Phoenix NICU Nurse Wins Photo Contest

photograph of Phoenix NICU nurse Brittney Taylor

Brittney Taylor, a registered nurse working in the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona is the latest winner of the Nurse Photo Contest. Brittney will receive a $100 gift certificate. Send us your best photos for a chance to be the next winner of the Nurse Photo Contest! Continue Reading

Florida ER Nurse Wins Nurse Photo Contest

Photo of Fort Lauderdale ER Nurse Eddie Johnson

Congratulations to Eddie Johnson, the latest winner of the ongoing Nurse Photo Contest! Eddie writes: My name is Eddie Johnson. I’m 29 and an ER nurse in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at Broward Health Medical Center. We have a very high paced, high acuity, short staffed, stressful job. It would be impossible to be successful or stay Continue Reading

The best that nurses can be: Five uplifting and inspiring stories about exceptional nurses

Gary Bentley and nurse, the old photo

The week of May 6 -12 has been “National Nurses Week” for over twenty years now, and this year too it will be a unique occasion to celebrate the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients. To kick off the week, we’d like to highlight just a handful Continue Reading

Humor in the hospital: how far can you go?

Humor in the hospital? Alexandra Robbins quote

That’s what Alexandra Robbins wrote in an opinion piece in the Washington Post last week (“Nurses make fun of their dying patients. That’s okay.“): “Humor has a place in hospitals, even if it’s dark, even if it’s derogatory — as long as it isn’t cruel.” Do you agree? And if you agree, how do you Continue Reading

Back-breaking work? A shocking 4-part NPR report on the extraordinary health risks nurses face – and a couple of charts and leads of our own

Chart: Musculoskeletal work injuries by occupation: percentages

  National Public Radio conducted an impressively in-depth, four-part report about the working conditions and health risks of nurses, full of worrying statistical data and heartbreaking personal stories. The short of it: “nursing employees suffer more debilitating back and other injuries than almost any other occupation — and they get those injuries mainly from doing Continue Reading

Check out this amazing video from 1950 about the “hospital of the future”!

The hospital of the future, 1950 - video still

“Dream grounds for a dream hospital”: in this promo film from 1950 about a model Kaiser hospital, we see babies being slid through walls in “drawer-like bassinets”, suited husbands smoking endless cigarettes awaiting their wives’ childbirth, and hospital rooms with sliding doors that open up to a terrace with a swimming pool. Not to mention Continue Reading

Nurses top honesty and ethics ranking

Gallup: 80% rate honesty and trustworthiness of nurses highly

Public opinion polling agency Gallup reported that 80% of Americans rate the honesty and ethics of nurses as high or very high. It’s not the first time the poll found such high appreciation for nurses either; we’ve mentioned it before. In fact, “Americans have been asked to rate the honesty and ethics of various professions annually Continue Reading

Go West, Young Nurse?

Registered Nurses: Employment growth (chart)

  Over five years after the global financial crisis, jobs are still scarcer than they used to be in the United States – but not everywhere! In true American spirit, for example, thousands of people looking for jobs – or better-paying jobs – have been trekking north and west to “men camps” in rugged states Continue Reading

2015 Nursing Jobs Photo Contest


Back by Popular Demand Our Nursing Jobs Photo Contest! Send us a photo at for a chance to win $100! Calling All Nurses! Recently we at have been looking through stock photography to use for ours campaigns/ads however all we’ve continued to come across is the fake-looking models posing in halloween nurse costumes. Therefore we’ve brought back Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day ECG Cookie Recipe


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and what better to celebrate then with some sweet treats. We dug up this delicious ECG cookie recipe from Erica’s Sweet Tooth.  The recipe consists of chocolate roll-out cookies with some royal icing with some ECG patterns. Chocolate Roll-Out Cookies 3 cups all purpose flour 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp Continue Reading