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Joe V is a web programmer and obstacle racing enthusiast. “It’s gratifying to teach others what you know. At the same time, it’s very satisfying to learn from others.”

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    And, the Award Goes To...

    NURSING! For the 17th consecutive year, Nursing was named the most trusted profession by the annual Gallup poll. More than 4 of every 5 Americans rated the honesty and ethical standards of nurses as “very high” or “high.” Why do you think that is? Toon is featured in our 2019 allnurses Spring issue. Download allnurses Magazine
  2. Improve Your Writing Style A successful article is one that grabs the reader's attention and promotes reading. To do this, you must first write an article that is easy to read. Follow these simple rules to grab the reader's attention. Use the Inverted Pyramid Structure Create Short-to-Medium Length Articles Use Short Paragraphs Format Text When Appropriate Use an appropriate text link with anchor text (vs. plain link) Link to your past articles Link to external links (authority sites) Use the Inverted Pyramid Structure We were always taught to begin an article with an introduction. However, when using the inverted pyramid structure, you start with its most newsworthy info first. A summary is always helpful in this case. Do you remember the last time you read an article from start to finish? Do you remember why? Typically, a reader scans a page - looking for something to grab their attention. If nothing grabs them, they will exit. This loss is why it's essential to have the conclusions or key points first. In other words, provide the reason for creating the article first then provide its context/benefits. Create Short Articles Write short articles. A 700-3,000 word article will provide just enough information. If your article consists of 3,000+ words, you should consider splitting into 2 or more pieces. Use Short Paragraphs Long paragraphs are difficult to scan. Readers exit the moment they see a large blob of text. Use short and familiar words - no jargon. Format Text When Appropriate Do: Use Headings (H2-H3), Bold, and Italic. Divide content in short paragraphs Use a bulleted list when possible. Break up paragraphs with corresponding images, videos, or other media types. Do NOT: Change font-size - stick with the default text size Use excessive BOLD Use excessive emoticons. Emoticons are fun, but when used too much it takes away from the message. Use Appropriate Text Links When adding links to your article use descriptive text for links. Which do you think is better? https://allnurses.com/active-learning-strategy-concept-mapping-t274918/ (Bad) Active Learning Strategy: Concept Mapping (Excellent) https://allnurses.com/improving-your-sales-opportunities-when-t666108/ (Bad) Improving Sales Opportunities When Writing a Book (Excellent) http://usatoday.com/ is Ok. http://medscape.com is Ok. Link to Your Internal (Previous) Articles A great way to promote your articles is to link to each other. So when you are writing an article - think about your previous articles. If you believe any would help support your current article than mention it. Use appropriate anchor text vs. just a link. Submit Your Articles on allnurses.com What do we offer? 1 Million+ Members with a focus on nursing. 1 Million+ Social Network (Facebook, Twitter, etc) Followers with an emphasis on nursing. Millions of Pageviews per month Most website owners don't even get a fraction of our traffic. We can help get you more exposure. For some that could be brand exposure or increased sales opportunities. What we require: Article Summary Article Image Main Content (700+ Words) Grammar and Spelling Check (Optional) Complete your Profile page. A completed Profile page builds TRUST between you and the reader. Avatar Cover Photo Nursing Credentials Current Occupation Profile Fields About Us Website and Social Networks URL Promote Your Articles A smart way to promote your articles is by promoting your Profile > Blog page. Your readers can find all your articles on your Blog page. You can share your Profile link to your co-workers, family, and friends. The more people interested in you, the more FOLLOWERS you will generate. Other ideas: Promote your Profile on Facebook, Twitter, personal website, etc Clear your Profile > Signature and use this space to promote your articles. Introduce yourself in your Profile > About section Want more exposure? Get your article showcased on the main page. Stay Active The first year is critical. It's good to stay active to help increase exposure to your articles. Why? You have no FOLLOWERS. Readers don't know YOU. TRUST is earned not created.
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    WELCOME HOME allnurses!

    And, we're back! allnurses recently completed the new site launch in January. WOW! Isn't it just beautiful? And, like Robinson Crusoe, we found our way home. At one point in our lives we all decided to become a Nurse. Some days we feel defeated; we want to quit and never look back. Other days, we know we've made significant differences in the lives of our patients and are convinced we've made the right career move. WE ARE NURSES and proud of it. WELCOME to the NEW allnurses.com. Come on in, sit a spell, take your shoes off, and share a story or two. Thank you RNToBe6956 for the winning caption.
  4. Hey Joe,

    Replying to you because I couldn't see a way to reply to the post.  

    I got the warning yesterday, regardless of which page I was on, but it was only all nurses.com and not some of the other web pages I visited.  I also had problems with typing posts -- my figures could get WAYYYY ahead of the characters appearing on the screen and it took forever to write a post.  

    Today, no message and the site is working normally.

    Thanks.

  5. Hi Phyllis,

    I noticed your username is missing a P. Is this on purpose or was it a mistake? Are you aware that you can change your username in Account Settings?

    1. PhyllisMSN

      PhyllisMSN, MSN, RN

      Thank you! I was not aware of this!

      Phyllis

  6. Joe V

    2018 allnurses.com Salary Survey results

    Before the 2019 Salary Survey is out VIEW last year Nursing Salary Survey video - one of our popular videos to date. To see more results from the allnurses 2018 Salary Survey go to: 2018 Nursing Salary Survey Results Part 1 - Demographics Safe Staffing: How Does Your Workplace Stack Up? 2018 Salary Survey Results Part 2 When and Why Nurses are Leaving the Workforce - 2018 allnurses Salary Survey Results Part 3 How Much Do Nurses Make? - 2018 allnurses Salary Survey Results Part 4 Purchasing Power of Nurses Across the U.S. - 2018 allnurses Salary Survey Results Part 5
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    Press Room

    allnurses In The News allnurses offers access to nurses/experts in various nursing fields/specialties for information on nursing topics. This has proven to be an excellent resource for media as they are developing stories related to hot nursing topics and need to obtain information directly from nurses. Are you a member of a media organization seeking to contact allnurses.com? Click here to get in touch with us! February 7, 2019 Breaking Coverage of Nurse Indicted on Charges of Reckless Homicide A case of incorrect medication being dispensed lead to the death of a patient and allnurses.com offered both an insightful and detailed article outlining the disheartening events. Coverage immediately following the indictment of the nurse in question showed the knowledgeable writing staff at allnurses.com as well as the experience and insight of the commenters at the website. August 21, 2016 Hillary Clinton Quotes: Nurses Are Overpaid Maids, Glorified Babysitters The race for the presidency is heating up as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both try to dismantle each other’s credibility. Read More May 24, 2016 Burnout Common Among ICU Nurses; 5 Tips for Retaining New Nurses Feeling burned out is a common complaint from nurses in the field, but what’s less prevalent are tried-and-true solutions to solving this issue. One nurse, in a social media post last week, went so far as to call the problem a Rubik’s Cube. Read More May 24, 2016 allnurses.com National Nurses Week Giveaways a Runaway Success allnurses.com, the largest online community and peer-to peer networking site for nurses and nursing students, celebrated National Nurses Week with an unprecedented seven days of giveaways. For twenty years, allnurses.com has been the collective voice of the nursing community, supporting the profession by... Read More July 6, 2016 Digging Deeper Into the Nurse Shortage; Inside the Shoes of an ED Nurse By now, we’re all well aware that there is a growing shortage of nurses within the health care profession, and part of that is fueled by a scarcity of RN educators to help train future caregivers. Read More May 24, 2016 Burnout Common Among ICU Nurses; 5 Tips for Retaining New Nurses Feeling burned out is a common complaint from nurses in the field, but what’s less prevalent are tried-and-true solutions to solving this issue. One nurse, in a social media post last week, went so far as to call the problem a Rubik’s Cube. Read More May 24, 2016 allnurses.com National Nurses Week Giveaways a Runaway Success allnurses.com, the largest online community and peer-to peer networking site for nurses and nursing students, celebrated National Nurses Week with an unprecedented seven days of giveaways. For twenty years, allnurses.com has been the collective voice of the nursing community, supporting the profession by... Read More May 24, 2016 allnurses.com Launches Expanded Nurse Innovators Hub allnurses.com, the largest online community and peer-to peer networking site for nurses and nursing students, announces the launch of its Nurse Innovators Hub. Read More May 10, 2016 4 Biggest Myths about Nursing, 1 Nurse’s Wish List and Where to Get Free Stuff It’s that time of the year again, when the entire health care profession rallies together to celebrate some of its most vital members — nurses, of course. Read More May 6, 2016 allnurses.com Has Seven Days of Giveaways in Honor of National Nurses Week allnurses.com, the largest online community and peer-to peer networking site for nurses and nursing students, is celebrating National Nurses Week with an unprecedented seven days of giveaways. For twenty years, allnurses.com has been the collective voice of the nursing community, supporting the profession by providing a place where nurses can network share and learn from each other... Read More April 12, 2016 Nurse Watch: A How-To Guide on Seeking Your Next Nurse Job; What's Your 'Nursing Kryptonite'? If you’re just in the initial stages of nailing down your next nurse position, the American Hospital Association has you covered. The AHA’s Career Center recently released a handy new guide... Read More April 5, 2016 An Apology Goes a Long Way Following Nurse Never-Events; 5 Steps Toward Launching a Nurse-Writer Career Malpractice is a huge concern for hospitals, with such payouts amounting to about $3.9 billion in the U.S. in 2014... Read More March 21, 2016 Nurse Watch: More Victories for Nurses in Battle with Docs; Clinicians Not Getting Needed Support Following Fatal Mistakes Nurses just scored a couple of key victories in their long-running battle over independence and scope of practice... Read More July 24, 2015 allnurses Launches Redesigned Nursing Jobs Website preweb.com - allnurses.com, the preeminent source of nursing news, information, and discussion among nurses and nursing students, is pleased to announce the relaunch of its jobs website, jobs.allnurses.com. The updated site is designed to provide users with a more user-friendly experience and allow employers and recruiters to better reach job seekers with new enhancements, lower prices and well-defined options to market careers to users. Read More November 2, 2014 Ebola Fears Complicate Efforts by New Jersey-Based Volunteers NorthJersey.com - Much of the talk recently has been about how American doctors and nurses who volunteered to treat Ebola patients in West Africa should themselves be treated when they arrive back home... Read More October 31, 2014 Judge rejects Maine's attempt to restrict movements of nurse who defied Ebola quarantine StarTribune - A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola. Read More October 23, 2014 Nurses still worried about safety when treating Ebola patients Dallas News - A new survey from allnurses.com, the largest online networking and support site for nurses, shows that even after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its updated safety guidelines, nurses continue to have serious concerns... Read More Nurses Face Obstacles on Front Lines Against Ebola USA TODAY - In the fight against Ebola, nurses are on the front lines, risking their own health to care for others. Now they want hospitals to have their backs. Read More October 16, 2014 American nurses lack the most important protection from Ebola: training QUARTZ - As people around the world try to assess the danger of Ebola, it's particularly disconcerting to hear that health workers who one might presume are knowledgeable enough to protect themselves from... Read More October 15, 2014 Survey: Nurses fear they aren't prepared to handle Ebola outbreak PHOENIX BUSINESS JOUNAL - With the second U.S. case of Ebola, Phoenix hospitals are stepping up protocol efforts, as nurses nationwide fear they are not prepared to deal with afflicted patients. Brian Short, RN owner ofallnurses.com said... Read More California asks feds for screeners at airports as hospitals prepare for Ebola Daily Democrat News - With news that a second Dallas nurse has tested positive for Ebola, California health officials urged the federal government Wednesday to add screeners at major airports across the Golden State... Read More Ebola and Hospitals: How Great is the Threat? MEDPAGE TODAY - Many healthcare workers, especially nurses, have expressed concern about their safety when treating Ebola patients. Brian Short, RN, president and founder of allnurses.com, said his organization surveyed 3,000 nurses and 74% said... Read More October 14, 2014 When Ebola Enters the Workplace WALL STREET JOURNAL - Issues around communication, training and pay are cropping up as leaders try to quell fears while making sure they will be adequately staffed if infected patients come to their facilities. Be sure to watch the video which... Read More Nurses Say They Are Unprepared to Take on Ebola: Polls NY DAILY NEWS - A survey of more than 3,000 nurses by allnurses.com, a networking site for nurses and nursing students, found that 74% of participants don't feel ready to take on an Ebola outbreak or even a patient. And 73% said their hospital hasn't... Read More Majority of Nurses, Front Line Health Workers Don't Feel Ready for Ebola MEDCITY News - Responding almost immediately to the news of the Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola, nurses across the country are adding to the growing chorus of concern over how hospitals and front-line healthcare workers deal with... Read More Nurses Say They Are Unprepared to Deal with Ebola Aol Jobs - For nurses, the most frightening aspect may be the lack of preparation. However, most nurses do feel like there are solutions to these problems such as "better communication about preparedness at [their] facility"... Read More October 10, 2014 Healthcare Workers and Ebola - How Safe Are You? about careers - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the federal government continue to reassure the general public and healthcare workers that they have nothing to fear regarding the spread of Ebola. Read More August 26, 2014 New Survey Says Nurses Are Bullish On The Industry Outlook And Encourage People To Enter The Field PR Newswire - 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. Read More July 31, 2014 5 Questions to Ask Before Starting Your Own Business Inc. - You have what you think is a great idea for a new business. But being an entrepreneur isn't without hazards. Before quitting your job, it's important to take a hard look at your circumstances. Read More July 16, 2014 allnurses.com Debuts Nursing Jobs and Career Resource Center internet RETAILER - allnurses.com, the largest peer-to-peer online networking and support site for nursing, has launched its new Career Resource Center, allnurses Jobs. Read More May 27, 2014 My Job: Brian Short, founder, AllNurses.com StarTribune - When Brian Short got his first computer in 1994, he was still a nursing student. "The Internet was fascinating," he recalled — but in those years before powerful search engines, it was hard to find information online... Read More May 26, 2014 Evaluate online communities for their usefulness LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL - Sit back for a moment and visualize the sentences filled with information passing each other like airplanes in front of your eyes. They're unstoppable. You may not have time to evaluate them before... Read More May 8, 2014 It's National Nurses Week! Poll: Who's the Best TV Nurse? Parade - It's National Nurses Week! That means it's time to thank and appreciate these vital caregivers. In honor of the occasion, we're celebrating the best fictional nurses... Read More May 6, 2014 allnurses.com Launches #ThankANurse Campaign to Celebrate National Nurse Appreciation Week PRWeb - The largest peer-to-peer online networking site for nurses and nursing students announces the launch of its "Thank a Nurse" initiative... Read More July 23, 2013 For nursing jobs, new grads need not apply CNN Money - Since the recession, health care has been the single biggest sector for job growth, but that doesn't mean it's easy to get hired... Read More July 9, 2013 Nurses Use AllNurses Internet Forum To Share Knowledge Health Tech Weekly - This week on Health Tech Weekly, I bring you another special segment from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Conference, NTI 2013... Read More March 1, 2010 Social networking craze connects travel nurses ModernMedicine - Between her full-time job in home care services and her busy family life, Karen O'Hara, RN, BSN, spends about 20 hours a week chatting in discussion groups, hosting online forums, and networking with nurses from around the world... Read More
  8. The NHSC SP is a competitive federal program that awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training leading to a postgraduate degree or postgraduate certificate from a school or program in nurse-midwifery or nurse practitioner.
  9. Support for this scholarship is provided by Hill-Rom. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse (RN) pursuing a doctoral degree in nursing (PhD or DNP).
  10. Thanks to the generous support of community donors, St. Joseph's is able to help support the compassionate caregivers of tomorrow, by offering scholarships to students pursuing a career in the health care field.
  11. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.
  12. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse who is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicant must be a current registered nurse and meet all standard eligibility requirements.
  13. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse with a current BCEN credential (CEN, CPEN, CFRN, CTRN, or TCRN) who is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.
  14. Support for this scholarship is provided by Elsevier. Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health and technology professionals. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.
  15. This scholarship was established in memory of ENA’s co-founder Anita Dorr, RN, FAEN, (1915-1972). Anita was the first executive director of the ENA and her contributions to the specialty of emergency nursing were widely recognized. Anita is credited with the 1967 invention of the first emergency nursing crisis cart.
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