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Choosing Nursing – a Nurses Week Special

by Jeremy Winograd on May 5, 2017

nurses week choosing nursingHappy National Nurses Week! While the public’s understanding of just how difficult and important nurses’ jobs can be—along with their trust in nurses—has deepened in recent years and decades, some misconceptions and stereotypes remain. Sadly, there are still those who look down on nurses as aspiring doctors who simply weren’t smart enough to get into med school. This pernicious idea should have died long ago, as it is directly contradicted by the fact that the nursing profession is populated mostly by medically brilliant folks who deliberately chose to become nurses instead of doctors strictly because they decided it was the best field for them. There are any number of reasons why they might make this decision (no, “to meet a nice doctor to marry” is absolutely not one of them – get outta here with your ‘50s patriarchal nonsense). Here are a few common ones. [click to continue…]

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Robotic Nursing Assistant Technology Developments

by Soliant Health on February 28, 2017

nursing robot assistantWe’ve talked a bit recently on new technological developments in the medical field. From great apps to podcasts to innovative medical devices, there seems to be something new popping up every single day. One of the most intriguing things we’ve seen recently are robots designed to assist in nursing tasks, such as the robotic nursing assistant developed by engineers and scientists at Duke and the RoNA developed by HStar Technologies. While this all feels very exciting and reminds us of the Jetsons, there are many questions and concerns about the impact of bringing in robots to handle jobs typically handled by humans. [click to continue…]

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nurse volunteerThe news has been filled with images of devastated communities in the wake of hurricanes and other natural disasters. Communities are ravaged by flooding and storm damage, and many of the residents have been displaced to shelters. Along with the homes that have been damaged, many hospitals, medical offices, and other healthcare facilities are dealing with the same aftermath and struggle to serve their patients. Volunteer nurses are stepping up to assist and helping to take the burden off of local caregivers. [click to continue…]

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Six Important Questions to Ask in Nursing Interviews

by Soliant Health on June 14, 2016

nursing interview questionsInterviewing for a new position within a new company can be a nerve wracking experience. Even if you’re going in knowing that you are a great fit for the position, it can sometimes be intimidating and you may walk away from the interview without finding out crucial information that will help you to determine if the company is a great fit for you. It’s important to make a list of questions that can help you decide if you’ll be happy in your new position, should you receive a job offer. Here are a few suggestions that can help you get started. [click to continue…]

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Five Nursing Specialties to Consider

by Soliant Health on May 31, 2016

nursing specialtiesWhether you’re a nursing student trying to choose a career path or an experienced RN who is looking for a change of pace, making decisions about a nursing specialty takes a lot of careful consideration. You’ll want to look at daily job requirements, average pay scales, opportunities for growth, and other job features before making your final decision.  While there are dozens upon dozens of specialties to choose from, here are five specialties that have great opportunities available for the right person. [click to continue…]

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Staying Motivated as a Healthcare Traveler

by Soliant Health on April 19, 2016

happy healthcare travelerWhat can be more motivating than visiting a new city every few months and taking on the challenge of a new travel assignment? Although working as a healthcare traveler can be an exciting career option, everyone has moments when they may feel a little restless or want to do something different.

Whether you’re on your third or tenth healthcare travel assignment, maintaining enthusiasm for the job helps prevent burnout and increases job satisfaction. But how can you keep that enthusiasm going? There are several things you can do to stay motivated and keep your job fresh. Consider some of the following suggestions. [click to continue…]

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