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Pros & Cons of Getting a Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN)

Medically reviewed by Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN on September 15, 2021 Whether you're a nursing professional, a Registered Nurse, or a nursing student you might be looking to taking your …

I Quit My Job as a Nurse Practitioner - Here’s The Reason Why

When I started my NP journey I had so many personal and professional reasons as to why this would be a good idea. But was it really? I have been …

Discharged from the Front Lines: Are we "falling back" or falling down? (Poem)

This is a guest article contributed on behalf of the American Nurses Association\California and written by: Teresa Martin RN, AMFT I am a nurse. I am accustomed to death. But …

What Is a DNP and Is It Worth It?

If you’re considering a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, you might be having a hard time deciding if it’s the right degree for you. There are strong opinions on …

Midwife Who Paid off $80K Student Loans in 2 Years Empowers Nurses To Do The Same

Aishah Williams, CNM, wears many hats: midwife, women’s health nurse practitioner, social media influencer, financial coach, and entrepreneur, but at the heart of everything she juggles is a passion for …

RN Writes Self-Help Book to Empower New Nurses

Graduating from nursing school is one of the most exciting times in your life. You get to (finally) ditch those nursing school scrubs, don your official work badge, and head …

This is How I Went From Nurse To Marketing Executive at BALA Shoes

Nurse Leads BALA Shoes' If you haven’t yet watched the incredible feat that is the BALA shoe commercial, I’m going to have to ask you to do me a favor …

Nurse Noah Erb Opens Up About 'The Bachelorette'

Is Nurse Alice looking for a rose? We’re not sure, but she did sit down to chat with Bachelorette contestant and travel nurse Noah Erb in this episode. Listen to …

Nurse Mentors New Grads Transitioning Into The COVID Workforce

The landscape for nursing has certainly changed in the aftermath of a global pandemic and for nurse graduates especially, there are a lot of changes that can be expected. Virtual …

Nurse Invents Underwear For Patients With Catheters and Leg Bags

Updated April 4, 2021 Nurses have a unique point of view in healthcare. Seeing patients at their worst and being their first line of advocacy, nurses' roles should never be …

Stories From The Frontlines Only Nurses Will Understand

In a most recent episode of Ask Nurse Alice, Nurse Alice went deep with two real-life nurses on the frontlines of the pandemic. Nurse Alice praised the women for their …

Nurse Videos: A Day In The Life

Are you interested in learning more about various nursing specialties and careers? You’ve come to the right place! Here, you’ll find videos created by real nurses who work in various …

Nursing Events Hosted by Nurse.org

From teaming up with major league sports teams to honor nurses and present our nurse hero awards to meeting up at nursing conferences, Nurse.org loves to show our appreciation for …

This is What It’s Like To Volunteer at a Vaccine Clinic

The air was tense as an older, experienced nurse watched my every move critically, her trained eyes peering over my shoulder just waiting for me to make a mistake. My …

Nurse Midwife Aims To Help Nurses To Identify Human Trafficking Victims

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, so Nurse Alice sat down to speak with Pamela Glenn, CNM, MS, a faculty member for Walden University’s College of Nursing …

Nurse Burnout, “We Didn’t Sign Up For This”

When the media named 2020 “The Year of the Nurse,” it drew attention to the hard work and sacrifice this profession has endured, yet there are so many aspects the …

This is How COVID Has Changed My Job as a School Nurse

By Amy Isler, MSN, RN, CSN The year 2020 has changed what it means to be a nurse. It has elevated our strength, compassion, expertise, and shown the world that …

Nurse.org's Top Articles of 2020

2020 was quite a year. From the pandemic to the election, the last 12 months are some we'll never forget (despite how much we may want to.) To wrap this …

12 Days of Nurse Giveaways

2020 was deemed the Year of the Nurse and although so many changes are happening with the pandemic, Nurse.org thought it would be nice to have 12 days where we …

This Compilation of Kind Words Written By Strangers, To Nurses, Will Make You Smile

Dear Nurses, this might be the most beautiful love letter you've ever read. It was written, for you, from strangers across the planet. Proof that the world loves nurses, today, …

Latino Men Are Underrepresented in Nursing and Emory University Wants to Change That

By: Rose Hayes BSN, RN, MA This is a guest article contributed on behalf of Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University. A special thanks to Roxana Chicas, PhD, …

Los Hombres Latinos Están Subrepresentados en Enfermería y la Universidad de Emory Quiere

By: Rose Hayes BSN, RN, MA Este es un artículo invitado contribuido por la Escuela de Enfermería Nell Hodgson Woodruff, Universidad de Emory. Un agradecimiento especial a Roxana Chicas, PhD, …

These 10 Nurses Were Honored by the Red Sox at Virtual Nurse Night 2020

This year, nurses were thrown into the trenches of the pandemic and in person events were cancelled as we all banded together to slow the spread. The Red Sox made …

I'm an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner and This is How I Opened a Cosmetic Clinic

Tatyana Melnik, MSN, ARNP, did what many in the nursing profession have always dreamed of doing. She took a leap of faith and opened up what has become a successful …

Nurse.org Presents a $1000 Healthcare Leaders Scholarship For Nursing and Grad Students

This year, we at Nurse.org were thrilled to help support the next generation of nurse leaders by offering a $1000 Healthcare Leaders Scholarship. Congrats To Everett Moss! Congrats to our …

4 Steps to Becoming a Holistic Nurse

Holistic nursing is continuing to increase in popularity due to ongoing studies that show that an individual’s physical well-being is tied to their mental and spiritual health. Holistic nurses use …

This is How I Became an Aesthetic Nurse Injector at a Cosmetic Clinic

Is your love and passion for skin and beauty the same as your love of nursing? If skincare and cosmetics are something you’re passionate about, aesthetics nursing may be the …

This is How I Became a Media Health Expert on TV as a Nurse

It’s no secret that nurses are the heartbeat of healthcare, working long hours to take care of patients and their families, including providing them with the education they need to …

50 Nurse Quotes to Make You Laugh, Cry and Feel Proud of What You Do

For the days that you just need a little motivation to get through your shift, or you don’t know whether to laugh or cry, sometimes, a perfectly-placed nursing motivational quote …

10 Tips on How I Went From CNA to Nurse Practitioner With Mostly Free Money & Less Debt

By Nurse Haskins, MSN, APRN, CME-C, FNP-BC Attending nursing school has been one of the most rewarding journeys I have dared to take in my life, with so many experiences …

Nurse Who Uses A Wheelchair Shares Her Inspirational Story

Do you remember your acceptance letter for nursing school? Do you remember how you felt? Anxious? Nervous? Excited? Maybe you felt a rush of all of those feelings. How about …

I'm an APRN and This Is Why I Made The Change From CNS to Nurse Practitioner

I’ve had a very colorful and rewarding nursing journey from CNA, to LPN, to ADN, to BSN to MSN initially becoming a Clinical Nurse Specialist and now Nurse Practitioner. When …

Nurse Forced To Quit After Reporting Sexual Harassment by Physician, EEOC Lawsuit Claims

Imagine being harassed at work by a physician for weeks and despite using the chain of command to report the incidents and doing everything you’re supposed to do as outlined …

I Just Graduated With My Master's Degree in Nursing During a Pandemic - This Is How I Feel

By Kathleen Gaines MSN, BA, RN, CBC Covid-19. Are you sick of that word yet? Are you sick of the endless media coverage on TV? Are you sick of the …

5 Self Care Beauty Tips For Nurses: Skin Routines, Acne Help and 20 Protective Hairstyles

Nurses around the U.S. are experiencing problems with their skin and hair since the emergence of COVID-19. Wearing facemasks and PPE on a daily basis for 12+ hours has been …

NYC Nurse Creates Handmade Blankets For Her Patients & Their Families With Love

When Nurse Ally Marcello sees a problem, she covers it with love. The Long Island Jewish Medical Center ICU nurse has recently begun an effort to make personalized blankets for …

This Is How I Went From CNA to LPN to ADN to BSN to MSN to Nurse Practitioner

Today, I’m Nurse Alice - a cardiac clinical nurse specialist, family nurse practitioner, and nurse faculty at a university. But, my healthcare career actually started 23 years ago - as …

This L&D Nurse Turned Mom Influencer's Instagram Is Amazing For New and Expecting Moms

With 281K followers on Instagram, labor and delivery nurse Liesel Teen is something of a household name. Through her account, @mommy.labornurse, the BSN/RN provides education on everything from the stages …

I'm a White Nurse, and I Just Realized White Privilege In My Profession

By: Emily Bryant As nurses, we take pride in saying, “are you a convict, prostitute, alcoholic, drug user, republican, democrat, infectious, gay, straight, homeless, victim, perpetrator, abuser, or any color …

Star Football Player Turned Nurse: This Is Why I Chose Masters in Nursing as My 2nd Degree

Roosevelt Davis, MSN, RN knows the value of working hard. After a successful college football career and a bachelor's degree in Political Science, Roosevelt decided to pursue his passion and …

This Is How a Travel Nurse Couple Paid Off $60K in Debt in 1 Year While Living in an RV

"A married travel nurse couple living in an RV on a mission to see the world and become financially free!" That's what Lindsay Garrett’s BSN RN CCRN and Chase Garrett's …

How to Become a Flight Nurse

By Lee Nelson As a flight nurse, Kelley Holdren has helped many people survive the worst days of their lives. Because patient transport usually occurs in emergency situations or acute …

These 4 Songs & Music Videos Honoring Nurses Will Give You Goosebumps

During these challenging times where the entire world is leaning on nurses, now more than ever - we’ve discovered the most awe-inspiring songs being created, in their honor. Written by …

This Is How 10 Travel Nurses React When Asked, "Why Go To The Epicenter of COVID-19?"

When you ask America's most honest profession to show up during a global pandemic...well, we do. Even if that means leaving our homes and loved ones behind to travel to …

Nurses Share 4 Tips and a Children's Book That They Use To Talk To Kids About COVID-19

Historically, nurses have always been exposed to occupational hazards in the workplace. But the COVID-19 pandemic may be especially frightening for children who know their parents are going to fight …

Nurse Practitioner Turned Attorney Fights For Nurses on The Frontlines of COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, and nurses continue to fight, many nurses fear the profession, in which they've dedicated blood, sweat, and tears is turning on them. Lack of …

5 Tips For Nurses Who Are Fasting at Work During Ramadan

By Wali Khan My personal Ramadan journey began fasting at the age of seven and has continued ever since. Now that I am a Registered Nurse at one of the …

5 Videos of Dancing Nurses Go Viral in Celebration of Recovered COVID-19 Patients

A lot has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but the spirit and perseverance of nurses are still the same. In fact, many viral social media posts show that it …

I’m a COVID-19 Nurse and These Are 5 Ways I Practice Self-Care on My Days Off

By Emily Bryant The other day I watched a patient flail herself around her gurney desperately trying to find a position that would bring more ease to her breathing. She …

Nurses Share Tips To Breastfeed & Pump While Working During COVID-19

These frontline workers are balancing feeding babies with the fear of getting them sick. When Jeteia James, an RN, FNP who works as a traveler in pediatrics and is mom …

10 Easy Ways To Relieve Ear Pain From Face Masks

From pigtails to paperclips, here’s how nurses are managing ear breakdown from masks. As healthcare workers across the country are dealing with the frightening reality of caring for patients with …

Nurse's "Rainbow Hunt" Goes Viral to Spread Cheer Amid COVID-19

If there’s one thing that we always look for after a storm, it’s rainbows. Those unexpected color bursts through the sky never fail to bring us running outside to look …

The Ultimate List of Resources, Discounts & Offers For Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

This list is continuously being updated - if you'd like a resource added go here to have it considered. Whether you’re a retired or not-currently-active nurse, a nursing student, or …

Nurse Stranded In Peru During COVID-19 Shutdown Shares Story

When nurse Linda Scruggs BSN, RN, and her partner, Mike Rustici, booked a bucket list trip to Peru, they’d planned a four-day hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. …

Crocs Are Donating 1 Free Pair of Shoes To Healthcare Workers - Here's How To Get Yours

** Affiliate disclosure: some posts within this article may include affiliate links. “This is uncharted territory,” one nurse said. While Kaleigh McDonald, an ICU nurse at Morristown Medical Center in …

10 Mental Health Tips For Nurses During the COVID-19 Outbreak

By Sarah Jividen During a time that may feel out-of-control for many nurses, it’s important to take control of our mental health and try our best to focus on self-care …

Nurse Pens Open Letter To COVID-19 Patient's Family and It Will Break Your Heart

By, Emily Bryant, BSN, RN It is not supposed to be this way. I see you there standing 15 feet away from me, but I can’t let you come any …

I’m a Nurse and These Are 5 Reasons Why I’ve Been Ready For COVID-19 My Entire Career

By Emily Brant I can say with confidence that the people most prepared to tackle COVID-19 are your neighborly nurses. While I agree that the virus is extremely dangerous; it's …

20 Ways to Support Nurses & Healthcare Workers on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Nurses and other healthcare professionals need your help now more than ever. If you’re at home reading this and your biggest worry is perhaps running out snacks or ahem, toilet …

Pregnant in Nursing School & Now in CRNA (DNP) School With 2 Kids - This is How She Did It

Nursing school is hard! Clinicals, classes, labs, and if you have a family, it’s almost impossible. Imagine being pregnant in nursing school? Now, imagine going through a rigorous CRNA program …

Nurse Practitioner's Startup Receives $45million - the Largest Nursing Investment Ever

Healthcare tech startup receives the biggest ever venture round in nursing--a whopping $45 million! That’s the headline that caught my attention. But as I continued to read, the most groundbreaking …

Male Nurse Wins ‘Mister Supranational’ Beauty Pageant

By Jacob Uitti California travel Emergency Room nurse, Nate Crnkovich, can now add international male beauty pageant winner to his resume. Crnkovich, who recently won the Mister Supranational Competition, an …

Nurse Instagram Social Media Survey

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Nurses Share How Selling Real Estate Is a Flexible & Lucrative Side-Hustle

As a nurse, you see people at their most vulnerable times – scared, sick, and sad. But sometimes, a second job helps nurses satisfy a different need inside them. Some …

11 Funny Truths That Only Nurse Couples Will Get!

By Mariam Yazdi, BSN, RN I suspect it's hard to love a nurse. 1. We get up early or we work all night. 💤 So let us sleep in, let …

12 Leaders in Nursing and Medicine To Honor This Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to remember and recognize those who have made significant contributions to nursing and medicine. Today, around 10% of nurses in the United States identify …

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Resources For Frontline Workers Struggling With Moral Injury & Mental Health Amid COVID-19 Subscribe To Our Newsletter Nursing Education Center Career Guides Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter Support Healthcare Heroes Nurse …

Nursing Students - Get $500 in Financial Help

Thank you for your interest in applying for financial support during these times. There are so many more nurses, students, and healthcare workers we would like to help. We have …

Nurses - Get $500 in Financial Help

Thank you for your interest in applying for financial support during these times. There are so many more nurses and healthcare workers we would like to help. We have ended …

Share Your Story From The Front Lines

Your voice matters and we want it to be heard! If you have something you want to share about the battle against COVID-19, we want to give you a platform …

Submit Your Opportunities For Healthcare Workers To Get Involved

Regions in the U.S. most heavily impacted by COVID-19 are in desperate need of assistance from nurses, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare workers. Facilities, agencies, and organizations: Complete the form, …

Employers Offering Opportunities for Nurses to Help During the COVID-19 Crisis

These companies and hospitals are offering opportunities for nurses. Visit the links below to sign up. NuWest Group - This recruiting firm is connecting healthcare professionals with crisis positions in …

CRNA Legend Goldie Brangman Shares Story of Treating Dr. Martin Luther King

Goldie D. Brangman, CRNA, MEd, MBA, the first and only African American president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) once cared for one of the most influential men …

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CNA to Nurse Practitioner - YouTube Star's Immigration Story Will Give You Goosebumps

Image via Instagram @mercygono By: Jacob Uitti Nurse Mercy Gono has worked hard to become who she is today. After moving from Liberia in West Africa to the United States, …

‘SEND PIZZA!” Child Cancer Patient’s Sign Went Viral, Sparked a Movement Honoring Nurses

Hazel Hammersly started a movement to change the world through the “great equalizer” of pizza. When two-year-old Hazel Hammersly--a cancer patient at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles --gazed out the …

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Patients Often Mistreated: What Nurses Can Do

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Sickle Cell hits close to home for me. My nephew has the trait. My goddaughter has the disease and is frequently in crisis. …

Ebola Outbreak Isn't Over Yet — World-Renowned Doctor Speaks On Virus, Vaccines

By: Elaine Alston It was August 2014 when the local newspaper of Charlotte NC, headlined, “No signs of Ebola in returned missionaries.” Rewind 5 months. I was in South Africa …

Baby Nurse's Online Class Goes Viral - 7 Infant Sleep Hacks That Really Work

Have you ever been at work and said to yourself, “Someone should really come up with a solution for this?” Have you ever designed, developed, or introduced a new process …

This is How a Firefighter Became a Registered Nurse in Only 12 Months

Many people in his life thought Cameron Hershey, BSN, RN would become a Firefighter, like the generations before him. His grandfather, father, and brother were all Firefighters. “I just wasn’t …

“No Haitians Need Apply” - Meet The Nurse Who Took Down a Staffing Agency For Racist Ad

By Jacob Uitti Above all else, Berthilde Dufrene, DNP(c), MSN, RN, CARN, one thing of people: to look past each other’s differences and focus on what makes us all similar. …

This Is What Medical Mission Nursing In Cambodia Is Like

By Mariam Yazdi How many times have you gotten off work after a busy day and felt like you were just another cog in the big wheel of healthcare? Have …

Nurse Practitioner Introduces ‘The Nurse Link’ - an Online Community For Nurses

Nurse Practitioner Julia Eze, founder of The Nurse Link, a mentorship network for students and nurses recently launched a digital version of their event-based platform. Julia believes meaningful connections are …

Immigrant Nurse Starts Health Literacy Service For Low Income Communities

by Jacob Uitti Nurse Conceicao Pires is doing big things. But she also knows that big things are often born out of small, deliberate beginnings. Conceicao has worked in her …

Nurse Opens Domestic Violence Shelter That Gives Free Healthcare To Homeless and Uninsured

By Jacob Uitti Tears came to her eyes when she talked about her grandmother, who sacrificed so much for the people she loved. Tears come to Nurse Asma’s eyes when …

This Nurse Practitioner Spoke To The United Nations. Here's What She Said.

By: Portia Wofford Nurses should always have a voice whenever and wherever healthcare is a discussion. Not only do nurses hold significant value to the overall state of the healthcare …

Doctors And Nurses Team Up To Launch the Association for Healthcare Social Media

By Jacob Uitti Dr. Danielle Jones, known online as MamaDoctorJones, the co-founder of the Association for Healthcare Social Media, which opened for public membership in May, knows that many people …

I'm A Gay Nurse And Was Banned From Giving Blood

Update 6/19/2019 Since the article was originally published last year this issue has received even more attention. We are in the middle of Pride month and it is being reported …

Meet The Nurses That Travel The World To Save Lives

By Elaine Alston Why someone would travel without pay to care for another human life that they did not know has always been intriguing to me. These nurses work in …

Deaf Nursing Student Uses Social Media To Empower Aspiring Healthcare Professionals

By Chaunie Brusie Nurses can be a lot of things — men, women, transgender, non-binary, mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, you get the picture. But can a nurse be …

The First Nurse Featured on TED.com Launches Society For Nurse Entrepreneurs, Innovators

By Jacob Uitti Rebecca Love, the first nurse who's TEDx talk was featured on the main Ted.com platform and the founder of many businesses including HireNurses.com, spoke with us about …

Nurse Writes Book, “Footprints in the Dust” About Decades Spent Volunteering In War Zones’

By Chaunie Brusie Making a difference in the lives of their patients is the definition of a nurse’s job description, but author and humanitarian aid worker Roberta Gately RN, BA, …

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Spreads Awareness Of The Mental Health Crisis

By Portia Wofford In the face of a national mental health crisis, nurses have a more important role than ever before. Nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a …

16 Funniest Nurse Jokes - NIGHT Shift Edition.

Whether you're a nurse who loves or hates working night shift - you have to laugh at these! Because, night shift is awesome - wait what day is it again? …

BREAKING! ‘Elf on The Shelf’ Sent To The Hospital and Thanks His Amazing Nurses!

By Angelina Gibson, Nurse.org Staff Writer “I just want to thank all the amazing nurses who worked around the clock to help me. You guys rock! Special shout-out to Nurse …

Nurse Speaks Out Against Colleagues Who Bully EMS Workers

By Cameron Hershey, BSN, RN Lately, we have all seen the viral sensations to stomp out nursing bullying. While the cause is noble, nurse bullying is not just isolated within …

5 Stunning Photos Of Tiny Home Prove That Travel Nursing With Kids Is Possible.

By Mariam Yazdi There’s no place like home…there’s no place like home…there’s no place – like a tiny home! Merging travel nursing and mobile living may not be appealing to …

Costumes Made By Nurses - NICU Hosts Halloween Contest Too Adorable for Words

By Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN If you’re looking for your daily dose of adorable, look no further, because we’ve got a Halloween treat for you. Yesterday, the Aurora Women’s Pavilion …

“Dancing Doc” PA Brings Joy To Pediatric Patients And It Will Make You Smile

By Chaunie Brusie He’s been dubbed the “Dancing Doc” and he’s going viral for a darn good reason: turning the hospital floor into the latest dance floor. Tony Adkins, 42, …

Mexican Immigrant Overcomes Childhood Poverty To Become Successful Pediatric Nurse

By Lee Nelson Early on, Luis Enrique Ceniceros dealt with prejudice because of his Mexican heritage and his socio-economic status. But his hard-working ethic, perseverance and dreams of a better …

Travel Nurse Spent 7 Nights At The Hospital During Hurricane Florence And This Is Why

By Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN Stacy Price, a 33-year-old nurse from Pennsylvania, is no stranger to storms. But in her Northeastern hometown, the storms she’s used to are more of …

Veteran Becomes A Nurse After Being Wheelchair Bound for 12 Years

By Mariam Yazdi Jonathan Haag is a husband, father, veteran, and most recently – a nurse. After going through a devastating disease process that still affects him today, Jonathan came …

Sign The Pledge: Nurses Support Their Young

"My friends at Nurse.org and I created this campaign to change the culture of, "nurses eat their young" to a culture where nurses support their young. However, we can't do …

How Nurse Residency Programs Empower Nurses

By Mariam Yazdi, RN You've just graduated from nursing school! You're excited to start your job at a hospital you really like, but there's just one thing – it says …

Burpees in the Break Room: How One RN is Creating a Fitness Revolution

By Chaunie Brusie BSN, RN While some nurses spend their lunches collapsing in the break room, shoveling in food as fast as they can, or maybe skipping eating altogether to …

Nurse Shares Racism Experienced At Work In Australia And U.S.

By Mariam Yazdi, RN Previously we interviewed Karel Wiggins, international travel nurse and adventure-seeker extraordinaire. She told us all about her year in Australia, how she got there, and what …

1 Year After Attack: Nurse Elise Continues Plead For Hospital Security Law

Featured Image Source: Boston Medical Center By Lee Nelson She could have died that night. A deranged patient stabbed emergency room nurse Elise Wilson 11 times and punched her while …

From Nurse To AGT 2018 Finalist - His Backstory Will Make You Cry (Super Inspirational)

By Mariam Yazdi You saw him on America's Got Talent. You heard his amazing voice. You cried when Simon hit that golden buzzer (it’s ok, we were all bawling.) And …

Married To A Travel Nurse: My Life As A Stay-At-Home-Dad

By Nicholas Garcia I have been a stay-at-home-dad for two years. That’s two years of not clocking in, two years of not rushing out the door sans breakfast to make …

New Nurse Saves Woman's Life On A Plane

By Brittany Hamstra, RN The following is a true story that happened within my first 6 months of becoming an RN. I wrote about this experience to remind myself why …

Interview: Muslim Nurse Reflects On Working During Ramadan

By Mariam Yazdi Image source: Instagram @wali_khann Have you ever met one of those nurses who has a certain energy that is inspiring and contagious? Who has compassion for patients …

CNA Appreciation Award: Vote For A Finalist

It takes a special person to be a Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA’s are an integral and important part of the entire healthcare team. This year, for CNA Appreciation Week, …

Combat Nurse On A New Mission To Talk About PTSD

by Mariam Yazdi Meet Jeffery Ballard! He is the Red Sox Nurse Hero of 2018 and boy; does he deserve it. We learned a bit about him during the nomination, …

Nurse Danielle's Bad Day - Tears Behind My Eyes, Smile In Front

I have never been one to sugar coat the ups and downs of the nursing profession; some days are so epically beautiful that you feel divinely blessed to be called …

3 Tips For Nurses Dealing With Working Mom Guilt

By Chaunie Brusie, RN I’ll never forget one of the hardest days of my life as a working mom. I had just returned to work after having my third child, …

Red Sox Nurse: A Baseball Fan’s Dream Job

By Lee Nelson The Red Sox Nation is comprised of some of the most die-hard fans in Major League Baseball. A few lucky fans, who happen to be nurses, get …

Meet The Boston Red Sox Top 10 Nurse Heroes of 2018

The First-Pitch Nurse Hero Contest It takes a special person to be a nurse - from celebrating the first breath to providing comfort during the last, nurses are truly amazing. …

Weigh In: Travel Nurse Pay Survey

It's your turn to weigh in. As a travel nurse, how much do you get paid? We'll compile results of the survey and publish our findings.

Nurse Who Took In Florida Shooter Was Trying To Help

By Amy Blitchok On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, just before 3 pm, a 19-year old former student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School armed with an AR-15 …

Interview With Brittney Wilson of The Nerdy Nurse

Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, founder of The Nerdy Nurse, is an award-winning author and blogger, international keynote speaker, and an influential social media personality in the nursing, technology, and healthcare …

Nurse With Transgender Expertise Helps People Live Authentic Lives

By Lee Nelson The wait list of young people wanting to get help at the Center for Transyouth Health and Development in Los Angeles runs usually at over 100 people …

Nurse Blake: 5 Types Of Nursing Students (This Will Make You Laugh!)

By Blake Lynch, "Nurse Blake" Are you a nursing student? Have you been to nursing school? Do you teach nursing students? If so, I give it a 110% chance you’ve …

Interview With A Health Policy Nurse: The Healthcare Change Leader.

By Lee Nelson Marketa Houskova got involved in politics and the political process while being a registered nurse in the then-Czechoslovakia. She took part in a non-violent transition of power …

From Fast Food Worker To Registered Nurse: Picture Tells Only Half The Story

By Angelina Gibson From frying chicken to saving lives. Nurse Faye Lewis’ viral facebook post has been shared more than 100,000 times - and for good reason. It shows the …

Navy Sailor Shocks Nurse Mom At Work With Epic Surprise

By Angelina Gibson, Nurse.org Staff Writer Kenika Johnson, an OR surgical nurse at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, received a priceless gift this holiday season. Her youngest son, 18-year old Martavious …

You Might Be A Nurse If You Do These 10 Things

Nurses are awesomely unique people with huge hearts. Here are 10 signs that you are a nurse (and we thank you!) 1. You can read a Doctor's handwriting. This takes …

3 Times Patients Changed Their Nurse's Lives Without Knowing It.

By Lee Nelson Everyone has that person that stands out in our hearts and minds. They might have been a teacher, coach, aunt, neighbor or boss. Well, nurses also experience …

Watch Now: Top 5 Things Every Nurse Needs In The Isolation Room

By: Blake Lynch, "Nurse Blake" I'm that annoying nurse who sometimes forgets essential supplies when entering an isolation room. Ok, who am I kidding? I forget these items all the …

Nightingale Express: RN Launches Custom Gift Box Service For Nurses

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

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Nurse - Newbie Nurse Confessions

By Lee Nelson Being a newly graduated nurse and starting your first job is a tough road - there are new technologies to learn, life and death situations to deal …

Millennial Nurses 'Know It All' - Generational Stereotypes In Nursing Exposed

By Dawn Papandrea There was a time when nursing was mostly made up of young women who went straight into the profession after high school and worked their way up. …

Feeling Burned Out At Work? Travel Nursing Helped This Nurse - Here's Why.

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

2-Year-Old Who Was Denied Dad's 100% Match Kidney - Is Hospitalized.

Emory Healthcare in Atlanta GA has reportedly postponed 2-year-old A.J. Burgess’ kidney transplant, for 3 months, until his father proves that he can comply with probation. A.J.’s Father, Anthony Dickerson, …

Cuteness Overload! Hospital Dresses Newborn Babies As Pumpkins.

By: Angelina Gibson Here's a major dose of cuteness-overload for you this Halloween! Photo: Allegheny Health Network Staff at Allegheny Health Network’s Forbes Hospital in Pittsburgh made a special birthday …

Speedy Recovery: Life of A NASCAR Nurse

By Lee Nelson It was decades ago that a nursing co-worker invited Lori Sheppard and her husband to the Star Speedway in Epping, N.H. Before this, Lori had little experience …

Nurses of Instagram: Saving Lives, Empowering Women And Running Business.

By Angelina Gibson The real nurses of Instagram show women that the #glowup is real and that degrees and big dreams change lives. While they might debunk that picture perfect …

Dope Specialty - The Rise of the Cannabis Nurse

By Lee Nelson People come to Eloise Theisen with tears in their eyes and pain in their bodies that no one else or no other drug has been able to …

From Childhood Cancer Survivor To Nurse At The Hospital Where She Was Treated

By Angelina Gibson Nurse Montana Brown has overcome cancer twice in her lifetime—at just 24 years of age. She spent years of her childhood at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) …

Even A Hurricane Couldn't Stop These Nurses From Celebrating

By Angelina Gibson While most 3-year-old girls have balloons and cake on their birthdays, little Willow Stine was preparing for her first round of chemotherapy. Willow was diagnosed with leukemia …

The "Murses" Of Instagram: Saving Lives And Breaking Stereotypes

By Angelina Walker It’s funny how people joke about being “Instagram famous”...like it’s a bad thing. With over 700 million users, Instagram has the ability to influence society across boundaries. …

6 Times Nurses Restored Your Faith In Humanity

By Brittany Hamstra, RN As you may imagine, working as a nurse on a pediatric oncology floor comes with its fair share of difficult times and heartbreaking moments. That’s why …

How A Nurse Stabbing Made It Safer For The Rest Of Us

By Angelina Gibson Elise Wilson, a dedicated Nurse of over 35 years, was stabbed 11 times by a patient during a routine assessment. Conor O’Regan was dissatisfied with the previous …

What 3 Nurses In Ohio Taught Us About the Opioid Crisis

by Nurse.org Staff Writer If you haven’t heard yet, there’s an opioid crisis gripping the nation. And it’s making it dangerous for nurses on the job. Last Thursday, three nurses …

12 Amazing Travel Nursing Positions Hiring Immediately

Tired of hospital politics? Me too. Looking for a new adventure? Who isn't? Nursing can be exhausting and frustrating at times, so its no wonder travel nursing has become so …

The Glamorous Side of Healthcare: Hollywood Nurses

By Dawn Papandrea Any Registered Nurse knows there are a number of nursing specialties that go beyond working in a hospital or nursing home. But there are just a couple …

Guaranteed Nursing Moments of Happiness in Hospital Corridors

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

Because Nursing Is In Your Blood

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBCMy mom is a nurse. So are my aunt, my uncle, and three of my cousins. Needless to say, if someone ever gets hurt …

ANA President Pam Cipriano on Healthy Nurses and a Healthy Nation

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

Why This Millennial Became A Nurse Practitioner

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

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

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

Nurse Appointed As Acting Surgeon General

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

The Best Career Advice From 30 Leaders In The Nursing Field

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

How A Nurse Saved Jimmy Kimmel's Newborn Son

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

Meet Linda Scruggs - Unboxing Her Nursing Career

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

New Grad Nurse Skipped the Hospital

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

Meet Angela Brooks - From Nurse To Entrepreneur

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

Meet Kate Doubler: Cooking Her Way To A Healthy Life

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

Meet Denetra Hampton: Leading the Way for Diversity

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

Meet LeAnn Thieman: Serving Chicken Soup For Nurses' Souls

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

Meet Renee Thompson: Leading The Fight Against Nurse Bullying

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

Meet Megen Duffy: Not Nurse Ratched

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

Meet Craig Erickson: Keeping It Real For Nurses

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

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

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

Meet Elizabeth Scala: Helping Nurses Find Balance

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

Nurse Writers: Telling Your Patients' Stories

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

A Seattle Nurse Gives Back To Patients In A Big Way

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

Charities Rely On Celebrity Support And These 5 Celebrities Were Once Nurses!

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Fame. Fortune. Celebrities. These three words have one thing in common: endless possibilities for healthcare charities. The public demand for cures to cancer, …

Meet Kathy Quan: Influencing Nurses for Over Thirty Years

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

Meet Nacole Riccaboni: Helping Nurses Thrive

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

The Day That Made Me Rethink It All!

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

Meet Beth Hawkes: A Nurse's Nurse

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

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

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

Meet Nachole Johnson: "Renursing" The Profession

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

Small Town Girl Turned World Traveler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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