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Image from Pexels If you currently work in the medical field or you are considering making this career move, you may already be aware of the fact that demand is booming at the moment. This is a trend that shows no signs of slowing down either. We’re expecting the demand for nurses and physicians to skyrocket over the next decade, but what is causing this to happen? Read on to discover the different reasons why physicians and...
Are you looking for a rewarding job in a rapidly growing industry where you can feel like you made a difference every day?  Look no further than the nursing industry. There are many different types of nurses with a variety of specialties that are sure to please everyone. Nursing positions vary in the amount of education required, pay expected, and daily environment. The bottom line is that the nursing field overall offers...
Image by  Gerd Altmann  from  Pixabay   Raise your hand if the first time someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up and you answered, “A nurse!” For many of us, nursing is a lifelong passion and more than just a job. But the path and requirements for entering the nursing profession isn’t always an easy one, and definitely not the same for each type of nurse. How do you find nursing...
Image by  digital designer  from  Pixabay   Are you a registered or licensed practical nurse? Do you have over a year of nursing experience? Do you love new challenges and adventures? You may find that travel nursing can meet all these needs. Have you ever wondered, “how does travel nursing work?” Keep reading for answers to frequently asked questions all about travel nursing. What Is Travel Nursing...
Image provided by Getty Images (pandpstock001) A lot has changed since nurses walked around hospitals in skirts and stockings. Fifty years ago, doctors treated nurses as assistants, and most administrators saw the role as an extension of a women's caregiving. Today, nursing makes up one of the largest workforce in healthcare. And as the American baby boomer population ages, will the nursing workforce. A variety of factors influence...
There are more than one hundred different nursing specialties. It's hard to know what specialty to choose, especially with medical demands constantly changing. Hang in there! We'll let you know the types of nurses that are on the rise. 1. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Nurse anesthesiologists prepare and administer anesthesia to patients. They provide care to their patients before, during, and after the...
Everyone loves vacations, but did you know they're actually good for your health? It's true. In fact, a vacation can make you more productive at work. Yet, the  50% of Americans  who aren't planning a vacation this year say it's because they can't afford it.  So, why pay for a vacation when you can do the opposite? As a traveling nurse, you can get paid to travel to new and exciting locations throughout the country. ...
Do you aspire to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) — but wonder about the challenges of balancing on-campus studies with work and family? If you’d like to take the next step in your career, an online graduate nursing program may be an excellent option. The healthcare is rapidly expanding and qualified healthcare professionals have never been in more demand than they are now. This means that students, job seekers, and...
While considering career options , future healthcare professionals can gain some insight into how well they'll fit into a given role by taking an honest look at themselves and their character and personality traits. Nursing, unlike many other professions, takes a certain type of person who exhibits a caring nature for people in general. Nurses need the resolve to take action in order to remedy the pain of others, and the understanding...
Whether you're just now starting your education toward becoming the nurse you want to be, or a career-long nurse seeking career advancement, these are the nursing scholarships that you need to know about before heading off to class. The cost of education has skyrocketed over the past 20 years, and the cost of becoming a high-level healthcare professional have increased in-kind. Luckily, many new scholarship programs have sprung up to help...
The job of a travel nurse is not a simple feat, especially if you are doing it in the evening. Here are some tips so that you can prepare for it. Taking on a night shift is indeed a challenge, especially for those who haven't experienced such kind of stint. Otherwise, it will overwhelm you. Typically, travel nurses are among the individuals who are expected to do graveyard shift. If you are planning to engage in this line of...
Nursing has plenty of benefits, but it is also one of the most stressful healthcare occupations around. Nursing fatigue can arise from the stress of being a nurse. We have compiled a list of the top tips to avoid nursing fatigue. What is Nursing Fatigue? Nursing fatigue is the general fatigue that one can experience during a nursing shift, or over the course of several shifts. Nursing fatigue is also commonly referred to as nursing...