What is Nursing Informatics? And is this job right for you? Learn how to get a job in Nursing Informatics and everything else you ever wanted to know about this new field. How To Get A Job in Nursing Informatics This is a really perfect time to go for a job in nursing informatics. It's still a relatively new field. I hope this guide helps you learn more about it and how to get this job - if it is what you really want. Why was the Nursing Informatics job created? This job was literally … [Read more...] about How to Get a Job in Nursing Informatics
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
I’m so excited to share with you that an amazing project I have been working on for quite some time now is nearly complete. You guessed it: My book! The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology provides the tools nurses need to improve their practices, further their careers, and solidify themselves as assets to their employers. Written with humor and easily digestible sections of information, this reference guide supplies nurses with the practical application tools they need to embrace technology … [Read more...] about The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology: The Book
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. White the stats look positive, some of those looking to opt for travel nursing as a career continue to face challenges in … [Read more...] about How To Pick The Right Travel Nursing Recruiter
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 having a specialized knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge quickly in new situations through feedback and action plans. In short, you're able to offer … [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 traditional classroom setting or through any of the accredited online colleges. Why Choose Nursing? Because the number of our nation's aging population is constantly … [Read more...] about Things to Consider When Choosing to Become a Nurse
With an aging population, there are nursing opportunities everywhere, but why not follow the snowbirds down south and enjoy a little sun and surf as well as growing employment. Fort Walton, Florida has a little of both and is a wonderful place to start a nursing career. Unlike some northern states, Florida’s population is growing and with it the need for health care workers in general and nurses specifically. If the heat and humidity is not your idea of a good time, then Boston might be more to … [Read more...] about Nursing Careers 2013: What Cities Have the Most Opportunities?
Have you ever wanted to use your nursing degree to make a bigger difference in the world? Taking care of patients at the bedside is vital and it’s improving the world one life at a time, but what if you could improve the world in a different way? There are so many nursing specialties where you can really hone your nursing practice and specialize in a area that you feel passionate about. Have you ever thought about working in nursing research? What if you could use your nursing background to … [Read more...] about What is Research Nursing and How Can You Make it Your Career?
Guest Blogger: Joseph Pickett If you own a smartphone, and who doesn’t these days, you probably have a lot of apps on there, including plenty of games. There is nothing wrong with that, but you can also use your iPhone or Android phone to help with your nursing career. From apps that help you study for your nursing board exams, to apps that help you to identify pills, there are plenty of apps that can help you to become more skilled nursing professional. Here 11 great Apps for nurses. #1 … [Read more...] about 11 Super Awesome Apps for Nurses
When a nurse is the patient things are different. Roles reverse and the whole situation becomes uncomfortable often for all parties involved. The nurse that is the patient feels helpless while the nurse on duty may feel nervous. It is often said that nurses make the worst patients. At least I'm in good company because being a patient is a difficult task for me. I’m comfortable with the leadership role. I'm good at being the provider, the organizer, the nurse, but never the patient. But when … [Read more...] about 7 Powerful Lessons Learned When a Nurse is the Patient
With the new year we make many resolutions to improve our lives. As nurses, we have the unique ability to improve the lives of others on a daily basis. However, there are many nursing issues that we as face on a daily basis. We should be focusing attention on these areas to make the nursing profession and more desirable one to be a part of. We need to band together to ensure the best patient care possible. While I cannot guarantee that every nurse would agree with these goals, I would hope that … [Read more...] about 7 Resolutions for the Nursing Profession
After watching a video at InnovativeNurse.com, I was inspired talk about personal branding for nurses. Personal Branding for Nures Most nurses don’t think of themselves a brand. I get this. Historically nurses have been able to find work with little difficulty. However, in recent years the nursing shortage seems to be receding and more and more nurses are finding it difficult to secure and maintain work. Personally, I didn’t think of myself as a brand until I started blogging. I didn't … [Read more...] about Why Personal Branding is Important for Nurses
Colorado Technical University has created a FANTASTIC infographic representing various Nursing Specialties. Options for nurses have grown dramatically as breakthroughs in treatment and science have exploded in recent years. And demand? With nearly 55% of all nurses expected to retire during the next decade, opportunities for those with the skills and passion to serve in this profession are vast. Exploring this prestigious calling is a first step for all future, licensed nurses. Of those … [Read more...] about A Guide to Nursing Specialties: Infographic
I've always been an advocate for my fellow-man. I expect the most out of humanity and do my best to remain optimistic in most situations, especially those involving innovation and technology. But it happens, more often than I'd like unfortunately, that my fellow-man disappoint me in their lack of effort to rise to a challenge. Nurses Are Human Too Unfortunately, nurses are human too. Well, it's not so much unfortunate that they are human, as much as it that humanity has flaws. We are not … [Read more...] about Integrity & Clinical Judgement: You Can’t Buy it at Walmart
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