The Pros and Cons of Nursing Unions

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Nursing UnionAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20.4% percent of RNs and 10 percent of LPNs and LVNs in the U.S. are union members.

What’s more, unionized nurses can earn an average of $200-$400 more per week than non-unionized nurses.

So why not join a union? It turns out, doing so is a more complex (and personal) issue than just signing up and cashing-in on the extra pay (if applicable) and other benefits – real or perceived.

Here’s a quick look at some of the upsides and pitfalls of having such representation:

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Top 12 TV Nurses: Famous Fictional Nurses

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Top television nursesThroughout the years of television, medical TV shows have always been an awesome source of entertainment. On top of any character drama, emergency healthcare situations add another level of suspense that helps create some enthralling television. As a healthcare staffing company that works with real-life nurses every day, Soliant wanted to take a look at some awesome nurses portrayed on TV over the years, starting with #12 and ending with our choice for the most amazing TV nurse of all. Continue reading “Top 12 TV Nurses: Famous Fictional Nurses”

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What is Crisis Pay in Nursing & Travel Jobs?

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Crisis Response NurseIn this COVID-19 pandemic, many media outlets are talking about “crisis pay.” The question of who should get crisis pay and who is getting it is a hot topic at a time when many people such as healthcare providers are having to work extra hours and take extra risks in order to do their jobs. But what is crisis pay? What does it look like, who gets it, and when?

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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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