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]
There are many blog posts and articles touting the benefits of social media. However, there are few blog posts outlining the career benefits of social media for nurses. This is the post you that answers the question "Can nurses use social media for career success?" Most nurses are using social media in their personal lives daily. They use social media to connect with friends and family. Nurses will click like on Facebook posts they see about “Being a nurse” and may even have a nurse pinterest … [Read more...] about 7 Ways Nurses Can Use Social Media for Career Success
Guest Blogger: Melissa Steele Earning a graduate degree in nursing, such as a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is an excellent decision for your career. Having a nursing graduate degree allows you to advance in the rapidly growing field of advanced practice nursing. How fast is nursing growing? According to a recent Georgetown University study, the unemployment rate in nursing overall is just 4.8%. And, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for nursing will be a huge 26% … [Read more...] about 5 Super New Scholarships for Graduate Level Nurses
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
Being an advocate requires a great amount of perseverance. While the rewards are numerous, and I can honestly say that the benefits outweigh the risks, it can be very challenging to maintain integrity and motivation to continue fighting the good fight. My husband was attempting to help a family member deal with a crisis. He was advocating for this 2 children. While speaking on their behalf, he angered his brother greatly. “You’re just one of those know-it-alls who don’t know nothing,” he … [Read more...] about Patient, Nurse, and Technology Advocate Who Happens To be a Woman: AKA Know-it-All
Today was my first day of Nursing school. Well, it was my first day of my BSN nursing in school. I’m a thrilled they have shorted the time it takes to achieve the BSN from 3 semesters to 2 and lightened the course load as well. I have 2 classes per semester required and only a small amount of clinical time to be completed in the spring. I should be fairly straight forward and the majority of it is online. (sweet!) I have 3 classes total this semester: Health Assessment, Professional Practice … [Read more...] about First day of Class: RN to BSN. Are Nurses Professionals?