What travel nurses need to know about taxes

As the April 15th tax filing deadline approaches, many of you will have started preparing your tax returns, or compiling records for your tax preparer. But if you are a travel nurse or another type of healthcare traveler, there are a number of tax issues and recent tax law changes that affect you. So what Continue Reading

This nurse went well beyond the call of duty

Video stil: Terry Slinde meets his kidney donor, nurse Anna Boelman

When Terry Slinde walked into Iowa Methodist Medical Center one Tuesday morning last month to meet the person who had donated a kidney to him, he didn’t know what to expect. All he knew was how grateful he was to the person who’d helped him live. Imagine his surprise when he came face-to-face with his donor, Anna Boelman. Continue Reading

Celebrate Valentine’s Day like a nurse with these very special cookies!

Photo: Easy Nurse Cookies

Don’t fake it, bake it! If that special someone in your life has a sweet tooth, there’s still time today to tell them “I love you” in a special nurse-themed way. Everyone likes cookies, and these look just amazing! Have a heart! Try these ECG cookies We discovered this recipe a few years ago at Erica’s Continue Reading

The nurses who stood by Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo: The Medical Committee for Civil Rights at the March on Washington

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman,” Martin Luther King Jr. told the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) at its 1966 convention . Hundreds of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers had rallied behind the organisation and its predecessor, the MCCR, in the previous Continue Reading

You agreed: short staffing is like drunk driving. So why did nurses who tried to do something about it in Massachusetts fail so badly?

Quote image: Short staffing is like drunk driving

We came across a great metaphor about short staffing, finessed the wording, turned it into this image, and shared it on Facebook and Instagram. It was as if we’d opened the floodgates: your response was overwhelming. Almost a million people saw the post, and a torrent of heartbreaking stories and heartfelt frustration erupted into the Continue Reading

This nurse is officially the star of Christmas Eve!

Photo: Nurse turns hair into Christmas tree

It’s Christmas Eve, and families around the country are coming together to celebrate the holidays… except you’re a nurse, and you couldn’t get time off. Problem? Not necessarily! “Nursing is a 24/7/365 job,” writes budding nurse blogger Deb Aston. “Just like police officers, EMTs, and firemen/women,” nurses “know the expectations going into our roles. I Continue Reading

Who was your “Uncle Jack”?

Quote: Uncle Jack as nurse role model

A long while ago, we asked you to tell us about your personal nursing superheroes: the people who motivated and inspired you, or set an example you have tried to live by. This Thanksgiving, we’d like to share the story that perhaps moved us most of all. Thank you, Heather Wilson! Who was your “Uncle Continue Reading

At least four nurses won this week – and so did Stephanie!

They saw the ferocious battles that engulfed Washington, DC. They witnessed the tense stand-offs over healthcare policy. And they decided that, as nurses, they had something to say and should just run themselves. We found at least nine nurses who ran for office in the midterm elections this week, and at least five were waging Continue Reading

At least one nurse is making a splash in these midterm elections. How many more are running?

Rachel Prusak quote

Up in Illinois, a Registered Nurse is making a splash in the midterm election campaign: 31-year-old challenger Lauren Underwood has a surprise 6-point polling lead in the state’s 14th Congressional district and “is now better known and better liked than the incumbent”. Nobody knows how the election will end in reality tomorrow night, but that’s Continue Reading

Ten reasons for nurses to vote this November

Logo: Nurse Vote - horizontal

Have you voted already? Are you planning to vote? On this blog we’re not in the habit of telling you what to do. You’re smart, you know what is right for you – and we know you’re already dealing with enough people who feel they know what you ought to do. We tend to just Continue Reading