Category Archives: Nursing Stories

Eddie Johnson has a message for all of us

photo contest winner Eddie Johnson in Alaska

One of the things we consider most valuable about this blog is that it allows us to share the important and inspiring stories nurses have to tell. Stories that are not heard often enough! Whether it’s accounts of heartbreaking bravery during the pandemic, moving tributes to nurse mentors or role models, an eyewitness account of Continue Reading

Thank you for celebrating Nurses Week with us! How did we do?

Thank you notes and comments from recipients of our Nurses Week 2021 Giveaway

Did you hear about the Nurses Week rock? Apparently, nurses at a hospital in California we won’t name here were surprised with a very ‘special’ Nurses Week gift this year: a rock. Well, more of a pebble actually. Seriously. It came with a little note exhorting them “to paint an image, a word, or a Continue Reading

She helped protect children in emergencies around the world. Now she is our newest Scholarship winner! Scholarship winner Alexandra Shaphren

We are so happy today! It feels good to be able to help a nursing student on her way to fulfil her dream — and not just any nursing student! Because this is a future nurse with a story. What am I talking about? We are announcing the newest Scholarship winner, and I think Continue Reading

Nurses 1 — humorless bores 0. Meet our first group photo prize winners!

Photo contest winners, 2020: Rachel and team

Who still has a sense of humor, even when literally everything seems to go sideways? Nurses do! Proof positive: the entry we received a couple of weeks ago in our ongoing nurse photo contest. (All we had to change about it was the website they listed on their placards. 😉 ) Here’s the corollary: for Continue Reading

We picked another photo contest winner, will you be next?

Photo contest winner: Cassandra Hoff

With our ongoing nurse photo contest, we’re going to keep on going, and we will keep on picking new $100 winners! You can read everything about our contest, why we are doing it, and what you can expect, right here: Nurses deserve to be seen. Win $100 in our photo contest! This time, we decided Continue Reading

Light at the end of the tunnel? How a health emergency triggered mass lay-offs of healthcare workers

Chart: Is the worst over? A shrinking healthcare sector starts to rebound

It seems counterintuitive, and it’s really not how things should work: when a health emergency erupted in the United States, health workers started being furloughed and laid off en masse. How could that happen, and what can we expect next? “All hands on deck,” they said. But weeks later, nurses started getting sent home It Continue Reading

“I have cried more in these past several weeks than I ever have in my entire nursing career”: one brave nurse’s heartbreaking account of working on the front lines in New York City

Quote image: "I feel like God sent me here to help people"

We were not prepared for this. Not prepared to cry. Not prepared for an account as moving and revealing as this testimony by Stacey Phelps, a nurse from Alabama who volunteered to work in New York City to fight Covid-19. Earlier this month, when we asked you to send in your photos and stories “because Continue Reading

In their own words: the nurses who shared their photos and stories in our Nurses Week contest!

Nurses Week 2020 photo contest collage

We can’t wait to let you know about the first winner of the nurse photo contest we launched this Nurses Week! But we want to do more than that here. We want to thank all the other nurses who stepped forward and sent in their photos, and we want to share their messages with you. Continue Reading

Support Our Scrubs: this year, Nurses Week calls for more than pizza

Nurses Week 2020: how supports nurses

Five years in a row, when Nurses Week arrived, we sent out pizza. Lots of it! Nurses around the country received free pizza deliveries from But this year, everything is different. The Coronavirus crisis has torn up our normal lives and left us scrambling to shape new ones. Many of you are bravely facing Continue Reading

Your nurse blogs: The definitive list of nursing blogs in 2020!

Top Nurse Blogs 2019 - award

We believe we have created the definitive list of blogs by and for nurses. These are the Top Nurse Blogs of 2019!