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
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?
The media has been discussing six topics related to the social behaviors and actions of Americans. These include eating disorders, elderly treatment in care homes, ageism, cyber-bullying, Internet fraud, and mistreatment of the mentally ill. It is actually sad to see that these are actually issues that are present in our country. What you will read here is a bit about each issue, and what you can do to help prevent these issues, or protect your loved ones from harm caused by these … [Read more...] about 6 Social Issue Highlighted In The Media
About a year ago I had a headache that wouldn’t go away. It lasted days and was one of the worst pains I had ever experienced in my life. I had started a new job a few months before this started and I didn’t want to miss any time at work. But the headache continued and grew with intensity. I finally decided to visit the neurologist after a 4 day migraine and ultimately discovered I had a pituitary tumor. It was non-cancerous; most pituitary tumors are benign. However, it was already quite large … [Read more...] about Life After a Pituitary Tumor
Guest Blogger: Scott Piro Mobile Health (“mHealth”), the use of mobile technology to deliver healthcare services and information, skyrocketed in 2012. 44 million health apps will have been downloaded by the end of the year (predicted to reach 142 million downloads by 2016), and consumers are now spending $700 million per year on these apps. There are over 10,000 health apps in the iTunes app store, the number of American using smartphones for health information grew from 61 million to 75 … [Read more...] about 5 Free Medical and Healthcare Apps
Every year the stores open up earlier and earlier to entice the crowds of holiday deal-searches. Although you may be able to score a few items at a discounted rate, the deals do not come without other sacrifices. The mobs of people chasing after discounted flat screens to put under their Christmas trees might be enough to scare off some shoppers, but there are other annoyances to consider. The following lists is a reference tool for holiday shoppers highlighting the 9 things that suck about … [Read more...] about 9 Things That Suck About Black Friday
If you’ve ever worked on a nursing unit then you know that sometimes it seems like everybody is in a foul mood. Many factors likely contribute to the poor morale on some nursing units. For example, if the house supervisor decided to cut the aide or extra nurse who was on shift and the other nurses are forced to pick up more patients. Or it could be a holiday and many nurses are forced to work rather than spend time with their families. Perhaps there is poor management and some employees get … [Read more...] about Why Do Nurses Have Such Poor Morale?
Guest Blogger: Jenna Times have changed. Life has gotten so fast-paced that people don’t even get time to eat properly. Everyone is so involved in work that they just want to get done with other things quickly, and get back to work. During busy days, people like to go for fast food and other unhealthy meals. Why? Because they are easy and convenient to grab without requiring much time to prepare. Did you know you’re affecting your health by eating such meals? It is going to haunt you in the … [Read more...] about Is Fast Food The Only Option During Busy Days?
A recent survey of 100,400 from CareerBliss.com ranked nursing as one of the "Unhappiest Jobs in America." Individuals surveyed were asked to rank based upon the following 10 factors that affect workplace happiness: relationship with the boss relationship with co-workers work environment job resources compensation growth opportunities company culture company reputation daily tasks control over the work one does on a daily basis. The Top Unhappiest Jobs in America 5.Programmer … [Read more...] about Nursing: One of the Top Unhappiest Jobs
Many nursing students struggle with making a decision about whether they should work or focus completely on their education while they are in nursing school. If you are in nursing school or are exploring nursing as a potential career, you may find yourself asking: Should I work while going to working school? Will I be able to make the same grades? What about my kids and family? Will I have any time for them? Will I be able to pay my bills if I don’t work during nursing school? These … [Read more...] about To Work on Not to Work While in Nursing School: That is the Question
An article discussing the CEO salaries of Midwest hospitals was interesting to me for several reasons. In the article Nonprofit hospital CEO salaries in the Midwest: Who’s on top?. Randall O’Donnell who is the CEO at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics; Kansas City, Missouri, makes a cool $6 million a year. That’s a $6 million salary at an organization that is nonprofit. The organization may be called a nonprofit, but the CEO certainly ain’t going hungry. First I thought: “I could do it … [Read more...] about A $1 Million Cap on a Nonprofit Hospital CEOs Salary Could Mean 90 More Nurses on Staff
Passion causes many of us to act quickly and write feverish blog posts either for or against an issue. Logic causes us to question what once seemed like rational and careful decisions and well-reasoned blog posts. Integrity forces us to be true to one’s self. If I had the expertise and experience that Ms. GENEVIEVE M. CLAVREUL, RN, PH.D. has, I would like think that I would have been able to write blog posts that were constructed as beautifully and fair her piece “The Curious Case of Amanda … [Read more...] about Cry Havoc: A Fair and Balanced Account of the Amanda Trujillo Saga
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
As nurses we are given such trust and responsibility. Often people’s lives are in our hands. We a allowed to care for people in their most vulnerable states. And depending on your license level, becoming a nurse is as simple as completing a couple years in tech school and pass a computerized test. Somehow in that short amount of time and with a few electronic questions a computer screen, we are deemed competent to be a nurse. I imagine that we just assume that people who want to be nurses have … [Read more...] about The Importance of Removing Fear and Promoting Honesty and Integrity In Nursing