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”
Shiftwork is something that nearly every healthcare professional has to deal with at some point in their career. Just when you get used to working a certain shift, it’s time to switch up and change over to another. This can wreak havoc on your personal schedule and internal clock, making it hard to cope both physically and mentally. Shift work can also take a toll on your family, as their schedule is disrupted by your altered availability, varied meal and sleep times, and more. How do you handle this necessary evil with the least disruption? Here are a few tips that can help with shift transitions: Continue reading “Tips for Handling Shift Transitions”
The internet has become the most useful tool for anyone who is searching for a job, especially those in the healthcare field. It is simple to see a wide range of opportunities, locally and nationally, just with the click of a mouse or the tap of a screen. But even though the days of poring over classified ads and making cold calls are a thing of the past, searching for a job online is still a lot of hard work. Here are some tips that can help you to streamline the process and get the most out of your search for healthcare jobs. Continue reading “Getting the Most Out of Your Healthcare Job Search”
Forensics is a field that has garnered a lot of interest over the past several years, due in part to the plethora of crime-related television dramas that focus on forensic science. One piece of this puzzle that often seems to be overlooked is the work from forensic nurses. This exciting specialty is a wonderful career choice for those who want to make a difference.
Those who are highly compassionate and who have a heart for seeing justice served are well-suited for a career in forensic nursing. Forensic nurses work directly with the victims of crime to collect evidence while giving them the compassionate care that they need and assist in the examination of the deceased to ensure that any suspicious conditions are thoroughly investigated. Forensic nursing is not a job that is suited for everyone, but for those who fit the mold, it is a very rewarding career. Continue reading “Forensic Nurses: Helping Give Victims a Voice”
It’s one of the oldest catch-22s in the world. In order to get a good job, you need experience, but in order to get experience, you have to get a job. What is a newly graduated nurse to do in order to break into the field?
While you might not be able to jump right into your desired specialty, there are ways to get paying nursing jobs even when you don’t have years of experience. You simply have to know where and what to look for and be prepared to accept a position that might not be exactly what you had in mind. Continue reading “Finding Nursing Jobs with No Experience”
No one wants to feel like nothing more than an ID number on a file or a time-slot in a daily schedule. As a care provider, it is up to you to develop healthy relationships with your patients in order to give them the best quality care possible. Outcomes are often improved when there is a solid, trusting relationship between doctor and patient, so it’s worth your time to work to develop these connections. Here are a few important points to keep in mind as you work with your patients each day. Continue reading “Maintaining Healthy Patient-Provider Relationships”