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Nursing

Reducing Nurse Burnout: A Win-Win Situation

by Tera Tuten on September 26, 2012

Nursing professionals are badly needed in today’s industry. It’s a well-documented fact. What’s only starting to be documented is how much good it would do everyone, from patient to provider, to add more permanent RNs to staff. It would reduce existing nurse stress, which would cut facility costs that could be better spent elsewhere and save patients. By reducing burnout, we improve the lives of everyone involved. [click to continue…]

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The Changing Careerscape for Nurses: Where are the Jobs?

by Tera Tuten on September 25, 2012

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? [click to continue…]

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5 Ways Nurses Save Lives Every Day

by Tera Tuten on September 11, 2012

All healthcare professionals play an important role in ensuring their patients are healed of their illnesses and injuries. Nurses are no exception; they regularly improve lives simply by doing their jobs. While their contributions are always working toward the increased health of individuals, what are some examples of how they save lives? [click to continue…]

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Nursing Conferences in Exotic Locales

by Tera Tuten on August 7, 2012

In a recent post, we looked at general medical conferences specifically for the attractiveness of their locations.

Now, we’ve got a look at nursing conferences you can attend in attractive locations.

Most of the meetings, workshops, and symposiums below are intended primarily for nurses, while some are also open to physicians and other medical practitioners as well as nursing staff.

What they all have in common is serious potential for fun after-sessions, after the conference, and maybe even an inspiring view out a window while you’re still on the job.

So grab your delegate bag, loosen that lanyard (so it’s pre-readied to be flung-off before the beach) and get ready to grab some good times after work at any of these 2012 nursing conferences with serious exotic locale potential: [click to continue…]

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  1. Excellent Benefits: Soliant travel allied health professionals have wonderful benefits, such as health insurance, dental and vision coverage, a matching 401(k) program, life insurance, reimbursement for continuing education and licensing fees, travel money, and many other things you’re probably not getting from your current job.
  1. Great pay: travel health professionals often earn significantly more than their stationary counterparts. If you are willing to work night shifts, overtime, weekends, and holidays, simply let your Soliant recruiter know and you will see a pretty attractive paycheck for your extended efforts. As you gain more experience working in different settings and roles. You’ll be able to command top dollar for learning an array of skills and expertise.
  1. Job Security: Travel allied health professionals have the advantage of working where and when they are needed. When you’re not needed anymore, you go somewhere else that needs you. With our vast network of resources and contacts, Soliant Health provides nursing jobs virtually anywhere in the U.S. The best part is that words like “downsizing”, “layoff”, or reorganization” will mean nothing to you. [click to continue…]
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Career-Limiting Moves NOT to Make in a Hospital

by Tera Tuten on February 21, 2012

 

As evidenced by the drunken (and completely unnecessary) rant against her boss (who just happened to be behind her in line for the corporate party video-postcard) “career-limiting-moves” – or CLMs, according to the Urban Dictionary folks – such as the above are a sure-fire way to get… well…fired.

Such moves in hospitals can be up there with extreme cases of malpractice and ridiculous mistakes in surgery (which we could fill 10 blog entries with.) But such things are statistical rarities…Here we’re talking about much more common ill-advised moves potentially detrimental to a much higher percentage of medical staff.

And while it’s a good idea to be aware of the attitudes and habits that can lead career damage from the ER to the OR, it’s an even better idea to look at specific examples of what not to do in the hospital or clinic you’d like to keep working in: [click to continue…]

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