A big opportunity awaits for nurses interested in exploring the U.S. while touching countless lives. Travel nursing companies have an unprecedented number of jobs across the country thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act and an aging healthcare workforce. One healthcare group has reinvented the way they share information and create discussions with their staff – by inviting them to prom. And nursing student Jennifer Carillo documents her experience working with psychologically challenged patients. READ MORE

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For a quick refresher or a first time walkthrough, follow the steps in this video to learn how to insert an IV correctly, on your first try. READ MORE

An inspiration for all nurses, U.S. Rep. Lois Capps, RN was honored this week on the heels of her announcing her retirement. It’s nurses like Capps who illustrate the impact nurses can make from the bedside to the boardroom, or in this case the halls of Congress. READ MORE

The critical role nurses play in healthcare is becoming increasingly important on the national stage. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act, lawmakers turn to healthcare experts, nurses among them, to inform their decisions. READ MORE

Nurses regularly face new challenges and opportunities in their work, as illustrated by the top stories in the past week. For nurses interested in advancing their career, an FAQ offers insight into becoming a Nurse Practitioner and six female leaders from around the globe share their ideas on success. And for nurses looking to transform their work environments, a team in New York has stepped up the response time of their emergency department with the goal of no waiting, while a new report highlights the need for nurses to report violent incidents to promote their own safety. READ MORE

The growing need for Nurse Practitioners (NP) is reaching a critical point as the number of new primary care physicians has stagnated in recent years. Find out what needs to be done to eliminate barriers for more NPs to enter the field. Also, patient diversity and the importance of cultural competency are discussed in a new report and Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities ramp up efforts to meet recruitment needs as the number of patients they service continues to increase. READ MORE

Can an increase in nurses in research positions lead to better patient care? That’s the question addressed by a recent article in FierceHealthcare. The nursing industry is also poised to benefit from an OSHA crackdown on healthcare facilities that fail to protect nurses from injury. And a new patient discharge procedure has helped one hospital lower medication errors. READ MORE