Basic Tenets of Nursing Ethics
The American Nurses Association created a Code of Ethics that can be summed up in a few points:
- Compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every patient.
- Primary commitment is to the patient.
- Advocacy to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient.
- Responsibility and accountability for individual nursing practice to provide optimum patient care.
- Maintenance of personal integrity, safety, competence, and professional growth.
- Establishment, maintenance, and improvement of healthcare environments and conditions of employment in order to provide quality care.
- Advancement of the profession through various contributions.
- Collaboration with other healthcare professionals.
- Responsibility for articulating nursing values and maintaining the integrity of the profession and its practice Continue reading “Basic Tenets of Nursing Ethics”
Top 10 Traits Every Speech Language Pathologist Should Have
Speech language pathology is a rewarding career for the right type of person. Often working in varying conditions with a variety of clients, a speech language pathology career is not for the faint of heart. If you’re currently in the field, or considering this career path, here are 10 traits that every speech language pathologist (SLP) should possess or work on building. Continue reading “Top 10 Traits Every Speech Language Pathologist Should Have”
This past March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that job growth in the healthcare sector was outpacing growth from 2011, accounting for one out of every 5 new jobs created this year.
What’s especially interesting about these numbers is that about 75% of those healthcare jobs are – and will be – in nursing.
While not every nursing school graduate and current nurse looking for work found a job in 2012 (and many who did find jobs did so only after many months of searching and interviewing), population growth, an aging workforce, and an aging population will likely create an ongoing need for many more nurses in virtually every state…
Continue reading “Which States Will Need Nurses Most in 2013?”
Nursing school can lead to hundreds of different types jobs and dozens of careers, including the challenging and higher-paying ($60,000 for entry-level head-nurse jobs to more than $150,000 for executive manager positions) avenue of nursing administration.
Most new nurse administrators begin as department managers or staff supervisors and can seek to work-up to becoming department heads or assistant administrators.
Eventually, such professionals may even become administrators or chief executive officer of a facility.
Sure he or she needs to be a confident and decisive communicator, organizer, and consensus-builder with a vast knowledge of nursing science and professional nursing in-practice.
But there’s more.
Whether you’re looking to go through college at the graduate level in hopes of becoming a nurse administrator or looking to do so through retraining, here below are a few traits to aspire to. Continue reading “10 Traits of Highly Effective Nurse Administrators”
The Changing Careerscape for Nurses: Where are the Jobs?
With the economy in jeopardy and jobs becoming scarce, nursing has consistently come out on top as a recession-proof job. The prevailing wisdom is that there’s always a need, the U.S. has a chronic nursing shortage, nursing can’t be outsourced…and there are 80 million baby boomers retiring, which means nurses retiring and an aging population that needs more care. And then there’s the Affordable Health Care Act to factor in. We should be swimming in nursing opportunities, right? Yet many new grads are finding jobs more difficult to find than anticipated, so what’s going on here? Continue reading “The Changing Careerscape for Nurses: Where are the Jobs?”
It’s 8 am and you:
a) forgot you had a job interview at 9:30
b) just got off a call from a hospital/clinic asking if you could come in for a desirable job interview at 9:30
c) have been asked to attend a job interview much earlier than you expected
There are a decent number of “last minute job interview” guides to prepare for a job as little as a day in advance – but in this day & age, let’s get real: Sometimes – for whatever reason – you and/or an employer may not even have a day…
…So if you ever find yourself staring down the barrel of a job interview where minutes count, here’s what you do: Continue reading “Last Minute Job Prep Guide”