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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 →
The Brittany Maynard Story

The Brittany Maynard Story

The debate surrounding the right-to-die movement has been reignited in recent weeks, due to the Brittany Maynard story. Maynard, a death with dignity advocate, died Saturday, November 1st, at age 29. In spring 2014, Maynard was told she had terminal brain cancer and about six months to live. Shortly after, she elected to relocate with […]

By November 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Help Inspire Future Nurses!

Help Inspire Future Nurses!

I recently got the awesome opportunity to see Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey speak — he was hilarious, inspiring, and informative. One of the coolest things he said had to do with helping people that come behind you in your profession. Spacey’s own mentor, the famous Jack Lemmon, told him: “If you have done well, it’s […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Remembering Freedom Summer Nurses

Remembering Freedom Summer Nurses

As Summer 2014 draws to a close, I wanted to take a moment to remember Freedom Summer nurses. This summer was the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, which was also known as the Mississippi Summer Project. The campaign was an effort to register African American voters in Mississippi — which was infamous for attempts at […]

By September 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
10 Best TV Nurses

10 Best TV Nurses

All the Emmy Awards buzz earlier this week got me thinking about nurses on TV. Whether drama or comedy, it’s definitely hard to capture just exactly what makes nurses so special. But when shows get it right, it can be very cool to watch. Last year Travel Nursing Blogs covered the MTV reality show “Scrubbing […]

Travel Nurses  and  Patient Care

Travel Nurses and Patient Care

Travel Nurses exist not just so you can build an awesome career and have great adventures throughout the country (although these sure are amazing perks!). Travel Nursing helps facilities provide better patient care and obtain better patient results, all the while taking some of the burden off of their perm nurses. But even with the […]

Katie Couric Celebrates Nurses

Katie Couric Celebrates Nurses

Whatever time zone you’re currently in, you should definitely tune in to today’s “Katie” on ABC, as host Katie Couric celebrates nurses, with a show themed “Celebrating Nurses.” “Katie” is a topical daytime talk show hosted by award-winning journalist and television personality Katie Couric. According to the show’s website, on July 16th, “Katie salutes nurses […]

The Future of Nursing

The Future of Nursing

The fine folks at The Nursing Bible recently shared an infographic with us that is titled, “Nowhere But Up: The Future of Nursing.” We thought that our Travel Nursing Blogs readers would be very interested in checking it out, so we are sharing it here. Travel Nursing is an industry intricately linked with the nursing […]

Nurses  and  Natural Disasters

Nurses and Natural Disasters

Nurses do what they do because they want to help people. But there is an added dimension when a natural disaster hits the area you also reside in — whether you are on assignment in a new location or it is your hometown. Whatever the cause — tornado, flood, hurricane, wild fire, tsunami, etc. — […]

Thank You, Military Nurses!

Thank You, Military Nurses!

With Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, Travel Nursing Blogs would like to say thank you, military nurses! Perhaps the ultimate in a very serious, long-term Travel Nursing assignment, nurses in the military do their part for their patients and for all of us. Just like all nurses, their hard work is unparalleled, and with […]