In the world of nursing, job change is a regular path to promotion or at least getting out of an unsatisfactory situation. However, for whatever reason you have decided to leave your nursing job, it’s essential to have a positive exit strategy. Your last impression of your current job can impact your career prospects for years to come.
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According 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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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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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”
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve certainly heard that this flu season is one of the worst in recent history. With widespread cases of influenza in virtually every state, all at the same time, health care providers everywhere are fighting to stay on top of the heavy patient load they are facing with this epidemic. This creates a stressful situation for both physicians, nurses, support staff, and patients.
So how do you handle such a challenging flu season? While you likely can’t avoid feeling the strain, there are some things that you can do to help protect your patients and yourself from further spreading illness. Continue reading “Handling a Challenging Flu Season”
With gift-giving holidays around the corner, it’s time to start making your holiday shopping lists, especially for the staff that simplifies your life and the nurses who are your right hand. It can be difficult to personalize each and every gift, but you don’t want to pass out fruitcakes and call it a day. Here are some thoughtful gift ideas that can help you acknowledge and appreciate everyone that you work with throughout the holiday season. Continue reading “10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Nurses and Medical Staff”