Which States Will Need Nurses Most in 2013?

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This past March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that job growth in the healthcare sector was outpacing growth from 2011, accounting for one out of every 5 new jobs created this year.

What’s especially interesting about these numbers is that about 75% of those healthcare jobs are – and will be – in nursing.

While not every nursing school graduate and current nurse looking for work found a job in 2012 (and many who did find jobs did so only after many months of searching and interviewing), population growth, an aging workforce, and an aging population will likely create an ongoing need for many more nurses in virtually every state…
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10 Traits of Highly Effective Nurse Administrators

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Nurse Administrators

Nursing school can lead to hundreds of different types jobs and dozens of careers, including the challenging and higher-paying ($60,000 for entry-level head-nurse jobs to more than $150,000 for executive manager positions) avenue of nursing administration.

Most new nurse administrators begin as department managers or staff supervisors and can seek to work-up to becoming department heads or assistant administrators.

Eventually, such professionals may even become administrators or chief executive officer of a facility.

Sure he or she needs to be a confident and decisive communicator, organizer, and consensus-builder with a vast knowledge of nursing science and professional nursing in-practice.

But there’s more.

Whether you’re looking to go through college at the graduate level in hopes of becoming a nurse administrator or looking to do so through retraining, here below are a few traits to aspire to. Continue reading “10 Traits of Highly Effective Nurse Administrators”

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Reducing Nurse Burnout: A Win-Win Situation

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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. Continue reading “Reducing Nurse Burnout: A Win-Win Situation”

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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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5 Ways Nurses Save Lives Every Day

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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? Continue reading “5 Ways Nurses Save Lives Every Day”

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Nursing Conferences in Exotic Locales

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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: Continue reading “Nursing Conferences in Exotic Locales”

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