This post brought to you by eBay. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Nerdy Nurse. One of my personal missions in life is to empower people (especially nurses) to become more confident using and passionate about technology. I’m a big advocate for integrating technology into your routine. This includes using tablets and computers to educate children, expand the minds of adults, and keep aging loved ones connected to the world. This can be a real challenge because of … [Read more...] about Discover Your Passion for Technology with eBay
"Clinical integration" are just buzz words that most physicians aren't concerned with early in their careers. Many future doctors go to medical school with bright starry eyes and a version of their careers that they will likely never see come to fruition. Their goal is usually simple: to help people. But many find themselves helping paperwork, insurance companies, and computers rather than helping actual patients. However, a likely solution to some of the problems that many physicians face is … [Read more...] about Can Clinical Integration Help Physicians Cash in on What They Were Sold?
This post will include finance options an ideas to fund a nursing business. Regardless of your reasons for wanting to start your own nursing business, one thing is for sure: you’re likely going to need to come up with funding to get it started. The amount of money you need will vary based on the type of business you want to start. For example, to become a nurse blogger, you can start for less than $100. You can start as a legal nurse consultant for nothing, but may want to spend money … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Fund Your Nursing Business
How do you find help with medical bills? You can start by asking a nurse. A nurse may not be your financial adviser, but nurses may be able to help you make sound financial decisions that can save you hundreds, even thousands, on medical bills. Nurses play an important role in our health and sometimes with patient finance. Anyone who's been admitted to a hospital knows that they are the front liners--always there to address patient needs. But did you know that their role goes beyond … [Read more...] about Ask A Nurse: How To Find Help With Your Medical Bills
Recently I posted about the pros and cons working as a salaried nurse verses hourly. Kevin Ross, of Innovative Nurse, has responded in a youtube video but has shifted the focus of the discussion to the wages of nurses in general. So let’s continue the conversation. Kevin is a nurse consultant and was surprised after a discussion with another nurse hen he learned what the average pay for nurses is currently. And let me be completely honest when I say that I think nurses are reimburses well, … [Read more...] about Raising The Salary for Nurses Across the Board
Depending on your role as a nurse, there are usually several ways you can be reimbursed for the care you perform. For most of us, there are two basic forms of compensation for nurses: hourly and salaried. The benefits and detriments of both are varied. However, it is interesting to take a look at differences because you may just find the grass may be greener on the other side. For reasons of simplicity, we will use nurses in a hospital setting to compare pay types. Hourly Wages Hourly … [Read more...] about Compensation for Nurses: Hourly Wages Vs. Salaried
Making money on the internet is not a myth. But it’s not as simple as paying $19.99 to have Freddy in India set you up a website and have it go on autopilot, either. Making money online takes work. Nothing worth having in this life is for free. And blogging for cash is no different. Many people have looked to blogging as a way to generate income. When I first starting blogging I never ever thought about making money. For a very long time I felt as if I wasn’t supposed to make money from it. … [Read more...] about How to Really Make Money Blogging
A closer look at how corporate-run for-profit healthcare facilities are detached from the patients and communities they serve. For-Profit Health Care - The Dangers for Nurses & Patients As a nurse, I have noticed how detached for-profit healthcare is. Decisions are made for the bottom dollar and not the people in the hospital beds. My Experience As A Nurse in a For-Profit Healthcare Hospital My nursing career started in a private for-profit corporate hospital. As nurses on the floor, we … [Read more...] about The Very Real Dangers of For-Profit Healthcare
I had the opportunity to screen the film Puncture. Puncture puts the very real risk that healthcare workers face everyday, needle-sticks, in the forefront of the media. Every day nurses risk exposure to deadly and devastating diseases from HIV, AIDS, hepatitis B, C, and other deadly bloodborne pathogens. Nurses risk their own lives to save the lives of others. Based on a true story, the film follows the dramatic legal battle faced by two budding lawyers who take on the biomedical … [Read more...] about Puncture: Feature Film Showcases Risk of Needlestick Injuries for Nurses
Since writing this post I have started using Skimlinks to affiliate links. I have seen higher revenues and better results overall. If you're anything like me your initial reaction to the term affiliate marketing isn't one of great affection. It's likely one of annoyance or frustration. Or perhaps you're worried that if you become an affiliate marketer you'll lose the value of your words. You'll somehow abandon all integrity. Or maybe all your readers will abandon you. You'll become a … [Read more...] about VigLink: Blogging & Affiliate Marketing the Non-Sleazy Way
The potential for social media to impact and improve healthcare is staggering. This is especially prominent now that consumers are stepping up and confirming that a healthcare providers online presence will impact their decision to seek care with them. Benefits of Social Media for Healthcare Organizations If hospitals utilize social media for their marketing benefits alone, the impacts would be substantial for them. But imagine if healthcare organizations were to truly embrace social media, … [Read more...] about Hey Hospitals, Patients Are Looking For you Online!
I wrote recently about how my hospital's administration has decided to go the route of uniforms. Of course, there are obvious pros and cons to this decision, but they made it, with little involvement from the nurses. What was bothersome about this change to me was the fact that they didn't really involve the nurses. They made a major decision that effects our daily lives and addressed our opinions as an after thought. We are mandated to a specific color, brand, location to purchase, and have to … [Read more...] about Tafford.com Review
It's getting harder and harder to stay in the black on hospital budgets. So It's not uncommon for there to be hospital funding cuts. Unfortunately, the first place hospital administrators seem to look for extra money is in the paychecks nurses. Come along with me as I share the story of how fountains were deemed more important than the pay of nurses. New CEO has New Ideas We recently have had a new CEO become a part of our little hospital team, and with him have come a great many … [Read more...] about Hospital Funding Cuts Impact Nurses But Not The Fountains
I work for a private, corporate hospital as a floor nurse. I am precepting at a public, independent hospital in an administrative role. The differences in the way things are done and the possibilities for change and innovation are astounding. As much as I am a loyalists, and would really love to stay where I am, as a nurse who wants to be a part of positive change in healthcare, this may prove to be more difficult than anticipated for many of the reasons which I have listed: What I have noticed … [Read more...] about 10 Differences Between a Public Not-For-Profit Hospital Verses a Private For-Profit Corporate Hospital
Everyday presents me with new challenges and the opportunity to overcome them. My growth and development in my profession are limited only by my desire and will. I have the opportunity to be intimately involved in peoples lives and promote health and positive change. I am allowed ample opportunity to be creative and make things work. Every patient interaction is an opportunity for learning for both the patient and I. I get to talk about health, the patients, and often myself, if I like. … [Read more...] about Why I am thankful I am a Nurse