Complete List of Nurse Strikes (2020-2024)

This article covers close to 100 nurse strikes that took place in the United States over the last few years. For every strike, we include reasons, outcomes, and multiple references. This article is regularly updated and our goal is to keep track of all notable nurse strikes happening in the US. The number of nurse … Read more

What Is Medical-Surgical Nursing? (Skills, Education, Salary)

Medical-surgical nursing is often colloquially called “med-surg nursing.” Due to the breadth of settings and subspecialties covered under med-surg nursing, there is a common misconception that med-surg is not a nursing specialty. On the contrary, med-surg nursing is one of the largest nursing specialties.1 As the Academy of Medical-surgical nurses stated, “medical-surgical nursing is what … Read more

How to Increase Your Nursing Salary

If you’ve been a nurse for a while, you may be thinking it is time for a raise. There are many reasons that a raise would be prudent: working for the same organization for a while, increased responsibilities, or perhaps a rise in the cost of living. Whatever the reason, it’s never a bad idea … Read more

Certification in Nursing: What It Means for You

There is currently an extreme nursing shortage happening not just in the US but all over the world. With so few nurses, healthcare is suffering, and sometimes people aren’t able to get the care that they need when they need it. Even more so, there is a specific need for certified nurses who have gone … Read more

How to Become a Labor and Delivery Nurse

Whether you are choosing a specialty as you enter the profession as a brand-new nurse or you’re looking for a bit of a change from your regular nursing specialty, becoming a labor and delivery (L&D) nurse is an excellent option. If you are considering becoming a labor and delivery nurse, here is some important information … Read more

How to Become an Infection Control Nurse

With neonatal nursing and midwifery being a couple of the most popular nursing specialties, it’s clear that most nurses enjoy the more nurturing and life-affirming aspects of the profession. But did you know that there are other specialties out there designed for nurses with a penchant for adrenaline, mystery, and research? From life in the … Read more

How to Become a Pain Management Nurse

Choosing a specialty as a nurse can be a daunting task. You want to find something that you’re passionate about, something that will give you a sense of fulfillment, but also something that will pay the bills. Pain Management Nursing is a specialty that could be the right option for you, especially if you are … Read more

How to Become an Emergency Room Nurse

Are you the type of nurse that thrives in chaos and loves the adrenaline rush that comes with crisis situations? If so, becoming an emergency room nurse might just be the right specialty for you. Whether you are a newly graduated nurse or a veteran nurse, the emergency room offers a wealth of excitement, learning … Read more

How to Become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Entering the field of healthcare is a big decision. The process can be challenging and so is the work. However, it can also be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, is a great introduction to the world of nursing in healthcare. Keep reading for a thorough guide on how to … Read more

Male Nurses Are Still in Short Supply

The term “male nurse” is not one that has received much appreciation or recognition; the term is often used in a derogatory way. Unfortunately, many men are looked down on for choosing a profession that is majority female. However, it is becoming clear that while there are now more men in nursing than there were … Read more