Top 5 Stats for Per Diem RNs

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The Pros and Cos of Per Diem Nursing

The Pros and Cons: Per Diem Nurse

A per diem nurse fills a critical on-the-spot need for hospitals and other care facilities on short notice. The nature of “here and now” creates the utmost demand, offering lucrative benefits for those considering the per diem contract. In addition, a per diem nurse ultimately helps fulfill a support role to offset patient counts with […]

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reduce nurse burnout

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Nurse Burnout

Burnout is very common within the nursing profession. You start your career off burning out with energy and enthusiasm. However, you’re not alone if you feel that heat and light begin to dwindle. If left unaddressed over a long period, burnout can have tremendous negative repercussions for everyone involved. Nurse burnout results from long shifts, […]

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Getting Your Nurse Licensure Compact

Getting Your Nurse Licensure Compact

Licensure is a rite of passage for the nursing profession. Licensing is necessary to take on the ideal gigs and get top dollar. Getting the proper licensing is critical, especially for anyone looking to be a registered nurse who is interested in per diem or travel jobs. This article reviews the Nurse Licensure Compact, (NLC) as […]

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Why Nurses Should Earn a BSN?

Importance of Nurses Earning a BSN

If you’re already working as a Registered Nurse, you might wonder if getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is worth it, because let’s face it, earning a BSN is a significant investment of time and money. However, there are two main reasons why earning a BSN is the best next step for your nursing career. […]

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9 Benefits of Joining a Professional Nursing Organization

9 Whys to Join a Professional Nursing Organization

Nursing associations are organizations devoted to the professional and personal development of members and to the general advancement of the profession. Joining a professional nursing association is essential due to the ever-changing field of nursing. Nursing organizations empower nurses to stay up to date on current practices. Joining a professional nursing association provides resources, information, […]

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Men in Nursing Enter a Predominantly Female Career Field

Men Enter A Primarily Female Career

In recent years the nursing profession has been perceived as the smart profession to pursue, as it’s known to provide financial security and long-term employment, something that’s not necessarily guaranteed in other more precarious fields where outsourcing poses a real threat to job security. With a flexible schedule and the ability to choose from a […]

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What Factors Influence Job Satisfaction for Nurses?

What Factors Are Influencing Job Satisfaction for Nurses?

A reciprocal relationship often exists between job satisfaction and performance: The more satisfied you are with your job, the better you perform. Meanwhile, as performance rises, so does job satisfaction. Therefore, understanding satisfaction is an important part of maximizing engagement and performance while minimizing dissatisfaction, burnout, and turnover. We can think of no sector wherein […]

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2020 Top Nursing Jobs Outside the Hospital

The Best 2020 Nursing Jobs: Outside the Hospital

Alternative jobs for nurses, often in nonclinical settings, give registered nurses several options to pursue specialized interests. Nurses who do not want to work at hospitals can work at other healthcare facilities, including nursing homes and community medical clinics. Options outside of the hospital allow nurses to interact with the public, serve as educators within […]

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Is Nursing the Right Profession for You?

Is Nursing the Right Career for You?

When deliberating career options, many try to imagine themselves in certain roles to see if it’s right for them. For nursing, one might imagine sitting at a patient’s bedside, comforting them during a trying time of illness. They may envision working closely with doctors, helping them make critical decisions to save a patient’s life. While […]

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7 Steps to Become a More Culturally Sensitive Nurse

The 7 Steps To Be A Culturally Sensitive Nurse

Many nurses might regard a patient who refuses to take a certain medication, constantly has a roomful of visitors, or demands that a family member feeds him as noncompliant. However, nurses who dig deeper may discover these behaviors are a product of the patient’s cultural beliefs and values and deep-rooted ideologies that nurses can preserve […]

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The Pros and Cons of Travel Nursing

Pros and Cons: Travel Nursing

Like any profession, travel nursing can have its ups and downs. You’ll have long and stressful days, but you’ll also meet amazing people who are there to help. You’ll get to travel the country, but you might have occasional bouts of homesickness. You’ll make good money, but you won’t get the traditional benefits of full-time […]

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When Nurses See More than Birth and Babies

Nurses See Beyond Birth and Babies

What is a perinatal nurse? Perinatal nurses help care for women and babies throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, and usually up until the new baby is around a month old. Perinatal nurses educate their pregnant female patients about their unborn child. One of the largest roles of a perinatal nurse is to teach patients, spouses, […]

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What Type of Nurse Should You Be?

The Type of Nurse You Should Be?

Figuring out what type of nurse you should be can realistically be broken down into two sections. The first is nursing career categories and nursing job specialties. Finding out which nursing career category you might be interested in will help determine which field of nursing you might wish to pursue. The nursing job specialty will […]

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Mental Health and Psychological Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental Health and COVID-19

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeps across the world, it is causing widespread concern, fear, and stress, all of which are natural and normal reactions to the changing and uncertain situation that everyone finds themselves in. It seems inevitable that caring for patients in the high-stakes context of COVID-19 will take its toll on the […]

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How Registered Nurses Can Practice Patient Advocate Nursing

Learning How Nurses Practice Patient Advocate Nursing

What is patient advocacy? According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), the definition of Patient Advocacy is: Protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities; Prevention of illness and injury; Alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response Advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. From years, Patient Advocacy […]

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