So close, but so far away – That’s probably the best way I’ve ever heard the second job interview summed-up: At this point, you’ve made your way past dozens, perhaps thousands of candidates to the next (maybe even final!) round of assessments for an hourly-wage job, a clinical role, or a high-responsibility executive job at a hospital, clinic, or health-related company. Continue reading “The Second Job Interview: What To Expect and How To Prepare”
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:
It is always in the best interest of a job seeker to enter a career that has promising growth. When a job market is expected to have increased demand in the future, this is promising for job security. The medical field is one industry that will continue to see growth. If you are interested in starting a career in the medical field and not sure what route to take, check out this list of medical professions that will be in demand for the future.
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”
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.
Night shifts can cause a myriad of challenges that wreak havoc on your body and mind.
Working in artificial light can shut down your melatonin production, which helps regulate digestion, hormones, and your ability to think clearly.
Disrupting your circadian rhythms can interfere with sleep patterns.
And there’s usually no where to go exercise in the middle of the night, even for a brisk walk to help you wake up (assuming you can get away for a break.)
If you plan it carefully, though, your night-time diet can be your secret weapon for to staying awake, being alert, and maintaining a healthy weight. Continue reading “Is This the Best Diet for RNs Working Night Shifts?”