Category Archives: Nursing News

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?

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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

Ten reasons for nurses to vote this November

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Have you voted already? Are you planning to vote? On this blog we’re not in the habit of telling you what to do. You’re smart, you know what is right for you – and we know you’re already dealing with enough people who feel they know what you ought to do. We tend to just Continue Reading

Your nurse blogs: The ultimate list of blogs by and for nurses!

Coffee, chocolate, and your favorite nursing blogs

Tired of charting, but want to keep reading? We believe we have created the definitive list of blogs by and for nurses. If it’s worth reading, it should be listed on this page! There is something for everyone. Whether you want to laugh, learn, commiserate, organise, or just stay up to date: you will find it Continue Reading

Nurse, vote! Help us get out the nurse vote this November

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Donald Trump is not running. Neither is Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. But even if your heart might not skip a happy or fearful beat when you think of Kevin McCarthy or Steny Hoyer, the upcoming midterm elections are going to be as important as any you can think of! What’s important for the country Continue Reading

Meet NurseSwag giveaway winner Samantha

Photo: Samatha, RN

Do you ever worry whether you’re doing this whole nursing thing right, or whether you came to nursing the “proper” way? Here on our blog we love to share the stories that nurses tell us about their jobs, and how they found their way there. Not just because each story can be an example for others, but also Continue Reading

Does getting there the hard way make for the best nurses?

Photo: The story of Faye Lewis, from KFC to RN:

You might have heard already about Faye Lewis. The first job Faye did was serving fried chicken at KFC. She worked her way up to manager, even as she raised her son AJ and enrolled in college. Got a job as a Housekeeper at an Assisted Living Facility. Completed her CNA training. Went on to Continue Reading

It pays more to be a man: how the gender pay gap in nursing persists

The gender pay gap: the more studies confirm its existence, the more hotly it is debated. Research has demonstrated over and again that, overall, men with identical qualifications consistently earn more than women to perform the same job. President John F. Kennedy already signed a law, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which aimed to eliminate Continue Reading

Older nurses have helped stem the nursing shortage. But that means the workplace needs to change.

Photo: Wanda Purvis, RN

“A perfect storm is coming for nurses,” we wrote last week. Right when the number of senior citizens who need complex medical care is about to rise sharply, a million baby boomer RNs with a deep and long experience in nursing are set to leave the profession. The costs could be enormous. But they can Continue Reading

Pride, passion, experience and expertise: older nurses have been helping to stem the nursing shortage, but a crisis looms

Anne Lamott quote: "We contain all the ages..."

A perfect storm is coming for nurses. Just when the number of senior citizens who need complex medical care is set to rise sharply, no fewer than one million nurses are leaving the profession. The reason for both things is the same: the baby boomer generation. Luckily, nurses have been increasingly likely to keep working Continue Reading