This week marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, a week dedicated to recognizing the tremendous work nurses countrywide are putting in.
If there was one thing we could wish for this week it would be for nurses to be recognized as the incredible caregivers they are, tirelessly working to make things better for their patients and diligently keeping our hospitals functioning and moving forward. [click to continue…]
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You did it. You’ve successfully completed nursing school. You’ve survived exams, clinicals, and more all-nighters than most people can handle. Your vigorous job hunt has led you to your very first job as a nurse and you can’t wait to make your debut in the real nursing world. Keep in mind: nursing school may not have taught you everything you need to know to make your first day on the job as great as it can be. Here are a five things you should know before taking that first shift: [click to continue…]
It’s looking like a better and better deal these days to become a nurse practitioner.
According to a 2013 survey, full-time salaries for nurse practitioners (NPs) in the U.S. rose more than $8,000 between 2011 and 2013. [click to continue…]
It can seem like a thankless job at times. Then something comes along to remind you why you get up in the morning and do it in the first place.
Here are 8 inspiring stories about being a nurse that might just have such an effect on you:
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In recent blogs, we’ve looked at the nursing shortage and – paradoxically – why it’s still hard to find a job as a newly-graduated nurse.
One solution to this could be to start working as a freelance nurse.
Whether it’s a way to break into the healthcare industry or a change of pace after years of full-time wok at a hospital or clinic, freelancing might be just the ticket for you.
Here are some of the plusses and minuses to a few aspects of freelance nursing:
Independent Contracting: Pros
An independent contractor, formerly known as a private duty nurse, can diagnose and treat a patient in the client’s home and is paid directly by the patient or a representative of the patient.
Nursing care must follow the nurse practice act of whichever state you’re working in, just like that provided by a staff nurse. (In some states, physician collaboration or supervision is required.)
The advantage here of being in business for yourself is that you set your own hours, charge a rate slightly above the amount a staff nurse would make, and your earnings are only limited by the number of hours you work in a day. [click to continue…]