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Thanks for visiting my allnurses page. I have been a member of allnurses since June 2006. As a BSN RN for more than 35 years, I have experience in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nursing, Home Health, Psych, and Parish Nursing. I'm the Community Manager for allnurses. Please don't hesitate to contact me about questions or comments regarding the site. Read my articles and let me know if you like them.

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Questions and Myths Regarding Your Nursing Career

allnurses.com and Brian Short in the media - collegerecruiter.com Questions and Myths Regarding Your Nursing Career December 05, 2014 Brian Short, Founder and CEO of allnurses.com Whether you are a nursing student or a new grad, you probably have many questions surrounding your future as a nurse. Let’s look at a few of the more common questions and myths that keep coming up. Why do I keep reading about a nursing shortage when I know nurses are having trouble finding jobs? Read More →


Survey Results: To Quarantine or not to Quarantine

To Quarantine or Not to Quarantine…...That is the Question that we posed last Thursday. We just want to thank the 3800+ of you nurses who took the time to participate in the latest survey. Your voices have been heard and here is what you said about Kaci Hickox and other healthcare workers who have cared for Ebola patients. Many posters felt that nurses who took care of Ebola patients should voluntarily quarantine themselves and not run the risk of infecting others....we should err on the... Read More →


CDC Unveils New PPE Guidelines for Ebola

On Monday evening, October 20, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) unveiled new PPE recommendations for healthcare workers who will be dealing with Ebola patients. The new guidelines reflect the protocol practiced in Emory University Hospital, Nebraska Medical Center, and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. The new guidelines focus on specific personal protective equipment for health care workers and “offers detailed step by step instructions for how to put the equipment... Read More →


Nurses, Say Thank You to Ebola Nurses, Patients, Those Speaking Out

Over the past months, the people of West Africa have been dealing with the Ebola crisis. In spite of the efforts of doctors and nurses from around the world who have traveled to Africa to assist in treating of Ebola patients, the number of newly diagnosed and fatalities keeps growing. The deadly virus has now worked its way across western Africa and the rest of the world. The virus moved into the United States in late September with the first confirmed United States Ebola diagnosis in... Read More →


Ebola Preparedness Nursing Survey Results

We just want to thank the 3000+ of you nurses who participated in the Ebola Preparedness survey! The Nurses’ voices have been heard! The results of the survey have been shared with millions across the country through the media as Brian Short RN, founder of allnurses.com, participated in several interviews this past week following the allnurses.com survey. Now we are sharing the detailed results with you. We’ve worked hard to get the voices of "real nurses" out there - Your voices. The... Read More →


Press Release - allnurses Survey Says Nurses are Bullish on the Industry Outlook

New Survey Says Nurses Are Bullish on the Industry Outlook and Encourage People to Enter the Field EXCELSIOR, Minn., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey from allnurses.com, the largest online networking and support site for nurses, reveals that the majority of nurses (74 percent) think the job outlook for the nursing industry is positive. Nearly three quarters of respondents (72 percent) would recommend that a person go into the nursing field, and the overwhelming majority (82 percent)... Read More →


Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress

We all know that nursing is a stressful profession. We don’t own the market on stressful jobs. But the source of our job stresses come from a different source that may elevate us higher up the ladder. The consequences of us missing a deadline can be much greater than a business person who misses a deadline with a report. We are dealing with human lives. We may forget the various levels of stress that nursing places on our bodies. Physically, our job can be very demanding with stresses... Read More →


allnurses Reaches 800,000 Member Milestone

In a press release published today, it was announced that allnurses.com reached a major milestone this past weekend. We have now exceeded 800,000 registered members! I know all of you will join me in expressing congratulations and appreciation to Brian, who had the vision almost 20 years ago to create a site where nurses and nursing students can network, share, and learn from one another. While the site has undergone many changes since the early days, this goal and mission has remained... Read More →


Academic Nursing Research Requests

allnurses.com is an excellent platform for nurses of all backgrounds and levels of work experience to exchange ideas, concerns and solutions regarding patient care and nursing practice. For these reasons Allnurses is a great place for nurses and students to learn and seek assistance in exploring and achieving future nursing career goals. As a registered member, nurses and students are permitted to use allnurses.com to post academic nursing related research (surveys targeted for nurses),... Read More →


Learning from the Past - Resolutions for a Better Year of Nursing in 2014

Thousands of people will soon gather in Times Square in New York City to watch the big ball drop....... Millions around the world will celebrate as 2013 draws to a close and we usher in a brand new year. This is the time many people start thinking of resolutions for the New Year. With the New Year, comes limitless possibilities for change and adventures......in your professional and private lives. What changes would you like to make in 2014? Stop smoking, lose a few pounds, become more... Read More →


Hospice Nursing - Compassionate Care at the End of Life

One of the realities of health care is that not all patients can be cured. The time comes for all of us when we face death. For some it comes quickly and unexpectedly. For others, a terminal illness or condition is diagnosed, giving more time to consider end-of-life care. In this case, as the patient’s health declines, the care of a hospice nurse can be very effective in making the end days more tolerable. The goal of hospice care is to allow patients to live as fully as possible, while... Read More →


Another Year of Blessings

No....this is not an early New Year’s story filled with resolutions. Today is my birthday and I have been thinking back over events of this past year. Birthdays are good times to celebrate....not just with cake and presents, but celebrate life itself. Life is a blessing that we sometimes take for granted. We just assume that life will continue....that tomorrow will come and the sun will shine. But as we get older, we see things differently. I’ve been a patient in the Emergency Room... Read More →


Ambulatory Care Nursing

Ambulatory Care Nurses care for individuals, families, and groups in a variety of settings outside the hospital. Ambulatory care nursing is a nursing specialty with its own professional society, standards of practice, certification, performance measurement criteria, and body of literature for evidence-based practice. With patients living longer with chronic diseases, complications, and comorbidities, patient care is shifting to the outpatient setting, bringing sicker patients into the... Read More →


School Nursing

Nurses began working in schools in the 1800s to identify and quarantine people with communicable diseases. Today’s school nurses not only deal with the typical bruises and tummy aches that have always been part of school life, but must now contend with a student population that is increasingly more medically fragile. Now, their main responsibility is to provide nursing care and health counseling to students with increasingly complex medical conditions and chronic illnesses, disabilities,... Read More →


Travel Nursing

The concept of travel nursing began as a solution to provide additional nurses to areas/hospitals experiencing a nursing shortage. Over the years this has become a very popular option for those wanting to change locations and assignments regularly and have the benefit of vacationing where they work. Travel nurses are RNs who travel to other parts of the country where there are not enough trained nurses to handle the workload. They work temporary assignments in one location lasting 8 to 26... Read More →



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