Does getting there the hard way make for the best nurses?

Photo: The story of Faye Lewis, from KFC to RN:

You might have heard already about Faye Lewis. The first job Faye did was serving fried chicken at KFC. She worked her way up to manager, even as she raised her son AJ and enrolled in college. Got a job as a Housekeeper at an Assisted Living Facility. Completed her CNA training. Went on to Continue Reading

Extraordinary Nurses: Meet Rachelle Roggiero

Rachelle Roggiero is the latest winner of of our weekly NurseSwag giveaway. Rachelle is a registered nurse who works for an ambulance district covering an area of 400 square miles. She also works as a volunteer firefighter. I have been a registered nurse for 8 short years. I’ve known I wanted to get into the Continue Reading

Let’s do Nurses Week every week! We supercharged our photo contests so we can send out far more gifts, and these are the first new winners

Photo: Brenda Raetz, Jody Eaton

If there’s one thing that makes us happy here at NurseRecruiter.com, it’s sending gifts to nurses like you to express our appreciation for all the work you do. It’s a little silly and we’re a modest company, but it’s just what makes us tick! Last Nurses Week alone, we sent out free pizza to 14 Continue Reading

Becoming a nurse: Meet Emily Petersen

We are pleased to announce that we have selected Emily Petersen, a nursing student at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, as the next recipient of our NurseRecruiter.com Scholarship grant. With the NurseRecruiter Scholarship, we want to encourage promising future nurses who have already demonstrated a willingness and ability to achieve remarkable things. Emily Continue Reading

It pays more to be a man: how the gender pay gap in nursing persists

The gender pay gap: the more studies confirm its existence, the more hotly it is debated. Research has demonstrated over and again that, overall, men with identical qualifications consistently earn more than women to perform the same job. President John F. Kennedy already signed a law, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which aimed to eliminate Continue Reading

Older nurses have helped stem the nursing shortage. But that means the workplace needs to change.

Photo: Wanda Purvis, RN

“A perfect storm is coming for nurses,” we wrote last week. Right when the number of senior citizens who need complex medical care is about to rise sharply, a million baby boomer RNs with a deep and long experience in nursing are set to leave the profession. The costs could be enormous. But they can Continue Reading

Pride, passion, experience and expertise: older nurses have been helping to stem the nursing shortage, but a crisis looms

Anne Lamott quote: "We contain all the ages..."

A perfect storm is coming for nurses. Just when the number of senior citizens who need complex medical care is set to rise sharply, no fewer than one million nurses are leaving the profession. The reason for both things is the same: the baby boomer generation. Luckily, nurses have been increasingly likely to keep working Continue Reading

Louisiana joins the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

Last month, Louisiana became the 31st state to join the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). Louisiana is a brand new addition to the compact states as it never joined the original Nurse Licensure Compact. This is great news, as it will make it a lot easier for nurses from other states to take up jobs Continue Reading

Memorial Day: Saluting the military nurses of the “Greatest Generation”

Memorial Day is the day we remember those who gave their lives in service to their country. Many of those were nurses and today we would like to take a few moments to remember and salute the military nurses of the “Greatest Generation” who served during WWII. Flight nurse Second Lieutenant Ruth M. Gardiner was Continue Reading

The Weekly NurseSwag Giveaway: another reason you need to be on NurseRecruiter

Photo: Kim Ashcraft, nursing superhero

If you are a nurse in the U.S., you already know you need to be on NurseRecruiter. Whether you are interested in travel, permanent or per diem nursing jobs, NurseRecruiter is the best place to explore your options, find your next nursing job and get your resume in front of recruiters for top nurse staffing Continue Reading