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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9 Must-Haves for Nurses This Fall

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Fall is here. That means it’s time to break out the flannel, rake the fallen leaves, and gear up for some serious holiday prepping. Whether you’re embarking on your first or last travel nursing assignment, we’ve got just the things you need to make your fall season the most bountiful one yet.

        1. The holy grail of fall drinks: the Pumpkin Spice Latte

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          In this day and age, there are very few things more representative of the fall season than the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  And it’s here to provide autumn warmth and a caffeine boost… for at least a few more weeks. Perk up for your next shift – be sure to grab your cup today!

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4 Reasons School Nursing is a Rewarding Career Choice

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school nurse job benefitsThere are many directions that you can go with your career in nursing, but many find that school nursing is one of the most rewarding paths that a nurse can take. At a glance, the idea of becoming a school nurse might seem a bit on the boring side, doling out band-aids and calling parents to pick up kids who have fallen victim to the latest stomach bug. The reality, though, is that school nursing is a very challenging and rewarding career for those who decide to go into the field. Here are four reasons school nursing is a rewarding career choice. Continue reading “4 Reasons School Nursing is a Rewarding Career Choice”

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