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Stratford University To Shut Down, 300 Nursing Students Need Answers

Stratford University in Alexandria, VA, announced its sudden closure of three campuses this week, leaving over 300 nursing students wondering what they will do next. According to reports, the school …

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 …

Nurses & Nursing Students, Enter To Win $3K Towards Your Next Vacation!

Contest is now closed - check back for updates! What's better than a vacation? A vacation paid for by Nurse.org, of course! Nurses and nursing students, you deserve a break...relaxing …

Dodgers Healthcare Appreciation Night 2022

Dodgers Healthcare Appreciation Night was September 30, 2022! Nurse.org's Chief Nursing Office, Alice Benjamin, was honored on the field! Looking to see your pics from the game? Download your pics …

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. A nurse’s video on Facebook has gone viral, with over half a million views in three days. The 29-second clip shows …

Kentucky Nurse Charged with Murder

Image: Eyvette Hunter 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 …

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 …

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 …

Amazon Prime Day Deals For Nurses Today

AMAZON PRIME DAY 2022 is on July 12th and 13th this year. “Prime Day” is a 2-day sale held on Amazon.com where prime members can score some sweet deals on …

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, …

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

Image: UMPC Altoona Coast-to-coast nurses who speak up about safety concerns are facing harrowing consequences. In June 2022, two-time Guardian Angel and DAISY award winner Dina Norris was let go …

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 …

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

Get a group of nurses together, design cute T-shirts, book a party bus, and meet up with thousands of other nurses at the most iconic baseball stadium in the U.S. …

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 …

Best Gifts for the Nursing Graduate

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 …

Nurses and Nursing Students Enter To Win FREE Starbucks Gift Cards (300 winners!)

>> Click here to enter to win! What's better than coffee if you're a nurse or nursing student? FREE coffee, of course! Here's another chance to win one of THREE …

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 …

Chipotle Nurses Week Deals! FREE Burritos to 2,000 Healthcare Workers For a Year

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 nominate your favorite nurse or healthcare …

50+ Nurses Week Deals, Freebies, Coupons and Discounts for 2022

**This article will be continuously updated during nurses week - check back for more! When is Nurses Week 2022? Nurses’ Week 2022–celebrated May 6 - May 12 (Florence Nightingale’s birthday, …

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 …

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 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. The word …

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 …

Battle to Allow CRNAs to Practice Independently in VA Hospitals Continues

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

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 …

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

Finally, a big change is coming for the nursing industry. Is it safe staffing ratios at last? How about an increase in pay for the staff nurses that have endured …

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] Dear Nursing Coworker, We have an odd bond. We have …

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 …

Nursing Ranked as the Most Trusted Profession for 20th Year in a Row

2021 was a year for nurses and while there are many things that could be said about that, we’re just going to bring some good news out of it: For …

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.” …

12 Days of Nurses: Freebies & Giveaways December 2021

Nurse.org has teamed up with amazing companies for our second annual 12 Days of Nurses Giveaways. ENTER NOW! GIVEAWAY PRIZES 12/13: Clove shoes for YOU and 9 of your nurse …

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. …

How Does a Nurse Get a Daisy Award?

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

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, …

Nurses Say Violent Assaults Against Healthcare Workers Are a Silent Epidemic

Updated 10/11/2021 A beeping IV. A nurse six months into the job. One single punch to the head. A life forever changed. After only being on the job for six …

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. …

Breaking News: Top 6 Stories Nurses Need To Know Today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pfizer vs. Moderna Vaccines: Similarities and Differences

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

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

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

3 Real Nurses React To ‘Nurses’ TV Show

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

Marvel's New Nurse Hero Comic Will Give You Goosebumps

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

California Grants Nurse Practitioners Full Practice Authority by 2023

This article was updated on 10/20/2020 to include a statement by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 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 …

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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

NJ Strikes Down Bill to Allow Nurse Practitioners to Prescribe Medication

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

National Nurses Union Endorses Bernie Sanders For President

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nurse Killed By Chicago Gang in a Case of Mistaken Identity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joint Commission Tackles Nurse Burnout In New Report

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

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

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

10 Hospitals Offering 20K Sign-On Bonuses to RNs

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

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

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

CDC Issues Health Alert Over Hepatitis A Outbreaks

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

36 Nurses from 1 Hospital Unit Pregnant At The Same Time

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

Hurricane Dorian - Here's How Nurses Can Help

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

Nurse Mady Howard Advances To American Ninja Warrior Finals

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

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

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

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

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

Nurse Union Demands Presidential Candidates Address Pay Inequality and Sexual Harassment

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

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

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

New York Mets Nurse Night 2019

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

Nurse Stopped To Perform CPR While Fleeing Dayton Shooter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arkansas Removes DACA Ban on Nursing Students Taking The NCLEX

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

Vaccinated Seattle Children's Nurse Diagnosed With Measles

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

Texas Nurse Practitioners Fight for Full Practice Authority

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

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

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

Cincinnati Reds Nurse Night 2019

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

Pope Francis to Nurses: Practice Self Care To Avoid Burnout

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

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

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

The Oakland A's Nurse Night 2019 - Recap!

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

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

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

New York Yankees Nurse Night 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Tender Moment Captured Between Mom and Labor Nurse Goes Viral

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

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

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

School Nurse Shortage Named a ‘National Crisis’

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

Nurse Creates Stunning Mosaic Out of Discarded Medical Supplies

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

7 Perfect Gift Ideas For National Nurses Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illinois Nurses Push Bill For Safe Staffing Ratios

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

Study Reveals Alarming Statistics on Nurse Burnout

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

Nurse Adopted Baby Who Had No Visitors For 5 Months

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

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

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

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

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

Cleveland Cavaliers Nurse Night 2019, Nurse Hero Awards

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

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

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

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

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

Nurses Trapped In Haiti Crowd Fund Their Own Rescue

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

Nurse Practitioner Student Creates Screening To Identify Human Trafficking Victims

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

Nurse Lauren Underwood Is The Youngest Black Congresswoman - Ever

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

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

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

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

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

MI Nurses Association Cancels $8.9 Million Debt For Patients

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

‘Santa’ Obama Surprises Children’s Hospital

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

Nurses Win Mega Millions Lottery Ticket And Donate The Money

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

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

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

Surrounded By Fire: California Nurses Fight Flames To Save Patients

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bernie Sanders Endorses the Controversial Nurse Staffing Ballot Question 1

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

10 Myth-Busting Facts About the Flu In 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Techs Launch Initiative To Be Called 'Veterinary Nurse'

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

Hurricane Florence: Here's How Nurses Can Help

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

Pets Line The Halls Of Naval Hospital As Hurricane Florence Rages

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

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

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

Remembering 9/11: Nurses Share Their Stories

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

Hospital Ditches Outdated Dress Code: Tattoos And Neon Hair Allowed

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

Nurse’s Photo Goes Viral And The Reason Is Powerful

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

Photo Of Hospital Staff Honoring Organ Donor Goes Viral

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Hospitals Facing Shortage of Pain Medication

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

Children’s Hospital Offers Nurses Summers Off

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

Traveling Nurse Dies While Solo Climbing Teton Mountains

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

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

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

Medical Neutrality War Violations: 5 Facts Nurses Need To Know

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

Joe Biden Thanks Hospice Nurses Who Cared For His Family

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

Paul Ryan Honors Nurse Who Refused to Perform Abortions

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

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

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

Lawsuit: Surgeon Accused Of Making Music Videos During Operations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Video: Police Taser Nurse In Hospital Emergency Room

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

Newlywed Nurse's Family Sues American Airlines Over Wrongful Death

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

Nurse & Firefighter Tried To Save Woman Sucked Out Airplane Window

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

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

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

Nurse Fired Over Controversial Facebook Post Raises $23K GoFundMe

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

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

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

Active Hospital Shooter: Bodycam Video Shows Police Shooting Armed Patient

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

7 Things Nurses Deal with that Make Others Freak Out

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

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

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

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

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

Charges Dismissed Against Surgeon Accused Of Strangling Nurse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nurse Donates 1,000 Ounces Of Breastmilk To Cancer Patient

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

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

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

Nurses Accuse Hollywood Icon Stan Lee Of Sexual Harassment

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

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

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

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

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

Proposed Federal RN Ratios - What You Can Do About It

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

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

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

How Trump's Tax Plan Affects Travel Nurses In 2019

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

Nurses Ranked #1 Most Ethical Profession By 2017 Gallup Poll

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

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

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

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

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

Travel Nurse Finds Hidden Camera In Airbnb Bedroom

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

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

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

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

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

How Medical Drones are Assisting People in Need

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50+ Hospital Workers Fired For Refusing Flu-Vaccine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nurse Alex Wubbels Awarded $500K Settlement Following Controversial Arrest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online Date Pleads Guilty To Murdering And Dismembering Nurse

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

Nurse Shot In Vegas Massacre Treated Her Own Bullet Wounds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nurses Join Jimmy Kimmel In Opposing Healthcare Reform Bill

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

Hospital Corpsmen Mishandle Newborn Baby - Post Videos To Snapchat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hurricane Irma: How Nurses Can Help [updates]

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

News For Nurses - Weekly Roundup

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

Hurricane Harvey - Here's How Nurses Can Help

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

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

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

Maria Sanchez, RN Has Been Deported

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

News For Nurses - Weekly Roundup

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

Nurses Brace Themselves for The Great Eclipse of 2017

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

8 Tips For Surviving A Nurse Potluck

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

7 Important Elements of an Inspiring Nursing Career

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

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

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

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

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

6 Reasons Nurses Shouldn't Date Doctors

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

Can’t Relax? Try These Awesome Massage Techniques

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

7 Easy Potluck Recipes Every Nurse Should Know

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

7 Movies Featuring Nurse Characters

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

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

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

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. …

Flu Breakdown: The 2017 Influenza Season

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

6 Important Norovirus Tips for Nurses

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

Nursing Wellness: Not An Oxymoron

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

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

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

High-Protein & High-Energy Snacks For Nurses

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

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

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

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

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

Dealing With Work Stress? Pet A Pooch

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

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

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

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

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

Tips for Staying Healthy as a Nurse

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

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