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 impersonal; midwives break that barrier by providing compassionate expertise in reproductive health for women. Nurse-midwife assisted births take place in hospitals, private … [Read more...] about Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Certified Nurse Midwife? [Infographic]
Guest Blogger: Linda Lindsay, BS, MSN, NP-C, Clinical Editorial Director for PearlsReview. Do you know Certified Nurses Day is on March 19? Many still ask, “What are the differences between licensure and certification?” Some use the terms interchangeably, but they both are quite different. Licensure is mandatory and signifies that the licensee has met the minimum standards to practice nursing in a particular state. In contrast, certification is voluntary. By taking and passing a specialty … [Read more...] about Stand out! Get Certified!
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 think they want to become nurses, but since nursing school is a sizable commitment it may make more sense to start as a certified nursing assistant. The advantage of … [Read more...] about How Getting a CNA Certification Can Get you Started in Healthcare
Nursing is a fantastic career for a multitude of reasons. One of my favorites is the possibilities and flexibility available in the profession. There are so many pathways in nursing and thousands of things you can do with a nursing degree. There are nearly as many ways to get you there, in terms of education, certifications, and specializations. What is right in nursing for you may not be right for everyone.While it is perfectly acceptable to practice as a nurse with an LPN or ADN nursing … [Read more...] about So You Want to Be a Nurse? Pathways In Nursing [Infographic]
With the implementation of meaningful use in healthcare, and the requirement of EHR for physicians by 2015, there is expected to be creation of 50,000 new jobs in healthcare informatics. This is welcome news to a struggling economy, and very welcome news to nurses who wish to get their nerd on. After searching through various educational resources, linkedin, job listings, and other opportunities I stumbled upon HITECH and the various grants and opportunities that have been created.HITECH is … [Read more...] about Getting Into Nursing Informatics: HITECH EHR EMR Certification
In this post, guest blogger Chris will exam the typical workday and responsibilities of a Clinical Analyst Consultant (also known as an informatics nurse). Life of a Consultant Clinical Analyst Use this table of contents to jump to any section.My role as a Consultant Clinical Analyst Day 1 in the Life of an Informatics Nurse Day 2 in Informatics Nursing Day 3 as a Clinical InformaticistI am a registered nurse who worked in the clinical setting for about 10 years. I decided … [Read more...] about Life of a Consultant Clinical Analyst In the Nursing Informatics Department