With BOMBAS on Your Feet.
 β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ β€Œ

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2024


Happy FriYAY Readers!

At The Nursing Beat, it’s simple. We like doing good work with good people and that’s exactly what our partnership with BOMBAS is. This week, we are treating your feet with a giveaway. Hurry and enter. It closes on 6/23 at 2359 EST.

Today's Top Beats

💰 Investing in Nurse Entrepreneurs
🤫 Silencing Patients with NDAs

🏡 Rent or Buy a Home?

ceo picture

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be kind.
Tamara AL-Yassin

Chief Executive Officer

blog photo


Investing in Nurse Entrepreneurs

Founded by Marla Weston and Beth Brooks, venture capital firm Nurse Capital closed its inaugural $1M Fund to support nurse-led startups. It’s investing in RN-led companies creating innovative healthcare products and services. Weston and Brooks, who hold doctorates in nursing science, aim to fill a funding gap for nurse entrepreneurs, focusing on healthcare devices, technology platforms, software, patient education, and wellness products while emphasizing the unique insights nurses bring to healthcare innovation. The fund also seeks to increase venture capital investments in women-led and underrepresented founder-led businesses.

New Research Prioritizes Older Women

Last year, the Biden administration announced an initiative to address an alarming gap: the dearth of critical health information on women, particularly older women, who outlive men and face unique health challenges. Experts emphasize the need for gender-specific data in clinical trials, highlighting the varying effectiveness of drugs like the Alzheimer's medication Leqembi. They note that research priorities include better heart disease treatment, understanding cognitive decline, addressing mental health issues, improving cancer screening and treatment, and focusing on bone health and frailty.

Silencing Patients with NDAs

Some major public hospitals are protecting doctors by settling malpractice cases with NDAs, effectively silencing patients, NBC reported. One such case involves a patient diagnosed with end-stage cardiomyopathy. Severe complications resulted from a risky heart transplant surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center by Dr. Nahush Mokadam, leading to a lawsuit against Mokadam, which was settled in 2023 for $12 million with an NDA. Legal experts say this practice, which keeps malpractice claims confidential and limits transparency in medical errors, needs to stop. Do you agree?


blog photo

Sock it to Discomfort with BombasΒ 

Say goodbye to post-shift pain with Bombas! Their premium compression socks are your ultimate relief, combating soreness, fatigue, and swelling. With Airvent technology, they keep you cool, dry, and blister-free – all while adding a touch of style to your look!

Still not sure? They know you'll fall head over heels for Bombas. That's why new customers get a whopping 20% off with code NURSING20! And for the OGs Bombas family, enjoy 5-15% off select packs + free shipping on orders $50+.

Worried about losing a sock in the dryer? Fear not! Bombas has you covered for life. If anything goes wrong – lost in the wash, stolen by your fur baby, or just not the perfect fit – our Happiness Team will replace it, no questions asked.

Could the deal get any sweeter? ItΒ  sure could. Because Bombas loves TNB you can enter to win a $100 gift card.

So, kick back, relax, and let Bombas put the spring back in your step!



Half of all active duty military installations in the United States are in federally designated health professional shortage areas, also known as β€œhealthcare deserts.” Click here to see where those bases are located and how those healthcare deserts coincide with mental health and maternal care deserts.



Should Nurses Rent or Buy a Home in 2024-2025?

We hear this debate often, and much like other areas of personal financeβ€”it's personal! And it depends on several different factors. The case for renting:

  • Renting is more affordable in the 50 largest metros

  • It costs 26% more to maintain a home (not including mortgage) than it did 4 years ago

  • Home prices and interest rates are expected to stay high

There is a lot of pressure from the media, family, and friends that promote the narrative β€œrenting is throwing money away.” As you can read, this is not the case in today’s environment. However, if you plan to live somewhere for 5+ years, value your own space, and find an affordable home, buying can make sense to build long-term wealth.

If you are considering buying a home, connect with the team at Homes for Heroes to assess potential savings on mortgages and refinances!

finance friday headshot

Savannah Arroyo, MSN, RN is the founder of Networth Nurse and InvestHealth. Connect with her here.

Did you miss our last newsletter? Click here.


How To Be on Guard for Cognitive Biases

Discover how cognitive biases can lead to medical errors and how to avoid this common phenomenon.


Vote for Joey Ferry

August 13, 2024 | San Francisco, CA

TNB's advisor, Joey Ferry of SafeSeizure, is nominated to be recognized at the San Francisco Giants Nurse Appreciation Night for his commitment to the nursing profession. Cast your vote here or purchase a ticket here. Voting is open until 6/30.Β 


Thrilling Nurse Story

Need a new book recommendation? The Lieutenant's Nurse is a fictional story that follows Eva, an Army Corps nurse stationed at Pearl Harbor during World War II.


Nutrition Coach Insight

If you love Trader Joe’s as much as we do and are looking for clean food products to buy, check out this nutrition coach’s recommendations for the summer! Your taste buds are guaranteed to be satisfied!


Check out our Instagram feed to see nurses fighting for their contract. Don’t mess with the nurses!


Get your brand in front of healthcare's leading changemakers.


Email Marketing by ActiveCampaign