The Changing Careerscape for Nurses: Where are the Jobs?

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The Changing Careerscape for Nurses: Where are the Jobs?

With the economy in jeopardy and jobs becoming scarce, nursing has consistently come out on top as a recession-proof job. The prevailing wisdom is that there’s always a need, the U.S. has a chronic nursing shortage, nursing can’t be outsourced…and there are 80 million baby boomers retiring, which means nurses retiring and an aging population that needs more care. And then there’s the Affordable Health Care Act to factor in. We should be swimming in nursing opportunities, right? Yet many new grads are finding jobs more difficult to find than anticipated, so what’s going on here? Continue reading “The Changing Careerscape for Nurses: Where are the Jobs?”

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Last Minute Job Prep Guide

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It’s 8 am and you:

a)     forgot you had a job interview at 9:30

b)    just got off a call from a hospital/clinic asking if you could come in for a desirable job interview at 9:30

c)     have been asked to attend a job interview much earlier than you expected
There are a decent number of “last minute job interview” guides to prepare for a job as little as a day in advance – but in this day & age, let’s get real: Sometimes – for whatever reason – you and/or an employer may not even have a day…

…So if you ever find yourself staring down the barrel of a job interview where minutes count, here’s what you do: Continue reading “Last Minute Job Prep Guide”

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Six Ways to Become a Successful Networker at Medical Conferences

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Be yourself, bring lots of business cards: Such pieces of advice are a good start for making sure your next conference networking experience isn’t a disaster…

…But when it comes to true success in making connections, the game of networking at medical meetings has a little more to it than just reading nametags. (Though reading nametags certainly helps.)

To help you brush-up on your technique, here are six things you can do today to become a master-networker: Continue reading “Six Ways to Become a Successful Networker at Medical Conferences”

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Trends in Travel Nursing Jobs for 2013

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Travel Nursing Trends

The healthcare industry is booming, even in today’s lackluster economy. For a traveling RN, this means more opportunities for employment. Travel RN Gab says, “The demand for travel nursing jobs is on the rise. Health reform has resulted in 32 million more people having access to health care. The aging population is living longer, which requires more health services including home health care, dialysis, and hospice services.” A surplus of baby boomers in the warmer states and coastlines gives ample opportunity for a traveling RN to secure employment without having to worry about the harsher weather seen in states where snow is prevalent. Continue reading “Trends in Travel Nursing Jobs for 2013”

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Career Tips for School Professionals

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Career Tips for School Professionals

If you walk into a school today, the classrooms may look the same on the outside, but the focus within and around the world of education has changed dramatically. The schools that you grew up in are very different than those that people work in today. It is often a battle to keep up on the latest educational buzz words. As a school professional, it is important to remember some items in keys areas along the way. Continue reading “Career Tips for School Professionals”

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Top 8 Video Games for Training Surgeons

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Who would have thought that a $60 piece of software on a $250 piece of hardware would become a critical training tool for laparoscopic surgeons?

While you could argue this statement isn’t universally accepted (yet), a 2007 study into the relevance of video games as a training tool for traditional, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted surgery bears-out what anyone who became a physician during or after the advent of Pong, Space Invaders or Pacman already knew… Continue reading “Top 8 Video Games for Training Surgeons”

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