mHealth and Technology in Action: 3 Apps to Improve Your Health

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My favorite thing about technology is that is makes things easier. Smartphone apps can be a huge help by creating healthy habit through a convenient and motivating source. Here are 3 FREE mHealth Apps that will help make getting and staying health easier:

Take a Bite Out of Needle Pain with Buzzy on Shark Tank

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Buzzy is a small vibrating device that looks like a bumble bee and is paired along with a small wing-shaped ice pack. Used together, the ice pack and the vibrations work together to provide pain management for needle sticks. At first I thought what Amy was describing was merely distraction, but it’s actually some pretty deep scientific stuff that is backed by clinical trials and years and years of research (and a ton of happy customer testimonials).

Why Get Your Master’s In Nursing? [Infographic]

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Did you know that the salary of an RN can stall at a certain point? Nurses who earn an MSN on average see a wage increase of nearly $40 an hour. The visual also addresses additional economic benefits of pursuing an MSN along with projections for the increased need in the profession, job satisfaction and other interesting tidbits.

Nurse Practitioner or Doctor of Nursing Practice? [Infographic]

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Highly-educated nurses are increasingly depended on for primary care due to physician shortages. And, when it comes to the medical field, the number of programs nurses can take to further their education is countless.

But, with so many programs out there, how is one to choose the path that’s right for them? Looking at factors such as work experience, passions, available time for studying, and financial goals is a good first step. Check out this infographic below, which compares two nursing programs: nurse practitioner and doctor of nursing practice.

15 People Who Had the Biggest Impact on Nursing [Infographic]

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Nursing has evolved and changed over time. It would not be what it is today without many influential and hardworking nurses. While you may know some of the more famous, such as Florence Nightingale or Clara Barton, you may be less familiar with others who impacted the nursing profession.

Nurses Online for Nurses Offline [Infographic]

Nurses Online for Nurses Offline [Infographic]

Nurs3w are coming together online to discuss many aspects of their careers. We share funny stories, tragedies, what we’ve learned, and what we hope to learn. There are many forums, facebook groups, and other large forums to connect with other nurses. There are also great nursing blogs and tumblr accounts that can give more specialty specific looks at the nursing profession.

Male Vs. Female Nurses [Infographic]

Male Vs. Female Nurses Infographic

As the world changes, there will be an increased need for nurses. Many men shy away from joining the nursing profession due to gender stereotypes. According to the latest statistics, of all of the nurses currently on the job, only 5.8% are men. This means that more than 94% of nurses are women.

The economy is one in which male nurses can have a promising career. Over 700,000 jobs in the industry will be available in the next few years. Men typically earn more than $1,100 per week which is a competitive starting salary in today’s job market.

Picture of Mental Health [Infographic]

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With the recent tragedies we are all unfortunately familiar with there has been an increased interest in mental health. We are starting to pay attention to the conditions that can make daily life a challenge for many. With about 25 percent of American adults reporting moderate to severe mental health issues there is no denying that most who read this infographic are touched by mental health directly or indirectly. Having an increased understanding can help us all to better cope with each other.

Smartphone Users by the Numbers [Infographic]

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The numbers of smartphones we have and the amount of money we spend on them continuously rises.

Something interesting to note is that even though the economy is poor we keep spending money on smartphones. Our spending decreased on clothing, food, and non-phone entertainment, but smartphone related entertainment rose by $67 annually. There are around 700k Android Apps, 600k iPhone Apps, and 100k Windows phone apps.

Why Become a Nurse? [Infographic]

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In 2012 “Nurse” was number 1 in U.S. News Best Jobs of 2012. Nursing is ranked number 1 for new jobs between 2010-2020. In a rocky economy, a career with steady rise of available positions is always attractive. My personal favorite reason why nursing is #1 is that nursing has consistently been ranked as number 1 in honesty and ethical standards by Gallop poll for the past 11 years. I appreciate a profession that’s trustworthy and honest.