Best Electives for Nursing and Medical Students

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When working toward a degree in nursing, pre-med, or other health care professions, there are many required courses and prerequisites that may take over your class schedule. Electives are also necessary, but making decisions about the right elective courses can be a challenge. Do you want something fun? Something easy? Something that will be a help to you in your future career?  Here are a few great electives choices and how they can come into play in your medical career. Continue reading “Best Electives for Nursing and Medical Students”

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Winning the Battle to Work the Hours You Were Hired For

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UK labour group workSMART recently celebrated the 10th annual “Work Your Proper Hours Day” which they encourage everyone on Earth to observe every 24th of February. That’s the date by which the average person would be done working for free if they put in all their unpaid overtime hours at once.

Whether you’re working long hours in a yearly-salary position at a clinic or hospital or doing shift work that pays more the more shifts you take on, odds are, you probably worked more than 8 hours yesterday, didn’t sit down for 2 or more meals, didn’t spend more than an hour with friends and/or family, and didn’t get anywhere near the sleep you need to function properly.

According to a 2004 study, 40% of shifts worked by U.S. nurses lasted longer than 12 hours. The same study found that overtime, shifts longer than 12 hours, and work weeks much longer than 40 hours led to dramatic decreases in productivity, and increases in errors.

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The Most Technologically Advanced Schools in America

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While you can’t actually “buy” progress, and infrastructure alone can’t create innovation, having a technologically advanced research base with ample facilities can definitely help facilitate breakthroughs.

With that in mind, here’s a spotlight on some of the most technologically-advanced schools for – or including – medical research, in four key categories:
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20 Reasons Why It’s Great To Be A Soliant Travel Health Professional

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  1. Excellent Benefits: Soliant travel allied health professionals have wonderful benefits, such as health insurance, dental and vision coverage, a matching 401(k) program, life insurance, reimbursement for continuing education and licensing fees, travel money, and many other things you’re probably not getting from your current job.
  1. Great pay: travel health professionals often earn significantly more than their stationary counterparts. If you are willing to work night shifts, overtime, weekends, and holidays, simply let your Soliant recruiter know and you will see a pretty attractive paycheck for your extended efforts. As you gain more experience working in different settings and roles. You’ll be able to command top dollar for learning an array of skills and expertise.
  1. Job Security: Travel allied health professionals have the advantage of working where and when they are needed. When you’re not needed anymore, you go somewhere else that needs you. With our vast network of resources and contacts, Soliant Health provides nursing jobs virtually anywhere in the U.S. The best part is that words like “downsizing”, “layoff”, or reorganization” will mean nothing to you. Continue reading “20 Reasons Why It’s Great To Be A Soliant Travel Health Professional”
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Notes from an Experienced Nurse to a New Graduate

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You made it — you got through nursing school, and after celebrating your fantastic accomplishment, it’s time to start thinking about the future. As prepared as your education made you, nothing’s the same as actually working in the field. That’s why this article is full of advice from experienced nurses and even new nurses who learned what’s necessary to survive the realm of nursing. Here are three tips to keep in mind when starting your career.

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Questions Nurses Can Answer in Interviews to Ease Employers’ Fears

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You may look like a fantastic job candidate on a piece of paper. Maybe your resume is full of fantastic qualifications, and maybe you performed extremely well at one of the best nursing schools. But the nursing industry is still competitive, and employers want to know more about their potential employees. Meeting the knowledge and experience requirements is just one part of the job screening process. They want to know who you are, what you love, and how hard you work. Continue reading “Questions Nurses Can Answer in Interviews to Ease Employers’ Fears”

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