Hire Nurses: Our Story
In the midst of winter 2013, the idea of HireNurses.com was created after witnessing another group of my recent nursing graduates struggle to find jobs. I had spent an afternoon in my office, with several students, redoing their resumes and giving words of encouragement that they will find that perfect nursing job. As I thought about the tough nursing job market, I reflected back on my own experience of finding a nursing job and realized I too had spent hours and weeks searching various websites looking for a job opening – even though when I had graduated there was no shortage of nursing jobs. This same week, a family of a hospice patient of mine made the agonizing decision to place their loved one in a nursing home, after they could not find a nurse to help care for their loved one in their home.
I went online and started searching – and quickly realized there wasn’t one place a nurse could go to find nursing jobs (from the home to the hospital) – or those who would like to hire nurses (from individuals to hospitals) could go and find nurses who were actively looking for employment. Not one site specialized in nursing careers and that is when HireNurses.com was created.
Over the course of the next year, we built HireNurses.com with the focus on nurses and those wanting to hire nurses in mind. We created a revolutionary system to make the lives of our nurses and employers easy and intuitive. We built in features we’d like to have when searching for a job – or when screening applicants. We created an internal messaging and account system – where you can keep track of and personal notes on jobs/nurses you viewed, an internal messaging system that doesn’t clutter up your inbox, and we allow nurses to upload and store their nursing documents (everything from their resume to their CEUs – no more paper files cluttering up your desks). Besides that – we created a system where you create and view customize profiles – including references and background checks.
But we didn’t stop there, we partnered with major companies to bring our nurses discounts on products they use the most – Allheart.com which provides a 10% discount to HireNurses.com members on everything from scrubs to stethoscopes. Kaplan NCLEX, $150 discount off NCLEX review classes, 20% off CPR classes and more to come. We partnered with a leading background check company, Victig, who specializes in background checks pertinent in the medical field, and also with Marsh Insurance for our nurses to buy liability insurance.
We then put together a line up of bloggers on a variety of topics that we believe our members will find useful, intriguing, and beneficial. From a Professional Tutor for Nursing Students, to a leading Nutritionist/Herbalist, to a Father of a Child with Special Needs, an Occupational Therapist for Children, to a Nurse Patient Advocate, we looked to span topics that would truly enhance the lives of our members.
And there is so much more to come! Stay tuned for the additions we’ll be unveiling in the coming months. And if you or a friend is either a nurse looking for new opportunities – or someone looking to hire nurses – please join HireNurses.com. Connecting you with Nurses – Connecting Nurses with Opportunities.
Rebecca Love RN, MSN, ANP – Founder HireNurses.com