Becoming a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is a career goal for many nurses. In fact, when I was in nursing school nearly half of the class stated that becoming a CRNA was their future goal. However, many nurses and nursing students are unclear of the process that must be followed in order to become a CRNA. In this blog post we’ll discuss some quick facts about CRNAs, average salary, career outlook, educational requirements and resources (including guides for exactly how to become a CRNA). As a bonus we’ve also listed some cool gifts and items that show pride in the profession.
Despite the job market taking a dip on a global scale, the nursing industry continues to develop alongside the rising need for qualified nurses. However, according to the American Society of Registered Nurses, 43 percent of registered nurses haven’t been able to find employment after 18 months between 1st Jan, 2009 and 31st March, 2010.
What is it really like to be a nurse?
There are so many people who get into nursing without having any idea what it is really like. And while we all know that you have to live it to even being to know if you will love it, wouldn’t it be nice to share your knowledge with a new generation of nurses? Oh, and as a huge bonus, you could win a ton of money to spend on Amazon.com.
I want you to get up tomorrow and the first through in your brain to be “Today is going to be a great day!” I want to you think this throughout your day and see how much better life treats you. I want you to look for good and you will find it. Because I want you to be happy. I want you to be fulfilled. I want you to thrive.
Nursing school is one of the most exciting, difficult, and stressful times in a nurses life. On the one hand you are totally excited to be accepted into a nursing program and are eager to learn. On the other hand, there are times when you aren’t even sure why you wanted to be a nurse to begin with and you feel like you’re just treading water. The highs and lows of nursing school are epic and no one enjoys every aspect of it.
Nursing is one of the fastest growing professions in the healthcare industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that that there are 2.7 million nurse practitioners in the healthcare industry and the number is expected to grow by 57% in 2020.
Nursing jobs have also been projected to grow quicker than average growth expected among other occupations in the U.S.
There any many celebrations and occasions that justify having an awesome nurse cake. Here are just a few:
Getting accepted into Nursing School
Graduating from Nursing School
Getting your first nursing job
Getting a promotion into a administrative nursing job
Coming off a 5 day stretch of 12 hours shifts
Okay… so the last one may have been a little much, but there are still plenty of awesome reasons to have a nurse themed cake.
Check out these awesome Nurse and medical themed cakes found on Pinterest.
imageAs a nurse it’s hard to find the time to exercise. Heck, it’s hard to find the energy for it! Read on for tools for fitting your exercise in as a busy nurse.
Sometimes as nurses we don’t have time to exercise. On top of that we just don’t have the energy. Working 12 hour shifts feels like a marathon in and of itself.
But this work-exercise see-saw can turn into an unhealthy, vicious cycle. If I don’t work out- I feel tired. Too tired? I just can’t get up the energy to work out. It goes on and on. Round and round. And it’s hard to get on top of our energy levels if we’re exhausted!
I’ve teamed up with Scrubs Magazine to make sure you get an awesome dose of nursing content. Each month I’ll be rounding up some of my favorite articles and sharing them with you. This month is all about appreciating being a nurse, ways to improve your nursing, and cool nursing bling. I’ve also include a few extra bonus article just in case you are thirsty for more nurse-blog goodness.
Take a peek at these awesome Scrubs Magazine articles and let me know what you think.