It is the night before your first day at a new travel assignment. Even if you are an experienced healthcare professional, you may be nervous. It is never easy being the new person. Starting fresh can be both good and bad. It is exciting to get to know people and learn new things. But it can be intimidating not knowing your way around or anyone’s names.
As a traveler, it can be even a little trickier to get to know people. Co-workers may feel you will not be around long, which means they may not make an attempt to get to know you. But there are several things you can do to fit in as a nurse traveler. [click to continue…]
Most of us have a general understanding of what a psychologist does: provide mental health care. But did you know that there are more than 56 different divisions of the American Psychological Association? In the U.S. alone, there were 160,200 reported psychologist jobs in 2012, a majority of which were clinical, counseling, and school positions. Speaking of schools, psychologists working in schools are called, well, School Psychologists. Here are few frequently asked questions about this fast-growing healthcare profession: [click to continue…]
Love is in the air… but your Valentine’s Day-themed lesson plan shouldn’t be! On today’s post, we’re sharing our favorite Valentine’s Day speech therapy ideas that don’t require too much time or effort to prepare. Did we mention that they are available for FREE? Makes them that much sweeter, doesn’t it?
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You did it. You’ve successfully completed nursing school. You’ve survived exams, clinicals, and more all-nighters than most people can handle. Your vigorous job hunt has led you to your very first job as a nurse and you can’t wait to make your debut in the real nursing world. Keep in mind: nursing school may not have taught you everything you need to know to make your first day on the job as great as it can be. Here are a five things you should know before taking that first shift: [click to continue…]
Live where you vacation. Chances are, you’ve read this statement at some point, somewhere. It may have been on a bumper sticker, a social media post, maybe even a television commercial. If you’re finding it difficult, or maybe even impossible, to fall in love with where you live and work, it may be time for a change of scenery.
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It’s the beginning of a new year and “best of” rankings are in full swing around the World Wide Web. This week, we looked at some of the top “best jobs” in healthcare lists to bring you an overview of the Best Healthcare Jobs of 2015! [click to continue…]