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…]
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…]
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…]
Each year, there are thousands of medical conferences and more than a thousand conferences specific or related to nursing of note in the U.S.
Whether you get to pick a few, have a limited number you can go to, or get asked to weigh-in on which ones you could get sent to, it’s always good to have some conference buzz and meeting intel well in advance.
So, for a month-by-month snapshot of the lay of the land in 2013, check out our look-ahead at 15 important nursing conferences you might want to consider: [click to continue…]
Everyone worries about their job prospects, but medical professionals have less to fear. The health industry has continued to do well in terms of job growth even throughout the economic recession. Why is this the case, and will the job outlook continue to look promising in the years to come? This article explores these questions, starting with the current job landscape and finishing off with job predictions.
How It’s Going
The year 2011 wasn’t an exception to the norm in regards to medical industry employment growth. As of New Years Day, there were about 100 jobs listed under the “nurse practitioner” subheading of Nurse.com, and that’s only one of dozens of subcategories. The website posts thousands of job openings from around the country, and they don’t appear to be in short supply. [click to continue…]