Scoff if you will at the tin-foil-hat-wearing doomsday-observers as emergency kits and inhibitions go flying off the shelves, but – assuming you’re not running for the hills as well – your workplace may soon be affected by the so-called “end of the world” on December 21, 2012.
Of course, just like Y2K, all the polar-flips, rogue phantom planets, solar storms (which will flare up soon as part of a regular 11-year cycle) and the end of the Mayan calendar (it’s actually just the end of the current Mayan calendar before the next one kicks in) are unlikely to result in anything beyond an unusually paranoid winter solstice this year.
But that may not stop the American public at-large from throwing the usual pace of healthcare use for a loop, come “apocalypse” time.
Here are a few ways “the end of the world” could affect healthcare in the U.S.: Continue reading “Ways the 2012 “Apocalypse” Might Affect Healthcare”
There is good news for those contemplating becoming a nurse in the coming years, job opportunities are on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook is excellent for registered nurses and jobs in the field of nursing are expected to increase at a faster rate than in other areas. The one caveat is that positions in hospitals are not expected to increase as dramatically as in other areas because of reduced patient time in the facilities and the increased offerings in specialty facilities for procedures once offered only in hospitals. Not only are these jobs becoming more readily available, they are also great jobs to have. The U.S. News and World Report listed registered nurse as the best job for 2012 in the field of health care and also overall out of all the jobs profiled. It topped the list because of the projected growth in the industry, current employment rates, average salary, and job satisfaction. Continue reading “Which Nursing Job is Easier to Find – ICU Nurse, ER Nurse, or OR Nurse?”
Are you really going to rock your future employer’s world on the job? Prove it by treating the interview you just snagged just like one (or two) of your most brilliant days at work.
Need some insights? Try incorporating some (or all) of the seven concepts below into your game before, during, and after the big day:
Before the interview:
Caught on tape Continue reading “7 Things You Can Do Today to Become a “Master Interviewee””
According to a recent poll…Actually who knows what the polls or voters will say in the coming months?
Come November 6, things in Washington could stay largely unchanged or shift radically, depending on the outcome of the upcoming presidential election.
What Could Change? Continue reading “How a Republican White House Could Change Healthcare”
Perhaps you’re looking to start out right your first year on the conference circuit.
Perhaps you’ve got a yearly budget or allowance for professional development and want to make the most of it.
Or maybe you’re looking for a snapshot of what conferences are happening this year in a particular month or specialty.
Either way, we’ve got you covered below, with our picks for the top conferences in each of several specialties for 2012: Continue reading “Top 50 Medical Conferences in 2012 by Profession”