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The US government just appointed a dentist and a biologist to head the National Institute for Nursing Research — and nurses are furious

Lawrence Tabak, who holds a doctor of dental surgery, will soon head the National Institute for Nursing Research as interim director.

Nurses reveal the best parts about their job, from the steady pay to helping save lives

Nursing can be grueling work. But dozens of nurses said there are plenty of pluses, including the impact they have on patients' lives.
Forest-fire inspectors and prevention specialists earn an average of $49,610 a year.

From paramedics to firefighters and surgeons, here’s what the average American makes in 19 life-saving jobs

Lifeguards tend to make a relatively low annual salary, while firefighters and police officers are well compensated on average.

Nurses reveal 7 facts about hospitals a lot of people don’t know, from why it’s always so cold to how unclean they can be

Nurses reveal that hospital administration isn't typically made up of healthcare workers, and that hospitals are surprisingly unclean.

Nurses reveal 10 things they wish they could tell patients, but can’t

Nurses wish they could tell patients that not all doctors are the same, and that a hospital isn't a hotel.
Fourteen women are pregnant.

14 nurses in a hospital’s oncology unit are pregnant at the same time, and their picture is a sight to behold

Fourteen nurses are pregnant at Massachusetts General Hospital, and that doesn't include the four other women who already gave birth this year.

Nurses reveal the 11 hardest parts of their job, from the death of patients to not having time to pee during a shift

Challenges nurses face include long shifts, having to use time-consuming technology, and a lack of respect other people in the healthcare industry.

Calling all nurses: Tell us what your job is really like, from what patients do that drives you nuts to weird facts about hospitals most people don...

Business Insider questionnaire for nurses: what's the hardest part about being a nurse? What's a weird fact about hospitals most people don't know?
Nurses were crucial to war efforts.

Vintage photos of Red Cross nurses doing lifesaving work around the world

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on May 8 each year to mark the birthday of Red Cross founder Henry Dunant.

A state senator was sent about 1,700 decks of cards after she said nurses ‘play cards for a considerable amount of the day’

After her remarks last week, Washington state Sen. Maureen Walsh was sent over 1,000 decks of cards. She says she will probably donate them.