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
If you follow healthcare news, you have likely heard about the nursing shortage across America. As the number of people in need of care have increased, the growth rate of our nurse population has slowed. The inability for nurse supply to meet nurse demand has led to a widespread nurse shortage that has no immediate end in sight. Why has … Read More
Completing your training, passing your exam, and being listed on your state’s registry as a certified nursing assistant is only the beginning. Now it’s time to find Certified Nursing Assistant jobs near you. CNAs are in high demand in the following three healthcare settings: 1.) Long-term care and nursing homes This is a great stepping stone into a CNA career. … Read More
Ever wanted to become a travel nurse, but weren’t sure how to do it? Travel nurses are in high demand – they have some of the most comprehensive knowledge of hospital systems of any nurse type. Not only do you get the benefits of going to new places, but travel nurses gain invaluable and varied professional experience wherever the jobs … 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!