By Keren Avnery BSN, RN When you work in a hospital, the holidays can be a strange time. Two years ago, when I worked on a step-down unit at a prominent inner city hospital in Philadelphia, I was at the final junction of many a-holiday-gone-wrong. One Christmas Eve, one of my patients (to whom I will now refer as Edward) … Read More
By Keren Avnery, BSN, RN This November in Massachusetts, there is a proposed 2018 ballot question that would mandate nurse staffing ratios in hospitals (not Skilled Nursing Homes or Long Term Care facilities). This question has the power to completely transform the state’s healthcare system. To date, with the exception of Intensive Care Units, California is the only other state … Read More
BY ANNE MARIE STANLEY “The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet” (Remen, 1996) According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Employment Projections 2014-2024, Registered Nursing is listed among the top occupations in terms … Read More
BY KEREN AVNERY, RN The nursing profession comes with the opportunity to choose many different types of jobs that can fit your lifestyle. You can have a full time job, a part time job, a per diem job, or a combination of these types. Each type of job comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. So which one is right … Read More
By Keren Avnery, RN When asked, “Why did you become a nurse?”, the statement most nurses made as the reason for entering the nursing profession was that they wanted to care for people.¹ However, in our modern healthcare system, the term “care” has mushroomed into meaning much more than it once did. Nurses today play a variety of roles at the … Read More
What is a Hospital Staffing Model? Research has shown that a nurse’s schedule can directly impact patient care and health. A nurse who is stressed because of low staff levels and overworked due to poor scheduling makes more errors and can become burnt out (Heiser, 2016). With so much at stake, it can be difficult for hospitals and nurse managers … Read More
Massachusetts is known for its colonial history, the birthplace of the American Revolution, and thick Boston accents. What you may not know about the Eastern state is that it’s a great place for nurses. In the United States, Massachusetts is tenth in employment numbers with about 79,500 nurses, however, they are ranked third in the country for salary!
Although there are probably hundreds of different ways for nurses to make more money, we selected our top 7 favorites for you. The majority of these ways to make more money are an augmentation or extension of your full-time job. They range from continuing an education (specializing your nursing expertise) to even starting your own business.
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