Karen, welcome and I'm glad you like allnurses.com. I hope you continue to find the site useful. We have been around since 1996, currently, there are 6578 registered users for this Bulletin Board (many more who just read it), there are over 50,000 subscribers to our free newsletter. You asked what inspired this site? We'll back when I was in school in the mid 90's the Internet was not the happening thing that it is today, and it was not easy to find nursing related info on the net, so with all the free time I had in Nursing School... ya right
I put together some web pages with nursing resources that I had found, and as you can see, it has grown to more than a few webpages. Today, the site is getting about 750,000 page views a month, and over 250,000 unique visitors a month!
There are many nursing websites, http://allnurses.com/
also has one of the largest databases of nursing websites to browse or search.
It's how nurses surf the web!