7 Inspirational Stories For Nurses That Will Remind You Why You Got Into Nursing

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It can seem like a thankless job at times. Then something comes along to remind you why you get up in the morning and do it in the first place. Here are 7 inspiring stories about being a nurse that might just have such an effect on you.

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Team Building Activities for Nurses

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Nursing StaffAnxiety, anger, guilt, pressure, resentment, and other forms of stress are toxic for nurses and nursing staffs.

While it doesn’t seem like there’s even enough time for day-to-day patient care, life-and-death decisions, and other responsibilities, taking the time to strengthen your team can be harmless at worst and transformative at best. Continue reading “Team Building Activities for Nurses”

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Nursing Pay By State

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Online lists stating the average pay for nurses nationwide can vary wildly and often suggest that huge rises or drop have occurred, but what’s the final word on how (and what) nurses actually get paid under various circumstances? We take a look at the most up-to-date numbers and what the statistics can – and can’t – tell us.

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Is Per Diem Work Right for You?

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Per Diem Healthcare WorkerPer diem work provides a variety of pros and cons. Could your schedule use a change?

What is the Meaning of a Per Diem Job?

Have you ever considered working per diem? Not sure what per diem actually means? “Per diem” is latin for “per day” or “for each day.” In healthcare, it is a type of position in which the professional’s work hours vary from week to week, depending on how much the professional prefers to work and how much work the facility needs. Many medical professionals work per diem to pick up some extra money in addition to their full-time positions, but others choose to only work per diem shifts without having a full-time job. Continue reading “Is Per Diem Work Right for You?”

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Landing a Nursing Job in Seattle, Washington

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Pike Place Market at night in Seattle, Washington. The popular tourist destination opened in 1907 and is one of the oldest continuously operated public markets in the United states.

Land a Nursing Job in Seattle, Washington!

Living and working in Seattle is a dream come true for many people. There’s gorgeous scenery, from the Puget Sound and Lake Washington to Mount Rainier and the Cascades, and more coffee shops per capita than anywhere else in the United States. The region boasts a diverse music scene, fabulous dining, competitive professional sports teams, lovely mild summers and high-tech headquarters of companies like Amazon and Microsoft. And of course, the area is home to tourist spots like the Space Needle, a number of museums, and there’s the Pike Place Market, the area’s most popular visitor destination, which features more than 200 vendors and farmers selling their wares. Continue reading “Landing a Nursing Job in Seattle, Washington”

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Choosing a Career as an ER Nurse

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Becoming an emergency room nurse is not for the faint of heart, but it can be a rewarding career. 

As an ER nurse, you are expected to think quickly and have a tough stomach. The emergency medicine lifestyle also comes with certain challenges. The ER is an intense environment and you’ll be tasked with providing care to a wide range of patients and conditions. 

To help you choose the nursing speciality that’s right for you, let’s look at a typical ER Nurse job description and how to become an ER nurse.

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