My Travel Nursing Story

By Jo Cesante Hi! My name is Jo and this is my story. I started travel nursing last July 2017 and it’s been, by far, my best decision in life yet, although I know I’m still only 22. I love traveling (I mean, who doesn’t?) and the idea of being able to explore new places,…

Sexualizing Nursing

For decades, the nursing profession has been sexualized the media. We have all seen the short skirt, cleavage, high stockings, and high heels nurse costume that reinforces the “sexy nurse” stereotype. My question is this: why have we, as nurses, allowed this for so long? To me, the only thing that these sexualized images, costumes,…

The Fitness Mindset – A Nurse’s Perspective

Nursing is one of the most trusted occupations and since there are approximately 2.9 million working nurses in the United States alone, we can truly have a major influence on our patients. Imagine the impact we could make on the lives of our patients if we were all dedicated to caring for ourselves as well…

Drink This Not That!!!

If you are anything like me you have tried one of the many “popular” energy drinks out there like Monster, Red Bull, etc. Truth be told, I used to drink 1-2 energy drinks a day for an extended period. Well, a visit to a cardiologist and subsequent diagnosis of tachycardia put the kibosh on that…

5 Reasons Staff Nurses Should Stop Bullying Travel Nurses

Okay, sorry for the drama, we know that it is a small percentage of staff nurses who bully travel nurses. We also understand that nurse bullying happens between all variations of nurses in all health care settings, there is not one victim. Thankfully, our travelers rave about our fantastic hospitals and their nurses, but I…

“Dear Jimmy Kimmel’s Nurse” from Nurse Kelley Johnson

It was a nurse at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles that saved Jimmy Kimmel’s newborn son. This nurse saved this little boy’s life by detecting his murmur, recognizing that he was blue, and ensuring he was brought to the NICU for life saving measures. Here’s the part that I find most surprising: most people find this…

5 Times Nursing Caught National Attention in 2016

2016 was an eventful year for Nursing. There’s so many heartwarming news about the nursing industry. As we embrace 2017 with open arms, here’s 5 times Nursing caught national attention in 2016. The Nursing Shortage In February 2016, The Atlantic published an article ” The U.S. is running out of nurses”, digging inside the ever…

Nurse Kelley’s Response to “Nurses Eat Their Young”

We have all heard the phrase, “nurses eat their young”. This phrase ignites another level of furiousness for me. Let’s decipher all there is surrounding this nursing blemish. The phrase literally means that experienced nurses are bullying, hazing, and/or inappropriately initiating new and/or student nurses. Let’s start with this: experienced nurses deserve extraordinary respect. New…

WHY TRAVEL NURSING? – MY STORY

Ever since I could remember, I’ve wanted to become a nurse. I can actually remember when my mother started nursing school. I remember her leaving early for clinicals dressed in white. I remember her staying up studying really late after getting off work. I even remember attending her pinning ceremony. I was so proud of…

Travel Nursing: You can do anything

It’s ravishing to have legs that are able to climb mountains, arms to cuddle up to the one I love and eyes that can ingest all of the world’s beauty. There comes a time when you instantly know, commencing something new is suitable. There may be a short term anguish – but that is a…

Emergency Nurse Day Special

If you are a Emergency Room (ER) Nurse, you know first hand the stress is real. Your job is about saving lives, and there’s absolutely no room for error. You remind yourself everyday that there’s no space for any mistakes. Besides the patient care, you also need to comfort them, telling them everything will be…