The Pulse – October 2018

The Pulse – October 2018

We love engaging with our nurse community, now totaling over half a million! We’re here to celebrate the work you do, recognize your pain points, and build solutions to make your life as a nurse better.

This month, we’re starting a roundup to highlight the comments, feedback, and voices from our community of over 500,000 nurses using NurseGrid. We will also include monthly contests and giveaways, so make sure and enter! 


Why do you love NurseGrid?

Users love our socks, and we love giving them away! We kicked off last month with a compression sock giveaway. Our goal? We want to know why you love NurseGrid!

Our Winners:

I love NurseGrid! As a busy mama who works night shift, it's nice to have an app that helps me organize my schedule. The platform is easy to use and it lets me know when I'm working with my favorite nurse squad!! Love it!!! — Laura Davis, RN

“I LOVE your app because it helps me stay the most organized I can be with school, work and my family. My schedule anxiety is near nothing because NurseGrid is so easy to use and it’s comparable with my iCloud! Thank you for creating such an amazing tool!”

— Alyssa King, RN

“I’ve been using the app for years! Especially came in handy when I started travel nursing. It kept track of my different assignments and was easy to see what days were for orientation, education or a regular shift! I tell every new nurse I meet to download the app.”

 Teanne Martin, RN

Every month we will have giveaways so be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so you don’t miss out.


Recruitment & Retention:

Nurse Recruitment
Nurse Recruitment

The nursing industry has one of the highest turnover rates, especially among new hires. This month we launched our white paper, Nurse Recruitment & Retention, to dive into the looming nurse shortage and uncover what hospitals are doing to recruit and retain quality staff.

Here Are Some Key Findings:

  • 50% of nurses work 7 hours of overtime a week
  • 7 lives saved in 100 patients when a nurses patient load is reduced from 6 to 4
  • 20% of all new nurses leave within a year

We Asked Our Community:
Were you recruited with a sign-on bonus?

86% No
86% Said No

65% said their hospital is doing nothing to recruit and retain quality nurses. See our full infographic here!


Halloween Giveaways for Our Nurse Witches & Wizards!

Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Scrub Giveaway: 

Ghosts among the hallways, haunted hospitals, black cats, what's your spookiest tale? Share your tale with our community and you could win one of five Jack Skellington scrub tops just in time for Halloween! Entries close at the witching hour on Friday, October 19th. Enter here!

Wicked Costume Contest! 

Dress up in your finest trick or treat regalia and strut your stuff for a chance to win a new pair of work shoes of your choice or our popular compression socks!

Best Costume:

Dress up on your own and enter to win your choice of shoes from the Cherokee Uniforms Infinity Collection.

Best Group Photo:

More of a team player? Grab some work pals and each of you could win a pair of our popular compression socks!


To enter, send the NurseGrid team your spooky photos by:

  • Either tagging us on social media using the #NGHalloween hashtag
  • Or emailing photos to community@nursegrid.com
  • But please avoid including any patient information in the pictures
  • Submit photos by midnight on October 31st

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