Dear nurses, these two chronically ill college students have a message for you

Quote: Thank you, nurses

Online, they call themselves “Nemo” (“just keep swimming”) and “Tremors”. They’re college roommates, fighting the odds to get their degrees while struggling with severe illness. “Nemo” had her first heart surgery when she was six months old, and her second when she was six years old. She’s been diagnosed with Polysplenia, Ehlers Danlos syndrome, and Continue Reading

Many centuries before Florence Nightingale, this Muslim woman introduced nursing to the Arabic world

Ancient map: Arabic lands

In the West, everyone knows Florence Nightingale, in many ways the founder of modern nursing. But many centuries earlier, a woman named Rufaida Al-Aslamia introduced nursing to the Muslim world. She is estimated to have been born in the year 620 — exactly 1,200 years before Florence Nightingale. Just like Florence Nightingale, who became famous Continue Reading

Ten questions you should ask your travel nurse recruiter

Photo: Time to ask questions

Congratulations, NurseRecruiter has helped you connect with recruiters from top travel nursing agencies, and you have been offered several awesome travel nurse assignments. You’re ready to take your first steps as a newly-minted travel nurse! But before you hand in your notice, you have decisions to make. Which job is right for you? What do Continue Reading

They need you: the nursing shortage is real

Chart: Increase of RNs

Are there enough nurses in the country? If you said no to that question, you would be right. But don’t just take our word for it. Let’s look at the numbers. A Million Job Openings The number of Registered Nurses has been increasing rapidly — just look at the chart below! According to the government’s Current Continue Reading

What are the top paying locations for nurses?

Pacific Coast Highway at southern end of Big Sur, California.  (Photo by Doug Meek)

When looking for the top paying locations for nurses, you need to take into consideration not only salaries, but also benefits. Furthermore, you must consider the cost of living. Because a dollar in Memphis will not buy the same goods and services as a dollar in Houston or a dollar in Bangor or a dollar Continue Reading

So you want to be a travel nurse? A guide for nurses interested in traveling

Crystal: This photo was taken when I was working as a travel nurse at a Kaiser Hospital in San Jose, CA. My boyfriend Mike and my dog Bradley came out west with me from our home state of Delaware. The shot was taken about 2 hours south of San Jose, at Plaskett Creek in Big Sur, CA; one of the most beautiful and undeveloped stretches of coastline in the U.S. This was one of our first trips there and we went back at least ten more times before moving back to Delaware. Without nursing, I may never have had this opportunity to see our amazing country!

If you have been a nurse for a while, or even if you are just starting out, you have probably heard someone mention travel nursing at some point or another. And you may have questions. The first question, inevitably, is: what is travel nursing? Basically, a travel nurse is a kind of temporary worker. You Continue Reading

How To Maximize Your Nurse Salary: Always Be Looking

Always Be Looking

Why You Should Always Be Looking for Your Next Nursing Job If you ask your fellow nurses and friends for advice on how to advance your career and maximize your salary, you’ll probably get a lot of people suggesting strategies such as networking, finding a mentor, attending professional events, developing good relationships with healthcare facility Continue Reading

Baltimore ICU Nurse Wins Nurse Photo Contest!

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Congratulations to Nadya, the latest winner of our ongoing nurse photo contest!  Nadya submitted an awesome photo of “four of the wonderful nurses that work on the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview in Baltimore, Maryland”  that was taken during Nurses Week in May 2016. Nadya will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. Continue Reading

We just merged two of the oldest nurse job boards to create one super site!

NursingJobs.us is now NurseRecruiter.com! Shortly after founding NursingJobs.us it grew to become one of the top nursing job boards on the internet and it was due to this that one of the oldest nurse job boards online, NurseRecruiter.com, approached our company about acquiring them. We were happy to take on one of the trusted brands Continue Reading

“I kicked my doctors but I loved my nurses”: woman who survived cancer as a child now works alongside the RNs who cared for her

Photo: Rachel Smith, RN

Rachel Oliver Smith is a Registered Nurse at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. She gets along with her colleagues well. But there is a special reason why she has a particularly strong bond with some of them, and with the hospital which employs her. When Rachel was just four years old, she was diagnosed with T-cell Continue Reading