December 15, 2020's Top Articles of 2020's Top Articles of 2020

2020 was quite a year. From the pandemic to the election, the last 12 months are some we'll never forget (despite how much we may want to.) 

To wrap this year up, we decided to take a look back at our top articles to see what mattered most to nurses in 2020. Read on for a look back at the biggest moments of the year.

Top Articles on in 2020

In 2020, these were the articles nurses couldn't get enough of, racking in more views than any other articles on our site.

  1. 15 Highest Paying Nursing Careers

    Nurses want to get that money. A half a million of you read our article on the highest paying nursing careers this year.

  2. Know Your ABGs - Arterial Blood Gases Explained

    250 thousand of you learned (or re-learned) your ABGs in 2020.

  3. Compact Nursing States List 2020

    Our updated compact nursing states list was read by 240 thousand people.

  4. Highest Paying States For Registered Nurses

    235 thousand RNs contemplated a move this year, checking out our highest paying states article. 

  5. How to Become a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

    CRNAs are the highest paid nurses and in 2020 a lot of you were interested in becoming one. 232 thousand of you read our guide to becoming a CRNA.

Top Viral Articles in 2020

From COVID to catheters, these are the articles that made the biggest splash on social media this year.

  1. I’m a Nurse and These Are 5 Reasons Why I’ve Been Ready For COVID-19 My Entire Career

    This article was penned by an experienced ER travel nurse and was read over 50,000 times on Facebook.

  2. Pope Francis Asks For Prayers For Nurses, in Support of The Year of The Nurse and Midwife

    This article was read over 49,000 times on Facebook and reached over 73,000 people on Instagram.

  3. Nurse Invents Underwear For Patients With Catheters and Leg Bags

    This article was read over 26,000 times on Facebook and reached over 100,000 people on Instagram.

  4. 10 Mental Health Tips For Nurses During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    This article was read over 20,000 on Facebook and reached over 43,000 people on Instagram.

  5. Nurses Say Staffing Ratios In Long Term Care Facilities Are Unsafe

    This article was shared over 2,000 times and read by 20,000 people on Facebook.

Top COVID-19 Coverage in 2020

You can't talk about 2020 without talking about the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly if you're talking to nurses. Here are the pandemic articles that kept readers in the know. 

  1. The Ultimate List of Resources, Discounts & Offers For Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

    190 thousand of you read this article on all the resources available for healthcare workers during the pandemic.

  2. 10 Easy Ways To Relieve Ear Pain From Face Masks

    PPE hacks for healthcare workers were incredibly popular, with 167 thousand people reading this article on how to relieve mask ear pain.

  3. Crocs Are Donating 1 Free Pair of Shoes To Healthcare Workers - Here's How To Get Yours

    Crocs' free pair for healthcare campaign captured the attention of 137 thousand readers.

  4. Travel Nurses & RTs Are Earning Over $10K Per Week To Work In NYC - Here's How To Help

    When New York became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, 76 thousand of you read this article on how much travel nurses could make working there.

  5. Coronavirus: Nurse's Photo Goes Viral and Her Words Will Give You Goosebumps

    More than 50 thousand people read this translation of an Italian nurse's Instagram caption about her experience working on the front lines.

Top Education Articles in 2020

Nurses didn't let a pandemic stop them from reaching their education goals this year. Here were the most read education articles of 2020.

  1. What Is a DNP and Is It Worth It?

    A lot of you were trying to decide if you should get a DNP in 2020, with 93 thousand people reading this article.

  2. 10 Top Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Programs

    82 thousand of you were curious about psychiatric nurse practitioner programs in 2020.

  3. 50+ CRNA Schools For 2020

    CRNA schools were also a big hit, with 81 thousand of you reading about CRNA programs in every state.

  4. Guide to Accelerated BSN (ABSN) Programs

    68 thousand of you were looking to make the change from another field into nursing by exploring accelerated BSN programs this past year.

  5. Top 10 Best Nursing Schools

    56 thousand aspiring RNs checked out our list of the best nursing schools of 2020.

Top Career Guides in 2020

Even with everything going on, that didn’t stop nurses from making career moves! Here are the top careers nurses were looking into in 2020. 

  1. How to Become a Nurse Anesthetist

    Wondering how to become a nurse anesthetist? You're not alone! 233 thousand of you read our article on it this past year.  

  2. How to Become a Nurse Practitioner

    The next most popular career in 2020 was nurse practitioner, with 145 thousand readers.

  3. How to Become a CNA

    117 thousand of you were considering entering the healthcare industry as a CNA in 2020.

  4. How to Advance from RN to MD

    While 117 thousand of you were finding out how to make the leap from RN to MD.

  5. How to Become an Aesthetic Nurse

    Aesthetic/cosmetic nursing is quickly becoming an incredibly popular field with 87 thousand of you reading our guide on how to get started in it.

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