Why Should You Consider a Nursing Career?

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Choosing a career can be challenging. Many people are drawn to careers in healthcare because they want to help others. A career in nursing provides the opportunity to help others, but it offers several other important advantages, too. Career Options Where do nurses work? The first answer that comes to mind for many people is… Read more »

Nurses Can Use Online Programs to Earn In-Demand Degrees

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Many people don’t associate nursing degrees with online learning. For some people, traditional degree programs are impossible to take on because of work schedules, childcare issues or other concerns. Online nursing degree programs may present the perfect answer for these people and many others who are considering a degree. Why are nursing degrees in demand?… Read more »

The Best Source of Referrals Already Works for You

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When people are looking for a new restaurant, a car dealership or a babysitter, they may ask friends for referrals. How about when people are looking for a new job? Although many people may not be aware of it, friends can be a great resource for that, too. What are employee referrals? When a current… Read more »

How Do You Know When You’re Ready for a New Healthcare Job?

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It’s time to go to work. Sometimes, those words are just the beginning of another workday. Other times, they inspire feelings of dismay or even dread. Is it a rough patch or is it time for a new job? There are a few key signs that will help with answering this question. Time to Go?… Read more »

The Role of Nurses in Preventive Health Care

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It’s always better to stay healthy than to suffer illness, and a little prevention can go a long way. Preventive care is not just wishful thinking; this increasingly popular area of the health care sector…works to improve the overall wellness of Americans. Nurses play a critical role in this aspect of health care because they… Read more »

Develop Your Nursing Skills to Advance Your Career

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Is a leader born or made? This question has been asked many times in many situations throughout history. It has been applied to many professions, including nursing. What makes a great nurse manager, head nurse, nursing supervisor, or director of nursing? Be a leader today Some people display leadership qualities long before they ever hold… Read more »

Improve Patient Satisfaction with Engagement and Decency

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Satisfaction surveys are everywhere. They may appear on the back of a grocery store receipt. They may come by e-mail after a conversation with a utility company. Patients receive satisfaction surveys, too. When hospitals or healthcare providers receive less-than-stellar satisfaction ratings, they work on figuring out how to increase those ratings. Be a patient When… Read more »

5 Ways to Make Yourself an Appealing Travel Nursing Candidate

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Travel nursing isn’t for everyone. For a nurse who prefers the comforts of home, working with familiar faces, and maintaining a routine, travel nursing wouldn’t be the best option. However, for a nurse who is interested in adventure, challenges, meeting new people, and exploring, travel nursing may be just perfect. All nurses should possess certain… Read more »

The Basics of the Patient Portal

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A portal is a type of entrance or opening. Along the same lines, a patient portal is an entrance to a doctor’s virtual office. Although each patient portal is unique, most have certain basic elements in common. The Basics In order to use a patient portal, an individual must register on the site. Portals require… Read more »

Why Should I Join a Professional Medical Organization?

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What are IAHCSMM, CBSPD, AANA, AMA, APNA, and AAMA? Alphabet soup? Random letter groupings? None of the above. These acronyms represent professional medical organizations. What are the benefits of joining the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM), the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD), the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists… Read more »