Nursing has been a rewarding career choice for many people. Among the various reasons for selecting it as a pathway, job stability is one of the most valuable. Nurses have always been in demand, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the need for RNs is expected to increase by 15% until the year 2026. There is a current nursing shortage due, in part, to increased demand for healthcare services, legislation requiring nurse-patient ratios, impacted nursing programs, and a high number of nurses retiring from the field. Continue reading “The Nursing Shortage and Travel Nurses”
Nursing is a truly inspiring and thoroughly rewarding career like no other, however, for all of the amazing things we experience on a daily basis, there are also tough parts to deal with, like stress, long hours and struggling to make time for family. Yet, despite these struggles, nursing is full of exceptional people that do amazing life changing things.
If you’ve decided to become a nurse, it’s likely that you’ve been inspired by some wonderful and caring nurses that you have encountered throughout your life – we know we have. These nurses are the ones that comfort and care in exactly the right way; the ones that excel in the profession. But what is it that made them so inspirational? While the characteristics of a nurse can differ, there are some traits they all need in order to be successful.
Here are some qualities of a good nurse that make them perfect for the job: Continue reading “The Top 10 Qualities & Characteristics Every Nurse Should Have”
In nursing, there are a lot of different things that can cause a dangerous or unsafe situation. From lifting patients and moving equipment to dealing with combative people or bullying coworkers, there are a lot of harmful things to be concerned about. It is everyone’s job to make sure that you and your patients are in the safest situation possible. Here are some great tips that can help you to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others. Continue reading “Everyday Safety Tips for Nurses”
You did it! You made it through the application process and have been hired for your first travel nursing job in an amazing city. All that’s left is to head out and jump right into work, right? Well, it might not be quite so simple. There are some very important things that you should take care of before you start up your first travel nursing job. Continue reading “5 Things You Must Do Before Your First Travel Nursing Job”
Mammograms are not only one of the most dreaded medical procedures that women must endure, but they aren’t always the most accurate. Many times, women have dense breast tissue which makes it challenging to read the results and make an accurate assessment as to whether there are areas of concern. In other cases, benign tumors that could be left alone without treatment are removed, resulting in unnecessary surgery, scarring, and other complications. However, these days may soon be in the past. Scientists have been working on a new imaging tool that will allow diagnosis of breast cancer without use of a mammogram and reduce unnecessary invasive surgery. Continue reading “Promising New Development in Breast Cancer Screening”
Travel nursing offers some amazing benefits and opportunities to those who decide that this is the right career path and lifestyle for them. The chance to see a variety of new places and sights and to experience a variety of local cultures is a wonderful motivator for medical professionals. Plus, there are opportunities to learn from new people with a variety of different experiences as they travel from assignment to assignment. Continue reading “Travel Nursing and Personal Relationships”