Have you ever considered becoming a maker nurse? Nurse inventions are being used by healthcare professionals every day to improve patient care. It really makes a lot of sense, if you think about it. Nurses are natural problem solvers. They think on their toes and work on the fly to solve problems for their patients. If they're … [Read more...] about Nurse Inventions – Could You Become a Maker Nurse?
Become a Nurse
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. It's nurse surprising since CRNAs are some of the highest paid nurses with earning potential much higher than the typical registered nurse salary. … [Read more...] about CRNA: Nurse Anesthetist Career Guide
In 2011, a certified nurse-midwife assisted 7.8% of all births in the United States. Women are choosing midwives over traditional birthing options because of the individualized care they receive, a greater incidence of full-term births, and lower rates of Caesarean sections. Birthing a child in the U.S. can feel sterile, and … [Read more...] about Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Certified Nurse Midwife? [Infographic]
No one will argue that nursing is a challenging career.But even with the challenge, there are sometimes when we get tired of doing the same thing day in and day out. The monotony of a demanding routine can become too much for us and we need a change. Unfortunately, for many nurses this is the time when they decide to leave … [Read more...] about Interested in a Career Change? Consider Becoming a Flight Nurse!
Guest Blogger: Jenna If you are looking to change careers, consider that there are several opportunities within the medical field. For example, there is a very high demand for medical assistants, and this particular career path also provides ample opportunity for growth and advancement. What is a Medical … [Read more...] about Career Options and Outlook for Medical Assistants
It's possible to use your ability to find problems with the world to do good by channeling that skill into becoming an expert nurse consultant. What is an Expert Nurse Consultant? While there are many specialties in nursing that you can specialize to become an expert in, the basic gist of being an expert nurse consultant is … [Read more...] about Become an Expert Nurse Consultant Instead of a Complainer
Guest Blogger: Joe Whyte Healthcare professions are growing at a rapid pace and nursing is projected to be one of the quickest growing careers over the next five years. Certified nursing professionals are in high demand, so if you are considering a career in nursing, you have made a great choice. You can attend courses in a … [Read more...] about Things to Consider When Choosing to Become a Nurse
It’s no secret that the nursing profession is one of the most demanding fields in healthcare today. This infographic by University of San Francisco’s Online MSN takes a close look at how obtaining a Master’s in Nursing can help existing nurses further both their education and their careers. Roles as clinical nurse leaders, … [Read more...] about Why Get Your Master’s In Nursing? [Infographic]
The nursing shortage and an issue that affects many areas of healthcare. It can cause problems with staffing units safely, paying nurses fairly, and generally caring for an aging patient population. Few people can understand why, when unemployment consistently hovers around nine percent, there is a nursing shortage. When it … [Read more...] about The Nursing Shortage: Behind the Numbers
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. The following infographic takes a look … [Read more...] about 15 People Who Had the Biggest Impact on Nursing [Infographic]
When I discovered nursing informatics and healthcare informatics, it was like a dream come true. I was completing my BSN coursework, and I began researching options to further my education in nursing. I realized fairly quickly that I wasn't interested in most of the educational pathways that many of my nursing peers were … [Read more...] about Becoming an Informatics Nurse: Going Beyond the Bedside
Guest Blogger: Carlie Schneider As a registered nurse, you may have career aspirations that surpass what your RN or BSN degree has prepared you for. You may be aware that the demand for nursing professionals with advanced skills continues to increase nationwide. The U.S. Department of Labor recently reported that demand for … [Read more...] about Five Exciting Careers for MSN Graduates
Nursing is #1 in many areas which makes it a very attractive career choice. 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 … [Read more...] about Why Become a Nurse? [Infographic]
Guest Blogger: Ronald Behr Nurse Managers retain, recruit and manage nurses. They are also responsible for creating a work environment that allows nurses to function optimally. Nurse managers have the most challenging and important role in hospitals, according to Patricia Folcarelli, RN, MA, a member of the board for the … [Read more...] about What Makes an Ideal Nurse Manager?
Many people may wonder if the healthcare field will be the right fit for them. Of course, talking to any family, friends, or acquaintances who work in healthcare can be more than helpful, but the only way to truly know for sure whether you will enjoy and prosper in a healthcare position is to obtain one yourself. Many people … [Read more...] about How Getting a CNA Certification Can Get you Started in Healthcare