Button-Top] According to a lawsuit filed with the Texas Court of Appeals in April 2019 seven APRNs–who worked at a privately owned OB practice, in Longview, Texas– were handed letters …

Nursing Shortage: Foreign Nurses Provide Aid To U.S. Hospitals

By: Portia Wofford As healthcare facilities in the United States continue to struggle with the national nursing shortage, many organizations are using creative measures to fill the voids. For decades …

2 Nursing Home Aides Fired Over #FeltCute ’Might Drop Your Grandma’ Joke

Two nursing aides are being accused of elder abuse after posting a controversial photo caption on Facebook. They were employed at the Etowah Health Care Center in Etowah, Tennessee, and …

Anonymous Donor Donates $25 Million To LA Children's Hospital

On Wednesday, July 18th, an anonymous donor gifted the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) with $25 million. The money will be used to build a new neurological outpatient center, which …

Arkansas Removes DACA Ban on Nursing Students Taking The NCLEX

Cover image courtesy of Rosa In November 2018, Nurse.org was the first publication to interview nursing student, Rosa, about her challenges taking the NCLEX after the DACA program was upended. …

Vaccinated Seattle Children's Nurse Diagnosed With Measles

A nurse in her 20's who works at Seattle Children’s Hospital was diagnosed with measles on Monday, July 15, 2019. The fully vaccinated nurse was working at the hospital and …

Texas Nurse Practitioners Fight for Full Practice Authority

By: Portia Wofford Nurse Practitioners (NP) are more likely to work in rural and underserved areas than physicians. According to a study by the University of Michigan, the demand for …

Black Patient Walking Outside Hospital Arrested - Accused of Stealing IV Still In Arm

Shaquille Dukes, 24, was being treated for pneumonia and still attached to his IV when a security guard called police. Shaquille Dukes, 24, a black, male patient at FHN Memorial …

Cincinnati Reds Nurse Night 2019

Photos courtesy of RobertLarsen The Cincinnati Reds Nurse Night 2019, presented by Nurse.org, was the first Nurse Night in Reds history and it was a big hit! Over 2,000 nurses …

Pope Francis to Nurses: Practice Self Care To Avoid Burnout

By Chaunie Brusie During a special meeting with the Italian Catholic Association of Health Care Workers to celebrate their 40th anniversary in Rome, the Pope himself addressed the very real …

These 4 Stunning Photos Show The Epic Clap-Back Of Nurses Who “Play Cards”

Thanks to the genius of Las Vegas-based photography Abbie Fox of Foxy Photography, a group of local nurses got together for the year’s most epic photo shoot, with the express …

The Oakland A's Nurse Night 2019 - Recap!

Bay Area, Nurses showed up in the thousands to the Oakland A's Nurse Night & Hero Awards presented by Nurse.org! Nurse Hero Awards! We proudly honored 10 Nurse Heroes on …

New Law Allows School Nurses To Give Medical Marijuana To Students In Colorado

Back in the day, a student bringing a note from home might have been used to get out of gym class, or excuse some missing homework, or explain that school …

New York Yankees Nurse Night 2019

The New York Yankees hosted their 1st annual Nurse Night outing at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, June 20th as they took on the Astros. Image courtesy of Phillip Hickman Captiveessenceimagery.com …

Watch! San Diego Padres Nurse Night 2019: Nurse Hero Awards

Cover photo courtesy of Lukas Huerta Photography The San Diego Padres teamed up with Nurse.org and special guest Nurse Blake to host an EPIC Nurse Night on May 3, 2019, …

Breastfeeding For Working Nurse Moms Is Hard When Hospitals Aren't Supportive

By Angelina Gibson If you’re a breastfeeding mother, and you pump, you’ve probably pumped in some awkward places. And doing so as a working nurse is a special challenge - …

Nurse Who Ran Marathon In Scrubs Was Denied Guinness Record For Not Wearing A Dress

By Chaunie Brusie Nurse Jessica Anderson has changed the world. No, really. Back in April, Anderson broke the current world record in the category for “wearing a nurse’s uniform” in …

Tender Moment Captured Between Mom and Labor Nurse Goes Viral

By Angelina Gibson "The nurse that helped me deliver my daughter was the reason I am a Registered Nurse today. To me, as a nurse, this photo depicts my everyday …

School Nurse Shortage Named a ‘National Crisis’

By Portia Wofford The nationwide shortage of nurses has not excluded school nurses. Only three out of five schools employ a full-time nurse. Many schools resort to using school staff …

Nurse Creates Stunning Mosaic Out of Discarded Medical Supplies

By Chaunie Brusie Where some people might see medical waste, Beth Beaty, 37, an RN in Charleston, SC, sees art. Beaty took a look at a pile of discarded medication …

7 Perfect Gift Ideas For National Nurses Week

Affiliate disclosure: Nurse.org may receive a portion of sales via links on this page. We strive to write recommendations that genuinely reflect our true opinion of the product or service. …

WA Nurses Rally Following Senator’s Offensive Comments - Nurse Staffing Bill Passes

While nurses everywhere reacted with gasps of horror, anger, and incredulity at State Senator Maureen Walsh’s recent card-playing comments, some nurses in Washington State decided to take action by organizing …

[Video] Senator Remarks Go Viral: Nurses "Play Cards For a Considerable Amount Of The Day"

Yes, you read that correctly, Senator Maureen Walsh of Washington State (R-Wala Wala) seems to believe that nurses actually have time to sit around and play cards at work. Nurses …

Nurse Dies After Being Attacked By Mental Health Patient - Manslaughter Charges

By Chaunie Brusie A Baton Rouge, Louisiana nurse has passed away after she was attacked by a mental health patient at Baton Rouge General Mid City hospital. Nurse Lynne Truxillo, …

NYC Nurses Reach Historic Deal on Safe Staffing - Strike Called Off

After a historic months-long fight for safer patient-nurse ratios in their hospitals, New York City area nurses are celebrating what is being called a landmark victory. According to the New …

Illinois Nurses Push Bill For Safe Staffing Ratios

By: Portia Wofford Illinois nurses are a step closer to safe patient-to-nurse ratios. A bill was introduced that mandates specific patient-to-nurse ratios on every unit, in every hospital. On March …

Study Reveals Alarming Statistics on Nurse Burnout

Healthcare market research and consulting company PRC recently announced the results of its National Nursing Engagement Report. The report was based on survey findings from over 2,000 healthcare partners and …

Nurse Adopted Baby Who Had No Visitors For 5 Months

After a tumultuous start to life, baby Gisele and her mom, Liz Smith, a nurse from Massachusetts, have a new beginning. Brown-haired, blue-eyed baby Gisele, also from Massachusetts, had a …

This Is Why 12,000 NYC Nurses Might Strike In April 2019

By Chaunie Brusie Updated March 23, 2019 at 4:30pm On the evening of March 22nd, nurses all over New York City were notified that the strike scheduled to happen on …

Jussie Smollett Case: 50 Hospital Workers Fired For Alleged HIPAA Violations

By Portia Wofford At least 50 employees, including nurses, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, have been fired after allegedly improperly reviewing an actor’s medical records, according to NBC Chicago. …

Cleveland Cavaliers Nurse Night 2019, Nurse Hero Awards

The Cleveland Cavaliers teamed up with Nurse.org and special guest Nurse Blake on March 2, 2019, to host Nurse Night 2019. Our Nurse Heroes attended warm-up practice and had some …

Measles Outbreak: What Nurses need to know about the MMR Vaccine

By: Portia Wofford A little over a month into 2019, the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed 101 individual cases of measles- in 10 states- in the U.S. These states …

2020 Is The “Year of the Nurse” - Here's What That Means For Nurses

By Mariam Yazdi Over the last few decades, the field of nursing has grown by leaps and bounds, with the importance of its role in the healthcare system more and …

Nurses Trapped In Haiti Crowd Fund Their Own Rescue

By Chaunie Brusie A country is so desperate for healthcare that it’s forced to revolt against its own government. A city filled with broken glass, burning tires, and businesses looted, …

Nurse Practitioner Student Creates Screening To Identify Human Trafficking Victims

By Chaunie Brusie At the moment, Michigan might be best known for the extreme cold temperatures, snow, and ice it is facing, but to Danielle Jordan Bastein, an ER nurse …

Nurse Lauren Underwood Is The Youngest Black Congresswoman - Ever

By Chaunie Brusie Image source: Facebook At only 32 years old, Lauren Underwood is making history. Why? Well, because she just so happens to be the youngest black woman in …

Nursing Students ‘Out of Luck’ After Private College Closes 70 Campuses

By Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN One minute, you’re a nursing student heading to class with your book-laden backpack and your coffee in hand, but the next, you’re a stunned ex-student …

Deported Oakland Nurse Wins Visa Lottery to Return to U.S.

By Chaunie Brusie Mendoza-Sanchez just won the lottery. No, she wasn’t part of any Mega Millions winning lottery ticket, but to the Mexican-born mother of four and oncology nurse, the …

MI Nurses Association Cancels $8.9 Million Debt For Patients

By Chaunie Brusie If you’re looking for a story to restore your hope in humankind this holiday season, do we have one for you — the Michigan Nurses Association, the …

‘Santa’ Obama Surprises Children’s Hospital

By Angelina Walker Spreading holiday cheer and singing Christmas carols, former President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the patients at Children’s National Hospital. Santa’s special helper was decked …

Nurse.org Nurse Hero Contest Official Rules

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the NURSE.ORG Hero program (the "Awards Program"), nominees must be nurses who are legal residents of the U.S. and at least twenty-one (21) …

Nurses Win Mega Millions Lottery Ticket And Donate The Money

By Chaunie Brusie A group of NICU nurses from Missouri has once again proven that nurses are the most amazing creatures on the planet by donating the money they received …

House Democrats Introduce Bill to Protect Health Care Workers from Violence on the Job

By Amy Blitchok For those who don’t work in the nursing profession, it can come as a surprise to learn that health care and social services workers experience a greater …

Surrounded By Fire: California Nurses Fight Flames To Save Patients

By Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN Many of us have watched in horror as wildfires have viciously engulfed both Northern and Southern California. As of today, CNN has reported that a …

Study Finds That Post-Birth Massage Could Decrease Opioid Usage For Moms

By Chaunie Brusie A new study by the Journal of Obstetrical, Gynecological and Neonatal Nurses has released an important finding that could change the way that women are treated for …

Former Officer Who Wrongfully Arrested Nurse Wubbles Says He Isn’t Sorry and Plans to Sue

Last year, the story of Utah Nurse Alex Wubbels, the RN at Utah State University Hospital who correctly refused to allow a police officer take blood from her unconscious patient …

"I Am The Jewish Nurse" - RN Who Treated Synagogue Shooter Shares Story

Image via Facebook In a country that is no longer shocked by mass murders and random shootings at places that should feel safe, from schools to synagogues to yoga studios, …

Bernie Sanders Endorses the Controversial Nurse Staffing Ballot Question 1

by Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN Massachusetts is facing a controversial ballot initiative this month, as voters will be deciding on Question 1, a proposal to legally limit the number of …

10 Myth-Busting Facts About the Flu In 2018

By Anne Devine, MA, BSN Influenza, or “flu,” can still strike fear in the hearts of public health professionals. Many of us recall reading about the worldwide flu pandemic of …

Instagram Banned Birth Photos So This Nurse Started A Petition - It Went Viral

By Chaunie Brusie *The following post contains graphic images of live births. Once upon a time, social media avenues such as Instagram and Facebook took a firm stance on censoring …

Nurse’s Ear Lobe Bitten Off and Another Choked In Latest Patient Assaults

By Chaunie Brusie There isn’t a nurse alive who doesn’t know what it’s like to be mistreated by a patient. Whether it’s an unkind word from the very person whose …

Techs Launch Initiative To Be Called 'Veterinary Nurse'

By Amy Blitchok An initiative being pushed by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) is causing controversy and forcing nurses to take a stand. The Veterinary Nurse …

Hurricane Florence: Here's How Nurses Can Help

By Angelina Gibson Are you ready to help those affected by Hurricane Florence and the catastrophic flooding in Texas but don’t know how to get involved? We encourage all nurses …

Pets Line The Halls Of Naval Hospital As Hurricane Florence Rages

Pet-parents everywhere know how difficult it can be to leave a pet home alone. Leaving a pet, during category-4 hurricane Florence is probably totally out of the question for most …

Volunteer "Baby Cuddler" Donates 1 Million Dollars to Alabama NICU

By Chaunie Brusie RN BSN For most of us, having a spare million dollars around would probably lead to some pretty lavish vacations or some fancy new cars, but for …

Remembering 9/11: Nurses Share Their Stories

Nurse.org Staff Writer Nearly everyone old enough to remember that fateful day 17 years ago, also remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing. We take a look …

Hospital Ditches Outdated Dress Code: Tattoos And Neon Hair Allowed

A hospital system in Indiana is making headlines across the country for a brand-new policy that some people are applauding, while others are appalled by. But just what is this …

Nurse’s Photo Goes Viral And The Reason Is Powerful

By Cameron Hershey, BSN, RN @traumacam I don’t want you to just click like on this photo and scroll on. I want you to stop and really look at it …

Nurse Died By Suicide Due to Reported Bullying at Work

Many of us who have worked as nurses know how difficult it can be to deal with toxic co-workers. In situations where we might encounter someone unpleasant, we might shake …

Photo Of Hospital Staff Honoring Organ Donor Goes Viral

By Amy Blitchok On June 19th, Cletus Schneider III was sitting down to dinner with his family. In just a matter of minutes, an average night took a tragic turn. …

New York To Pay Nurses $20 Million In Gender Bias Settlement

By Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN Thanks to a special law in New York City, employees who worked “physically taxing” jobs were allowed to collect their full pensions starting at age …

This Deported Nurse Is Now Helping Asylum Seekers at the Border—How Nurses Can Help.

By Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN Talk of the US-Mexico border has filled the news over the past weeks with stories of asylum seekers, outrage over the separation of families, and …

Nurse Launches Medical Mission Org. - Here’s How To Join.

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Nurses with Purpose is a South Carolina based medical mission organization. Founded in 2008 by Licensed Practical Nurse, Elaine Alston, this organization visits …

U.S. Hospitals Facing Shortage of Pain Medication

By Chaunie Brusie When you have an emergency, you probably don’t think twice about what you need to do next: you simply head to the hospital, where the trained medical …

Children’s Hospital Offers Nurses Summers Off

By Amy Blitchok Having a full three months off during the summer is the stuff of legends, but it may be the new norm with nurses if a pilot program …

Traveling Nurse Dies While Solo Climbing Teton Mountains

By Angelina Gibson “The mountains speak & the wise man listens," wrote 27-year old OR traveling nurse, Burak Akil, on his Instagram. Akil was reported missing when he didn’t show …

[Update] Nurse Accused Of Reusing Syringes Identified As Chief's Son

By Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN Update June 24, 2018, at 4:01PT Reports surfaced recently that a nurse at the Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Hastings Hospital in Oklahoma was accused of reusing …

Medical Neutrality War Violations: 5 Facts Nurses Need To Know

By Mariam Yazdi For centuries, present-day Israel has been a land of great strife, a place violently debated at the expense of many humans lives, year after year. This turmoil …

Joe Biden Thanks Hospice Nurses Who Cared For His Family

By Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN Everyone knows that nurses are heroes, but hospice nurses? Well, they hold a very special place in our hearts and in the lives of the …

Paul Ryan Honors Nurse Who Refused to Perform Abortions

by Amy Blitchok On June 7th, 2018, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was a featured speaker at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s annual conference. During his speech, he honored …

'Americas Got Talent': Nurse Michael Ketterer Earns Golden Buzzer

By Angelina Gibson When he's not at his day-job as a pediatric mental health nurse, Michael Ketterer, is a devoted husband and father of six. Five of Ketterer's children were …

Lawsuit: Surgeon Accused Of Making Music Videos During Operations

By Amy Blitchok Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte advertises herself as Atlanta’s premier cosmetic surgeon and a doctor to the stars, but recent lawsuits have revealed that her practice is putting patients …

Travel Nurses Quit After “Horrendous” Conditions During Mayo Clinic EMR Conversion

By Chaunie Brusie As any nurse knows, introducing any type of new electronic system in the hospital setting generally leads to mass chaos. New systems = resistance, crashes, and lots …

Nurse Sues Customs For Seizing $40K Of Her Savings - They Won't Give It Back.

by Amy Blitchok Since 2014, Anthonia Nwaorie, a registered nurse and midwife, has been traveling from the United States to her hometown in Nigeria to deliver free medical care to …

This Video Will Make You Cry: TODAY Show Surprises Nurse Who Sang For Dying Patient

By Angelina Gibson Update May 2, 2018 The TODAY show surprised nurse Olivia Neufelder today as part of their new 'Thank a Nurse TODAY' series. A video of Neufelder singing …

Video: Police Taser Nurse In Hospital Emergency Room

THURSDAY: Shocking video footage shows the moment police taser a nurse in the Emergency Room at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. Nurse Roger W. Davis, 42, is now facing several …

Newlywed Nurse's Family Sues American Airlines Over Wrongful Death

By Angelina Gibson According to a lawsuit, the family of nurse Brittany Oswell, 25, have initiated a wrongful death lawsuit against American Airlines. They say the airline failed to provide …

Nurse & Firefighter Tried To Save Woman Sucked Out Airplane Window

Retired nurse Peggy Phillips tried her best to save the life of a passenger who has partially sucked out a window aboard a Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday. Shortly after …

Doctor Led Secret Facebook Project To Convince Hospitals To Share Patient Data

By Amy Blitchock There is yet another breaking story about how Facebook collects, shares and uses data and this time it has to do with medical information. It has recently …

Nurse Fired Over Controversial Facebook Post Raises $23K GoFundMe

Update 4/4/2018 at 4:00pm. According to reports the New York Daily News, nurse Faith Linthicum has been fired by Kaiser Permanente. She has set-up a GoFundMe account that has since …

This Video Of A Nurse Laying Flag Over Dying Veteran Will Make You Cry

“His name is Sergio and to him, I will be eternally grateful. I’ve never experienced such kindness,” said Jeanne Shearing as she recalled the nurse who helped give her brother …

Active Hospital Shooter: Bodycam Video Shows Police Shooting Armed Patient

WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: This video contains violent content that may be offensive to some viewers - viewer discretion advised. HUNTERSVILLE, NC -- "How in the world did he get …

7 Things Nurses Deal with that Make Others Freak Out

Written By: Lee Nelson Being a nurse involves seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and dealing with some of life’s not-so-pleasant things. Nurses face it all from the grossest to the most …

Kate Middleton Launches 'Nursing Now 2020 Campaign' - Reunites With Midwife

By Angelina Gibson Kate Middleton is well into her third trimester but, that didn’t stop her from visiting the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and St Thomas’s hospital …

Graphic Facebook Live Video Shows Trump Rant And Man Driving Car Into Hospital ER

Warning - video discretion advised. “Middlesex hospital is not safe,” said Steven Ellam, 27, on Facebook Livestream before intentionally crashing his vehicle into the hospital’s emergency department and setting himself …

Charges Dismissed Against Surgeon Accused Of Strangling Nurse

By Angelina Gibson Update 2/22/2018 at 10:00pm A judge has dismissed charges against surgeon Venkatesh Sashthakonar who was accused of strangling a nurse last month. According to the Long Island …

Video Shows Filipina Nurse Assault In Parking Garage - "Go Back To China!"

Quiggle Ignacia, a Filipina registered nurse says she was racially and physically attacked by a couple in Glendale, CA. She caught the incident on camera and shared it to Facebook. …

Video: Nurse Who's Flu Rant Went Viral Has Allegedly Been Reported To The Board Of Nursing

By Amy Blitchok Update 2/1/2018 at 2:45pm According to an online petition, Nurse Katherine Locklear has been reported to Florida's Board of Nursing. The petition reads, "Katherine Smith Locklear is …

Polish Doctor Detained By ICE, Facing Deportation - After 40 Years Living In US

Michigan doctor, Lukasz Niec, M.D., has resided in the U.S for over 40 years - he was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last week and is facing deportation …

New Law Gives Nurses And Healthcare Workers Religious Protections - Medicaid Changes

Last week, the Trump administration introduced a new federal office - The Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom. The newly created division of the Department of Health and Human Service’s …

Nurse Donates 1,000 Ounces Of Breastmilk To Cancer Patient

Breastmilk and shaved heads might sound like an unlikely combination. Unless you're a breastfeeding cancer patient. Around Christmas, 30-year old Ashley Chestnut was breastfeeding her son when a sharp pain …

Wearing A Hospital Gown - Video Shows Woman Allegedly 'Dumped' Outside Baltimore Hospital

The University of Maryland Medical Center came under fire this week after a controversial video surfaced of a patient being left outside the facility in a hospital gown. A video …

Nurses Accuse Hollywood Icon Stan Lee Of Sexual Harassment

Hollywood comic book icon, Stan Lee, is facing accusations of sexual harassment by several nurses. Lee’s Lawyer told the DailyMail.com that Lee ‘categorically denies’ the ‘false and despicable’ allegations. However, …

Proposed Nurse Overtime Ban Causes Hospitals And Nurses To Disagree In Ohio

By Angelina Gibson, Nurse.org Staff Writer Mandatory overtime is commonly implemented at hospitals when experiencing chronic staffing shortages. Nurses who are forced to work overtime often report feeling overworked and …

Couple Gets Married In Hospital, What Happens 18 Hours Later Will Make You Cry

By Angelina Gibson Some of Heather Mosher’s final words were her wedding vows spoken to the love of her life just hours before dying of breast cancer. Image: Instagram @christina.lee.photography …

Proposed Federal RN Ratios - What You Can Do About It

For years, nurses across the nation have been asking for safer staffing ratios. With tighter budgets and substantial increases in the number of patients, nurses have been working in situations …

Kim Kardashian Thanks Nurses Who Cared For Her Son In The Hospital

By Angelina Gibson "We are so grateful for you all," said Kim Kardashian addressing her son's nurses and doctors. The reality show star's 2-year old son, Saint West, was hospitalized …

How Trump's Tax Plan Affects Travel Nurses In 2019

By Angelina Gibson We asked Joseph Smith, Owner of Traveltax.com, to explain the most significant changes to travel nurse taxes and pay. Smith holds a BA in Accounting, MS in …

Nurses Ranked #1 Most Ethical Profession By 2017 Gallup Poll

Update: December 27, 2017 Yesterday, the Gallup organization released the 2017 results of their poll for the most honest and ethical professions - listing nurses as the top profession for …

3 Killed, 77 Sent To Hospital After Train Derails Off WA Overpass

An Amtrak passenger train derailed off an overpass and onto the busy I-5 highway in southwestern Washington early Monday morning. As of Monday evening, the Washington State Patrol had confirmed …

Why Is This Hospital Worker Cropped From TIME 'Person Of The Year' Cover?

The #MeToo movement empowered women across the world to break their silence on sexual assault. The response was so powerful that TIME magazine revealed their 2017 “Person of the Year” …

Travel Nurse Finds Hidden Camera In Airbnb Bedroom

By: Angelina Gibson A camera disguised as a clock? Sounds like something you might find in a Spy movie, not in an Airbnb rental. That is exactly what a travel …

U.S. Hospitals Struggle With Saline Shortage - It Could Get Worse.

By Mariam Yazdi If you've experienced a delay of certain medications, your facility could be affected by the residual damages caused by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Hospitals and pharmacies …

'Help Me Find The Nurse Who Saved My Life' - Teen's Video Goes Viral.

By: Angelina Gibson, Nurse.org Staff Writer Support is coming in from around the world for a young man who shared a compelling Christmas wish on Facebook video. Caleb Johnson’s wish …

How Medical Drones are Assisting People in Need

By: Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC The use of drones is on the rise. Merriam-Webster defines a drone as "an unmanned aircraft or ship guided by remote control or …

Doctors Confused By "Do Not Resuscitate" Tattoo On Dying Patient

By: Angelina Gibson A 70-year old patient’s tattoo presented a dilemma for Doctors at the University of Miami Hospital - it clearly stated, “Do Not Resuscitate” and included his presumed …

Nurse Stabbed In Hospital Parking Lot Where Staff Had Asked For More Security

By: Angelina Gibson A labor and delivery nurse was stabbed in the parking lot near Rutgers New Jersey Medical School - nurses had previously voiced concerns about the parking lot’s …

This Video Is Proof That Nurses Are Heroes - Even During Earthquakes!

By: Angelina Gibson A video has surfaced showing what looks like a group of superheroes saving newborns during an earthquake. Within split-seconds the team grabs and protects every baby in …

50+ Hospital Workers Fired For Refusing Flu-Vaccine.

By: Angelina Gibson Update: 11/27/2017 at 2:53pm PT According to this report, Essentia Health System has now terminated 69 of their employees who declined the flu-vaccine. Originial Post: 11/25/2017 at …

95-Year- Old Nurse Veteran Raises Monday Night Football Flag

By: Angelina Gibson, Nurse.org Staff Writer Lt. Col. Barbara Nichols, at the age of 95, is the oldest military nurse alive today - she has heroically served in 3 wars. …

Guilt Trip: Calling In Sick When You're A Nurse

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC We've all been there. Your throat feels like you swallowed a bag of razor blades, your head feels like someone's squeezing the back …

Nurse Volunteers Say Puerto Ricans Are Dying- Here's How Nurses Can Help.

It’s been over a month since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Since then, nurses have been answering the call for help by volunteering their services throughout the area. They are …

Nurse Alex Wubbels Awarded $500K Settlement Following Controversial Arrest

By Angelina Gibson Update: 11/1/17 1:50pm Nurse Alex Wubbels has agreed to a $500,000 settlement amount - there will be no lawsuit. Her controversial arrest earlier this year, for blocking …

People Are Freaking Out Over 'Racist' Theories In Nursing Textbook.

A nursing textbook singling out Arabs/Muslims, Asians, Blacks, Jews, Hispanics and Native-Americans in a section about pain response has the internet in an uproar. Many are calling statements published in …

[Update] Dr's Post on Nurse Practitioners Goes Viral, Claims Someone Else Posted

By: Angelina Gibson Updated 10/20/17 - 4:08 pm PST Dr. David Glener reached out to Nurse.org regarding this article stating the following: "I left my laptop unattended and open to …

Watch: Doctor Yells At Patient - There's Much More You Didn't See.

The viral video of a Florida Doctor yelling at a sick patient to “get the hell out” only tells half the story - as most last-minute videos on Facebook do. …

Sexual Harassment In Nursing - It's More Common Than You Think.

By Nurse.org Staff Writer When news of Harvey Weinstein’s deplorable, decades-long history of sexual harassment began coming to light in the world outside of Hollywood, many nurses recognized it as …

Online Date Pleads Guilty To Murdering And Dismembering Nurse

The tragic murder of Seattle Nurse Ingrid Lyne, 40, left the nursing community devastated and her loved ones in a continuous spiral of grief as details continued to unfold since …

Nurse Shot In Vegas Massacre Treated Her Own Bullet Wounds

Once a nurse, always a nurse - Registered Nurse Natalie Vanderstay wanted to help others, as she was bleeding out. She felt horrible for stepping on top of bodies and …

Nurse Killed In Vegas Shooting - What We Know And How You Can Help

On Monday morning as most of the world awoke to news of the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas - area medical staff and first responders had already been working …

Nurse's Facebook Post About Flu Shots and Autism Sparks Controversy

Social media has become a hot topic within the nursing community over recent years. Hospitals have issued social media policies and the National Coalition of State Boards (NCSB) has created …

Suicide In Nursing: Much More Common Than You Think

By: Mariam Yazdi, BSN, RN, CCRN A study released earlier this year shed light on an alarming finding: of the female population, nurses are 23% more likely to commit suicide …

Undocumented Parents Arrested At Children's Hospital Awaiting Baby's Surgery

A policy enacted under President Obama encouraging immigration agents to avoid enforcement actions in so-called sensitive locations has stirred controversy this week. The undocumented parents of a neonatal patient at …

Nurses Join Jimmy Kimmel In Opposing Healthcare Reform Bill

On Tuesday GOP leaders introduced their newest healthcare reform bill - the Graham-Cassidy Bill. It is scheduled for hearing on September 25th and will be the GOPs first hearing on …

Hospital Corpsmen Mishandle Newborn Baby - Post Videos To Snapchat

Correction: The original version of this article mistakenly described the individuals in the videos as Naval nurses. They are not nurses and we have corrected the article to corpsmen. The …

New Video Shows Conditions Inside Nursing Home Without A/C Where 8 Died

by Angelina Gibson Hollywood, FL: Video shows the shocking conditions of Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills - 53 hours after losing power and air conditioning - where 8 elderly residents …

Hurricane Irma: Woman Gives Birth As Doctors Help Over The Phone

By Angelina Gibson Would you be able to guide a woman through delivering her own baby - over the phone - in a car - in the middle of friggin’ …

Hurricane Hero: Cancer Can't Stop This Cop From Saving Lives

Stage 4 colon cancer didn’t stop 24 year police veteran, Bert Ramon, from braving Hurricane Harvey - he helped save over 1,500 people. A photo of Ramon was captured - …

Hurricane Irma: How Nurses Can Help [updates]

By Angelina Gibson As the hurricane rages on, this story is developing. Check back here for updates. Updated 9/9/2017 at 11:40pm PST Over 20 Hospitals throughout Florida, Georgia and South …

News For Nurses - Weekly Roundup

By Angelina Gibson We read the news so you don't have to. Here's what's happening in the world this week. Single-payer healthcare In California California Senator Kamala Harris is the …

Hurricane Harvey - Here's How Nurses Can Help

By Angelina Gibson Updated 9/8/17 - 5:01pm PST: Hurricane Irma is now headed towards Florida. Find out how you can help there: Hurricane Irma - Here's How To Help Update …

Powerball Winner Quits Job At Hospital -We Asked What Nurses Would Do

The first thing Mavis Wanczyk did when she found out she was the $759 million Powerball winner was quit her clerical job in the nursing department at Mercy Medical Center …

Maria Sanchez, RN Has Been Deported

Photo: Mason Trinca By Angelina Gibson After two decades living in the United States, Maria Sanchez, an Oncology Nurse and mother of four, has been deported back to Mexico. A …

News For Nurses - Weekly Roundup

We read the news so you don't have to. Here are the week's top stories for nurses. New medical chip grows human cells on the body and heals illnesses in …

Nurses Brace Themselves for The Great Eclipse of 2017

By Nurse.org Staff Writer Months before the great solar eclipse of 2017, hospitals around the country were bracing themselves. In fact, according to the Washington Post, “first responders and emergency …

8 Tips For Surviving A Nurse Potluck

By Nurse.org Staff Writer We’ve all known one or two. The detail-oriented potluck organizer that hands you your cooking orders and uses the full weight of her peer-pressuring and guilt-tripping …

7 Important Elements of an Inspiring Nursing Career

The Nursing Struggle is Real Whether you're newly graduated, passed the NLCEX, and you're ready for your first few shifts, or you've already put in many years on the floor, …

Is It Time For Self-Care? 6 Questions To Ask Yourself Right Now.

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC You’re a nurse, and we know you work hard. In fact, you probably work like crazy, just like so many other nurses. And it …

10 Self-Care Ideas For A Nurse's Day Off

When you’re a nurse with only one precious day off from your job, how can you make the most of your time? Maybe you have errands, appointments, and chores to …

6 Reasons Nurses Shouldn't Date Doctors

By Kathleen Colduvell, RN, BSN, BA, CBC Most nurses have seen the Grey’s Anatomy episode where Rose, the nurse, and Derek, the dreamy surgeon, take their relationship to the next …

Can’t Relax? Try These Awesome Massage Techniques

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC Hard-working nurses need time to relax, and getting a massage is a fun and healthy way to indulge. If you don’t have time to …

7 Easy Potluck Recipes Every Nurse Should Know

By Nurse.org Staff Writer Let’s celebrate Anne’s retirement they said. Just bring a little something to share they said. It will be fun they said. Right. Let’s face it. Potlucks …

7 Movies Featuring Nurse Characters

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC There’s no denying that the portrayal of nurses in movies hasn’t painted the most accurate representation of this highly regarded profession. Certain films …

5 Simple Self-Care Practices For Busy Nurses. We're Not Talking A Spa Day.

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC Nurses work hard in an enormous variety of capacities, and the work of nursing can be profoundly tiring, physically and otherwise. When we think …

Flu Breakdown: The 2017 Influenza Season

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Influenza, a contagious respiratory illness, does not discriminate against who, when, and where it strikes. It is crucial for nurses and other healthcare …

27 Nurses Reveal Craziest Answers To Sexual History Question

By Nurse.org Staff Writer We all just love asking that question, don't we? While some of the responses can be disturbing or unbelievable, most of them are just plain hilarious. …

6 Important Norovirus Tips for Nurses

Image Credit: Alissa Eckert. Provided by CDC/Jessica Allen. By Kathleen Colduvell, RN, BSN, BA, CBC Norovirus is a common disease that nurses may come into contact with on a regular …

Nursing Wellness: Not An Oxymoron

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC Clinical nurses work hard, and this can include long hours, significant physical demands, the emotional labor of nurse-patient relationships, and witnessing the suffering of …

7 Tips To Help Nurses Be Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally Healthy

By Kathleen Colduvell, RN, BA, BSN, CBC According to a three year study conducted at London South Bank University approximately half of all nursing students are overweight and a significant …

High-Protein & High-Energy Snacks For Nurses

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Snacks can be a nurse’s best friend during long 12-hour hospital shifts. Nurses often do not take meal breaks, and even if they …

8 Things To Say To A Nurse If You Want To Get Slapped

By Nurse.org Staff Writer Nurses may be seen as saints, but they can still get pushed over the edge when one too many ridiculous statements come their way. Here are …

Serious Health Concerns For 2016 Olympics. How Visitors Can Stay Safe In Rio

Written By: Marissa Mararac The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil is just days away. People from all around the world are anticipating the opening ceremonies on August …

Dealing With Work Stress? Pet A Pooch

We all need to unwind at some point. Work can be demanding, and stress can affect our health (aka the dreaded nurse burnout ). Typically, we try and work out …

10 Gifts for the Graduating Nurse

That time of year has come; your friend or family member has sacrificed so much for this moment: nursing school graduation. And that’s not including what’s next for them: the …

If You Work In Healthcare, You Won't Want to Miss These Amazing Parodies!

Have you heard of ZDoggMD ? He's a physician who has produced videos on YouTube since 2010. And his parody songs are great. We've collected a couple of our favorites, …

Why I Couldn’t Sleep When I Heard About the Miss Colorado/“The View” Controversy

by Rachel, Seattle area RN As I was perusing Facebook one night last week, almost ready for bed as I had to work at 7am, I came across an article …

Tips for Staying Healthy as a Nurse

When you are working with ill patients and a stress-filled job as a nurse, keeping healthy yourself becomes a priority. Sure, there are precautions such as gloves and masks. But …

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