Nurse Life

We are nurses on and off the clock. It’s just a part of our identity. Between taking care of our patients and taking care of our own families and responsibilities, it can feel like there is no time to take care of ourselves. The only way to deal with this reality is to talk about it. And so this content comes from professionals who have dedicated themselves to helping nurses find balance, as well as nurses who have faced the challenges of being “always on” themselves. Together, we’re going to learn what it takes to leave a little more for number one. To finally catch that break.


2020 was the “International Year of the Nurse and Midwife”—but instead of being celebrated, we were tested like never before.

Inaugural Research Report: Everyday Nursing, Pandemic Style

15 min read

Meet Nurse Renee, who got her degree in the Philippines and then moved to the U.S. to pursue a career in informatics and the OR—yup, both!

SHIFT Talker Spotlight: Nurse Renee

10 min read

Alyssa F. is a NICU nurse caring for her hospital’s tiniest patients. Read how she chose nursing and learned the secret language of babies.

SHIFT Talker Spotlight: Nurse Alyssa

7 min read

More patients are embracing alternative therapies–but holistic care might also help nurses cope with the job’s challenges.

Mind, Body, Behavior — What the Rise of Holistic Health Means for Nursing


After a bout with burnout, this nurse discovered mindfulness, and made it his mission to share the practice with peers.

Seven Minutes to Mindfulness: A Q&A with Nurse John Shepard

5 min read

As they navigate a pandemic, can nurses speak their minds without facing repercussions?

An Era When Nurses Need Advocates: A Q&A with Nurse Attorney Lorie Brown

4 min read

After co-authoring the report “Post‐Traumatic Stress Disorder in Nurses”, Tricia and Michelle became-sought after experts in pandemic PTSD.

When Something Deeper Is Going On

S1 Episode 04

Nikki Greenaway, a community-based NP in NOLA, talks about coming up in nursing and the age-old tension between veteran and new nurses.

Be the Change You Want to See, Part 1

S1 Episode 01
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