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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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.
The holy grail of fall drinks: the Pumpkin Spice Latte
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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There 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”
Nursing is a truly inspiring and thoroughly rewarding career like no other, however, for all of the amazing things we experience on a daily basis, there are also tough parts to deal with, like stress, long hours and struggling to make time for family. Yet, despite these struggles, nursing is full of exceptional people that do amazing life changing things.
If you’ve decided to become a nurse, it’s likely that you’ve been inspired by some wonderful and caring nurses that you have encountered throughout your life – we know we have. These nurses are the ones that comfort and care in exactly the right way; the ones that excel in the profession. But what is it that made them so inspirational? While the characteristics of a nurse can differ, there are some traits they all need in order to be successful.
Here are some qualities of a good nurse that make them perfect for the job: Continue reading “The Top 10 Qualities & Characteristics Every Nurse Should Have”
In nursing, there are a lot of different things that can cause a dangerous or unsafe situation. From lifting patients and moving equipment to dealing with combative people or bullying coworkers, there are a lot of harmful things to be concerned about. It is everyone’s job to make sure that you and your patients are in the safest situation possible. Here are some great tips that can help you to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others. Continue reading “Everyday Safety Tips for Nurses”
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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