Category Archives: Nursing News

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

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

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

“Everybody is competing for travel nurses right now” — salaries are high, but we need to talk about mental health

Map: Currently hospitalized with Covid-19

Coronavirus is not over. The crisis response jobs are still there, and they pay well! We can help you find those nursing jobs. But we have to be honest about the costs too. We need urgent action to protect nurses better. Not just because many nurses are, incredibly, even now, still not getting the PPE Continue Reading

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

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

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