Category Archives: Nursing News

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

Louisiana joins the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

Last month, Louisiana became the 31st state to join the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). Louisiana is a brand new addition to the compact states as it never joined the original Nurse Licensure Compact. This is great news, as it will make it a lot easier for nurses from other states to take up jobs Continue Reading

Memorial Day: Saluting the military nurses of the “Greatest Generation”

Memorial Day is the day we remember those who gave their lives in service to their country. Many of those were nurses and today we would like to take a few moments to remember and salute the military nurses of the “Greatest Generation” who served during WWII. Flight nurse Second Lieutenant Ruth M. Gardiner was Continue Reading

Get the most out of Nurses Week, check out these special offers you can still use!

Collage: Nurses Week Massive List of Special Offers

Nurses Week should mean appreciation and acknowledgement for all the amazing work you do… but let’s be honest, it also means free stuff! We found out last year already that you can find an impressive amount of special offers for nurses this week, if you look hard enough. Many of the companies that did something extra then Continue Reading

Happy Nurses Week 2018! Enjoy some pizza on us!

Do you have any good Nurses Week traditions? We have one, it’s delicious, and it’s all for you! For five years now, we’ve been sending free pizza to nurses during Nurses Week. Back in 2013, we sent 76 pizzas to 194 nurses at 14 hospitals across the U.S. In the years since, we have sent pizza Continue Reading

They Need You: The Summer Camp Nursing Shortage

We all know about it: there is a shortage of experienced nurses across the United States. The nursing shortage is real, as the demand for nurses continues to exceed the supply. It affects everyone, but the nursing shortage is felt particularly acutely in states such as Florida, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, Arizona, California, and Hawaii. There is one group Continue Reading

#NursesTakeDC: Why are nurses once again heading to Washington?

Logo: #NursesTakeDC

What if you knew about a problem that makes patients have to stay in hospitals longer, suffer more infections, and make it more likely they’ll need to come back for more treatment? That makes nurses unhappier at their work, and more likely to suffer burnout? That actually makes more patients die? What would you do? Would Continue Reading