Category Archives: Nursing Stories

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

Extraordinary Nurses: Meet Rachelle Roggiero

Rachelle Roggiero is the latest winner of of our weekly NurseSwag giveaway. Rachelle is a registered nurse who works for an ambulance district covering an area of 400 square miles. She also works as a volunteer firefighter. I have been a registered nurse for 8 short years. I’ve known I wanted to get into the Continue Reading

Let’s do Nurses Week every week! We supercharged our photo contests so we can send out far more gifts, and these are the first new winners

Photo: Brenda Raetz, Jody Eaton

If there’s one thing that makes us happy here at NurseRecruiter.com, it’s sending gifts to nurses like you to express our appreciation for all the work you do. It’s a little silly and we’re a modest company, but it’s just what makes us tick! Last Nurses Week alone, we sent out free pizza to 14 Continue Reading

Becoming a nurse: Meet Emily Petersen

We are pleased to announce that we have selected Emily Petersen, a nursing student at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, as the next recipient of our NurseRecruiter.com Scholarship grant. With the NurseRecruiter Scholarship, we want to encourage promising future nurses who have already demonstrated a willingness and ability to achieve remarkable things. Emily 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

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