As nurse shortages soar, employers reach for the sign-on bonuses

Nurses tweet about bonuses: three examples

The job of a nurse doesn’t follow the schedule of other professionals. People don’t stop getting sick just because it’s summer — if anything the opposite, with Covid-19 numbers rising again. No long summer break for us! That sucks — but we can still use this season to stop and look at where we are Continue Reading

Eddie Johnson has a message for all of us

photo contest winner Eddie Johnson in Alaska

One of the things we consider most valuable about this blog is that it allows us to share the important and inspiring stories nurses have to tell. Stories that are not heard often enough! Whether it’s accounts of heartbreaking bravery during the pandemic, moving tributes to nurse mentors or role models, an eyewitness account of Continue Reading

Thank you for celebrating Nurses Week with us! How did we do?

Thank you notes and comments from recipients of our Nurses Week 2021 Giveaway

Did you hear about the Nurses Week rock? Apparently, nurses at a hospital in California we won’t name here were surprised with a very ‘special’ Nurses Week gift this year: a rock. Well, more of a pebble actually. Seriously. It came with a little note exhorting them “to paint an image, a word, or a Continue Reading

Let us send your favorite nurse a special Nurses Week gift!

Image: We will give away new nurse gifts every day!

What’s better than a thoughtful Nurses Week gift? A thoughtful Nurses Week from someone who knows you well! That’s why this year, we want to try out something different. Every day we’re going to give out different nurse gifts… to nurses of your choice! Let us surprise your favourite colleague. Your nurse bestie. Or just any fellow Continue Reading

Would you take one of these COVID vaccination jobs? Over 1 in 3 Americans has received at least one shot, but now things get harder

COVID-19 Vaccination at Ashe Cultural Arts Center, New Orleans. Photo: Infrogmation

It’s a powerful symbol. Every day now, for weeks already, if you scroll down the New York Times homepage, you see the same thing. It’s a very plain graphic, with just three lines of text, underneath the header “Tracking the Coronavirus”.  In red: “New cases”. Up. Every day, the number is up.  In black: “New Continue Reading

She helped protect children in emergencies around the world. Now she is our newest Scholarship winner! Scholarship winner Alexandra Shaphren

We are so happy today! It feels good to be able to help a nursing student on her way to fulfil her dream — and not just any nursing student! Because this is a future nurse with a story. What am I talking about? We are announcing the newest Scholarship winner, and I think Continue Reading

Nurses Navigate Complexity in a Changing Healthcare Environment

By Dr. Karen M. Scolforo, Executive Director of Program Development at New England College The Corona Virus 19 has presented unprecedented challenges to hospital systems across the globe, placing demands on medical professionals to address the life cycle of the disease, from exposure to prevention. This is just one example of the evolving nature of Continue Reading

Can nurses work from home? Yes! These are your options

Life is short. Work somewhere awesome!

It’s one of the most frequently asked questions we get in comments to our posts and advertisements. Do you have work-from-home nursing jobs? Does your site list telenursing positions for RNs, or any kind of telecommute jobs? Any remote nursing job opportunities? We understand! I can tell you one thing for sure — there’s no Continue Reading

Nurses 1 — humorless bores 0. Meet our first group photo prize winners!

Photo contest winners, 2020: Rachel and team

Who still has a sense of humor, even when literally everything seems to go sideways? Nurses do! Proof positive: the entry we received a couple of weeks ago in our ongoing nurse photo contest. (All we had to change about it was the website they listed on their placards. 😉 ) Here’s the corollary: for Continue Reading

Because nursing is better together… Our photo contest now features a special $500 group prize!

Photo contest winner: Cassandra Hoff

Some things, only a fellow nurse can really understand. Ain’t that the truth? The stuff we go through sometimes… No matter how much you’d try to explain it to a friend or a relative, they wouldn’t get it! Not really. That’s why a good nursing team is one where you can rely on your “work Continue Reading