Category Archives: Nursing News

“This must end now”: Nurses mobilize to protest conditions at the border

Photo: Overcrowding in Border Patrol station in Weslaco, TX

When we watch the news, when we see stories of people whose health and lives are in danger, when we read accounts of human suffering, does being a nurse make a difference? Do we bear a special responsibility? A responsibility to “nurse out loud,” to take a stand and speak out? More and more nurses Continue Reading

Pig farming is… just like nursing?

Nursing is just like... pig farming?

It’s not often we get to link to Pork Business for relevant nursing content, but when the time is right, it’s right! The website that proclaims itself the leading website in “pork communications” published a story with an unexpected angle last Friday, and it’s too unusual to pass up: 6 Ways Pig Farming is Like Continue Reading

Congresswoman opens up about childhood trauma: “It was a school nurse who saw the signs”

Quote image: Rep. Ayanna Pressley on childhood trauma and the school nurse who saw

“There but for the grace for God go I,” Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley started off when invited to contribute to a special Congressional hearing last week about Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Childhood Trauma. She, too, had been a victim of trauma and abuse, she revealed. And it was a school nurse who had signalled what was Continue Reading

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