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What’s the hold up? The PPE shortage that never went away

Quote image: "The bottom line is, if you cannot protect healthcare workers and they get sick, the whole system goes down"

It’s the issue that just doesn’t seem to go away. Even now, from coast to coast, too many nurses have to improvise with unsafe equipment. Reusing masks and face shields. Storing N95s in paper bags. Even where there is now enough PPE, worries are mounting that there will still not be enough if there is Continue Reading

We picked another photo contest winner, will you be next?

Photo contest winner: Cassandra Hoff

With our ongoing nurse photo contest, we’re going to keep on going, and we will keep on picking new $100 winners! You can read everything about our contest, why we are doing it, and what you can expect, right here: Nurses deserve to be seen. Win $100 in our photo contest! This time, we decided Continue Reading

Progress! The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact is fully implemented in Indiana. Next up, Michigan, Pennsylvania or Vermont?

eNLC Map

The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) is the easiest way to help American nurses find the jobs they need — and where they are needed most. But getting it implemented in new states can be a frustratingly drawn out and bureaucratic political process. Slowly but steadily, however, progress is being made! The latest milestone: as Continue Reading

Light at the end of the tunnel? How a health emergency triggered mass lay-offs of healthcare workers

Chart: Is the worst over? A shrinking healthcare sector starts to rebound

It seems counterintuitive, and it’s really not how things should work: when a health emergency erupted in the United States, health workers started being furloughed and laid off en masse. How could that happen, and what can we expect next? “All hands on deck,” they said. But weeks later, nurses started getting sent home It Continue Reading

“I have cried more in these past several weeks than I ever have in my entire nursing career”: one brave nurse’s heartbreaking account of working on the front lines in New York City

Quote image: "I feel like God sent me here to help people"

We were not prepared for this. Not prepared to cry. Not prepared for an account as moving and revealing as this testimony by Stacey Phelps, a nurse from Alabama who volunteered to work in New York City to fight Covid-19. Earlier this month, when we asked you to send in your photos and stories “because Continue Reading

In their own words: the nurses who shared their photos and stories in our Nurses Week contest!

Nurses Week 2020 photo contest collage

We can’t wait to let you know about the first winner of the nurse photo contest we launched this Nurses Week! But we want to do more than that here. We want to thank all the other nurses who stepped forward and sent in their photos, and we want to share their messages with you. Continue Reading

Support Our Scrubs: this year, Nurses Week calls for more than pizza

Nurses Week 2020: how supports nurses

Five years in a row, when Nurses Week arrived, we sent out pizza. Lots of it! Nurses around the country received free pizza deliveries from But this year, everything is different. The Coronavirus crisis has torn up our normal lives and left us scrambling to shape new ones. Many of you are bravely facing Continue Reading

Nurses deserve to be seen. Win $100 in our photo contest!

Photo by JakeGrez: "I'm sorry it took a pandemic for healthcare workers to be recognized"

Even before the Coronavirus hit our shores, nurses were the most trusted profession in the country. That has been true year after year, for eighteen years in a row! No wonder that people look to nurses as role models again now, in this time of fear and anxiety. Many nurses have taken up the gauntlet, Continue Reading

Get them PPE: our contribution to keeping nurses safe

"We can build ventilators, but we can't build health care workers"

Right now, when healthcare workers like you are fighting a bitter battle all across the United States, everyone is needed. Whether you are an experienced nurse or a new graduate. Whether you are a traveller who works in a different state every season, or you had recently stepped away from nursing. Everyone has a role Continue Reading

4 reasons to update your profile now

Update your nurse profile - stand out!

This is how you get better-paying jobs, sooner! Imagine the right opportunity comes along — the position you have always wanted, the upgrade you crave, the chance of a new adventure, the job you’re going to need when your current assignment ends. How do you make sure they will think of you? Bottom line: you Continue Reading