Category Archives: Nursing Stories

“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

Closer than you think: Sometimes the nursing superhero is you!

Who’s your nursing superhero? That’s what we asked you. Nominate a truly exceptional nurse: one who worked hard to get where they are now, and does an amazing job. Some of you recommended a close colleague, a mentor, or someone you’re proud of having hired, a long time ago, who grew to be an expert Continue Reading

Show your experience: Take part in our photo contest!

Collage: Photo contest submissions

Nurses with experience are changing the face of the profession. Even though impressive numbers of new nursing grads are entering the work place every year, the share of nurses aged 50 or over is expected to reach “at least 40%” by 2020. The average age of registered nurses is rising, and now stands at 45 years. Continue Reading

She helped me through three open heart surgeries, and inspired me to become an RN myself: Nursing superheroes

#HelpFindPat: Quote

We asked: Who’s your nursing superhero? Who’s the nurse who made all the difference to you? Your role model, your dream colleague, or simply the nurse you admire most? You responded, and how! You sent in an impressive range of submissions — moving stories, inspiring stories, colorful stories, and above all: heartfelt stories. We will be Continue Reading