Category Archives: Nursing News

Nurses just play cards, they said. Nurses will speak up when insulted, they found out. We’ll send you a free deck this Nurses Day to help make the point!

#NursesDontPlayCards

“I understand making sure that we have rest breaks and things like that. But … I would submit to you that those nurses probably do get breaks! They probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day!” State Senator Maureen Walsh That’s how it all started, with these remarks by a state legislator in Continue Reading

Nurses are NOT Superheroes…

To celebrate Nurses Week we made this video  to say nurses are… NOT superheroes. That’s right. We know the line: you’ll see it in all the cringy marketing stuff this Nurses Week. But it’s trite when nursing is real, and nurses deserve something better! If you like it, please share it with your friends and Continue Reading

Nurse video contest: Become the next face of NurseRecruiter and win $1,000!

No More Fake Nurse Stock Photos or Models Posing as Nurses!

Did you hear about our nurse photo contests? Well, we are upping our game and now announce our very first video contest! We are looking for a nurse to become the face of NurseRecruiter, and you can win no less than $1,000 if we select your submission! If you’ve been following us, you know we Continue Reading

From sea to shining sea, will nurses get the eNLC? This month, good news from Indiana and Alabama!

Alabama House pleases nurses, passing eNLC bill

The Nurse Licensure Compact has been making life for nurses easier since it was first launched in 1999, saving nurses who want to take up a job in another state the hassle of going through the process of obtaining a separate license. It’s a godsend especially for travel nurses, for whom applying for multiple licenses Continue Reading

These nurses won $250 in our photo contest. Will you be next?

Last month, we asked you for your help after our designer sent us a new NurseRecruiter ad that was almost perfect, but was missing something very important: a photo of a real nurse… Fortunately, you came through and we received so many awesome nurse photos, it was really hard to pick just one entry to Continue Reading

The nurses who stood by Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo: The Medical Committee for Civil Rights at the March on Washington

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman,” Martin Luther King Jr. told the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) at its 1966 convention . Hundreds of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers had rallied behind the organisation and its predecessor, the MCCR, in the previous Continue Reading

You agreed: short staffing is like drunk driving. So why did nurses who tried to do something about it in Massachusetts fail so badly?

Quote image: Short staffing is like drunk driving

We came across a great metaphor about short staffing, finessed the wording, turned it into this image, and shared it on Facebook and Instagram. It was as if we’d opened the floodgates: your response was overwhelming. Almost a million people saw the post, and a torrent of heartbreaking stories and heartfelt frustration erupted into the Continue Reading

This nurse is officially the star of Christmas Eve!

Photo: Nurse turns hair into Christmas tree

It’s Christmas Eve, and families around the country are coming together to celebrate the holidays… except you’re a nurse, and you couldn’t get time off. Problem? Not necessarily! “Nursing is a 24/7/365 job,” writes budding nurse blogger Deb Aston. “Just like police officers, EMTs, and firemen/women,” nurses “know the expectations going into our roles. I Continue Reading

At least four nurses won this week – and so did Stephanie!

They saw the ferocious battles that engulfed Washington, DC. They witnessed the tense stand-offs over healthcare policy. And they decided that, as nurses, they had something to say and should just run themselves. We found at least nine nurses who ran for office in the midterm elections this week, and at least five were waging Continue Reading

At least one nurse is making a splash in these midterm elections. How many more are running?

Rachel Prusak quote

Up in Illinois, a Registered Nurse is making a splash in the midterm election campaign: 31-year-old challenger Lauren Underwood has a surprise 6-point polling lead in the state’s 14th Congressional district and “is now better known and better liked than the incumbent”. Nobody knows how the election will end in reality tomorrow night, but that’s Continue Reading