The 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. (2016) are…

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most_beautiful_hospitals-2016After thousands and thousands of votes, the results are in for Soliant Health’s 8th annual list of the 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in America. Continue reading “The 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. (2016) are…”

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2 Days Left to Nominate a 2016 Most Beautiful Hospital

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A hospital’s beauty goes beyond its looks. It extends to the quality of care it provides. So whether it is impeccable interior design or unmatched service that has impressed you, we want to know which hospitals are keeping you happy and why!

For the eighth year in a row, Soliant invites you to  help determine the Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. Begin by submitting your nomination here. Once the nominees are announced next week, you will be able to vote on your picks.

There’s only 2 days left to submit your nominations – submit your favorite hospital by May 15th!

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Celebrating National Deaf History Month

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National Deaf History Month is March 13 – April 15.

This holiday celebrates key figures and events that have made significant improvements over the years for the for the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Today, school-based professionals like Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Sign Language Interpreters are carrying forward those very improvements within our classrooms.

Calling all Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hear and Sign Language Interpreters!

What’s your reason for teaching and/or interpreting? Share your story for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! Share your reasons by commenting below. It’s our small way of saying “thanks” for the big difference you make every single day.

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We will be accepting entries from now until Friday, April 15, 2016.

Happy Deaf History Month from all of us at Soliant! 

 

 

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Travel Spotlight: Interventional Radiology Travel Nurse Cynthia

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Last year, Cynthia was a perm nurse who was dissatisfied with her daily routine. She came across an interesting Facebook post by Andy Millete, a Soliant Nursing Recruiter, regarding an exciting opportunity. “I wanted to work at a hospital that would teach me how to be a nurse in Interventional Radiology,” Cynthia explained. She decided to take a chance and go for it. Andy told Cynthia about an available position in Kansas City, which raised some concern for the beach lover. “I wasn’t sure about going to the region, but once I got there it was so pretty,” Cynthia said.

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Nursing Blog of The Month: Brock Anderson from Mighty Nurse

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In our ‘Nursing Blog of the Month’ feature, every month we introduce a new blog that we enjoy reading and know you will too. This month we feature Brock Anderson from Mightynurse.com. 

Mighty Nurse is a support website which empowers nurses in a world that takes advantage of their unrelenting support for humanity, kindness and skills.

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Tell us a little bit about your background. What led you into nursing and how long have you been a nurse? I’ve always enjoyed helping people and what better way to help people than pursuing a career in Nursing?! I’ve been in the nursing industry for close to 10 years now.

What inspired you to start blogging?

The healthcare industry is always evolving and over the years I’ve witnessed a lot of changes in the technology space. I think that the healthcare industry was behind on modern technology for so many years, and it’s just now starting to play catch up. I first started blogging when I was in nursing school and realized that there were hardly any sites that empowered Nurses online. So I started blogging about anything and everything related to Nursing.

What can our readers expect to find on your blog? And is there anything they can get involved with?

Mightynurse.com is full of resources for Nurses and Nursing students. We even have stuff for retired Nurses! We have everything from personal nursing stories, to forums, to NCLEX prep material, to nurse cartoons and much more! Our website is a place for the entire nursing community so there‘s a lot for any Nurse to do to get involved on our site.  We encourage nurses to send us their personal stories (http://www.mightynurse.com/contribute-to-mighty-nurse/) and invite people to browse around our forum boards (http://www.mightynurse.com/ask-a-nurse-forums/)

How do you think the public perception of what nurses do compares to the reality of the job?

The view the media portrays of Nurses cracks me up. A majority of the time TV shows and movies are almost the exact opposite of what being a Nurse is actually like. Being a Nurse is tough work! It takes a lot of schooling and knowledge to obtain that Nursing license and I think the media often overlooks that.

Finally, is there one piece of advice you would give to a nurse at the start of their nursing career?

Just like anything in life, the start is always the hardest. There will be days when you second guess yourself and consider giving up. Every Nurse goes through that and you’re not alone. Just keep in the mind the end reward and make time to take care of yourself. I think Dory from Finding Nemo said it best “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming.”

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Nursing Blog of The Month: Dr. Renee Thompson from RTConnections

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In our ‘Nursing Blog of the Month’ feature, every month we introduce a new blog that we enjoy reading and know you will too.

This month we are pleased to feature Dr. Renee Thompson from RTConnections. After more than 20 years as a nurse, Renee took a leap of faith, quit her secure job as a nurse executive and started RTConnections.

Renee has since become one of the country’s leading authorities on nurse bullying, new nurse onboarding, effective communication and nursing culture.  Renee has been speaking in front of audiences at conferences and educational seminars for many years.

More information can be found at: https://rtconnections.com/

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Tell us a little bit about your background. What led you into nursing and how long have you been a nurse?

I’ve been a nurse for more than 25 years. I originally wanted to be a physician but then life got in the way. I got married young, had 2 beautiful daughters right away and realized that going to med school was not an option. So, I became a nurse and never looked back! I’ve worked as a clinical nurse, a nurse manager, educator, homecare nurse, nurse executive and now I own my own education company, RTConnections. In demand as a consultant and keynote speaker, I now help healthcare organizations eliminate workplace bullying, develop effective communication among teams, improve clinical competence through certification, and build positive and healthy workplaces. I speak internationally to healthcare organizations and academic institutions, teaching and motivating my audiences at conferences, training events, and seminars.

What inspired you to start blogging?

I started my blog as a way to help nurses who were dealing with bullying situations in the workplace.  60% of new nurses quit their first job within the first year due to the bad behaviour of their co-workers. 48% of newly graduating nurses are afraid that they will become the target of workplace bullying. And, almost every day of my life, a nurse reaches out to me for help. I just couldn’t sit back and say, “Well, that’s just the way it is in nursing.” I had to do something. Blogging gave me a forum to help the masses of nurses who are struggling.

What can our readers expect to find on your blog? And is there anything they can get involved with?

Readers can expect to find blog posts about nurse bullying and professional development. I share stories from my current experiences and examples that other nurses share with me. My goal is to offer nurses solutions to common professional issues we face; issues such as nurse bullying, conflict in the workplace, and other issues related to professional development.

They can get involved by commenting and sharing their favorite posts with their colleagues.

How do you think the public perception of what nurses do compares to the reality of the job?

The public has mixed perceptions of what nurses do. According to Grey’s Anatomy, we just put patients on bedpans or sleep around with doctors. According to Nurse Jackie, we are all drug users. Or, the public thinks that to be a nurse, you have to work in a hospital or doctor’s office. The reality is that nurses own businesses; are attorneys, manage large software companies, operate clinics and outpatient centers, etc. The beautiful benefit of being a nurse is the many, many opportunities available.

Finally, is there one piece of advice you would give to a nurse at the start of their nursing career?

Yes! Seek out the wisdom and knowledge from experienced nurses who are passionate about supporting newer nurses. We are out there – find us!

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