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Nurses, Enter To Win Clove Shoes and Underscrub - Sam's Favorite Things!

Nurse’s Month might be wrapping up soon, but the celebrations continue! Nurse Creator Sam Fusco has partnered with Clove and Nurse.org to give away some of her favorite items to …

We're Hiring Nurse Converse Podcast Hosts, Season 2 - Apply Now!

Welcome to Nurse Converse, a collaborative podcast, presented by Nurse.org! Picture this: In each episode, we bring you a fresh perspective with a rotating lineup of incredible nurse hosts from …

How Nurse Managers Can Use Data to Quantify Their Work | Opinion

Guest article by Tim Darling and Joel D. Ray, MSN, RN, NEA-BC To help nurses and nurse managers communicate most effectively with other departments, we propose that they lean into …

Arizona Diamondbacks Nurse Night: Discount Tickets and Nominate Nurses

Event Details: Nurse Appreciation Discount Ticket Offer at Arizona Diamondbacks game July 30, 2024, at 6:40 PM MDT D-backs vs Nationals Chase Field Discounted tickets start at just $18! Tickets …

Fake Nurse, Sex Offender, Stole Nurse's Identity To Work With Hospice Patients

According to Indiana authorities, a convicted sex offender has been charged with multiple level-six felonies for impersonating nurses and treating unsuspecting patients at hospice facilities throughout the state. Zachary Hartley, …

Nurse Appreciation Events 2024: MLB, NBA, NHL Games

Nurse.org teamed up with MLB, NBA and NHL teams across the country to offer special discounts, recognition, and appreciation events for nurses throughout 2024 to celebrate nurses! Scroll down to …

Houston Astros Nurse Appreciation Night 2024: Nurses Honored

Event Recap The Houston Astros and Nurse.org teamed up for a special night dedicated to nurses and other healthcare workers. During this thrilling matchup, we put a spotlight on two …

Red Sox Nurse Night: Nurse Throws the First Pitch!

Event Recap The 7th annual Red Sox Nurse Appreciation Night 2024 was a BLAST! Nurse.org once again had the privilege to honor 10 remarkable nurses on the field. Nurse David …

Seattle Mariners Nurse Appreciation, Nurse Threw First Pitch

Event Recap The Seattle Mariners and Nurse.org are proud to recognize and celebrate the tireless work of nurses throughout the Pacific Northwest. 2 nominated local nurses had the honor to …

Balancing Motherhood and a Nursing Career

Podcast Episode >>Listen to Balancing Motherhood and a Nursing Career with Kasey Mundell, Nurse Educator [audioplayer_motherhoodcareer] Motherhood makes me a better nurse. This statement rings true in the heartfelt and …

Hospital Worker Sexually Assaulted At Vanderbilt, Police Searching For Suspect

The suspect is still at large - authorities urge anyone with information about the suspect to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 Authorities in Nashville are seeking the public's assistance in …

Nurses, Enter to Win $100+ Gift Cards To Amazon, Target, Chipotle, Figs, Stanley and More!

About the Giveaway Move over, Nurses Week! At Nurse.org, we’re celebrating nurses and nursing students for the entire MONTH of May! From May 1st to May 31st, 2024, we're going …

Ascension Hospitals Hit By Major Cyberattack Nationwide

A major cyberattack has struck Ascension, one of the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the United States, severely disrupting operations across multiple facilities. The incident, which appears to be a …

Nursing Grads Slam Howard University For Chaotic Graduation Cut Short

What was supposed to be a joyous occasion celebrating the achievements of Howard University's nursing graduates quickly descended into chaos on Thursday. The university's nursing program graduation ceremony in Washington …

Nurse Practitioner Fined $55K For Faking Vaccine Records of 100+ Kids

Nurse practitioner, Sandra Miceli, faces a hefty fine of $55,000 for pediatric vaccine falsification following an investigation by the New York Department of Health. The investigation uncovered her involvement in …

All the National Nurse's Week Deals, Discounts and Freebies for 2024

Updated 5/7/2024 Nurses Week 2024–celebrated May 6 - May 12 (Florence Nightingale’s birthday, for obvious reasons, right?)– is finally here! Nurse.org has rounded up all the best Nurses Week deals, …

Minnesota Twins Nurse Special Recognition

Event Recap The Minnesota Twins and Nurse.org teamed up to celebrate nurses on May 6th, National Nurses Day. Nurses and other healthcare heroes showed their support for the incredible Twin …

Chipotle Nurses Week Deals! FREE Burritos to 100,000 Healthcare Workers

What is Chipotle's Nurses Week Giveaway? If you are a nurse (or medical professional), you need to stop reading this right now and go enter to win a FREE Chipotle …

Yankees Healthcare Appreciation Week: Get Discount Tickets!

Event Details: Yankees Healthcare Appreciation Week! Join the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium as we show our appreciation to the dedicated men and women of New York and nationwide …

Federal Investigation Finds Elara Caring Agency Failed To Protect Murdered Nurse

Update 5/1/2024 In the wake of the tragic murder of home health nurse Joyce Grayson during a home visit at a halfway house on October 28, 2023, in Willimantic, Connecticut, …

Biden's Federal Staffing Mandate For Nurses and CNAs in Long Term Care Announced

In a groundbreaking move aimed at improving the quality of care in nursing homes across the United States, the Biden administration has announced new federal staffing requirements for long-term care …

Nurses Protest AI Use In Hospitals, "Trust Nurses, Not AI"

Hundreds of registered nurses from the California Nurses Association took to the streets in protest outside Kaiser Permanente's San Francisco hospital on April 22, 2024. Their many signs displayed messages …

Nurse Juror Excused from Trump Hush Money Trial Over Bias Concerns

The highly publicized criminal trial of former President Donald Trump over alleged hush money payments hit a snag this week, as a potential juror -- a nurse by profession -- …

RI Nurse Who Was Critically Assaulted By Psych Patient Sues Hospital Security

Update 4/19/2024 Nurse Scott Amaral was critically assaulted and hospitalized by a psychiatric patient at Rhode Island Hospital and is now suing the hospital's security firm. George Bower, 37, attacked …

Tragedy: Nurse Finds Mother in Trauma Unit While Working, Loses Baby in Collision

A nurse experienced the ultimate loss, both her mother and one-year-old daughter were killed in a motor vehicle accident in California. The nurse was working on the unit where her …

KY Grants Criminal Immunity To Healthcare Workers For Medical Mistakes

Kentucky has passed a groundbreaking new law that grants criminal immunity to healthcare providers for unintentional medical errors. House Bill 159, which received unanimous support from both the Kentucky House …

San Francisco Giants Nurse Appreciation Night - Discount Tickets, Vote For Nurses

Event Details: Braves at Giants Aug 13, 2024 6:45 PM PDT Oracle Park 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107, US >> Buy discounted tickets, starting at $18! The …

The Debate To Allow Guns In Parts Of WY Hospital

The discussion about allowing guns in some areas of Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette arose during the Gillette Hospital Board's recent meeting, according to Cowboy State Daily. Suggestions were …

Nurses Are NOT Punching Bags! Why We Must Report All Workplace Violence

A nurse and medical social worker were the victims of a double homicide inside the labor and delivery unit at Methodist Dallas Hospital in October 2022. This is just one …

Hospitals Brace For The Solar Eclipse 2024

While millions will marvel at the breathtaking phenomenon of the solar eclipse that will take place on April 8, 2024, healthcare professionals and hospitals are taking precautions to ensure they …

Colorado Avalanche Nurse Discount Tickets For $38

🏒 Event Details: Colorado Avalanche Nurse Appreciation Night April 9, 2024, 7:30 PM MT Secure your tickets now and join us for an inspiring celebration of our healthcare champs, set …

A Forensic Nurse's Guide to Addressing Sexual Assault, Support, and Reporting Paths

Disclaimer: This article plus the included audio and video podcast episode contains a discussion on sexual assault, suicide, self-harm, pedophilia, and the elderly. Discretion is advised. Sexual assault is a …

How Volunteer Nurses Bring a Different Kind of Healing To Kids at Summer Camp

This is a guest article by Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp The health and safety of the children with serious illnesses and families that attend Paul Newman’s …

Top 10 Best Nurse Graduation Gifts

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 …

90+ Great Gifts to Get Nurses

Need to say thank you to a nurse in your life (or just treat yourself!)? We've rounded up the best gifts for nurses that they'll truly appreciate. Nurse.org may receive …

Google's New AI Could Detect Illness from Cough Sounds

In a pioneering development that could change diagnostic practices, Google has unveiled an artificial intelligence (AI) system capable of analyzing human sounds, such as coughs, to potentially detect diseases. Dubbed …

How Nurses Can Make Self-Care a Priority During Stressful Times

Are you struggling to implement self-care into your life? If self-love was equivalent to self-care, would it accurately depict how you feel about yourself? As the most trusted profession, nurses …

These AI Nurse Like “Agents” Cost $9 Per Hour - Threat or Help To Human Nurses?

NVIDIA recently announced a partnership with healthcare startup Hippocratic AI to develop AI-powered “agents” intended to act as nurses and provide basic medical advice to patients. The voice-based “AI healthcare …

6 Nurse AI Robots That Are Changing Healthcare in 2024

Healthcare’s future has arrived, and it is becoming increasingly linked with robotics. Robotics in healthcare is gaining popularity. According to a recent analysis by InsightAce Analytic, the worldwide robotic nurse …

The Mass Exodus of Nursing: Why Are Nurses Leaving The Profession?

>>Listen to The Mass Exodus of Nursing: Why Are Nurses Leaving The Profession? With Dr. Wali Khan, DNAP, CRNA I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - the …

NICU Nurse Couple Adopts Baby Who Was Their Patient

The NICU at Methodist Women's Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska is where Drew and Taylor Deras met as NICU nurses and fell in love. Little did they know that years later, …

FDA Expands Recall of Saline and Sterile Water Products By Nurse Assist

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Nurse Assist, LLC initiated a voluntary recall of various saline (0.9% sodium chloride) and sterile water products on January 12th, …

Travel Nurse Pay Could Be Capped in Iowa

House File 2391 would potentially cap pay for these temporary healthcare workers at 150% of the average salary for a nurse in the state, contingent upon the healthcare entity they …

Fake Nurse Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patients, Arrested

Medical assistant Ramon Garcia is accused of performing inappropriate sexual exams and hitting on patients while posing as a nurse at Carbon Health Urgent Care in Jenkintown, PA, according to …

Some CRNAs Oppose Bill That Aims to License Anesthesiologist Assistants

A new bill in the Tennessee Senate aims to establish licensure for anesthesiologist assistants in an effort to address a shortage of anesthesia providers in the state. Senate Bill 0453 …

Pending Bill  Aims to Protect Nurses Who Report Unsafe Staffing

A bill that would give Minnesota nurses the right to refuse patient care assignments they believe to be unsafe passed the House Health Finance and Policy Committee Thursday. House File …

Nurse Practitioner Gets 70 Months in Prison for Drug Crimes

Danielle Simonson, a 52-year-old nurse from Fort Ann, New York, was sentenced to 70 months in prison today for illegally distributing controlled substances outside of professional medical practice. According to …

Nurses Aim to Decrease Gaps in Black Maternal Health

Podcast Episode >>Listen to Nurses Aim to Decrease Gaps in Black Maternal Health with Cheyenne Starner and Sierra Woods [audioplayer_maternalhealth] This episode of the Nurse Converse Podcast with Midwife Cheyenne …

Nurse and Former Marines Sentenced in $65 Million Military Insurance Fraud Scheme

Three individuals involved in a massive conspiracy to defraud the military’s health insurance program TRICARE were sentenced this week in federal court, according to the Department of Justice. Daniel Castro …

Mount Sinai Fined $2 Million for Unsafe Nurse Staffing

Mount Sinai Health System has been ordered to pay over $2 million in penalties for persistently unsafe nurse staffing levels across three of its New York City hospitals. According to …

Homecare Worker Protection Bill Introduced in CT, In Memory of Slain Nurses

Democratic lawmakers in the Connecticut Senate highlighted the tragic loss of home healthcare workers during a recent announcement of legislative measures designed to enhance workplace safety. The proposals put forward …

Nurse Who Lives in Car Turned Tiny Home Hates Paying Rent, Loves Saving Money

Registered nurse Arslan Shono was frustrated with the increasing cost of rent, so he decided to take matters into his own hands. Shono currently lives in his 2014 Chevy Suburban …

Fake Nurse Who Posed as RN and Physical Therapist Faces Multiple Felony Charges

Amanda Maynard-Murphy, a 33-year-old woman from Sandusky, Ohio, faces charges this week with 2 felony counts of identity theft and tampering with records after allegedly posing as a nurse and …

Nurses Who Called Police on Coworker For Drug Theft Sue Ex-Employer

Three nurses in Lawrenceburg Kentucky are pursuing legal action against Heritage Hall nursing home after allegedly being terminated for reporting a fellow nurse to police who stole morphine meant for …

Top 4 CCRN Review Courses 2024

Critical care nurses care for extremely ill patients who are recovering from life-threatening conditions and serious illnesses. These patients require close monitoring and specialized care by highly trained ICU staff …

Nurse Acquitted in Jail Death of Pregnant Inmate

Danalee Pascua, a registered nurse at Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee, California, was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter charges in the 2019 death of 24-year-old inmate Elisa Serna. According to …

Past Studies on Nurses' Long Nails Being Linked To NICU Baby Deaths

While most nurses and healthcare professionals of today are well-informed on the importance of proper hand hygiene, that hasn't always been the case. A recent article discussing a NICU baby …

Baby's Decapitation at Birth Ruled Homicide, Medical Examiner Confirms

Update 2/5/24 The Clayton County medical examiner has ruled the death of a baby decapitated during birth, a homicide, following an investigation. Limited details have been released regarding the tragic …

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” …

The Untold Stories of 7 Black Angels, Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis

Guest Post By Maria Smilios, Author of The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis In early 1929, White nurses at Sea View Hospital in …

Remote Nurses Hired To Assist Non-Urgent 911 Calls in WA

Image source: sno911.org/nursenavigation/ A new initiative in Snohomish County, Washington is allowing nurses to help assess and direct 911 emergency calls without sending an ambulance. The ‘Nurse Navigation’ program, launched …

Denver Nuggets Nurse Discount Tickets and Special Recognition

Event Recap FOUR nurses were recognized on the court in a pre-game ceremony, including a delivery of the game ball. Each winner received 2 game tickets, Clove shoes, and a …

Chicago Bulls Nurse Appreciation 2024

Event Recap 2 Nurses Honored at the Game! Two nurses were invited to be the Honorary Captains for the game and met with the referees and captains during warmups. Each …

Phoenix Suns Nurse Appreciation 2024

Event Recap Three nurses were chosen by an online vote to be recognized at the game. Jaziel Macías Nomination: Jaziel Macías is a three-time leukemia survivor turned pediatric nurse, dedicated …

Cleveland Cavaliers Nurse Special Recognition

Event Recap During the game, 5 nurses who have gone above and beyond the call of duty were recognized on the court. They each received 2 game tickets, Clove shoes, …

81% of Nurses Say They're Burned Out, Here's Advice To Put Your Happiness First

In addition to caring for patients, nurses often take care of everyone else while neglecting themselves. This can lead to burnout. Burnout in nursing is so common that 81% of …

Steward Health To Sell 4 Hospitals in Massachusetts Immediately

Steward Health Care, a private hospital system operating in Massachusetts and reportedly millions of dollars in debt, is attempting to sell four of its hospitals in the state as soon …

600 Nurses Strike at Kapiolani Medical Center - Sign The Petition

A group of about 600 nurses at Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu have entered the third day of a weeklong strike to demand higher wages, an end to mandatory overtime …

Mass General Declares "Unprecedented Capacity Crisis" Due To Overcrowding

Massachusetts General Hospital recently experienced one of its most crowded days in its two centuries caring for Boston and its surrounding communities, announcing an “unprecedented capacity crisis" - the first …

Nursing Ranked as the Most Trusted Profession for 22nd Year in a Row

For an impressive 22nd year, nursing was rated as the most trusted profession once again in 2023, according to a Gallup poll. Despite its #1 ranking, only 78% of U.S. …

Nurse Sues Legacy Health, Claims Retaliation For Reporting Unsafe Staffing and Violence

On January 8, 2024, Joshua Bramblett, a lead emergency room nurse at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the hospital, claiming he was …

Nurse Practitioner Named Best Job in Healthcare, STEM, and Top 100 Jobs 2024

The nurse practitioner profession has been ranked the number one career in three categories in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Jobs” rankings for 2024. Including its third year holding …

Atlanta Nurse Appreciation Ticket Offer 2024

Event Recap On this special occasion, we celebrated nurses and other healthcare workers for their dedication as the Atlanta Hawks took on the Utah Jazz! View this post on Instagram …

The Dark Toll Nursing Takes on My Life | Opinion

Guest article by Kelsay Irby, BSN, RN “To My Abuser” Tristen Kate Smith, a 28-year-old nurse in Ohio, committed suicide on August 7 of this year. She left behind a …

How To Care For Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Victims as a Nurse

Trigger warning: The following article discusses sexual assault and violence. Leah Helmbrecht BSN, RN (@offtheclocknurse) discusses her expertise as a forensic nursing examiner (FNE) and sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE). …

Detroit Red Wings Nurse Appreciation Night 2024

Event Recap On this special occasion, we celebrated the dedication and resilience of our nurse champions as the Detroit Red Wings faced off against the Philadelphia Flyers! Meet the 2024 …

The Vital Role of Nurses in Combating Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, in this episode of the Nurse Converse Podcast, our host Leah Helmbrecht, BSN, RN, who works as a forensic nurse examiner and sexual assault …

Nursing Students Vote University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing #1 in U.S.

(Photo credit Angela Foster/UTC) By Dr. Christine Benz Smith, chief health affairs officer and director of the School of Nursing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga I was floored …

Eddie Bernice Johnson's Family Claims Medical Neglect in Wake of Her Passing

Update 1/8/2024 The family of retired congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has accused Baylor Scott & White Medical Center of negligence that led to her death earlier this month. Johnson, who …

Nurse Practitioner Created Screening To Identify Human Trafficking Victims, As a Student

Updated 1/8/2024 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 at …

Nurses Ranked #1 In Patient Satisfaction Poll, Doctors Rank 2nd

While nurses have been ranked as the most trusted profession for 21 consecutive years, a new Gallup poll aimed to look at patient satisfaction amongst healthcare providers, and, you guessed …

Sergeant Gives Nurse Mom an Unforgettable Surprise at Work, In Time For The Holidays!

On Friday morning, Sgt. Kate Cole surprised her mother, Kris Cole, a Nurse at Bryan Health in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sgt. Cole, a Combat Medical Specialist, had been voluntarily deployed to …

Nurse Wins $41M Lawsuit Against Kaiser for Retaliation and Wrongful Termination

Maria Gatchalian, a former neonatal intensive care unit nurse, was awarded $41.49 million in damages by a jury for her lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente claiming wrongful termination. Maria was an …

Fake Nurse On Dating Apps Faces Federal Charges For Assaulting Women

Herman Brightman has been indicted on eight federal charges for allegedly posing as a nurse on dating apps and social media to kidnap, assault, threaten, and harass at least four …

Vegas Golden Knights Nurse Appreciation Night 2024

Event Recap The Las Vegas Golden Knights, reigning Stanley Cup champions, celebrated the dedication and resilience of nurses and healthcare workers during this matchup against the Florida Panthers. Two remarkable …

Gales Becomes The First Ever HSA/FSA Eligible Footwear

This is a guest article by Gales® To lighten the cost burden of uniforms for nurses and healthcare professionals, Gales® has become the first ever footwear to be eligible for …

Nurses Slashed by Knife-Wielding Visitor at Beth Israel Medical Center

Two nurses and a medical resident were injured this morning after being slashed with a knife during a domestic dispute between visitors in the pediatric intensive care unit of Newark …

New Nurse Suffered Cardiac Arrest During Cardiac Training At Work, Saved By Coworkers

Andy Hoang, 23, recently began her first job as a nurse at a New Hampshire hospital, planning to specialize in cardiac care. However, during a training on how to respond …

Aesthetic Nurse's License Suspended Over Improper Ketamine Administration

The Arizona State Board of Nursing suspended Prescott nurse practitioner Phillip Schafer's license for improperly administering the sedative ketamine to patients who received aesthetic treatments. According to the board's order …

Nurse Violently Assaulted By Inmate, OSHA Cites Facility For Safety Failure

The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) completed an investigation into the violent attack of a nurse at a South Bay detention facility in South Bay, …

Philly Flyers Nurse Appreciation Night 2023

Event Recap The Philadelphia Flyers salute the nurses who work tirelessly to keep their community healthy and thriving. During the game, 3 nurses were recognized and celebrated for their exceptional …

Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty To $7.8M Telemedicine Fraud Scheme

A Virginia-based nurse practitioner, Daphne Jenkins, pleaded guilty in federal court for her role in a multi-million dollar telemedicine fraud scheme that defrauded Medicare of $7.8 million over four years. …

This Poem About Nurse Abuse Will Make You Cry

By Shelby Zomcik, BSN, RN @shelbyz3 Trigger warning: this article discusses multiple forms of trauma including workplace violence, sexual assault, and mental health. Violence against nurses has been in the …

Psych Nurse Stabbed To Death by Patient, Suspect Indicted For Murder

An Oahu grand jury indicted Tommy Kekoa Carvalho, 25, on charges of second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Justin Bautista, a 29-year-old nurse at Hawaii State Hospital. Carvalho was …

Nurse Practitioner Is The Fastest Growing Profession, 10-Year Predictions Show

According to predictions by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), nurse practitioners (NPs) are expected to be the fastest-growing occupation of all professions in the next decade. The number …

AI Healthcare Regulation Is a Key Focus of Biden’s New Executive Order

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on October 30th directing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop guidelines and oversight for artificial intelligence systems used in …

Israel-Palestine Conflict: How Nurses Can Help

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has created a dire humanitarian crisis, with an urgent need for medical volunteers and donations. According to Doctors Without Borders, the …

Arizona Coyotes Nurse Appreciation Night 2023

Event Recap The Arizona Coyotes, a beloved NHL team, made it their mission to honor the unwavering efforts of nurses in their local community through an unforgettable evening of hockey, …

Clove’s New Max-Cushion Nursing Shoes Are Here and They're SO Comfortable!

Nurses have loved Clove sneakers since their 2019 debut. They’re cleanable, comfortable, and built specifically for healthcare. But the Clove team also noticed nurses looking for more cushion and support, …

Nurse Who Volunteered in Gaza Shares What She Experienced

Emily Callahan, an American nurse working with Doctors Without Borders, was recently evacuated from Gaza after violence escalated in the region. In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Callahan described …

Missing Nurse Found Dead in Car at Boston's Logan Airport

Maggie Mbitu, a 31-year-old nurse from Massachusetts, was found dead in her vehicle at Boston's Logan International Airport on Wednesday night, according to the Police and Suffolk County Attorney's office. …

Federal Nurse Safe Staffing Bill Gains Support From The ANA

The American Nurses Association (ANA) recently announced its support for new federal legislation focused on implementing minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in hospitals across the country. Nursing Staffing Standards For Hospital …

Enter To Win 4 FREE Tickets to NY Knicks and Rangers' Healthcare Appreciation Nights!

>>Buy Tickets To The Knicks or Rangers Games This November, the Madison Square Garden will play host to an unforgettable event - Healthcare Appreciation Night. In the bustling heart of …

Miami Heat Nurse Appreciation Night 2023

Event Recap - Miami Heat Nurse Appreciation Night 2023 During the game, 3 nurses were recognized on the court and celebrated for their exceptional contributions to the nursing community. They …

NICU Nurse Creates Mini Halloween Costumes For Babies

Image: New York Presbyterian In the heart of New York City, a dedicated NICU nurse at Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns is casting a spell of Halloween …

Nurse Allegedly Attacked By Patient, Passes Away

Jan Allison, a nurse from Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away suddenly on October 29, 2023. The details surrounding her death have not yet been released. However, according to reports online, Jan …

Virginia Mason Under Investigation For Workplace Violence, WA Nurses Association Complaint

In a significant development, the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) has lodged a formal complaint with the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, urging a thorough investigation into the escalating …

This Story of 6 Homeless Sisters Becoming Nurses Together Will Make You Tear Up

Cover image: PEOPLE The six oldest Lawrence sisters, ages 19-25, have experienced homelessness for a decade after losing their family home. As challenging as their upbringing was, they didn't allow …

The Top Nursing Schools in The U.S. - Chosen By Students!

Nurse.org launched our first annual "Top Nursing Schools- Student Choice Awards" contest, where your student and alumni votes determined the champions! Nursing students and alumni from around the country voted …

Nurse Who Died by Suicide Left Letter to the Healthcare System She Called Her “Abuser”

Trigger warning: the following article discusses suicide and suicidal thoughts. A nurse who died by suicide is making headlines for the letter she penned to her “abuser” — which she …

CNA Faces Prison Time After Elderly Patient Chokes To Death

Jessica Struhar, a 26-year-old nursing assistant from Macomb County, Michigan, was charged last week with second-degree vulnerable adult abuse and falsifying medical records resulting in death. According to a statement …

Off-Duty Nurse Who Saved Guardsman’s Life After Car Crash Honored

Registered Nurse Megan Williams was celebrated as a hero on Thursday for saving the life of 27-year-old Washington National Guardsman Specialist Shaun Peterson. In a special ceremony, Williams was saluted …

75,000 Kaiser Healthcare Workers Strike Over Unsafe Staffing

Over 75,000 Kaiser Permanente nurses and healthcare workers launched an unprecedented three-day strike across five states and Washington D.C. on Wednesday. The strike is considered the largest healthcare work stoppage …

Fake Nurse Stole Credit Cards From Children's Hospital, Police Say

Lakeshia Kennedy, 47, from New Orleans, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly stealing bank cards and committing fraud while posing as a nurse at a local children's hospital. According to …

Treats For Nurses, Enter To Win - NurseCon Mexico Cruise, Scrubs, Shoes, Stethoscopes!

>>Enter to win! Click here! We're treating nurses this October! Enter to win a room aboard the NurseCon at Sea Mexico Cruise, Jaanuu scrubs, SimpleNursing.com membership, MDF stethoscopes, and Nurse …

Patient Bit Nurse's Fingers, Indicted on Felony Charges

Mary Elvira Hernandez, a 60-year-old woman from Temple, Texas, was indicted Wednesday by a Bell County grand jury for allegedly assaulting a nurse at Baylor Scott & White Hospital. According …

Fake Nurse Indicted By Federal Government, Faces Prison Time

Image: Leticia Gallarzo Update 9/28/2023 In a recent announcement, U.S. Attorney Mark Totten for the Western District of Michigan revealed a significant development in the case of Leticia Gallarzo, a …

Nurse Made $20K in 1 Week Working At Chicago Migrant Shelter, Invoice Shows

The City of Chicago has paid over $56 million to Favorite Healthcare Staffing to provide healthcare services for more than 13,000 migrants who have arrived in Chicago over the past …

LA Dodgers Honor 4 Nurses On The Field

In the heart of Los Angeles, where the passion for sports and a deep appreciation for healthcare professionals converge, an extraordinary event took center stage - the FIRST-ever Dodgers Nurse …

Nurse Who Police Say Stole 600 Vials of Dilaudid Turns Self Into Police

Update 9/25/2023 In a recent development, Police have confirmed that a nurse wanted in connection with the theft of 600 Dilaudid medication vials in Alamance County has voluntarily surrendered herself. …

FL Nurse Practitioner Convicted of $200M Fraud Scheme

MIAMI, FL - According to the Department of Justice website, a federal jury in Miami delivered a guilty verdict on September 20, 2023, against a Florida nurse practitioner, Elizabeth Hernandez, …

There's a Laxative Shortage, Here's The Reason Why

A critical shortage of laxatives is currently impacting hospitals, pharmacies, and patients across the United States. According to a report by the WSJ, the increased demand for laxatives is linked …

Legislation To Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Awaits a Senate Vote

The latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 73% of all nonfatal workplace violence incidents involve healthcare workers. What’s more, this number only tells of reported …

Nurses Say Violent Assaults By Patients Are a Silent Epidemic

Update 9/10/23 According to police reports, a nurse working in the Psychiatric Unit at Rhode Island Hospital was critically assaulted by a patient. The nurse, who has not been named, …

Nurse Wins $50K Lottery TWICE, Using Lucky Numbers

According to the Montgomery Lottery, a 58-year-old nurse from Montgomery County has won the lottery - for the second time, thanks to their lucky numbers! The nurse, who goes by …

Nurses, Get FREE Starbucks From Nurse.org - Sign Up To Earn $100 Gift Cards!

What’s better than coffee if you’re a nurse or nursing student? FREE coffee, of course! Nurse.org is excited to invite all nurses and nursing students to join and share our …

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's Hair Sets Record For "Longest Mullet" By The Guinness World Record

Tami Manis, a 58-year-old public health nurse from Knoxville, Tennessee, has officially broken the Guinness World Record for the longest female mullet according to Guinness World Records officials. Manis has …

Nurse Honor Guards Pay Tribute At Nurse Funerals Nationwide

Image: Nebraska Nurse Honor Guard Nurses care for others and spend much of their lives healing the sick and comforting patients and families. It’s a service profession and a way …

Nurse Amy's Story: From ER Nurse To Top 100 Nurse Injectors In The U.S.

Not many people can say they are one of the top 100 injectors in the entire country, but Amy L. Birkenstamm (@amybirksrn), RN, CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist), owner and …

How I Went From NICU Nurse to Breast Milk Scientist and Family Travel Influencer

What does working as a nurse, breast milk, lab work, and traveling have in common? At first glance, probably nothing, but if you’re Carrie-Ellen Briere, RN, PhD, also known as …

NY Supreme Court Reinstates Nurse Who Was Fired For Refusing Vaccine

Buffalo New York nurse Wendy Cooper refused the COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 and was terminated from her Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center job as a result of COVID vaccine mandates …

Elderly Nurse Gets Jail Time For Assault on Coworker, Claims Self-Defense

Image Arrests.org Sybil Garbow, a 72-year-old nurse in Minnesota with over 40 years of experience, was sentenced to 6 months in jail for assaulting a coworker and must pay $50,000 …

Nurse Staffing Ratio Law To Take Effect in Oregon

Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek signed House Bill 2697 into law on Tuesday, August 11, 2023. Oregon recently became the first state in the nation to pass legislation mandating minimum nurse-to-patient …

Nurse Police Team's Impact Is Significant, Pilot Program Finds

Image: CTVNewsWindsor On May 12th, 2023, the Windsor Police Service and Windsor Regional Hospital, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, developed a pilot program called the Nurse and Police Team (NPT). …

All Nurses Fired At 100+ MedExpress Urgent Care Clinics

MedExpress Urgent Care, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, announced plans on August 11, 2023 to eliminate registered nurse positions at nearly 150 locations across the U.S. The surprise layoffs are …

Legislation That Impacts Nurses In 2023, State and National List

Image: National Nurses United, Idaho Capital Sun The United States is making significant changes to address various healthcare issues, from staffing shortages to funding education, revising policies and regulations for …

FDA Approves Postpartum Depression Drug

In a groundbreaking move, the FDA has approved ZURZUVAE (zuranolone), a pill specifically designed to treat postpartum depression (PPD) in new mothers. This decision marks a significant step forward for …

School Nurses To Carry Narcan For Opioid Emergencies in SC

About House Bill 4122 South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster recently signed into law House Bill 4122, which will allow schools in the state to stock the opioid overdose reversal drug …

CNA Exam To Be Translated To Spanish and Chinese in MA

The certified nursing assistant (CNA) exam is currently only offered in English throughout the United States, this poses a barrier to non-native speakers who wish to break into the profession. …

Biden's $100 Million Nursing Workforce Investment - Key Takeaways

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced an investment of $100 million to grow the nursing workforce in the United States. The funding aims to train more registered nurses, nurse practitioners, certified …

Comedian Calls Nurse Practitioners "Shady" For Not Going To Med School, NPs Clap Back

Comedian Greg Warren (@grockwarren), a comedian from St. Louis, has recently made some nurse practitioners and others in the healthcare community upset after a recent set mocked nurse practitioners (NPs) …

30% of These Nurse Tasks Could Be Done By AI, Report

A recent report released by Accenture suggests that new technology could help solve the nursing shortage by delegating certain administrative tasks to artificial intelligence (AI). [email-capture] Addressing the nursing shortage …

16-Year-Old Graduates With BSN Nursing Degree, Youngest in ASU History

Image: Elliana Tanenbaum and fellow nursing student Elliana Tenenbaum, 16, recently graduated from Arizona State University’s (ASU) accelerated nursing program as the youngest nursing student to ever graduate from the …

Maui Wildfires 2023, How Nurses Can Help

A historic wildfire is currently blazing across three islands in Maui, Hawaii, home to locals and wealthy celebrities alike. Currently, the death toll is 55 people who have lost their …

Nurse Casey's Story: 85th Nurse To Ever Hold All Five Emergency Nursing Certifications

In this episode of the Ask Nurse Alice podcast, host Alice Benjamin discusses the importance of nursing certifications and how they contribute to better patient outcomes. She shares her personal …

US Nurse and Child Freed After Being Kidnapped in Haiti

Update 8/9/2023 Nearly two weeks after reportedly being kidnapped in Haiti, New Hampshire nurse Alix Dorsainvil and her child have been released, according to El Roi Haiti. “It is with …

Hospice Nurse Helps Patient Reunite With Beloved Horse

Image: Karina Courtmanche and her horse Bella back in the 1990s Nurses are not only known for their expertise in the healthcare system. But they are also known for the …

Discussing Compassion and End-of-Life Care With Hadley the Hospice Nurse

Image: Nurse Hadley In this episode of the Ask Nurse Alice podcast, host Alice Benjamin welcomes hospice nurse and bestselling author Hadley Vlahos. Hadley shares her experiences and insights as …

98% of Nurses at Cedars Sinai Marina Del Rey Vote To Strike

Source: Facebook Nurses at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital have reached their breaking point. Reportedly tired of management’s failure to address crucial issues like understaffing, the nurses union took an …

Off-Duty Nurse Saves Driver Trapped in Cement Truck

Image: wkyc studios Valleywise Health registered nurse Leigh Ann Sondrup was on her way home from a shift at the hospital when she was forced to put her nursing skills …

11 Hospital CEO Salaries Equal 572 Nurses, NC Pay Inequality Report Finds

A ground-breaking report out of North Carolina has found that the pay of only eleven hospital CEOs in the state is equivalent to what those same hospitals would pay to …

90 Year Old Nurse Celebrates 65 Years At The Bedside

Image: Elle Ucci abc15 Elle Ucci, a labor and delivery nurse (L&D) from Banner Gateway in Gilbert, Arizona, is defying the odds. At 90 years old, she continues to help …

CRNA Files Lawsuit After Being Injured By Explosion in Operating Room

David White, a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), filed a lawsuit against former employers Hartford Healthcare claiming a surgical machine exploded during an operation causing physical and emotional harm. On …

CNA Arrested, Caught Pawning Patient’s Jewelry

Image: Rozin and pawned jewelry Berline Rozin, 53, of West Palm Beach, Florida was arrested for pawning jewelry that was stolen from a patient at The Cabana at Jensen Dunes …

Early Introduction to the Nursing Profession Program To Battle Nursing Shortage

Image: National Student Leadership Conference on Nursing/Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School The nursing shortage has become a pressing concern, with 91% of nurses expressing that it …

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This contest is now closed. We will notify the winners by email. If you'd like to be notified about upcoming contests for nurses, sign up here! No purchase necessary. Alternate …

Prenuvo Full-Body MRI Scans & The Future of Preventative Care with Prenuvo CEO Andrew Lacy

Image: Andrew Lacy, Prenuvo In this episode of the Ask Nurse Alice podcast, host Alice Benjamin sits down with Andrew Lacy, Founder and CEO of Prenuvo, a proactive, whole-body MRI …

Nurse Killed in Hit and Run While Helping Patient

Image: ClickonDetroit A Michigan nurse was struck and killed by a car while trying to help a nursing home patient who had walked out of the facility and laid down …

PA House Approves Staffing Ratios

Pennsylvania nurses gained a long-awaited win last week when lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed legislation by a margin of 119-84 with 19 Republicans in support and two Democrats …

Daughter Graduates From Nursing School Mother Created

Image: Shaquita Bandy and her mother, Dr. Dorothy Miller Graduating from nursing school is an impressive accomplishment. One that both students and their families should be proud of. Dr. Dorothy …

Top 50+ Nurses to Follow on TikTok

TikTok has become a popular platform for nurses to share their experiences, offer advice, and connect with other healthcare professionals. With over 1 billion active users worldwide, TikTok is a …

Nurse Blake and Gales Shoes Launch New Shoe Line

Image: Gales Shoes >> Shop Gales Shoes now! America’s favorite nurse and comedian, Nurse Blake, has partnered with everyone’s new favorite shoe line designed just for healthcare workers, Gales shoes, …

Who Is Nurse Blake? Get To Know The Comedian and Founder of NurseCon at Sea

Updated with New Tour and NurseCon at Sea information Popular content creator, top nurse influencer, and comedian Nurse Blake will be kicking off his “Shock Advised” comedy tour in just …

Negotiations Underway, Allegheny General Nurses Hold Rally

Image: Triblive / Twitter/@seiuhcpa More than 1,200 union nurses of Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) held a news conference on Wednesday, July 12th, in Commons Park North located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. …

FDA Approves First Over-the-Counter Birth Control

Image: NBC News In a move that’s been long-awaited by some users and health advocates, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) officially approved the U.S.’s first over-the-counter oral birth control pill, …

Nurse Charged With Neglect After Allegedly Working While Intoxicated

Image: Lake & McHenry County Scanner An Illinois registered nurse has been accused of neglecting nursing home residents in her care by allegedly working while intoxicated. Angela S. Hutchison, 47, …

Missing Nursing Student, Carlee Russell, Found and Taken To Hospital

Carlee Russell, who had been missing since Thursday, has finally returned home safe. The Hoover 911 center received a call at 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, confirming that Carlee had returned …

Mother Stabs Nurse and Takes Baby From NICU

Image: Kendra Green On Thursday, July 13th, Kendra Greene, 31, entered the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of a local hospital and removed her newborn baby from the ventilator while …

Nursing Home Workers Walk Out Over Pay Dispute, Ongoing Issues

Staff members at a Chicago nursing home allegedly refused to work after Aliya Healthcare failed to pay them on time. Ryze West, formerly known as Symphony West in Chicago’s Austin …

Mandatory Overtime Restricted For NY Nurses

On July 6th, a new law came into effect that restricts nurses from working more than their regular scheduled hours. This new law does have some exceptions to it. These …

96% of Nurses Authorize Strike at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, NJ

Image: TAPinto New Brunswick Update 8/11 Due to the inability of the United Steelworkers Local 4-200 nurses’ union and hospital administration to come to an agreement on terms, a strike …

Fake Nurse Practitioner Gets 5 Years in Prison

Image: azag.gov Pamela O'Guinn, 58, posed as a nurse practitioner and practiced medicine without a license, according to the Arizona Attorney General. O’Guinn was sentenced to five years in state …

Amazon Prime Day Deals For Nurses July 2023

AMAZON PRIME DAY 2023 is on July 11th and 12th this year. “Prime Day” is a 2-day sale held on Amazon.com where prime members can score some sweet deals on …

Nurse Retires After 60 Years of Service

Image: Alice Larson at her retirement party After nearly 60 years as a nurse, Employee Health Nurse Alice Larson, of Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC) officially retired. While her story …

Mariners Nurse Night 2023 Recap Video and Photos

We had so much fun at Nurse Appreciation Night 2023! This was Nurse.org’s FIRST year presenting the pregame ceremony and it turned out amazing!! Read on for the re-cap video …

Virginia Nurse, 81, Retires After 55 Years, 3 Public Health Crises

Image: Barbara McWhinney a Registered Nurse from Virginia After 55 years as a nurse, Barbara McWhinney, 81, is retiring. From Winchester, Virginia, McWhinney decided to become a nurse at the …

Illinois Man Arrested for Bringing Gun To Emergency Room

Image: Keith C. Schweikle of Illinois A patient at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva, Illinois has been charged after a nurse saw a handgun in his pants. Keith C. …

Nurse Practitioner License Suspended Amidst Investigation of Inappropriate Patient Conduct

A nurse practitioner’s license has been suspended pending an investigation regarding accusations of sexual misconduct. Raymond Dillon III, a nurse practitioner at an unidentified urgent care in Rhode Island, has …

How Nurse Raquel Became The CNO of Gales Shoes

If you’re a floor nurse, chances are you’re familiar with the routine of either changing out of your hospital shoes before you leave from your shift or before you walk …

Oregon Bill Allows Community Colleges to Offer BSN Degrees

Source: Youtube The Oregon legislature passed Senate Bill 523 last week. This unusual legislation paves the way for community colleges to confer Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees. It …

Labouré College to Close Nursing Program in December, Appeals Decision

As the ongoing nursing shortage continues, one Massachusetts hospital is seeing its nursing program shut down. Labouré College of Healthcare, a private college in Milton will have to close the …

Woman Arrested for Impersonating Nurse and Elder Abuse in TN

Image: Lydia Kate Brock Lydia Kate Brock, 28, was arrested on charges of impersonating a nurse and attempting to discharge two elderly patients at Erlanger Hospital in Tennessee. The incident …

Visas for Foreign Nurses Suspended Indefinitely, Critical Impact on Staffing

The State Department recently announced that it would not be accepting any more EB-3 visa applications for foreign nurses this year due to an administrative backlog. This has left thousands …

OPINION | Open Letter to Legislators: Why New Methods of Nurse Reimbursement Are Needed

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of nurse.org I am Stephen Day, CEO …

Travel Nurse Who Allegedly Murdered Nurse Boyfriend Still At Large

(Photo via Fox13) A travel nurse accused of fatally shooting her travel nurse boyfriend earlier this month in Everett, Washington is still at large. 29-year-old Shawntea Grimes Hamilton is facing …

Retired Trauma Nurse Wins $3.8 Million in Colorado Lottery

Bill S. of Carbondale won $3.8 million on the Colorado Lotto+ jackpot. (Colorado Lottery) It’s safe to say that we all dream of hitting the lottery. The long days at …

Nurse Performs Life-Saving CPR on Husband Who Had a Heart Attack at Home

Image: Jake, Brittany, and Evan Fields Performing CPR on a patient can be scary for even the most seasoned of nurses. Performing CPR on your husband - that’s petrifying. Unfortunately, …

Travel Nurse Couple Shot and Killed at EDM Festival

Josilyn Ruiz (left) and Brandy Escamilla (right). Photo via KTLA. The Gorge Amphitheatre photos via Fox13. A Southern California couple, both registered nurses, were shot and killed while attending an …

The AMA Says APRNs Need Medical Board Oversight, ANA Refutes Recommendation

The American Nurses Association (ANA) continues to support the Improving Care and Access to Nurses (ICAN) Act (H.R. 2713), which will remove administrative, practice, and other barriers currently faced by …

Nurse Practitioner Turned Politician Highlighted in Documentary

Source: CBS News Philadelphia Family Nurse Practitioner Tarik Khan, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, was elected to the Pennsylvania legislature in November 2022. He is notably the state’s first Pakistani-American congressman. Yet …

NY Considers 1:2 Nurse Staffing Ratio For Critical Care

A new rule drafted by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) would require hospitals to assign at least one nurse for every two patients in critical care …

Nurse Said He “Works For Money” and Was Reprimanded

Alex Kim (@nurse.alexrn), a pediatric travel nurse, recently posted a viral TikTok video where he recalls an incident in which he was reprimanded by his boss for telling a coworker …

Nurse Discovers She Delivered Her Son's Wife as a Baby

Image: Mary Ann West with Kelsey Poll Labor and delivery nurses deliver countless babies during their careers. Sometimes it’s hard to remember all of them. But each story is unique …

1800+ Nurses Strike at Providence Portland Hospital, First in 22 Years

Image: Oregon Nurses on Strike The city of Portland, Oregon is in the midst of a historic nursing strike, the first the city has seen in 22 years. Beginning on …

Former NFL Player “D’Brick” Enrolls in Nursing School

Image: D’Brickshaw Ferguson New York Jets fans who need healthcare in the future may just get the surprise of a lifetime when they run into the newest nurse in town: …

McLaren Lapeer Nurses in Michigan Authorize Strike Over Unsafe Staffing Ratios

“Working conditions have been very unsafe for some time now,” one nurse told us. After holding a strike authorization vote at the end of May, nurses at McLaren Lapeer Region …

McDonald's Launches 'Nurse Excellence Awards', Winners Get $200 Gift Cards

McDonald’s is the latest company to honor nurses. In the second annual McDonald's Nurse Excellence Awards, ten nurses have the opportunity to receive a $200 gift card on behalf of …

Nurse Stabbed In The Neck At Heywood Hospital, Patient Charged With Attempted Murder

On Monday, June 12th a nurse at Heywood Hospital in Massachusetts was cut in the neck by a patient. She was transported to UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester. [email-capture] About …

Man Gifts $1M To Hospital, Names Burn Unit After Nurse Isla Estabrook Who Saved His Life

A local businessman donated $1 million from his estate to Maine Medical Center's burn unit. The caveat? The burn unit would be named after Isla Estabrook, the nurse he credited …

Nurses Save Coworker at Work, Perform CPR For 48 Minutes

Image: Litonya Bennett Oncology nurses at Ascension Providence Hospital in Detroit are being praised after performing CPR for over 48 minutes on a worker who passed out during a shift …

Nurse Paralyzed on Costa Rican Vacation Stranded Due To Insurance Issues

Image: Deanna and Ken Niedziela Deanne Niedziela, executive director of nursing at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, was enjoying a much-needed Costa Rican vacation with her husband Ken when …

Allina Health Allegedly Denied Care To Patients With Medical Debt

Source: Allina Health Facebook Allina Health System in Minneapolis is reportedly denying care to patients who have medical debt according to the New York Times investigation. [email-capture] A controversial article …

Nurse Couple Save Passenger's Life on a Plane

Image: Emily Raines and Daniel Shifflett On May 1st, 2023, RNs Emily Raines, 31, and Daniel Shifflett, 28, jumped into action to save a man's life on a flight from …

Undefeated Nurse Turns Pro MMA Fighter

Image: Adriana Dragoi Most nurses spend their days off catching up on TV, laundry, or house chores, while others might hang out with friends and check out local restaurants but …

Nurse Saves Army Captain on Flight To Atlanta

Image: Rashon Jefferson and U.S. Army Captain Brittany Hill Rashon Jefferson, an urgent care nurse at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, jumped into action when a fellow passenger fell unconscious during …

Nurses Authorize Strike at Ascension Seton, Largest In Texas History

Image: KVUE Nurses at Ascension Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas have voted to authorize a strike. A landslide majority vote of 98% was made in favor as the union …

Fake Nurse Who Stole Nursing License, Faces Federal Charges

Image: Rochelle Perry; photo via WISHTV An Indiana woman has been charged with fraud and identity theft after she used a stolen nursing license number to work as an LPN …

Healthcare Workers In California Are Getting $1K-$1500 Bonus Checks, Here's How

Image: SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West Union Nurses in California are receiving bonus checks. The one-time Healthcare Worker Retention Payment (HWRP) disbursements are a gesture from the state and Governor Newsom …

Travel Nurse Shot in Tacoma WA Over Parking Spot

Image: Bradley Inniss Bradley Inniss, a 37-year-old psychiatric travel nurse from Barbados, was recently shot while at a friend’s apartment over a dispute regarding a parking spot. According to reports, …

Nurse Invents Scrubs With Stethoscope Holder

Images via Kathryn Dickson Kathryn Dickson’s road to becoming a nurse began as all great stories do: with a Fisher Price pretend doctor’s kit in kindergarten. [email-capture] Dickson, now an …

Cop Arrests Nurse For Not Drawing Blood, Says He Did Nothing Wrong

*Key takeaways updated 6/1/2023 Update 11/08/2018 In 2017 the story of Utah Nurse Alex Wubbels, the RN at Utah State University Hospital who correctly refused to allow a police officer …

Nurse Who Gave Lethal Doses of Insulin Charged With Murder

Image: WPXI-TV A registered nurse in Pennsylvania has been charged with killing two patients and harming a third after purposefully administering lethal doses of insulin. [email-capture] Heather Pressdee, 40, was …

Mt. Sinai Hospital To Pay Nurses $127K, Unsafe NICU Staffing Fine

New York-based Mt. Sinai Hospital owes staff nurses $127,000 after arbitrators determined the hospital system has consistently understaffed the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This all stems from the historic …

4 Nursing Students Land NIL Deals With Saucony, Usually Reserved For Elite Athletes

This initiative is groundbreaking as NILs are generally reserved for elite college athletes. Saucony and Galen College of Nursing announced the launch of the NIL Student Nurse Initiative, the first-ever …

School Nurse Honored with American Red Cross Award For Saving Teacher's Life

Bethany Simmons-Little, a school nurse from Southwest Miami-Dade, Florida was awarded the American Red Cross after saving a teacher after a heart attack. Simmons-Little performed CPR on the teacher until …

APRN Chosen for NASA Mars Mission

Image: Alyssa Shannon Nurses around the country are doing some really amazing things. UC Davis Health Advanced Practice Nurse Alyssa Shannon is doing something extraordinary. Shannon was recently selected to …

Two Nurses Launch Commission For Nursing Reimbursement

Weird fact: did you know that nurses are the only healthcare professionals that are not allowed to bill for their services? That’s right—as healthcare professionals providing professional healthcare services, nurses …

These Pics Of NICU Babies Dressed as Taylor Swift Will Make You Smile

Swifties nationwide are flocking to sold-out concerts to experience the epic “Eras Tour”. But not all fans are lucky to score the elusive tickets. To honor Taylor Swift, NICU nurses …

Some Hospitals Replaced Nurses Week With "Hospital Week" - TikTok Reacts

National Nurses Week takes place every year from May 6th to 12th. It is often a week filled with mixed feelings for nurses, especially as nurses face unprecedented levels of …

HCA Ends TRAPs Forcing Nurses To Repay Training Costs

Source: NBC News Imagine receiving a $10,000 bill for your employer’s hospital orientation. Unfortunately, several nurses have faced this reality after resigning from their inpatient jobs due to poor working …

Police Say Nurse’s Ex-Boyfriend Kidnapped and Murdered Her After Work

Image: Patrice Wilson Patrice Wilson, 29, a Registered Nurse at Detroit Medical Center and mother to her 7-year-old son was murdered on Mother's Day, leaving her family, friends, and colleagues …

700 Hospital Employees Laid Off At Ochsner Health During Nurses Week

Image: Fox8 Live Ochsner Health, a healthcare system that operates 47 hospitals across Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, is receiving criticism after abruptly laying off 770 employees, or approximately 2% of …

Nurse Wins $20K on 'Let's Make a Deal' Nurses Week Episode

This Nurse Appreciation Week, on May 8th, a very special episode of the popular game show “Let’s Make a Deal” hosted by Wayne Brady featured a contestant panel made up …

Off Duty Nurse Rescues Family in a House Fire, Then Goes To Work After

Tina LaTorella, a Registered Nurse (RN) at Winchester Hospital in Winchester, Massachusettes, is being hailed a hero after jumping into action to save a family caught in a house fire. …

6 Off Duty Nurses Save a Life on Cruise Ship to the Caribbean

Image: Five of the six nurses on the cruise in the Caribbean Source: Fox 9 news Six Minnesota nurses are being hailed as heroes after saving a woman’s life on …

Suspect in Atlanta Hospital Shooting Remains at Large, Name Released

UPDATE After an eight-hour city-wide manhunt, the shooter, Deion Duwane Patterson, has been caught. He was arrested late Wednesday evening according to Cobb County Police Chief Stuart VanHoozer. A US …

There's a New Online Marketplace To Shop Nurse-Owned Brands

Just in time for Nurses’ Week, we’re excited to announce that the Nurse.org Marketplace, powered by Adni, is here! Now, you can shop for all of your nursing gear and …

Nurses, Win BIG This Nurses Month! $3K Cash, Fabletics Scrubs, and More!

The Nurses Month Contest is now closed. Winners will be notified momentarily. About the contest Nurses Day is May 12th...but, you deserve more than one day of celebration. So, Nurse.org …

What is the Daisy Award and What Does Getting one Mean?

Nurses don’t become nurses for the recognition. More often than not, it's a thankless job, but it can be more fulfilling than any other career. The hug of a patient’s …

Dr. Raj Sundar’s Tips For Providing Culturally Competent Care (Podcast)

In today's rapidly diversifying world, providing culturally competent care to patients is a crucial aspect of delivering effective healthcare services. Cultural competence requires healthcare providers to understand and respect the …

Interview with Jonathan V. Llamas, Nurse Icon Award Winner 2023

The world of nursing is one of the most challenging yet fulfilling professions that require exceptional skills, knowledge, and dedication. Nurse Alice loves to feature the unsung heroes of nursing …

Off Duty Nurse Saves Ferry Passenger's Life

Image: Lt. Holly Sapien, Navy Nurse Corps reviewing monitor functions in PACU The Navy Nurse Corps is a critical component of the United States Navy's medical team, providing nursing care …

Nurse Practitioner Donates a Kidney to Her Dad

Image: Lauren Herlihy and Larry Koch Lauren Herlihy, DNP, APRN, CPNP, is used to helping patients on a daily basis as a nurse practitioner in North Carolina. As a Pediatric …

77 Year Old Nurse Runs 37th Straight Boston Marathon

Image: Patty Hung Patty Hung, a 77-year-old registered nurse from the bay area, has accomplished a remarkable feat - completing the Boston Marathon for the 37th year in a row! …

Google Launches 3 AI Tools For Faster Health Preauthorizations

Source: @Google on Twitter Google has unveiled new artificial intelligence (AI) tools to improve healthcare efficiency. The company has announced a suite of products designed to streamline current prior authorization …

Nurse Sews Blankets and Stuffed Animals for Pediatric Patients

Image: Diana Ellsworth After becoming a nurse at 52, Diana Ellsworth accepted a position at Dignity Health – Community Hospital San Bernardino (CHSB) on the telemetry unit but it was …

Minnesota Senate Approves Major Nurse Staffing Bill

A nurse staffing bill in Minnesota cleared one major hurdle and may soon be headed to the Governor's desk. The MN Senate approved the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act …

CNA Allegedly Shot Coworker at Work, Arrested For Attempted Murder

Disclaimer: This article includes a video that some viewers may find disturbing. A Florida nursing home employee has been arrested after she allegedly shot her coworker in the parking lot …

Nurse Who Removed COVID Patient's Oxygen Pleads Guilty

(via News and Tribune) An Indiana nurse charged with practicing medicine without a license for removing a COVID-19 patient’s oxygen mask hours before his death has pleaded guilty. 54-year-old Connie …

Black Nurse Practitioner Sues Planned Parenthood For Alleged Racial Discrimination

Michelle Fisher, a Black Nurse Practitioner at a Planned Parenthood in Camden County, New Jersey claims that she underwent racially-motivated aggressions and mistreatment at work at the hands of two …

Nurse With Diabetes Aims To Help Diabetics Through A Second Career in Nursing

Rachel Zucker-Wong, a Diabetes Registered Nurse Specialist from San Francisco, CA, is a nurse on a mission. Not only is she a second-career nurse—she left an unsatisfying career in communications …

Bride and Nurse Bridesmaids Save Uncle's Life at Her Wedding

Image Source: Micaela Johnson Nurses in order from L to R: NoraKate O'Brien, Olivia Smith, Laura Hoover, Pat & Micaela Johnson, Amanda Haimaidi, Liz Campbell, Amanda Berger Micaela Johnson was …

School Nurse Saves Janitor Who Had a Heart Attack at Work

Image: Virginia Davis interview with local NBC News Channel 10 Imagine working your job as a school nurse when a disaster strikes and you hear the distress call that a …

Patient Who Kicked Pregnant Nurse In The Stomach Twice Found Guilty

Briana M. Veurink, a 31-year-old woman from Algonquin, Illinois, has been found guilty of two counts of aggravated battery after kicking a pregnant nurse in the stomach while being treated …

17-year-old Imposter Gains Access to Two Hospital

Source: KRIS 6 News According to a mind-boggling news station investigation, nurses in a Corpus Christi, Texas ICU stopped an imposter who had fraudulently gained hospital access. Then-17-year-old Zachry Brent …

Inmates Graduate From New Healthcare Certificate Program

Source: Facebook/Mississippi Department of Corrections Some inmates currently under the supervision of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) are getting a chance at a new future in healthcare. As local …

Two School Nurses Are Asking The Public For Donations

Memminger Elementary School nurses Diana Cox and Cynthia O’Brien of Charleston County, South Carolina have set up a Donor’s Choice project asking for monetary support to help purchase toys that …

Nurse Practitioner Sentenced For $12M Medicare Fraud Scheme

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Alexander A. Istomin, 57, was sentenced to 7 years in federal prison on April 5th, 2023. After being accused of defrauding commercial health insurers and Medicare of …

NICU Nurse Adopts Teen Mom With Triplets Who Were Her Patients

Image: Katrina Mullen, Shariya Small and her triplets Nurses make a difference in their patients' lives. Registered Nurse Katrina Mullen, 45, on the other hand, was the literal guardian angel …

Video of Nursing Home Employee Allegedly Sleeping at Work Goes Viral

Source: WYSR-TV A video that appears to show a healthcare worker on the job fast asleep on her feet has gone viral on social media, leading to at least one …

Simulation Labs Could Account For 30% Of NY Nursing Student Clinicals, Under New Bill

The New York state assembly passed legislation that would allow simulation lab time to account for up to 30% of their clinical training. The bill, designed to address the ongoing …

Florida Invests $125 Million Into Nurses and Nursing Education

Source: Governor DeSantis’s Facebook Florida recently made headlines when the Justice Department charged 25 defendants with involvement in the fake nursing diploma scam. But now, the state is getting positive …

School Nurse and Teacher Save Student Who Went Into Cardiac Arrest

Image source: The Courier Herald School Nurse and Teacher Save Student Who Went Into Cardiac Arrest Lissa Strecker, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) from Buckley, Washington, was presented the Life …

Nurse Accused of Breaking Patient Fingers Acquitted of Charges

Nancy Waller, 67, was head nurse at an assisted living facility in New Boston when she was accused of breaking two fingers of a patient in residence. The alleged incident …

Armed Suspect Who Barricaded Patient in Room At Albany Med Has Been Charged

A New York hospital was sent into lockdown after an armed assailant in the hospital barricaded himself into a single room on the third floor, along with his 97-year-old mother, …

Family Searches For Off-Duty Nurses Who Saved Keyarah in a Car Accident

Image: Keyarah Mendoza Keyarah Mendoza, a 21-year-old college student from Boston, was in a horrific car accident in January. After driving home from work in Lawrence, her car was hit …

Correctional Nurse Killed at Work, New Lawsuit Alleges Years of Violence

Image: Lorena Schulte (left) and Robert McFarland Lorena Schulte, a registered nurse at Anamosa State Penitentiary in Anamosa, Iowa, was killed by two inmates during an escape attempt two years …

Duke University Launches Course To Train Nurses in Politics

Interested in politics but don’t know where to start? Ready to jumpstart your career away from the bedside and make a difference? Healing Politics has teamed up with the Polis: …

Feds Sue Travel Nurse Agency For Forcing Nurses To Pay Back Earnings

Source: U.S. Department of Labor/Facebook In a story eerily reminiscent of nurses’ claims that hospital contracts are leaving them with $2,000+ bills if they quit early, a new lawsuit has …

Former Nurse Who Murdered Husband With Insulin Loses Second Appeal

In July 2022, Marjorie Nichole (Nikki) Cappello a former Huntsville, Alabama nurse was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her husband. Her second appeal, this past week, …

2 CRNAs Finish as Top Runners in the World Marathon Challenge

For many of us, running even one marathon would be a major accomplishment, but for participants in the World Marathon Challenge, one marathon is nothing. In fact, even two or …

Nurse Attacked By Patient in Nashville ER

On Monday, a patient attacked a nurse at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee with a metal object. Issah Abdallah, 49, was in the emergency room under observation when …

Nurse Practitioners Granted Full Practice Authority in Utah

In a major stride for Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Utah just became the 27th state in the country to pass legislation allowing NPs to work as fully independent primary care practitioners. …

Doctor Who Allegedly Attacked Nurse’s Career, Violated HIPAA, Reaches Plea Deal

Dr. Brent Harris, a family medicine physician in Carroll County, Georgia, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for illegally accessing medical records. Dr. Harris, a well-known local doctor, owns multiple …

How To Apply For The New Nurse Innovation Fellowship By J&J, Penn Nursing & Wharton School

The Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship Program provides an exciting opportunity for nurses to be part of an initiative that will impact patient care. Nurse leaders can become fellows …

Healthcare Staffing Exec Accused of Fixing Nurse Wages Has Been Indicted By DOJ

Source: Facebook In Las Vegas, Nevada, a former healthcare staffing executive has been indicted for allegedly conspiring to “fix” nurses’ pay. [email-capture] According to a press release from the Department …

MS To Give New Nurses $6000 Incentive For Retention Efforts, Loan Repayment

Skilled nursing facilities have been desperately seeking nurses. Retention at nursing home facilities is some of the lowest in the profession and it has proved difficult to adequately staff them …

ONA Nurses File Class Action Lawsuit Against CommonSpirit Hospitals For Withholding Wages

CommonSpirit Health, the second-largest nonprofit hospital system in the U.S., is being sued in a class action lawsuit by members of the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA). Mercy Medical Center in …

600 Nurses Issue Strike Notice to CA-Based MarinHealth Medical Center Hospital

Another California hospital has received a 10-day strike notice from its employed RNs over a host of issues that the nurses say are unacceptable, including unsafe staffing levels, a lack …

Nurses Say Hospitals Charged Them $2,000+ For Quitting Contract Early

An expose published by NBC News reveals a troubling trend that appears to be occurring more in the world of hospitals and RNs: some hospitals are now forcing new entry-level …

Nurses, Enter To Win a Trip To NurseCon at Sea Bahamas!

We teamed up with Nurse Blake for an EPIC giveaway!! Blake told nurse.org all about his inspiration to start NurseCon at Sea! "I've been a nurse for 8 years now …

Nurses in Media Virtual Conference is March 15, 2023

Mark Your Calendars for a fun and unique nursing event! The American Nurses Association(ANA)\California is hosting its second Nurses in Media Day on March 15th from 10:00 - 1:30 PST …

Nurse's Job Was Allegedly Threatened Over "Disney Shoe Hack" TikTok

You may have heard about the Kelly Fam, known as @the.kelly.fam on many different social platforms, including TikTok and Instagram, who recently went viral for sharing a controversial “hack” to …

Joliet Nurses Sue Ascension Health System

Source: Twitter Nurses from Joliet, Illinois, are taking their employer to court. On February 22, 2023, current and former workers in the Chicago suburb brought a federal class action lawsuit …

Some Nurses May Qualify For One-Time Student Loan Adjustment

By GradFin | Guest Article As we await the ruling by the Supreme Court on the legality of the Biden Forgiveness plan, which could help nurses wipe out up to …

Nurse Practitioners Would Be Banned From Using Title "Doctor" in FL if Bill Passes

Source: Facebook The Florida State Legislature convened for the 2023 Regular Legislative Session on March 7, 2023. Lawmakers are considering two bills that would affect those who have earned a …

Nurse Influencer Personally Invited By Jill Biden To Presidential State of The Union

Source: Instagram/@wanderlex Hinkley uses pronouns she/they. Alexis Hinkley RN, BSN, known as @wanderlex on Instagram and @travelingnurse on TikTok, is a well-known figure for their content about her life as …

Nurses React To CA Ending Vaccine and Mask Mandate

If you’ve ever wondered where we are with the pandemic now, you may need to look no further than California announcing it will end mask mandates and COVID vaccine requirements …

Bradley University Director of Nursing Arrested on 10 Counts of Theft

Image: Dr. Shelley Hawkins Peoria County Jail The top nursing administrator at Bradley University in Illinois is in hot water after being arrested on multiple counts of theft. Dr. Shelley …

Nurse Fired After Parents Claim They Have Video of Her Slamming Newborn NICU Baby

Trigger warning: this post contains descriptions and video imagery of physical abuse involving a newborn infant. A father whose two-day-old newborn son, Nikko, was in a NICU unit at a …

4 Bills To Remove Nurse Practitioner Restrictions Gain Government Support

(photo via AANP) Several bills have recently been introduced on a state and federal level that would expand the authority of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and other Advanced Practice Registered Nurses …

Nurse With Fake Credentials Worked At Tyson Foods For 15 Years, Charged With Impersonation

Bobbie Gail Blair of Shelbyville, Tennessee (TN), has been arrested and charged with 2 counts of identity theft and 10 counts of impersonating a medical professional. She has been released …

Eli Lilly Caps Insulin Price at $35, Cuts Cost 70%

Following a State of the Union address in which President Biden vowed to tackle the prohibitively high costs of medications in the U.S.—especially insulin—drugmaker Eli Lilly announced on March 1st …

Opinion | 5 Hard Lessons I Learned as a Nurse News Reporter

Becoming a long-time TV medical contributor as a nurse wasn’t easy. I've worked in radio, local news, and national news. I currently host the award-winning Ask Nurse Alice podcast. Over …

Nurses at Erlanger Receive 10% Pay Increase, Call Outs Decrease

Registered nurses at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tennessee recently received approximately a 10% pay increase. Not only was this a win for the roughly 1,500 hospital-based registered nurses and …

Bodycam of Woman Who Had a Stroke in Police Car Following Hospital Discharge Released

(Photo via NBC News 10 Knoxville) On February 5th, 60-year-old Lisa Edwards was arrested on trespassing charges at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee when she refused to …

Inmate Who Slapped Jail Nurse’s Buttock Charged With Sexual Misconduct

The Metro Jail nurse was assessing Brewer when she said, “Ms. Brewer tapped me on my left buttock twice in a slapping motion and commented, ‘Oh, your booty is popping!’” …

Biden's Speech Discussing a Military Nurse Who Cared For Him Goes Viral

Pearl Nelson, a nurse at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, has made national headlines thanks to President Joe Biden. President Biden was delivering a speech on Tuesday about healthcare …

Nursing Students, Win a 2-Year NCLEX Prep Membership - Enter Now!

>> Sign up for a free NURSING.com account and you’ll automatically be entered to win a 2-year membership! NextGen NCLEX (NGN) goes into effect on April 1, 2023. The changes …

Fabletics Scrubs Line Launches With Kevin Hart Giveaway

Comedian Kevin Hart, a native of the City of Brotherly Love, continues to give back to his community. In January 2022, Hart, along with Rapper Meek Mill and Philadelphia 76ers …

9 CRNAs Pregnant At The Same Time at Cone Health

9 CRNAs Pregnant At The Same Time at Cone Health Cone Health, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, has celebrated a special event — nine certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) were …

Nurse Sues OSF Healthcare For Alleged Retaliation by Termination

Lisa Comrie, 54, a nurse for over 25 years and risk management regional director, filed a lawsuit against OSF HealthCare for retaliation after being terminated. According to her attorney, David …

VA Nurse wins $148,560 Lottery

Image: Fawn Hughes Fawn Hughes, a Chesterfield, Virginia nurse won $148,560 from a Cash 5 with EZ Match played at a Food Lion. The ticket she purchased matched all five …

Navy Ship Named After Acclaimed Navy Corps Nurse

Image: USS Lenah S. Higbee The USS Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123), the future guided-missile destroyer for the United States Navy was recently delivered from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls …

3 Connecticut LPN Nursing Schools Close Abruptly Amid Program Concerns

(photo via NBC Connecticut) Stone Academy, an LPN program provider in Connecticut, announced it would be closing all three of its campuses effective Thursday, February 16. Approximately 800 students attended …

TX Files Charges Against Fraudulent Nurses in FL Nursing Diploma Scheme

The investigation into the fraudulent nursing diploma scheme based in Florida, dubbed Operation Nightingale, continues to unfold. The Texas Board of Nursing has publicly released the names of 23 individuals …

14 Names of Nurse Licenses Connected To FL Fake Nursing Diploma Scheme Released in WA

On Thursday, February 16th, the Washington Department of Health releases the names of ten registered nurses (RNs) that have failed to provide adequate qualifications for licensure. In addition, denied the …

There’s a New Nurse Emoji Keyboard in the Apple App Store! Download It Here

>> Download the Nurse Emoji Keyboard here! Everyone loves a good emoji. They can help lighten the mood of a conversation, add a little extra spunk to your Facebook post, …

17% of Nomad Health Staff Let Go as Tech Layoffs Continue

Nomad Health, a digital marketplace for travel nursing and healthcare staffing, recently announced that it laid off 17% of its corporate workforce. CEO and Co-founder Alex Nazem confirmed that the …

IL Hospital's Sudden Closure Leaves Staff Scrambling, Sparks Outrage

Illinois hospital St. Margaret’s Peru closed suddenly and reportedly temporarily over the weekend after giving its employees barely a week’s notice that they would be out of work. The hospital …

176 Patients Evacuated From 10-Alarm Fire at Brockton Hospital

Image: Brockton Hospital During shift change on February 7th, an electrical transformer fire broke out at Brockton Hospital in Massachusetts. The 10-alarm fire forced the facility to be completely evacuated …

School Nurse Saves Pregnant Teacher Who Went Into Cardiac Arrest at Work

Rhaeann Shepler, a school nurse at the Penn-Trafford School District in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, was honored for saving the life of a pregnant co-worker and her unborn child. Shepler used …

Nurses React To Today Show Segment on Labor Shortage, "Low-Skill" Jobs

(photo via NBC News) On Friday, Today aired a segment called On The Money focusing on job search tips. Stephanie Ruhle, NBC’s Senior Business Analyst, led the conversation as she …

Biden's State of The Union: 11 Key Takeaways For Nurses

It’s no secret to say that healthcare in the U.S. over the past several years has been…a challenge. From historic strikes to nurses being left with overwhelming and unsafe ratios …

FDA Revises Blood Ban For Gay and Bisexual Men

Every two seconds, someone in the US receives a life-saving blood transfusion. Yet, the blood supply is at its lowest in decades. The American Red Cross declared the nation’s first-ever …

Nurses, Enter To Win a $200 Spa Gift Card (5 Winners!)

This contest is closed Nurses, will you be Nurse.org’s Valentine? You deserve to kick your feet up, and enjoy some rest and relaxation - on Nurse.org! We’re giving FIVE lucky …

JCAHO Eliminates 168 Standards To Help Relieve Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission recently announced it will be reducing standards for its accreditation. These changes are being made to meet standards similar to other entities. Starting January 1, 2023, 14% …

New Bill Could Allow Non-Certified Nursing Aides To Work in Nursing Homes For 2 Years

A bill that would permit non-certified nursing assistants to work in nursing homes has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives. This bill would allow individuals to work for longer …

Mount Sinai Investigates Death of NICU Patient During Nurses’ Strike

Mount Sinai Hospital is currently investigating the death of a 4-month-old baby that occurred during the nurses’ strike in New York. According to reports, the infant died in the neonatal …

4 Nursing Students Sue Florida College For Alleged NCLEX Scheme

Four nursing students from HCI College in Florida filed a federal court lawsuit against the school on December 2nd, 2022. The students claim the school conducted a "malicious scheme" intended …

Nurse and Elder Ernestine "Tina" Berry Carter, Usher’s Grandmother Passed Away

We want to take a moment to remember and celebrate Ernestine "Tina" Berry Carter, otherwise known as Grandma Tina. She was the grandmother of famous R&B artist Usher, who passed …

Nurse and Doctor Save Life of Philadelphia Eagles Fan In Their Section

Philadelphia is home to many things. The Cheesesteak. The Rocky Statue. Boathouse Row. And the annual Mummers Day Parade on New Year’s Day. Philadelphia is also home to the Philadelphia …

Nurse Friends Launch "Uni" Shoes Made For Nurses

Like many great business ideas, the spark for healthcare footwear company Üni started back in 2021 when friends Alex Pastorkovich, now 28, and Loftin Dortch, now 32, were chatting on …

Congresswoman Sends Letter to Biden Pushing Strategy To Tackle The Nursing Shortage

The ongoing nursing shortage. Old news. Lawmakers promising to make a difference. Older news. But unfortunately, neither is going away anytime soon. A few days before the New Year, Delaware …

DE Annuls 26 Nurse Licenses Connected To Fake Nursing Diploma Scheme

Updated 1/31/2023 Georgia recently announced that 22 nurses are under investigation after news of the fake nursing diplomas broke. The Georgia Board of Nursing sent letters to the individuals asking …

7600 Fake Nursing Degrees Were Sold In Florida, Feds Arrest 25 Suspects

Update 1/27/2023 The Delaware Board of Nursing announced the annulment of 26 nurse licenses connected to the fake nursing diploma scheme in Florida. Original article 1/26/2023 On Wednesday, it was …

Nurses Organize Nationwide To Rally For Safe Staffing

National Nurses United (NNU) members will hold a National Day of Action for safe staffing on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at multiple locations across the country. According to the NNU, …

Wife Fatally Shoots Terminally ill Husband Inside FL Hospital

On Saturday, January 21st, Ellen Gilland, 76, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, allegedly shot and killed her terminally ill husband, Jerry Gilland, in his hospital bed on the 11th floor …

Tickets: Warriors Nurse Appreciation Night

This event has ended. Check back for updates! Grab a group of your nurse besties and meet up at the Golden State Warriors Nurse Appreciation Night on February 6, 2023, …

First Air National Guard Nurse Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross Medal

Image Sources: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs For only the second time in history, a Registered Nurse has been awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross by the Air National Guard. She …

Nurses Charged With Selling Fake Vaccine Cards Allegedly Laundered $1.5M and Paid Mortgage

Julie DeVuono, a 49-year-old pediatric Nurse Practitioner in New York City, was arrested in January 2022 on charges of second-degree forgery and offering a false instrument for filing. She is …

Top Safest Hospitals by State to Work as a Nurse in 2023

Image Source: Dartmouth Health When you're considering where you want to work as a nurse, safety should definitely be a consideration. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a great resource …

Shortage of Home Care Nurses Prompts Mom To Go To Nursing School For NICU Baby

The effects of the nursing shortage aren’t just affecting those in the hospitals. In fact, it goes far beyond that. Patients, especially pediatric patients, that require specialized home care are …

Nurse Leader Norma Martinez Rogers Receives Living Legend Award

The Living Legend Award represents the American Academy of Nursing’s highest honor. It is awarded to remarkable visionaries who leverage innovation, science, and leadership to advance nursing. The 2022 Living …

JCAHO Releases Study Evaluating Nurse Peer Messengers Reporting Unprofessional Behavior

The latest issue of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety published findings from a recent study designed to improve professionalism in nursing. The Co-Worker Observation System (CORS), …

Trial Preparations Begin for Nurse Killed on Way To Work

The trial for the murder of Nashville nurse Caitlyn Kaufman is scheduled to begin in two weeks and attorneys are working to finalize important details about the case. (photo via …

EMS Workers Charged With Murder, Video Shows Patient Strapped Face Down

Image source: YouTube Disclaimer: This article includes a video that some viewers may find disturbing. Two EMS workers from Sangamon County in Illinois are facing first-degree murder charges after authorities …

NYC Nurse Strike Ends - Nurses Win Historic Victory

Updated 1/12/2023 According to the New York Nurses Association, the NYC nurse strike has ended. After picketing for three days, NYC nurses striking at Mount Sinai Health, Montefiore Health System, …

Police Arrest Man Who Threatened To Shoot Tulsa Hospital

Police have arrested a man who allegedly threatened to shoot up Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The incident occurred on the afternoon of January 4th, when officers responded to …

Working Paper Claims Nurse Practitioners Have Lower Productivity Than Physicians

Updated 1/11/2023 The American Association of Nurse Practitioners provided additional information regarding this white paper. Statement From The American Association of Nurse Practitioners The American Association of Nurse Practitioners President, …

NY Nurse Strike: Hospitals Divert Ambulances and Transfer NICU Babies

Last week, as the nursing strike in New York loomed, hospitals began transferring high-risk patients out of the hospital. Two hospitals averted a strike, however, two others did not - …

Correctional Nurse Wins $2M Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Kathleen Newton, a former correctional nurse at Jefferson City Correctional Center—a maximum security prison in Jefferson City, Missouri that houses up to 1996 inmates and is run by the state—has …

Nurses Fired For Mocking Child With Gunshot Wound on TikTok

Two nurses who worked in the pediatric unit of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee have been fired after posting a TikTok detailing an incident with a pediatric patient …

LSU Nursing Student Killed in Belize While on Vacation

Just two days before New Year’s Eve, J'Bria Michelle Bowens, 23, a Louisiana State University (LSU) nursing student was shot and killed outside a nightclub in San Pedro, Belize while …

Nurse Paints Mohawk 150 Times To Brighten Patients' Day

As nurses, we always try to make our patients smile through the difficult times they are facing. One emergency room (ER) nurse has gone above and beyond since the pandemic. …

Flight Nurse Dies in Air Ambulance Crash Off Maui

Image: Courtney Parry On December 16th, an air ambulance crashed into the ocean off the coast of Hawaii in what is described as a horrific medical air accident. According to …

Ex-Nurse Accused of Sexually Assaulting, Photographing Unconscious Patients

Image: Christopher Lambros Disclaimer: This article contains graphic descriptions regarding patients and the accused. Colorado intensive care unit (ICU) nurse, Christopher Peter Lambros, 61, has been arrested and charged with …

Family Mourns Health Aide Who Died In Blizzard

A record-setting blizzard hit Buffalo, New York, over the Christmas weekend. Some areas saw 50 inches of snow. Many residents have died due to severe weather conditions. At the time …

MMC Nurses Lose Paid-Leave Benefits

Image: Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United Nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland were greeted with less than holiday cheer after the hospital announced that union nurses were stripped …

Healthcare Recruiter Making $300K Goes Viral on TikTok, Is it True?

A TikTok video posted by @americanincome—which purportedly interviews real people in public about their jobs and income levels—has gone viral for featuring a woman who reported that she makes $300,000 …

Nurse Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Following Dropped Manslaughter Charges

DonQuenick Joppy, a 39-year-old registered nurse (RN) from Colorado, alleges racial discrimination led to her termination and ultimate charge of manslaughter. In September 2021, the manslaughter charges against her were …

Nurses With 1:53 Staffing Ratio Confront Admin in Viral TikTok, State Investigates

A comprehensive emergency psychiatric program (CPEP) at ECMC Hospital in Buffalo, New York reportedly has been forcing nurses to work with a patient-nurse ratio of 1:53. And after news of …

Nurse Wins $100,000 Lottery Ticket After Night-Shift

Berra Sen, 60, a Wake County pediatric nurse, is going to have a very Merry Christmas after winning $100,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Sen, of Holly Hills, North Carolina …

Pro-Life Nurse Practitioner Sues VA Over Abortion Policy, Religious Liberties

U.S. Army veteran and Nurse Practitioner, Stephanie Carter is suing U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis Richard McDonough, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Carter claims the decision to offer …

Ascension Nurse Confirms NYT’s Critically Unsafe Staffing Allegations

In a world where nursing and other healthcare worker shortages are the new norms, it might sound unbelievable that any healthcare system would have ever focused on cutting down their …

FL Nurse Indicted For Switching Fentanyl For Saline

Catherine Shannon Dunton, 54, a former Martin County, Florida nurse has been officially indicted by a federal grand jury for tampering with vials of fentanyl. According to the indictment, Dunton …

Sweet Video of Nurses Dancing With 6 Y/O Will Melt Your Heart

Lately, nursing news seems to have a tone that’s fairly negative, sad, and downright stressful. With multiple stories of violence against nurses, nurses being criminally charged for various acts, an …

Why Nevada is Fast-Tracking Out-of-State Nursing Licenses

Nevada has seen a recent spike in the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), as well as flu, COVID, and other respiratory illnesses. This is leading to an influx in the hospitalization …

Nurse Loses License Over Physical Aggression Towards Patients

Nebraska registered nurse, Scott Shoff, has lost his nursing license according to the State of Nebraska for “being belligerent and disrespectful with colleagues and overly aggressive with patients.” According to …

100,000 UK Nurses to Participate in Historic First Ever Strike

Image Source: Time For the first time in 106 years, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in England has decided to strike after a historic vote of more than 300,000 …

Florida Man Arrested in Nurses’ 42 Year Cold Case Murder

Image Source: Miramar Police Department/Facebook / WPLG Local 10 YouTube / WSVN Trigger warning: sexual assault and graphic depictions of murder. Thanks to advances in DNA technology, a Florida man …

How the Minnesota Nurses’ Strike Was Averted in a "Historic Win"

Image Source: Minnesota Nurses Association/Instagram / MPR News With the threat of a strike that would have involved 15,000 nurses, over 12 hospitals in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports …

Emory Healthcare OB Nurses Fired After Mocking Patients On Viral TikTok

In the world of TikTok, a new trend of describing “icks” has taken over and a group of what appeared to be nurses from Emory University got involved by posting …

U.S. Home Births Surge To Highest Rate In Over 30 Years

Home births surged to their highest rate in over 30 years in 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found in a recently-released report. There were over 50,000 …

Cribs Shortage Amid RSV Spikes Cause U.S. Hospitals to Reach Critical Levels

Image Source: CNN / Fox5 Las Vegas You may have heard about the shortages in the U.S. affecting everything from children’s Tylenol to diabetic medications, but nurses are now shedding …

1950s Nurse Hero Finally Remembered With Proper Headstone

Image: Newspaper front page after deadly fire / New Gravestone In recent months there have been countless acts of violence against nurses and in hospitals around the country. Patients bringing …

Monkeypox Renamed to "Mpox" by WHO, Here's Why

In August, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency. On Monday, the WHO renamed “monkeypox” as “mpox” after there were concerns that the original …

SC Nurses Arrested & Charged for Neglecting Patient's Wounds

Image: Alyssa Morris and Heather Gowan / Magnolia Manor Alyssa Paige Morris, 22, of Cowpens, and Heather Star Gowan, 44, of Gaffney in South Carolina were recently arrested and charged …

Patient Arrested After Assaulting Louisiana ER Nurses

Image source: St. Francis Medical Center, Monroe, La./Facebook At St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana, a patient was arrested after urinating on emergency room nurses while receiving care. On …

NC Nurse Helps Save Life of Patient on Las Vegas Flight

Image source: Kassondra Josey/Facebook Kassondra Josey may have thought she had seen it all after graduating nursing school in 2020 right before the pandemic hit, but she soon learned that …

Home Health Nurse Killed at Work By Patient's Grandson

Douglas Brant, 56, a homecare nurse in Spokane, Washington, was shot and killed by his patient’s grandson, Mitchell Chandler, during a homecare visit. Brant was visiting the home that his …

Oregon Nurses Accuse Providence of "Wage Theft," Ask DA to Investigate

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt has been asked to investigate Providence healthcare system after several nurses claim “wage theft”. The Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) has partnered with the DA …

NICU Babies Dressed as Turkeys Will Melt Your Heart

Image Source: Hurley Medical Center Facebook For many people, the holidays can be a hard time, which is why those small instances of hope that demonstrate that life can keep …

Patient Found With 4 Guns and Drugs in Backpack at TN Hospital

Just days after a former patient opened fire in the stairwell at Ascension St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, TN - there is another reported incident involving drugs and firearms …

Forensic Nurse Develops Bruise Detecting Technology For Dark Skin

Katherine Scafide, PhD, RN, a forensic nurse, scientist, and associate professor at George Mason University’s College of Public Health and School of Nursing has pioneered the use of technology using …

Comparing New Grad Nurses “Then” and “Now”

So much has evolved in nursing since the days of Florence Nightingale – everything from nursing education, NCLEX, health professional roles, scope of practice, patient acuity, the environment in which …

WA Hospital Allegedly Used COVID Relief Aid To Trigger $1.9M Bonuses For Execs

Updated on 11/30/22 to include a statement from EvergreenHealth Original article published on 11/28/22 On June 21, 2022, the Board of Commissioners at EvergreenHealth Kirkland voted by a narrow margin, …

Congress Calls For Federal Investigation Into HCA on Fraud Allegations

Updated on 11/28/2022 to include a statement from HCA. Original article published on 11/22/2022 The federal government may launch an investigation into HCA, the largest for-profit healthcare company in the …

Shooting at Ascension St. Thomas Midtown Hospital, Suspect Arrested

On Saturday evening a man was taken into custody by Nashville police after he allegedly opened fire inside Ascension St. Thomas Midtown Hospital. According to reports by WKRN.com, a man …

Nurse Practitioner (DNP) Fined $19K For Calling Self "Doctor Sarah"

A California Nurse Practitioner with a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP) has been fined $19,750 for referring to herself as doctor within her clinical practice, online, and on social …

4 Nursing Students Sue Seattle University Over Alleged Fraudulent MSN Degree

Seattle University is being sued by four nursing students for allegedly offering a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree they were not accredited to offer. Three of the four …

WHO Launches Free Mental Health E-Training For Nurses, Healthcare Workers

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has recently endorsed a free training program created by the World Health Organization (WHO) aimed at improving mental health. The online course has six …

How To Support Nurses in Need on Giving Tuesday

Nurse.org is kicking off Giving Tuesday early this year - rallying nurses and nursing students to show support for the Florida Nurses Association’s Nurses in Need Fund and Hurricane Relief …

It’s Not COVID, But Hospitals Are Once Again Setting Up Tents Outside to Care for Patients

The CDC reports seeing the highest influenza hospitalization rates going back a decade. In a sight eerily reminiscent of the early days of the pandemic, hospitals are once again setting …

10 Major Nursing Industry Predictions For 2023

It’s no secret that the nursing industry has undergone some challenges in the past couple of years. (Understatement of the century, perhaps?) Nurse.org’s State of Nursing Survey from 2021 revealed …

WA Patient Dies in Understaffed ER Lobby, County Council Pens Letter of "Disappointment"

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett is under fire after a patient died in the ER waiting room earlier this month. Unfortunately, like most major healthcare systems throughout the country, Providence …

Nurses, Here's How To Anonymously Pitch Stories To Nurse.org Editors

Nurse.org strives to amplify issues that matter most to nurses. If there's an issue, event, person, or story that you think needs media attention or should be shared with the …

Kaiser Offers Nurses 21.25% Raise in Wages, Strike Averted

Update: The California Nurses Association (CNA) reached a tentative agreement with Kaiser Permanente. As a result the planned two-day strike by more than 21,000 registered nurses and nurse practitioners in …

St. Michael Medical Center Activates Mass Casualty Protocol, Due To Overwhelmed ER

This article was updated on 11/16/22 at 5:30 pm to include additional information provided by St. Michael Medical Center regarding the accreditation status and collaborative emergency response. 11/15/22 St. Michael …

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 …

Are Nurses on Their Feet All Day?

Are Nurses on Their Feet All Day? In many cases, yes. One of the most common nurse health complaints is foot pain. Especially for some nurses who work on their …

Nicole Linton's Sister Launches Website Telling Sister's Story of Mental Illness

“When I see that video, I don’t see Nicole driving…I see her mental illness driving,” her sister wrote. On August 4, 2022, Nicole Linton, 37, a travel nurse from Houston …

Hospice Nurse Allegedly Cut Off Patient's Foot Without Permission For Taxidermy Shop

A Wisconsin hospice nurse is being accused of cutting off the right foot of one of her dying patients to display it in her family’s taxidermy shop. [email-capture] In March …

Everything You Need to Know About the 2022-2023 RSV Season

The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) emerges each fall, causing cold and flu symptoms. Although healthcare workers are most familiar with this illness in children and the elderly, it can affect …

ANA Releases Statement on TikTok of White NP Accusing Pregnant Black Mother of Fraud

A video of a White nurse practitioner, Theresa Smigo, at the Philly Pregnancy Center in Norristown, Pennsylvania accusing a Black pregnant woman, Jillian, of fraud and abuse of the system …

Nurse Says She Tried To Help Rapper, TakeOff, On Scene Of Tragic Shooting

TakeOff, of Atlanta rap trio Migos, was shot and killed in downtown Houston on Tuesday outside of 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley. An infusion nurse, whose identity has remained confidential, …

Video Shows Baylor Hospital ER Worker Being Held Hostage By Man With Knife

As violence continues to escalate against healthcare workers, another attack has taken place in Dallas, Texas. On Monday, October 31st, a man entered the emergency room (ER) at Baylor Scott …

Hospitals Host NICU Costume Contests, The Photos Will Melt Your Heart

It’s that time of year again—when hospitals across the country get in the Halloween holiday spirit by dressing up some of the cutest patients around: babies in the NICU! Many …

Video of IA Governor Saying That Nurses Don't Have a College Education Goes Viral

In a rather confusing turn of events, Iowa’s Governor Kim Reynolds publicly criticized loan forgiveness for workers who choose not to get a college education—including truck drivers, machinists, and in …

Majority of Adults Don’t Plan on Getting the Flu Vaccine, Survey Reveals

As flu season closes in, The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) did a 2022 survey to gather information about the general public’s beliefs about respiratory diseases and vaccinations—including both …

ICAN Act Would Expand Authority for Nurse Practitioners, APRNs

If enacted, a new bill would broaden the authority of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to provide care to millions of Americans. HR 8812, referred to as the ICAN Act, …

Nurse Charged With Murdering 2 Patients, Allegedly Gave Lethal Insulin Doses

Johnathan Howard HayesImage: Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office On October 25th, Registered Nurse Johnathan Howard Hayes, 47, from Winston-Salem, North Carolina was arrested and charged with two counts of murder and …

3 ER Nurses Suspended For Speaking Up About Unsafe Staffing

On Friday, three ER nurses were escorted out of Ascension Saint Joseph's Medical Center of Joliet and suspended after voicing concerns regarding staffing. Ascension Saint Joseph's Medical Center is located …

Two Nurses Shot and Killed in Dallas Hospital

Unfortunately, violence in healthcare is becoming all too frequent in the United States. Now, another tragedy has shocked the healthcare industry. Just after 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 22, 2022, a …

1,800 Nurses Vote To Strike at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland CA

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced that the over 1,800 nurses it represents at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (ABSMC) in Oakland and Berkeley, CA will strike for …

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Stabbed To Death By Patient, Family Says

On Tuesday afternoon, June Onkundi, a wife, mother, and psychiatric nurse practitioner was stabbed to death by one of her patients, James Gomes, while at work. Durham Police responded to …

CA Nurse Practitioners and CNMs Allowed To Perform Abortions in 2023

On June 24, 2022, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. Now, individual states have the right to control abortion. Since this ruling, abortion has become …

Nurses, If You're Sick Take The Day Off And Stop Feeling Guilty About It

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 of your eyeballs, and you're so weak …

2,250 Nurses and Hospital Staff Vote to Strike in Philadelphia

Featured Image: Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals/Facebook Following a large Minnesota nurses’ strike, another nurses union has authorized a strike, this time in Philadelphia. The potential strike …

NY Nurses To Get Pay Increase at State Agencies - Average of 4.5%

On October 14th, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that more than 6,500 nurses employed by the state would see a pay increase. According to governor.ny.gov, New York State upgraded …

Charge Nurse Calls 911, Desperate For Help in Understaffed ER

On Saturday, the charge nurse from the Emergency Room at St. Michael Medical Center in Washington called dispatchers at Kitsap 911 through an official backline. St. Michael’s is experiencing a …

Nurses and RTs Save Newborn Babies From Being Strangled at Texas Hospital

Due to the quick thinking and swift actions of the nursing staff and respiratory therapists at Odessa Regional Medical Center in Texas, several newborns are safe and home with their …

Stratford University To Shut Down, 300 Nursing Students Need Answers

Stratford University in Alexandria, VA, announced its sudden closure of three campuses this week. This announcement has left over 300 nursing students wondering what they will do next. According to …

Hurricane Ian – Here’s How Nurses Can Help

Hurricane Ian made landfall on the southwestern coast of Florida Wednesday, September 28, 2022, as a category 4 hurricane. The aftermath of destruction is one for the record books! Nurses …

800 Ascension TX Nurses Vote To Unionize

This week, nurses in Austin, Texas, voted to unionize. This event is notable because the Lone Star state has been considered an "anti-union state," unfriendly to unionizers. The nurses' movement …

Nurse Stabbed, Police Searching For Suspect

Police are searching for a man that critically injured a male nurse on Monday evening at Mission Community Hospital in Panorama City, California. Police were called to the scene for …

Amazon To Buy One Medical for $3.9 Billion; FTC Investigates

In July 2022, Amazon announced that it had entered into a “definitive merger” to acquire One Medical, a primary care organization. According to the initial press release when the company …

Retired Nurse, Tamara Panzino, Saves Baby On a Plane

Image: Fox News Hearing the words “Is there a doctor in the house?” or “Is there a doctor onboard?” are some of the comments nurses dread hearing when they are …

2 Nurses Assaulted Every Hour in the Workplace, According To New Study

A new analysis of Press Ganey’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®) for the second quarter of 2022 has revealed a sobering statistic: on average, two nurses are assaulted …

EEOC Sues VT Nursing Home Over Racial Harassment Claims

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a federal lawsuit this past week against Elderwood at Burlington, a long-term care facility in Burlington, Vermont for violating federal law. According …

Nurses Can Be Sued for Following Doctor’s Orders, NC Court Rules

Nurses in North Carolina can now be sued for following doctors’ orders when they cause harm to the patient. On Friday, August 19, 2022, a narrowly-split North Carolina Supreme Court …

This “Comedian” Thinks Bashing Nurses is Funny (Video)

Warning: This clip is NSFW and contains offensive language. Nurse Blake's video on TikTok has gone viral, with over half a million views in three days. @nurseblake 🙄 omg, i …

KY Nurse Sentenced To 5 Years in Prison For Patient's Death

Original article: 08/26/2022 A Lexington, Kentucky nurse was formally charged with the “alleged” murder of a patient after administering Lorazepam without a physician’s order. Eyvette Hunter, 52, was charged with …

OR Nurses File Lawsuit Against Providence Health Over Pay Issues

As of Monday, Providence Health & Services in Oregon is facing a potential class action lawsuit over nurses’ wages. According to a statement released by the Oregon Nurse’s Association (ONA), …

How To Apply For $10K-$20K Student Loan Forgiveness as a Nurse

On Wednesday, August 24th President Biden announced that the federal government will forgive a minimum of $10,000 in student loan debt and extend the pandemic forbearance on federal student loans …

RI Nurse Surrenders License Over Fake COVID Vaccine Card

Athena Fidas, a nurse from Rhode Island, voluntarily surrendered her nursing license after the Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) and RI Board of Nurse Registration determined the COVID vaccination …

Travel Nurses Sue Aya Healthcare Alleging “Bait-and-Switch” Tactics

Correction: An earlier version of this article and related social media posts included unsubstantiated information regarding the lawsuit. After careful review, the article was revised on August 23, 2022. Aya …

Many Nurses Qualify For Limited Student Loan Forgiveness Waiver That Expires in October

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, created in 2007, is a federal program to help relieve student loan debt for people who work full-time in public service. Since the …

Healthcare Workers Awarded $10.3M, Win Mandatory COVID Vaccine Lawsuit

Healthcare workers across the country were mandated to receive the COVID vaccine when it first came to market with very few exceptions. Unlike the flu vaccine, most healthcare systems did …

What Nurses Need To Know About Monkeypox - Symptoms, Risk, Prevention, Treatment

Image: CDC.gov This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the recent monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency. Here’s what you need to know about this viral infection. [email-capture] What …

Hospital Overpays Employees $2M - Wants Money Back

Image: St. Charles Healthcare On Thursday, St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon informed thousands of employees that they were overpaid and will be required to pay the money back …

10 Must Read TikTok Tips For Nurses - Etiquette, HIPAA

TikTok is becoming more popular in today’s world. Creating short videos about trends, dance challenges, opinions, and easy-to-use creative options has claimed its popularity among personal and professional users. The …

DOJ Sues Idaho Over Abortion Law

Back in June, the Supreme Court overturned Roe V Wade, putting an end to abortion rights that had been upheld for decades. Prior to this, many states put into place …

ER Nurse Follows Mom and Grandma's Legacy, Same Nursing School and Specialty

Kelsey Byrd, 22, a newly Registered Nurse (RN) from New Jersey has quite the legacy to live up to—because not only are her mother and grandmother both nurses, but they’re …

Travel Nurse Accused of LA Car Crash Killing 6 including Pregnant Woman and Child

Image: Deadly Crash Update: On Monday, Linton was charged with six counts of murder and five counts of gross vehicular manslaughter. Linton could face 90 years to life in prison …

3 Travel Nurses Sue Maxim Healthcare Staffing Agency For Defraud

On July 29th, travel nurses Teyal Miller, Jennifer Reents, and Carolyn Miller filed a class-action complaint against the Maryland-based staffing company Maxim Healthcare Services. The suit alleges that the company …

Teen Mom Reality Star Ashley Jones is Going To Nursing School

Image: Ashley Jones Reality TV star Ashley Jones, 25, from MTV’s Teen Mom 2, recently passed her TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Exam and is heading to nursing school. …

Two Police Officers Charged For Nurse's Death, Hit and Run Coverup

Instagram: Damian Dymka Damian Dymka, 29, a long-term care nurse, was struck and killed by an off-duty Newark police officer on the Garden State Parkway on Halloween 2021. The driver, …

Nurse and WWE Diva Host Self Defense Class For Nurses

Images: Georgina Villarreal Instagram Georgina Villarreal, RN-MSN, or “Nurse Georgie” as she is known on her Instagram, from Huntington Beach, CA, is on a mission to empower nurses and busy …

FDA Approves Non-MRNA Novavax Vaccine For Emergency Use, Here's How it Works

The Novavax vaccine is a new option for people looking to protect themselves from COVID-19. In the wake of confusion and hesitancy surrounding COVID-19 vaccine options, Novavax offers an innovative …

EMT Handcuffed For Bumping Police Car at Hospital, Officer Suspended

Image: Rochester City Newspaper In Rochester, New York Charles LoTempio, a police investigator, has been suspended with pay for placing a Black EMT in handcuffs after the ambulance she was …

Nurse Died By Suicide Due to Reported Bullying at Work

Disclaimer: This story discusses suicide and self-harm. If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide please call the 998 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 998, text TALK …

988 is The New Suicide Prevention Hotline — What You Need to Know

The national suicide prevention line is changing its number from 1-800-273-TALK(8255) to a three-digit number 988. The new three-digit code will be available to everyone in the United States and …

TikTok of Nurse Reacting To Patient's Death Goes Viral, Sparks Backlash

Image: TikTok Although I’m no longer a floor nurse, I take a lot of comfort in watching TikToks and reels from nurses in the trenches. There’s just something I find …

Nurse Turned ‘The Bachelorette’ - Meet Gabby Windey

Images: Gabby Windey Instagram Tonight Gabby Windey, 31, starts her journey to finding love on Season 19 of ABC’s The Bachelorette along with Rachel Recchia. Windey first found love as …

Nurse Makes Top 20 on American Idol

Images: Jacob Moran Instagram Nurse Makes Top 20 of American Idol You can find so many talented people in nursing, but musically talented nurses are a special breed. Jacob Moran, …

Nurse Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Source: @therealsandralindsay/Instagram While the presence of the first COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. may have been a heralded welcome and beacon of hope in the midst of a harrowing pandemic, …

How Mark Cuban's Online Low-Cost Pharmacy Will Impact The Healthcare Industry

Image: Mark Cuban Prescription drug costs in the United States have been skyrocketing in recent years. A 2022 Congressional Budget Office report found that the cost of prescription drugs ballooned …

Nurses Are Being Fired For Speaking Up About Safety Concerns, 3 Recent Stories

Image: UMPC Altoona Update: 3/2/2023 Nurse.org recently spoke with Sarah Collins, RN, for an update. Collins was terminated after speaking out about safety concerns in 2021. More than one year …

Red Sox Nurse Night 2022 Was EPIC! Watch The Recap Video

>> Red Sox Nurse Night 2023 is May 17th! Get tickets now! >> Buy tickets to Red Sox Nurse Night 2023! Get a group of nurses together, design cute T-shirts, …

Roe v. Wade Overturned, What it Means for Healthcare

Update 6/14/2022 On June 24, 2022, Roe v. Wade was reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court, declaring that the constitutional right for women to have abortions no longer exists. This …

Travel Nurses Felt Stranded on American Samoa After Contract Canceled Early

Susan Wipson, an ER and dialysis nurse who has been working as a travel nurse since 2016, was looking forward to her first assignment outside of the domestic U.S. Wipson …

Hospitals are Charging Patients More, Allegedly to Offset Rising Nurses’ Salaries

Right now, there's unprecedented stress on the healthcare system. As empty hospital beds became sparse during the pandemic, hospitals had to expand staffing to keep up with demand. In many …

New Cancer Treatment is 100% Effective in Small Trial

A small glimmer of hope in what feels like a world ravaged by mass shootings and skyrocketing gas prices: a small trial of a new cancer drug in 14 patients …

Travel Nurse Pay Transparency Bill Passed in Illinois

Travel nursing is about to be turned on its heels. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker recently signed a bill that will reform the labor practices of travel nurse staffing agencies. The …

Travel Nurse Fosters Homeless Patient’s Dog "Charlie"

Nurses are known for going above and beyond to take care of their patients, but Skie Moore, BSN/RN, a travel ER nurse from Fort Worth, TX, may not have been …

Providence Nurses Vote to Strike in Oregon

Image via Oregon Nurses Association Nurses at St. Vincent Medical Center in Oregon have overwhelmingly voted to strike, citing problems with staffing levels, working conditions, and pay. The Oregon Nurses …

2 Nurses, Doctor, Stabbed at Encino Hospital

Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dayton, Ohio. Now, Encino Hospital Medical Center. On Friday, a doctor and two nurses were left in critical condition after a stabbing at Encino Hospital Medical Center in …

Vanderbilt is Now Training Truck Drivers and EVS Workers To Be Medical Assistants

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been in the news a lot recently. It’s the hospital RaDonda Vaught worked at prior to being charged with the death of her patient. Well, …

Two Hospital Shootings in Tulsa and Dayton Happened on Wednesday

As the country is still recovering and trying to process the unspeakable shooting in Uvalde, there were two more shootings. This time they were in hospitals. On Wednesday, June 1, …

CA Nursing Licenses Changes, BON Joins Nursys Electronic License Verification System

Updated 5/31/22 California Joins Nursys In March 2022, the California Board of Nursing joined Nursys, the electronic license verification system for RNs. Any nurse looking to obtain a license via …

15,000 Minnesota Nurses to Hold One Day Strike

On Wednesday, June 1st, nurses at 11 Twin Cities hospitals will hold a one-day, all-day informational strike. Over 15,000 nurses at hospitals in Twin Cities and Twin Ports are seeking …

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 …

8 Ways Nurses Can Help The Uvalde School Community

Today, all of our hearts are heavy in the aftermath of the unbearable tragedy of the Uvalde Texas Robb elementary school shooting that took the lives of 19 children and …

Empty Shopping Malls Are Being Converted into Medical Centers

Over the past 3 years, countless retail stores have gone out of business. As a result, numerous shopping malls have been left vacant. Medical providers are opening healthcare facilities and …

As a Nurse It's Hard To Move On From Some Patients, You're Not Alone If You Struggle Too

A few weeks ago I heard a doctor tell me, “That is a five-shower case.” My mind automatically started to think about what physiologic cascading effect he might be referring …

Majority of Nurses Feel They Are Misunderstood, Survey Reveals

A new survey from connectRN revealed that 9 out of 10 nurses feel like the general public really has no idea what it means to be a nurse. The survey, …

Travel Nurse Pay Slashed, Agencies Under Investigation For Predatory Practices

Updated 5/20/22 Tiffanie Jones was en route from Florida to her new travel nursing position in Wyoming when she got the news that her contract had been canceled. Unfortunately, her …

U.S. Nurse Volunteers Help Open the First PICU in Nigeria

Image: Courtesy of Rachel Baskin In 2019, a team of medical professionals from the East Coast traveled to Nigeria to open the country’s first Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). As …

5 Healthcare Organizations Launch Nurse Staffing Think Tank To Tackle Unsafe Staffing

The nursing shortage has been an ongoing hot topic since before COVID but has only gotten drastically worse in the last several months. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) …

Nurses March on U.S. Capitol For Safe Staffing, Equal Pay and Workplace Safety

Image via ABC News On Thursday, May 12th the United “Million” Nurses March started at the Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, and ended at the Capitol. There are several reasons …

RaDonda Vaught Sentenced To 3 Years Supervised Probation

Update: May 13, 2022 Today, a judge issued a sentence in the highly watched RaDonda Vaught trial. Facing up to 8 years in prison for the charges of criminally negligent …

Figs & Crocs Giveaway! 10,000 Pairs of Free Scrubs and Crocs Shoes

Image: Crocs What is the Figs and Crocs Giveaway? For the second year in a row, Figs and Crocs have teamed up to give away 10,000 pairs of scrubs and …

Suicide In Nursing: Much More Common Than You Think

Disclaimer: This story discusses suicide and self-harm. If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide please call the 998 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 998, text TALK …

Kaiser Nurse Dies By Suicide At Work

Disclaimer: This story discusses suicide and self-harm. If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide please call the 998 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 998, text TALK …

Nurse Attacked at Bronx Hospital with Scissors

Image: NY Post The article contains graphic images. Another shift. Another act of violence against a nurse. And there is video proof. Luis Medina, 30, was taken to Bronx Hospital …

Nurse Runs the Boston Marathon in Scrubs For a Cause, Here's The Reason Why

Image: Sam Roecker Samantha Roecker, who goes by Sam, a Philadelphia nurse at the Penn Medicine outpatient clinic, ran the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18th in her scrubs. An …

Medical Professionals React to Verdict of Doctor Accused of 14 Lethal Fentanyl Deaths

Image: Dr. William Husel With the criminal conviction of former Vanderbilt RN RaDonda Vaught fresh in our minds, there is another medical professional trial case in the news right now—but …

Striking Stanford Nurses Will Lose Health Benefits

Instagram: CRONA Nurses Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard’s Children’s Hospital nurses have been working without a contract since March 31st, 2022. As a result of ongoing failed negotiations, thousands …

Indiana State BON Guilty of Discriminating Against Nurses With Opioid Use Disorder

A recent decision from the Justice Department that the Indiana State Nursing Board was discriminating against nurses being treated for opioid use disorder has shined a spotlight on what the …

Dad’s Reaction To Daughter's NCLEX Results Goes Viral

PROUD DAD ALERT! Nothing quite compares to the special bond between a father and his daughter - especially when your daughter passes the NCLEX (when she was totally convinced she …

8,000 Sutter Health Nurses Strike Over Unsafe Staffing

Over 8,000 nurses went on strike, Monday, April 18th, at 15 Sutter Health locations across Northern California. According to the California Nurses Association and National Nurse United (NNU) nurses and …

New York Nurse Practitioners Get Full Practice Authority

Last week, New York became one of 25 states in the U.S. to grant permanent full practice authority to Nurse Practitioners (NPs). The authority was granted when New York Gov. …

Nurse Indicted For the Death of an Inmate, Officers Who Hog-tied Him Not Indicted

Another day, another nurse was charged with the death of a patient. The five detention officers that were present had handcuffed the man, and are seen in security videos kneeling …

These Animal Themed PPE and Stickers Reduced Anxiety in Pediatric Patients

Images courtesy of Karen MacDonald/Healthmark The healthcare industry in Detroit, Michigan has been through a lot over the past couple of years. It was one of the first and hardest-hit …

Another Nurse Prosecuted For The Death of a Patient

Image: Christann Gainey Christann Gainey. LPN. 39 patients. Guilty of neglect of a care-dependent person. It was recently announced that Gainey, 34 of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor neglect of …

This is What It's Like To Be a Triage Nurse in The ED

Healthcare workers throw around the term triage like seasoned Italian bakers throw around pizza dough, but many laymen do not understand the full extent of the triage process or what …

Intimate Boutique Brings New Virtual Options To Breast Cancer Survivors

“It's been a journey for sure, but definitely inspired by my grandmother,” says Jones. When Jasmine Jones saw her grandmother experience how difficult it was to shop for post-mastectomy bras …

Nurse Creates ‘Gig Worker’ App for Healthcare Professionals to Pick Up Shifts

If you’re a nurse interested in simply picking up a few extra shifts without a full commitment, we might just have the solution for you. Nurse Alice interviewed ICU nurse …

Nurse.org Launches Exclusive Online Community For Nurses - Here's How To Join

Want to connect with fellow nurses and nursing students? Ready to join a community of nurses that supports and uplifts, shares hilarious stories from the bedside, gets first access to …

How to Help Ukraine as a Nurse

For over a month Russia, under the direction of Vladimir Putin, has launched a war on Ukraine. As of March 26th, it is estimated that over 3.8 million Ukrainians have …

Nurses Urge CA Senate To Pass Mental Health Resilience Bill For Healthcare Worker

This article was contributed by Beatrice Adegboyega BSN, RN, PCCN on behalf of American Nurses Association\California. Everyone has been affected by the pandemic in one way or another. Healthcare workers …

New Burn Nursing Specialty Certification Expected by 2023

The Board of Certification of Emergency Nurses (BCEN) is developing the first and only burn certification for registered nursing. The Certified Burn Registered Nurse (CBRN) is expected to be available …

Battle to Allow CRNAs to Practice Independently in VA Hospitals Continues

A struggle between the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is ongoing as the two battle over a bill that would limit the …

New Study Predicts a Mass Exodus of Healthcare Workers by 2025

A sobering new survey released by Elsevier Health, called “Clinician of the Future,” reveals a prediction that up to 75% of healthcare workers will be leaving the healthcare profession by …

UMC Requires Mandatory Overtime For Nurses Due To Staffing Shortages

Overtime. Sure. Time and a half. Sounds good. Mandatory overtime. Hard NO. Beginning Wednesday, March 16 nurses at University Medical Center (UMC) of Southern Nevada will be expected to work …

CA Bill Would Let Nurse Practitioners Perform Abortions Without Supervision

On March 4th, SB-1375 was introduced in the California Legislature that would allow certain nurse practitioners to perform abortions without requiring a doctor to be present. The bill has been …

Nurse Safe Staffing Bill Fails in Washington Senate

Safe staffing and nursing ratios has become a VERY hot topic recently, despite the ongoing problem for years. Petitions are being signed, rallies are being held, and national media has …

Amazon Expands Into Telehealth and Home Care

When I graduated nursing school, I sold some of my nursing books to a new site I had heard of that was basically a giant online bookstore. I was amazed …

Congress Passes 'Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act'

Disclaimer: This story discusses suicide and self-harm. If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide please call the 998 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 998, text TALK …

As a Travel Nurse Unsafe Staffing Makes Me 'Feel Like a Failure'

There have been many days after working a twelve-hour shift that I have left feeling like a failure. And to be quite frank, it has nothing to do with my …

Louisiana Takes Action to Stop Assaults Against Nurses

Violence against healthcare workers, especially nurses, is not a new conversation. In fact, the conversation has recently been highlighted as over the course of the last three years there have …

Nurse Opens Summer Camp to Reunite Siblings Separated in Foster Care

Just when the world may be in need of being reminded that really good people exist who accomplish really good things, let us bring you the story of Samii Emdur. …

CDC Eases Mask Requirements for Majority of the Country

In a major move that signals just how far we have come in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced drastic changes to its facial …

Nursing Organizations Worldwide Release Statements in Support of Nurses in Ukraine

The world is hurting right now. In the midst of the ongoing attack on Ukraine, nursing associations, unions, and organizations around the world have issued statements condemning the ongoing violence …

Living-Will, Advanced Directives Can Be Saved in a New Video App

End-of-life decisions may be amongst the hardest decisions any family member might have to make for a hospitalized loved one. But with the proper advanced health care directives, it can …

Hospitals are Turning to Foreign-Educated Nurses Fix The U.S. Staffing Crisis

As the United States continues to deal with staffing shortages in hospitals and nursing homes, some administrators are turning to hire foreign-educated nurses to fill those critical roles. According to …

63% of Nurses Say They've Experienced Racism in the Workplace, According to Survey

A new national survey by National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing (the Commission) has revealed the troubling statistic that nearly half of nurses surveyed reported widespread racism within the …

Nurses, WIN a Spa Package For Valentine's Day! ENTER NOW!

Congrats to the 5 WINNERS of the spa package giveaway presented by Nurse.org: Kareesa Kirby Cailee Jones Andrea Saldana Shari Blackmon Lisa Tran "The Bachelor", Ben Higgins, has a rose …

Meet The Nurse Behind IMPACT, Viral Safe-Staffing Initiative

When Registered Nurse Abby Donley suffered an injury last year that pulled her away from the bedside, she worked as an RN union organizer. As an RN organizer, she is …

CA 'Gig-Worker' Nurses Could Soon Book Directly With Hospitals as Independent Contractors

Updated: August 22, 2023 In 2022, “gig nursing” was introduced with apps that connect nurses directly to open shifts at healthcare facilities. For instance, apps like ShiftMed and CareRev take …

This is Why Nurse Coworkers Have a Special Bond (that can’t be replaced)

Listen to "Why Nurse Coworkers Have a Special Bond (that can't be replaced)" on the Ask Nurse Alice Podcast. [audioplayer-work-wife] This content used under license from "Ask Nurse Alice." Dear …

This Legislation Could Cap Travel Nurse Pay, Staffing Agencies Accused of "Price Gouging"

Updated 2/3/2022 It’s no secret that there has been a disparity in agency nurse and staff nurse wages over the past year and a half. And the disparity is becoming …

Nurse Nina is Heading to the 2022 Beijing Olympics

Like Nina Roth, I also have a two-year-old that I chase around most days. But shared toddlerhood aside, that’s where our similarities end, because unlike me, Nina Roth, 33, just …

This Nurse Practitioner Opened a Trans-Centered Healthcare Clinic, Dallas' Story

If you get the honor to speak with Dallas Ducar, NP and Founding CEO of Transhealth Northampton, a groundbreaking and comprehensive trans-centered healthcare clinic located in Massachusetts, you’ll soon realize …

Update: WI Judge Lifts Injunction That Attempted To Stop Employees From Quitting ThedaCare

Update 1/24/2022 at 4:00 pm PST Following a hearing on Monday, Judge Mark McGinnis lifted the injunction - the 7 employees of ThedaCare are now free to work for Ascension …

California Updates Quarantine Policy For Healthcare Workers Amid Surge

California is currently experiencing the highest number of cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, which has prompted some new changes to the state’s policies in the workplaces. Instead of …

Delivery Care Robots Are Being Used to Alleviate Nursing Staff

Hospitals throughout the country are dealing with nurse burnout, high turnover rates, and staffing shortages in a variety of ways. Some have brought in travel nurses to fill gaps, others …

What Does Rationing Medical Care Mean During a Surge in Patients?

Rationing medical care or resources has been an ongoing conversation in parts of the country as the delta variant rages on. Smaller, rural communities do not have the trained staff …

Nursing Unions Sue Biden Administration To Force Permanent OSHA Protections

On December 27th, 2021, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it was officially withdrawing the Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard (Healthcare ETS). Despite the overwhelming number of COVID cases …

4 Nursing Organizations Release Statements Condemning CDC Quarantine Guidance

On Thursday, December 23rd the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) released newly updated guidelines regarding quarantine for healthcare workers in order to prepare for the Omicron variant surge. …

I Fainted During Nurse School Clinicals - Here's What I Learned After Passing Out

By: Allyssa Sulivan, Nursing Student - University of Pennsylvania Fainting and nursing don’t sound like an optimal combo. Vasovagal syncope, in itself, is an awful feeling. Your heart rate and …

Nurse.org Nurse Honors 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) …

Home Care Agencies Are Desperate For Workers Amid Nursing Shortage

There is a nursing shortage everywhere. Staff nurses are leaving for lucrative travel positions. ICU nurses are burnt out and leaving the bedside for, well, anything but bedside nursing. And …

Blood Donations Reach 10 Year Low Amid Extreme Shortages

Each year, an estimated 6.8 million people in the U.S. donate blood according to the American Red Cross. At least that was the number of donors prior to the pandemic. …

UPMC Launches Internal Travel Nursing Agency, 800 New Jobs

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has unveiled its new internal travel nursing program. With nursing shortages exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and medical centers are having to find …

“Smart Hospital Rooms” Powered by Alexa are Being Introduced in Many Healthcare Facilities

Move aside, call lights, because there’s a new way to get nurses’ attention: Alexa. In hospitals and senior centers across the country, a form of Alexa—powered by Amazon and under …

Nurse Friends Invent SafeSeizure To Improve Patient Safety

Neither Joey Ferry, BSN, RN or Taofikii Gafar-Schaner, MSN, RN, co-founders and co-inventors of SafeSeizure, inflatable pads that attach to the hospital side rails and cribs to help cushion patients …

Nursing Student Invents Lumify Wearable LED Light, Tech Startup

If you’re a nurse who has ever known the struggle of trying to check in on your patient without waking them up during your night or early shift––or even, worse, …

5 Things To Think About During The Holidays if You're Working as a Nurse

So often some of the most coveted words we hear nurses speak when they take a new job away from the standard 12-hour shifts are “no weekends and no holidays.” …

Nurse to Mayoral Candidate: India Walton’s Inspirational Story

India Walton. Political Activist. Mayoral Candidate. Mother. Friend. NURSE. In June 2021, India Walton beat Buffalo Mayor Bryon Brown in a Democratic primary election that made headlines across the country. …

What Nurses Should Know About Flu Season 2021

As the country continues to battle COVID-19, another deadly respiratory illness is starting to emerge. Influenza. Much forgotten last year because of the ongoing pandemic, kids remaining home from school, …

6 Emerging COVID-19 Treatment Options

We’ve come a long way from the early days of trying to treat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that literally changed the world overnight. We know now that COVID-19 patients are …

Bedside Nurses Are Not Represented At California BON Meetings, Why You Should Be Concerned

Updated 12/8/2021 After careful review, we have updated this article to remove unsubstantiated information with respect to HealthImpact and the California Simulation Alliance. We apologize for including them in the …

J&J Executive Responds To Nurse’s Vaccine Questions

“The job of a vaccine is to train your immune system,” Dr. Nettles explained. “In many senses, the vaccines are doing the same job, but the way they educate your …

Meet The First Nurse To Land a Spot on Forbes 30 Under 30 Healthcare

As both a clinician and a scientist, Dr. Choi maintains a clinical practice as a registered nurse at a psychiatric hospital in downtown Los Angeles. And, she was the first …

Megan Thee Stallion Finishes Health Administration Degree, College Graduation 2021!

Just when you thought the surprises of 2021 were over, rapper Megan Thee Stallion just announced that she’s nearing the end of her education at Texas State University. And what …

FDA Approves Moderna and J&J Booster Shots, Mixed Booster Doses OK

On October 20, 2021, the U.S Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved both the Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson booster doses for protection against COVID-19 in eligible populations under …

Elderly NYC Nurse Goes Missing - Have You Seen Richard Albright?

The Hospital for Special Surgery in Queens, NYC posted on Facebook that Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Richard "Max" Albright, 69, has been missing since October 14, 2021. They are requesting …

This 8 Month Long Nurse Strike Has No End In Sight

Massachusetts might be known for something more sinister this time of year as the spooky town of Salem gears up for Halloween, but at a small hospital in Worcester, history …

Video Shows Travel Nurses Begging Staffing Agency For SAFE Housing, Photos Go Viral

Krucial Staffing––recently in the news when the healthcare staffing agency’s CEO resigned after allegations he was funding and supporting his son’s anti-mask group––is in hot water again. This time, Krucial …

The First Malaria Vaccine Has Been Approved

As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and focus remains on the three FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines, there has been another very important vaccine development. On October 6th, …

Kaiser Permanente Nurses Prepare to Strike Nationwide

Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit health plans and the largest healthcare employer in California, is facing potential strikes from over 52,000 workers in 8 different states. The …

Can Nurses Claim Religious Exemption To COVID Vaccines?

Religious exemptions are not new. Long before the development of the COVID vaccine, many healthcare workers would ask for religious exemptions to the annual flu vaccine, TDaP vaccine, as well …

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 …

Should Nurses be Reprimanded for Spreading Misinformation Online? (podcast)

Nurse Alice has a strong stance on this one: nurses who willingly spread misinformation that could harm patients’ lives should run the risk of having their licenses revoked. There is …

Over 84% of NY Hospital Workers Were Vaccinated Before Mandate

Quick Facts: 84% of hospital workers in New York state have chosen to be vaccinated prior to the mandate taking effect. According to the Governor's Office. 91% of healthcare workers …

How The Texas Abortion Ban Puts Nurses At Risk

In May, Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 8 anti-abortion bill, aka the “heartbeat law,” that prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around six weeks. Oftentimes …

CA Requires Implicit Bias Training for All New Grad Nurses

In February 2021, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill 1407, which requires implicit bias training for all new nursing graduates. Despite the law initially passing over six months ago, it …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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. California has joined the roster of Full Practice Authority (FPA) states, granting nurse …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 Get Social Follow @nurse_org on Instagram for updates! Check out all the FUN from 2019! We proudly honored our top 10 Red …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 …

[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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

‘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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 an ER Nurse. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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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