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"Be the type of nurse you want to work with" - Brian Short RN, founder of allnurses.com

5 Types of Nursing You May Never Have Considered

by Brian - Registered nurses are, without a doubt, in some of the highest demand nationwide. As the need for professionals to fill these open positions continues to grow, there are a LOT of specialties that...

Great Apps for Great Nurses

by Brian - Whether you are tech savvy or not, there is no denying that there are many great nursing apps you can download with just the tap of a screen. In fact, nursing apps are revolutionizing the nursing...

Nursing School Survival Kit

by Brian - Now that you have been accepted into nursing school, you need to set yourself up for success by arming yourself with the following tools. While they do not guarantee straight A's, they will help you...

How Nurses Are Like Olympians

by Brian - Nurses Train Like An Olympian Before an athlete can enter into the Olympic ring, they must do years of extensive training. The same is true for nurses. They take rigorous prerequisites, nursing...

Nurses in trouble get second chances - Minnesota

by Brian - Minnesota State regulators say they protect the public with a closer watch on caregivers accused of misconduct. Those who lost loved ones want them to do more. Elda Bothun lay unconscious on her...

Nurses are #1 in Honesty/Ethics again - Gallop

by Brian - Congratulations nurses, you did it again! Nurses Rock! 13 years in a row nurses are at the top of the charts! Nurses continue to outrank other professions in Gallup's annual Honesty and Ethics...

Previous Article Contest Winners

by Brian - Congratulations to all winners! Thanks to everyone who has submitted articles. Latest feedback we are getting: We've had many wonderful articles, why not share your wonderful nursing...

The Growing Number of Men in Nursing

by Brian - Picture the following scenario. You're waiting in a clinic room., and you've just been told the nurse will be in to see you shortly. Who walks in to take your vitals and ask you questions? A man?...

Nurses and 12-Hour Shifts - How to Make the Best of Them

by Brian - Whether you love them or hate them, 12-hour shifts are here to stay. For many new nurses, the thought of working a 12-hour shift can be overwhelming, intimidating and nerve-racking. But don't panic....

Make a Child's Day While They are In the Hospital

by Brian - Draw on the Exam Table One of the first things a child will see at a doctor's visit is the examination table, which can be intimidating to small children. To relieve their anxiety, draw a fun...

Cranky Old Man - What do you see nurses?

by Brian - This poem has been passed around for decades, some nurses say they saw it back in the 70's. However, it's a great reminder especially with the new year near approaching. as the story goes...When...

Male Nurses on the rise and they make more money

by Brian - Male Nurses Becoming More Commonplace, Census Bureau Reports The nursing profession remains overwhelmingly female, but the representation of men has increased as the demand for nurses has grown...

New Grads, A Few Words of Encouragement

by Brian - After reading so many threads here on allnurses.com about the hard times many new grads are having at getting jobs, I just wanted to share a few words of encouragement. My feelings go out to all...


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