Nursing

The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and  Miracles with The Heroes Of The Hospital

The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with The Heroes Of The Hospital

While many in the profession have opinions about how nurses are portrayed on TV, it’s less often that you hear a lot of folks chiming in about how nurses are portrayed in literature. But a new nonfiction book about nurses by award-winning author Alexand ra Robbins has recently changed that. In The Nurses: A Year […]

Why Nurses are the Best

Why Nurses are the Best

A video surfaced this week that in just one minute and 21 seconds shows exactly why nurses are the best. Sure, nurses can do it all. But what stand s out time and again — and what truly makes nurses so extraordinary — is how much they care. That ability to care so deeply and […]

Nurses Week 2015 Preview

Nurses Week 2015 Preview

It seems like 2015 just began … but time flies when you’re having fun Travel Nursing,  and Nurses Week is almost upon us! I’ll do a post in a couple of weeks with a whole bunch of awesome Nurses Week steals and deals for you to take advantage of (here’s hoping for free Cinnabon again!), […]

Nursing Pay Gap Persists

Nursing Pay Gap Persists

Some unsettling stats recently indicated that the nursing pay gap persists. Yes, even in such a female-dominated field as nursing — where approximately nine out of every ten nurses are female — women are not receiving equal pay for equal work. According to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, the […]

23 Things People Get Wrong About Nurses

23 Things People Get Wrong About Nurses

In case you missed it, BuzzFeed recently posted an article (or listicle, as they call them) titled 23 Things People Always Get Completely Wrong About Nurses. These 23 things people get wrong about nurses were generated from a previous post at BuzzFeed Community asking: What’s The Most Infuriating Misconception About Nurses? In that post they […]

By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Why a Nurse is the Ultimate “Big Hero”

Why a Nurse is the Ultimate “Big Hero”

Last weekend I saw an NPR headline that caught my attention: Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do? In the article, author Kelli Dunham (herself a nurse) discusses the prevalence of unsatisfying media representations of nurses. She details nurse representations in popular media that include hyper-sexuality, incompetency, lack of […]

By December 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How Baby Boomers Will Impact the Nursing Shortage

How Baby Boomers Will Impact the Nursing Shortage

Most folks know about the nursing shortage, which Travel Nursing helps to ease in part. The United States is in need of more nurses, nurse leaders, and nurse educators, in order to satisfy the healthcare needs of the population. While most people know that the Affordable Care Act has increased the demand on the healthcare […]

By December 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Time’s Person of the Year are the Ebola Fighters

Time’s Person of the Year are the Ebola Fighters

Time magazine’s latest “Person of the Year” is healthcare related, with the publication naming the Ebola Fighters for 2014. While Time’s Person of the Year are the Ebola Fighters, the profile focuses mostly on those in West Africa, which has been the real hot zone for the deadly, destructive disease. However, there are stories spanning […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Giving Thanks to Nurses

Giving Thanks to Nurses

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to revisit one of the coolest ways I’ve seen a site go about giving thanks to nurses. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future, they created their Portrait of Thanks Mosaic. It’s a mosaic of upwards […]

By November 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Hospital Safety and  Violence Against Nurses

Hospital Safety and Violence Against Nurses

The issues of hospital safety and violence against nurses were in the news this week, on the heels of a frightening attack on several nurses at St. John’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Charles Logan, a 68-year-old patient at St. John’s, removed a metal bar from the side of his hospital bed and used it as a […]

By November 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →