End the nursing shortage

We are on a mission to end the nursing shortage by creating the best place to learn nursing via learner-focused education for all stages of the nursing journey.


The world is facing a nursing shortage. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 11 million nurses are required by 2030 to meet rising demand, with current projections showing a 569,700 deficit by 2024. According to The American Nurses Association (ANA), nursing employment opportunities will grow faster (15%) than all other occupations from 2016 through 2026.

Efforts to solve this shortage have been disjointed, and done little to reduce the problem. At, we are actively working to solve the nursing shortage by improving nursing education throughout the four stages of the nurse journey: pre-nursing, nursing student, NCLEX® prep, and new grad nursing.

In 2018, we launched the first version of our learning platform ( after founder Jon Haws discovered through his blog that he was not alone in his struggle to become a nurse. The response was overwhelmingly positive.

In 2020, we changed our name to with a vision to become the trusted learning hub for potential nurses. Every day we hear from nursing students around the world who are discouraged and stressed. We believe in a world where these students enjoy higher graduation rates than their peers and become nurses who are motivated and passionate!


Qualified nursing school applicants denied entry.


Nursing school attrition rate.


Nursing school graduates failed NCLEX®.


New nurses leave their first job with 1 year.

300,000+ students

99.86% NCLEX® pass rate team about photo

Curriculum Designers

rebecca leach curriculum designer

Rebecca Leach, DNP, RN, CEN

Rebecca began her nursing career with an ASN working in med-surg, oncology, ICU, ER, and staff development. She holds an MSN and DNP. Most recently she was a tenured associate professor of nursing, working in academia since 2014. She recently obtained her Certified ER Nurse credential (CEN). instructor kristen

Kristen Ponichtera, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNE, CNEcl

Kristen’s nearly 15-year nursing background is multifarious, as it spans from the back of a helicopter to the back of a classroom. Born and raised in intensive care units and emergency departments, Kristen shaped her early experience to become a flight nurse. After serving several years in air medical, she directed her sights towards education, becoming a clinical content/item writer, editor and academic clinician. She currently serves as nursing faculty at Duke University Health System.

David Petersen, MSN-Ed, RN

David worked as an Emergency Department nurse before transitioning to clinical and nursing faculty in 2014. As a Subject Matter Expert (SME), he has contributed to and reviewed several NCLEX review and pharmacology textbooks and test banks for nursing education publishers.

Jon Haws BS, BSN, RN, CCRN Alumnus

Jon Haws, BS, BSN, RN, CCRN Alumnus

Jon is the founder of, a company he founded with the mission to help nursing students and new nurses on their educational journey. Jon has worked as an ICU nurse, preceptor, Code Team Nurse, and ICU Charge Nurse.

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