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

Two days left! What special offers and giveaways are companies and organizations offering this Nurses Week?

What does Nurses Week mean to you? Does your workplace do something special to express appreciation for your work? Did a patient pay you a compliment? One thing’s for sure – there are a lot of companies, entrepreneurs and bloggers getting in on the event, presenting giveaways, discounts and special offers. It’s true, we do it too! Continue Reading

It’s Nurses Week! We’re throwing you a pizza party, and we got beats too

It’s Nurses Week once again! Millions of nurses across the country will be celebrated for their dedication and the immense role they play in creating a safer, healthier America. We want to say “thank you” too – and we’ll make it a double bill! First, we’ll give away a free lunch every day this week; more about that in Continue Reading

Nurses take DC! Marching for safer nurse-to-patient ratios

NursesTakeDC poster: Why mandate minimum ratios?

Every day, nurses spend a lot of time on their feet – but it’s rare for them to march! The last time nurses took to the streets in a nationally organized protest for better, safer working conditions for themselves and their patients was back in 1995. That year, over 35,000 nurses from around the country marched in Continue Reading

Pizza vs Pasta: The holy war to end all holy wars

The great pizza vs pasta war of 2017 started with an innocuous question. We had been planning NurseRecruiter.com’s usual nurse week pizza giveaways when I asked what seemed to be the obvious thing to ask: “Why not spaghetti? I mean, why pizza?” The others on our conference call were taken aback. In the ensuing silence Continue Reading

Nurses eat their young, they say. But I met my nurse superhero when I needed one most!

Photo: Ja'el Mitten

Where would a nurse be without supportive peers and colleagues? How different would your work have been without that fellow nurse who pulled you through, when you really needed the back-up? When we asked you who your nursing superhero is, Ja’el Mitten got in touch to tell us this moving story about hers. Ja’el is a Registered Nurse in 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

The Future Face of Nursing? This Nurse Is Very Experienced Indeed

Photo: Kathryn Hodges, New Jersey's oldest nurse

Kathryn Hodges is 97 years old. She’s also the Public Health Nurse for the borough of Emerson, New Jersey. That makes her easily the oldest licensed registered nurse of the state, and quite probably the oldest in the country. “Crazy, isn’t it? I always wanted to be a nurse, and I’ve always been one!” Imagine this: Continue Reading