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Another open letter to Nurse Nina

Nurse Nina Pham is free of Ebola, but fears and frustration remain. Read Nurse Eye Roll’s poignant open letter of support to Nurse Nina.

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Physician-author Tom Combs on life in the ER, nurses and his book, “Nerve Damage”

Voted by physician and nurse colleagues alike on several occasions as one of the Twin Cities’ “Top Docs” per Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, physician-turned-author Tom Combs, MD clearly navigated the world of high-volume ERs for more than two decades with skill and […]

Video: Nurse reunited with the preemie she helped save…28 years later

Video: Nurse reunited with the preemie she helped save…28 years later

When Amanda was born three months early in 1985, her chances of survival were a paltry 15 percent (compared to an 85 percent survival rate today). Now, 28 years later, Amanda is reuniting with a real fairy-godmother nurse whose round-the-clock care […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day quotes for nurses

Please thank the twitterverse for this corny nurse pick up line!

Video: The incredible work of American nurses

Video: The incredible work of American nurses

One woman was so touched by the nurse who guided her through chemotherapy treatment that she created a documentary, The American Nurse. Following the life and work of a military nurse, a labor and delivery nurse, home health care nurse, prison nurse and a nursing […]

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“Nurses Can Help Low-Income Mothers and Kids” – Did you read it?

Nursing is rooted in courage, selflessness and an inherent desire to simply help where one can. Nurses are, in other words, the perfect support system for low-income, first-time mothers in need of reinforcement. Find out how nurses are pairing with new mothers to help […]

Video: One nurse uses her final days to offer a lesson to students

Video: One nurse uses her final days to offer a lesson to students

Martha Keochareon received her nursing degree from Holyoke Community College in South Hadley, Mass. Twenty years later, Martha placed a call to the college. She was dying of cancer, and she had a proposal. Martha wanted to use her experience with […]

Video: Inspiring nurse and patient duet

Video: Inspiring nurse and patient duet

Nurses are more than just nurses, and patients are more than just patients. When one of each comes together to perform “Amazing Grace” in this truly inspiring video, we’re reminded that it’s okay to embrace our passions, our personalities and all that makes […]

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The one thing no one really talks about

“There’s one thing I just can’t get used to: people who have never talked about death with their families and loved ones…”

Watch these adorable pediatric patients sing along to One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”

Watch these adorable pediatric patients sing along to One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”

Having a rough shift? We’re pretty sure this adorable video will turn your mood around in no time flat!

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“All Nurses Share the Same Struggles” – Did you read it?

Yes, nurses work in different specialties, but we face a lot of the same struggles every day, no matter what we’re treating.

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An ode to a nurse’s steering wheel

Many things are synonymous with nursing…but one of nursing’s unsung heroes is the steering wheel.

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“If it makes you feel any better…”

Are you a brand-new nurse? Feeling totally overwhelmed? There is hope—it does get easier.

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“High fives in healthcare—taking time to celebrate your victories”

“I encourage you to smile, be proud, and ask your co-worker for a high five (after a good hand-washing, of course) the next time you change a particularly challenging dressing…”

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What does it mean to be a “good nurse”?

“There’s something you feel when you see a good nurse care for their patients. There’s a heart knowledge that good nurses have that blows you away.”