Category Archives: Nursing Stories

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

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

Not one, but TWO nurses stunned the running world by taking top 5 places in the Boston Marathon, and they’re both amazing!

Video still: Sarah Sellers

How did we miss this?! Not one, but two nurses came out of nowhere to finish in the top 5 in the prestigious Boston Marathon last month! They beat out almost all the famous professional runners. But it’s not just the times they made that are impressive. It’s the amazing stories behind them! “I still can’t Continue Reading

“They don’t teach you that in nursing school”: This PICU nurse knows how to tell a story, and it will put a smile on your face

Twitter story thread on pediatric nursing, part 8

We came across this story by accident. Meghan is a pediatric ICU nurse with a Twitter account, and all she wanted to do was to share her day with her friends and followers. It was a day like many nurses have, every day… but we’re not kidding if we say it genuinely made us tear up. Continue Reading

Meet Andrew Stone, an extraordinary nurse and a cult survivor

We recently announced that we have teamed up with the Safe Passage Foundation to expand the NurseRecruiter.com Scholarship program, and provide nursing scholarships to people who survived a childhood in cults that routinely violated their basic human rights. We would like to introduce you to one of those people: an extraordinary nurse who was born and raised in a religious cult known as The Continue Reading

“I’ll be there when you need”: When surgeons sing!

When surgeons sing: a million people loved this video

Can music be medicine? “As health care providers, we often meet people at their greatest time of need,” wrote Dr. Elvis Francois in a Facebook post this week, “and sometimes the best gift you can give is a simple reminder that everything will be alright”. And what better way to be reminded than through song? Continue Reading

From bricks to scrubs: Thanks to a nurse’s encouraging words, stroke victim John McElroy found his way from the factory to the hospital

Video still: John McElroy, brick maker turned registered nurse

Your nurse was not always a nurse. Take Annell Farris, who became a nurse at age 59 (!) and won one of our nurse photo contests. People can come to nursing from very different backgrounds, and former brick maker John McElroy is a great example. “I worked in a local brick factory for about twenty-five years,” Continue Reading

The nurse who loved crocs

Photo: Christy Kroboth, dental nurse, alligator hunter

Being a nurse is deeply rewarding in many ways, but hey, it’s okay — all of us, in any profession, sometimes daydream about other lives we could be living. What’s your secret fantasy career? Do you still sometimes wonder how good an astronaut you would have been? What life as a fashion designer would be Continue Reading

7 states. 122 nurses. Our small contribution to Nurses Week 2017

Photo: Nursing Week pizza winners! Neonatal nursing team at Methodist Northlake in Gary, IN

7 states. 122 nurses. And counting! During Nurses Week, NurseRecruiter promised to buy two nursing teams a free pizza lunch or dinner every day. We’re all about team spirit, so we loved to see how many of you reached out to get your whole unit a nice surprise! We got in touch with winners from Phoenix to Philadelphia. Continue Reading

Paying it forward: Nurses who teach and mentor

Photo: Pamela Day

“As long as I live, I will never forget my nurse superhero,” Ja’el Mitten told us in her response to our nursing superhero call, but she added something important. It’s because of how that nurse helped her when she was still inexperienced and insecure, she wrote, that “I mentor new nurses and encourage them to Continue Reading