Nursing Stories – Nurse Recruiter

What can we learn from Sister Aileen Trainor?

When Sister Aileen Trainor retired from her job at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield, Oregon, she had worked in that very same place as a nurse in various roles for an astounding fifty-one years. Having started at St. Joseph Medical Center in nearby Bellingham in 1966 before joining Sacred Heart in 1971 — […]

Eddie Johnson wins our photo contest again, and he has a message for all of us!

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 […]

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

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 NurseRecruiter.com Scholarship winner, and I think […]

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

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 […]

“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

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 […]