Entering the Next Phase of connectRN’s Growth

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By Matthew Levesque, CEO The healthcare industry is in a constant state of change – from the adoption of innovative technologies to the introduction of ground-breaking treatments. But one thing that has remained constant is its ability to make a positive impact on people’s lives, particularly nurses. Nurses are the primary caregivers in healthcare facilities and have an overwhelming opportunity … Read More

Announcing connectRN’s new CEO, Matthew Levesque

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By Mike Wood Every entrepreneur has a goal to build a successful company that, when given the opportunity, flourishes regardless of who is at the helm. I am proud to say as the co-founder of connectRN that we have reached this point as a company. Today, I am excited to announce that Matthew Levesque is the new CEO of connectRN. … Read More

Breaking down nurse staffing and the Gig Economy

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By Mike Wood Gig economy. You’ve likely heard this term in the news, in conversations at work or home, or are living it. Gig economy is used to describe a workforce primarily comprised of temporary or flexible jobs. It’s closely associated with freelance workers. While the concept of working a “gig” has been around for decades, today’s work landscape has … Read More

Five Tips for a Nurse’s First Day at a New Facility

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As a nurse, your first day working at a new facility can be daunting. Everyone knows what it’s like to be the new person on the job – unfamiliar surroundings, new faces, different systems and processes – the list goes on. For connectRN nurses and clinicians, walking into a new facility is a regular occurrence that some are more comfortable … Read More

Redefining Per Diem Nursing

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The Latin phrase “per diem” translates to “by the day.” In the nursing community, per diem has traditionally referred to picking up one-off shifts either in addition to regularly scheduled shifts or in place of them. However, over the years, that practice and the definition of per diem nursing have evolved, and developed a common set of misconceptions among nurses … Read More

Celebrating Nurses Week: connectRN Recognizes the Unsung Heroes of Healthcare

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Michael Wood, Co-Founder & CEO Everyone’s life has been touched by a nurse, whether that person is a relative, friend or employed at your physician’s office. As the largest and most trusted professional workforce in the country, nurses are the heart of our healthcare system. They are the unsung heroes that help patients, ensure effective operations of any healthcare facility, … Read More

A Nurse’s Christmas

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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

Massachusetts Question 1: The Impact Of Mandated Nurse Staffing Ratios

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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

Compassion Fatigue In Critical Care

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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