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Our Mission

The future of the US healthcare system depends on nurses, and we are here to provide all the support we can to current and aspiring members of the nursing community. Our team is dedicated to helping prospective nurses find, enroll and finance their education, as well as providing a forum to support current nurses with their day-to-day activities and future aspirations.

Our Method

We excel through a commitment to two factors: Quality and Community. We trust that the best content and advice comes directly from nurses and we maintain constant oversight to ensure the quality of everything that reaches our users. If you have concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Our Inspirations

We are driven by the everyday stories of nurses changing lives.

Nurses like you inspire us to provide and maintain resources to help make your job easier.

Our Success

Our success depends on you. We need suggestions, contributions, experts and feedback to ensure that we stay the most trusted nursing resource on the web. If you want to be involved, please get in touch with us!

Our Contributors

Meet our team of practicing nurses or nursing students who are dedicated to making an impact in the healthcare industry and your nursing journey. In addition to partnering with to create amazing video content, each contributor goes above and beyond and manages their own hugely popular YouTube channel.

Learn more about our awesome team below.

Ashley Adkins

Registered Nurse

Ashley Adkins is a Registered Nurse (RN) who graduated from Arizona State University in 2015 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN). Although Ashley was born and raised in Arizona, she currently resides in Washington and is working as a medical-surgical nurse. She also is beginning to cross-train into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Emergency Department (ED). In her spare time, Ashley enjoys working out, cooking delicious food, playing with her puppy, and sleeping in!

Caroline Porter Thomas

Registered Nurse

Caroline Porter Thomas is a Registered Nurse (RN) who graduated from the BSN program at Fayetteville State University with honors in May 2008. She is the author of two books on achieving success in nursing and as a nurse: How to Succeed in Nursing School: Before, During and After and New Nurse? How to Get, Keep and LOVE Your First Job! Using her over seven years of nursing experiences, she writes and produces videos for her YouTube channel, EmpoweRN. When she isn’t writing or speaking about nursing, she works as a registered nurse in Miami.

Kathryn Ann

BSN Candidate

Kathryn Ann is a full time nursing student studying to get her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with hopes to graduate in August of 2017. She previously graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors in Health. After interning for a year in a Labor and Delivery unit, she fell in love and hopes to become an L&D nurse after graduation. Kathryn Ann was born and raised in Texas and is one proud Texan. When she's not studying, she loves working out, snuggling with her dog daughter, being involved in her women's organization, and napping. She runs the YouTube channel, Kathryn Ann, where she talks about a WIDE variety of topics. From beauty and fashion to finances, cooking, and nursing. You can find it all there.

Nurse Bass

ADN Candidate

Nurse Bass (Brad Bass) is a Student Nurse who is slated to graduate in December 2016 with an Associate's Degree in Nursing. He has a deep love for critical care Nursing and has high aspirations of working in the ICU or ER upon graduation. Brad is also the owner and operator of the popular and ever-growing YouTube Channel, titled 'Nurse Bass.' His primary focus is to help other fellow Nursing Students be successful. When he isn't GRINDING in school or on YouTube, he enjoys writing music, producing podcasts, and spending time with his lovely wife Ashley.

Nurse Mendoza

Critical Care Registered Nurse

A gentleman by day, a nurse by night, and tatted by choice, Nurse Mendoza excels as a Critical Care Registered Nurse. He puts his five years of healthcare experience to work in the ICU, caring for acutely ill patients, stroke victims, patients with neurological disorders, and burn victims. He started his own video educational blog detailing his experiences, providing tips for his fellow nurses, and sharing his passion with the world. His digital nursing presence catapulted him into the national spotlight, with appearances on the television show 'The Doctors' and features in several national publications. Nurse Mendoza is fluent in both English and Spanish, and won't quit until he is completely satisfied with his Nurse Grind.

Nurse Nacole

Critical Care & Travel Nurse

I'm Nacole Riccaboni, I'm a critical care nurse in Orlando, Florida and I love being a nurse. My life has been filled with medical experiences. From my husband's heart attack (while I was in my nursing program), to us conceiving our son (with the help of reproductive endocrinology), and both of my grandfathers being diagnosed with cancer. Medicine has been a big part of my life. I value medical professionals, I value their education and I respect them immensely. So much so, that I became a nurse. I want to help my community and be there in someone's time of need. I love what nurses stand for and how we provide that human touch to medicine. We need more nurses and my goal is to help that bottom-line with YouTube. My videos aren't about COPD exacerbations or heart failure because those concepts are taught in school. I'm not a professor. I want to help new and veteran nurses maneuver around the stressors that the nursing profession can bring. I want to shine a light and help where I can.


When was this site formed? was founded in 2016. 

Why was this site formed? was created in response to the growing demand for nurses. Our goal is to create a simple resource for those looking to learn more about nursing education and careers. We also want to establish a community where nurses can provide support to one another.

Is this site free to use?

Yes — this site is 100% free to use. We just ask that if you do end up sharing our resources, please provide proper citation. Thanks!

How is it free?

Good question. We work with advertisers to offset costs and to make sure we never have to charge nurses or nursing students to use our resources. But if you’re a nurse or nursing student representing a nursing or healthcare organization looking for ad opportunities — please reach out!

I love your videos, how do I subscribe?

That’s great to hear! And you can definitely subscribe to our YouTube channel here.

You can also sign-up for our newsletter on the form on the homepage.

Thanks for watching!

Can I become a contributor?

Yes! Our user base is what makes the site a success, and we are always looking for contributors from the nursing community. If you are interested, please contact us. Be sure to tell us a little about yourself, your nursing journey, and what you had in mind.

Can I share the videos?

Yes! We encourage our users to share our videos on social media and on their websites. The more people we can reach, the better. Just be sure to properly cite the videos when sharing.

Be sure to bookmark and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Can I suggest video topics?

Yes! We love to hear ideas for new videos. Please let us know about your idea and why it’s important to you or the nursing community.

Can I advertise on your site?

Yes! Please send us a note detailing your ad inquiry here. Please note that we do not work with unaccredited schools or nursing programs.

Media kit coming soon!

Where do I get media-related things like the logo?

A complete media kit is coming soon — in the meantime, logos can be found right here!

I'm noticing an error in the school database -- can I get it fixed?

Yes, of course! We value accuracy more than anything and want to make sure potential nursing students are getting correct information.

Please contact us and let us know what’s wrong, what the correct information is (sources required) and what your relationship is to the school.

Thank you in advance!

I'm noticing errors on the site -- how do I report them?

Please let us know!

Tell us what the error is and what page the error is on and we’ll get to fixing it right away!

Thanks so much!

Help! Do you provide medical advice?

No, we do not provide medical advice. is dedicated to helping nurses in their educations and careers. We do not offer medical advice or opinions. If you are having a medical issue, please seek care at a medical facility or from your healthcare provider. If you have a medical emergency please contact 911.

Don't see your question here?

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