Despite the job market taking a dip on a global scale, the nursing industry continues to develop alongside the rising need for qualified nurses. However, according to the American Society of Registered Nurses, 43 percent of registered nurses haven’t been able to find employment after 18 months between 1st January 2009 and 31st March 2010. Why aren’t these graduates landing jobs when the vacancy rate has increased in recent years? According to the Texas Woman’s University associate dean Dr. … [Read more...] about Can Accelerated Nursing Programs Increase Your Likelihood of Getting a Job?
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?
As the world changes, there will be an increased need for nurses. Many men shy away from joining the nursing profession due to gender stereotypes. According to the latest statistics, of all of the nurses currently on the job, only 5.8% are men. This means that more than 94% of nurses are women. The economy is one in which male nurses can have a promising career. Over 700,000 jobs in the industry will be available in the next few years. Men typically earn more than $1,100 per week which is a … [Read more...] about Male Vs. Female Nurses [Infographic]
Guest Blogger: Jenna Congratulaions on meeting your nursing school requirements and making it in. Going through nursing school can be very excited as it gives a person a chance to learn a craft that has a high earning potential. Many organizations will give loans for individuals to go through school. However, many of these loans have high finance charges. A student does not have to live decades owing large amounts of debt. Instead, a person can use more cost-free methods to finance his or … [Read more...] about Making it Through Nursing School Debt Free
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]
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