A Job for the Long Haul
Nov14

A Job for the Long Haul

Perhaps you’re new to the field of nursing – a recent graduate – or you’ve been in the field for a while and are looking for greener pastures. While the latter group brings with them real experience of what it is like to work their specific clinic, office or hospital, it doesn’t necessarily put them in a prime position to choose their next job wisely. It is human nature to gravitate toward what we are used to. This eases any learning...

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Career in Nursing
May10

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Career in Nursing

So, you want to be a nurse. You’ve come to this decision after much thought and consideration. Perhaps it’s because you are attached to the idea of taking a principle role in the healing process. Maybe it’s because you are enamored with the field of medicine. Or, as is the case with many nurses, you are being called to this profession. With your decision made about your direction, it’s time to choose your path. There are countless...

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When Will Male Nurses Just Be Called Nurses?
May06

When Will Male Nurses Just Be Called Nurses?

Without a care of being “politically correct,” the character played by Robert De Niro in the hilarious movie Meet the Parents, openly questions his daughter’s boyfriend — Gaylord Focker — about his choice of a career. The boyfriend is a nurse; or as they are commonly referred to: a male nurse. Granted, it is a career overwhelmingly chosen by women, yet men enter this field for the same reasons as their female counterparts. They care...

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Case Management Nurses: A Hot Commodity
Apr30

Case Management Nurses: A Hot Commodity

The nursing shortage, which is expected to be in full force for another decade at least, creates many ripple effects that threaten the health of many Americans. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing this shortage is being fueled by the aging Baby Boomer generation and their pending need for health care. With this shortage comes an equally potential shortage of case management nurses. What causes this shortage?...

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Top 5 Locations for Healthcare Jobs in America
Mar23

Top 5 Locations for Healthcare Jobs in America

The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics states that in 2008 there were 14.3 million jobs in the healthcare industry, but by 2018 another 3.2 million will be created. Those are unbelievable numbers. Maybe you just graduated with your degree, or perhaps you are looking for a change of scenery. Get out your notebook and jot down these markets to explore first. According to The Best Health Care Degrees, the top five cities for healthcare...

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What NOT to do on your next job interview
Mar11

What NOT to do on your next job interview

You’re educated and experienced — or maybe you’re just educated and looking for your first full-time job in nursing. Making the right impression is always important on any job interview. And since nursing intertwines skills and personality, that first impression is even more important. The American Nurses Association offers five tips for what you should do on an interview. You can read those, but make sure you understand what you...

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