Category Archives: Nursing News

The Future Face of Nursing? This Nurse Is Very Experienced Indeed

Photo: Kathryn Hodges, New Jersey's oldest nurse

Kathryn Hodges is 97 years old. She’s also the Public Health Nurse for the borough of Emerson, New Jersey. That makes her easily the oldest licensed registered nurse of the state, and quite probably the oldest in the country. “Crazy, isn’t it? I always wanted to be a nurse, and I’ve always been one!” Imagine this: 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

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

Ever more men work as Registered Nurses

Chart: The Rise of Men in Nursing

There are probably as many as 300,000 male Registered Nurses in the United States – although, as we found out in our last post on #MenInNursing, what the exact number is really depends on whom you ask. What we know for sure is that the number has been steadily rising over the years. Just two generations ago, Continue Reading

It’s a long way up but it’s good when you get there: from homeless to RN

Video still: Tiarra Barrera

When Tiarra Barrera-Hammond was in her early 20s, she’d just arrived in California and struggled to make ends meet. As the mother of two little children, she’d been living with her partner in Las Vegas, but she’d had to leave with nothing. “I was just trying to get away,” she explains, looking back now. It was tough. “I had no Continue Reading

South Florida RN wins Nurse Photo Contest!

Photo of cath lab RN Ja'el

Ja’el, a catheterization laboratory RN at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida is the latest winner of the NurseRecruiter.com Nurse Photo Contest! Ja’el will receive a $100 Amazon.com gift certificate. Send us your best photos for a chance to be the next winner of the Nurse Photo Contest!     OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES NO ENTRY FEE Continue Reading

Police officer studying to be a Registered Nurse uses his new skills to save someone’s life

Video still: Mitch Heaney

Nurses often save lives. Police officers often save lives. So it’s maybe no wonder that Mitch Heaney, who works in the blighted community of Highland Park (an enclave in Detroit), turned out to be a hero. After all, he’s a police officer studying to be a nurse. Heaney and his partner responded to an emergency call about Continue Reading