Anxiety, 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”
While we are often impressed by many of the educators we employ, it is extraordinarily special to have them recognized by the school district in which we place them. We get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside knowing that we are able to match individuals to their dream jobs, and that their talent is being utilized and appreciated. Take Keshia Porter, for instance. She is a school psychologist working in the Aurora Public School District and was given the Sharp Staff Award for her exemplary work ethic and dedication towards her 7th grade students. This is what Jessica Rodriguez Bracy, the AWCPA Assistant Principal, had to say about her. Continue reading “Outstanding School Psychologist Spotlight: Keshia Porter”
For several years now, virtual medicine has been starting to meet the primary care needs of remote, rural, and underserved communities.
But now it may also be an efficient alternative to in person treatment of basic medical problems.
Several companies are hosting online doctor visits where physicians and patients interact by phone or the Web.
The appointment proceeds similarly to how a face-to-face visit works: the patient describes symptoms and the doctor creates a prescription.
The big difference is that there’s no wait time, no travel involved, and visits can be completed within 15 minutes.
But are such visits getting everything done that an in-person experience needs to? Continue reading “Are Virtual Visits More Efficient?”
If it’s all you can do to find the hours to volunteer your time to a good cause, but still want to help make a difference in a medical cause on a larger scale than day-to-day work, don’t worry…
There are dozens of charities well-aligned to advance the ideals of nurses and their patients, on a global scale.
Here are 9 of the most effective charities that are especially meaningful for nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Such charities are formally categorized as effective when they spend at least 75 per cent of their budget directly on programs, have open-book status for disclosure of their financial information, and – most importantly – by the amount of good they do through the extent of help they offer to people: Continue reading “9 Effective Nursing-Friendly Charities”
Over the last decade, the number of nurse practitioners working in the U.S. has exploded from an estimated 97,000 to more than 189,000.
According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, these NPs are working in all areas of specialization.
Thanks to the triple-headed healthcare challenge that includes sweeping reforms, the looming doctor shortage of 2020 (and-beyond), and the skyrocketing medical needs of baby boomers, nurse practitioners are more in demand than ever: That’s good news if you’re already in this field and better news if you’re considering going into it. Continue reading “A Look at the Nurse Practitioner Salary Explosion”
With a projected shortage of 45,000-90,000 primary care doctors by the year 2020, it’s no wonder we’re worried these days about whether there are (or will be) enough MDs for primary care.
So are there too many specialists in the U.S.? Here’s a look at both sides of the coin: Continue reading “Are There Too Many Specialists?”