Nurse Career Category

19
Oct

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Hospitals ; Nurse Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;
Tags: multistate licensure for nurses. ; Nursing jobs in Texas ; Texas Fast Facts ; Texas RNs ; texas travel nursing jobs ;

Austin, Texas skyline Since 2001, Texas has had trouble filling open nursing jobs. Major cities such as Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio are in desperate need of healthcare professionals. As of May 2013, approximately 190,090 Registered Nurses (RNs) were employed by Texas healthcare providers making the profession the leading healthcare occupation in the state. Texas Fast Facts Texas is part of The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) which enables multistate licensure for nurses. It’s the second largest state by land mass, second only to Alaska. Texas is the 2nd most populous state next to California. The state has 630 hospitals with approximately 83,000 licensed beds. 73% of the State’s hospitals are in urban settings and 27% in rural. The state has the 7th highest Urgent Care Centers in the nation at 26 facilities and growing rapidly. The average age of working RNs is approximately 50 years of age. Nursing shortages will be exacerbated through RN retirements over the next two decades. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that by 2030, Texas will have a workforce shortage of 109,779 nursing jobs. Only California at 193,100 nursing jobs and Florida at 128,364 nursing jobs will experience higher RN shortages. According to PayScale.com, RN hourly pay rates for [+]

14
Oct

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

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Tags: ebola outbreak ; healthcare professionals ; hospital staff ; registered nurses ; USA ebola virus ;

The second case of Ebola has been reported in the United States; as many already know, the patient is a registered nurse working at a Dallas, Texas hospital, who cared for a man who succumbed to Ebola earlier this month. The RN is now being treated in isolation and is in stable condition; like so many registered nurses, this critical care RN, who has been identified by the media, is known for treating her patients with compassion and doing her job with great integrity. Thousands of people, American Traveler among them, are wishing her a safe and expedient recovery. Clinical Manager of American Traveler, Deborah Bacurin, RN adds, “We want to assure all of our healthcare providers that we are here to assist them in any way that we can. We respect and have a great deal of admiration for all that they do every day, not just during this situation. We do ask that they fall back on their Infection Control practices and training, and review their current facilities’ policies and procedures. The best place to go for the most accurate and up to date information about Ebola is the CDC website.” Watch Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC Director, explain improved training and protocol [+]

24
Sep

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Related entries: ER Nurse ; Florida ; Nurse Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nursing ; Videos ;
Tags: ER nurse ; RN ; travel nurse video blog ; Travel Nursing ; Travel Nursing with frineds ;

Kayleigh, an ER nurse, has traveled the U.S. extensively, enjoying the site seeing, new experiences and friendships forged along the way. Her travel nursing career includes assignments in New York and Florida, where she grew more than just her clinical skills—Kayleigh also built a network of friends she’ll always keep in touch with. In her experience working in the ED of a prominent New York hospital, Kayleigh found that the emergency room was more than a place of healing; it was also an ideal setting to meet likeminded people with similar goals. “I would have never met those people if I hadn’t traveled through American Traveler,” Kayleigh remarks in a video captioned with two key concepts in healthcare staffing: adventure and friendship. Adds Kaleigh when she talks in glowing terms about her adventures as a travel nurse, "My mother likes to call it vacation with a splash of work thrown in." "Meeting New Friends on Your Travel Nurse Adventure! Watch video about meeting new friends while travel nursing It’s hard not to agree with Kaleigh’s mom that travel nursing is like an extended vacation. Kayleigh has remarked that the people she met while working in New York dropped [+]

18
Sep

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Related entries: flu shot ; Health Causes ; Health Tips ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nurses ; Registered Nurse ;
Tags: flu season ; Healthcare employers ; nursing jobs ; registered nurses ; traveling nurses ;

RN with patient getting the flu shot vaccine RNs know that prevention and control of seasonal influenza is contingent on getting vaccinated; therefore, those working in nursing jobs throughout the United States hope to educate the demographic with the lowest vaccination numbers last year. Not surprisingly, RNs are not included in that demographic. According to the CDC’s updated research for the 2014/2015 Flu Season, the highest number of those who sought flu shots last year were pharmacists and nurses, with RNs being recorded at **84.3%. And it is no surprise, as healthcare facilities everywhere have stringent requirements. Mary Kay Hull, Vice President of Recruitment at American Traveler Staffing Professionals shares: All of the facilities we staff have flu vaccination requirements for the traveling nurses and healthcare professionals we place in our client hospitals. 6 Compelling Reasons Why RNs Should Help Raise Awareness These are compelling reasons from the CDC’s updated **2014/2015 Flu Season page to get vaccinated: Reason#1: The flu shot can reduce chances of transmission by between 50% and 70%. Reason #2: Flu shots affect quality! **The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published flu vaccination rates for healthcare workers as part of its list of quality measures. Reason [+]

03
Sep

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Related entries: Entertainment ; Good Restaurants ; Hawaii ; Nurse Career ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nurse Tips ;
Tags: best of hawaii ; nursing jobs in Oregon ; Top Hawaiian Attractions ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;

Amy L. ORT on assignment in, Maui, Hawaii

Amy L., an OR Tech for the last 10 years, is sharing her clinical expertise with Greater Honolulu, Hawaii and loving every minute of it! Amy is a seasoned American Traveler with 4 assignments under her belt: nursing jobs along the Oregon coast of Seaside and Clakamas, Salt Lake City and now the beautiful island of Oahu, where she lives in travel nurse housing, a stone’s throw from Waikiki Beach. Amy’s Picks for Top Hawaiian Attractions: The following are Polynesian points-of-interest that Hawaiian bound travel nurses won’t want to miss! Best Views: The Diamond Head decorates the Waikiki Coastline so that the area is a living post card—Amy can see the view from her studio high rise, where she also drinks in views of a huge, emerald green golf course. Best Restaurants: Mike Huli Huli Chicken is the most delicious local food truck in town and worth the trek even if you don’t have a car. It’s no big deal to rent a car on your day off and enjoy the menu as part of your beach-bound day! Another favorite restaurant is Kahuku Grill on the North Shore—best [+]

26
Aug

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Tags: EHR Systems ; Electronic Medical Record ; EMR ; travel nursing jobs ;

It always pays to be ahead of the curve when it comes to landing the most coveted travel nursing jobs. And one of the ways to do that is to learn as much as you can on the basic fundamentals of each Employee Health Records (EHR) system you encounter on your travel nurse assignments. Doing so will not only improve your job effectiveness; it will make you more marketable to hospital hiring managers. RN using Electronic Medical Records EHR/EMR adds new challenge to travel assignments Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems add a new layer of complexity to travel nurse assignments. While the core functionality of EHR systems is the same, the look and feel of different systems is apparent. On the core functionality side, each system offers medical document management, e-prescriptions, and messaging services. By focusing on these fundamentals, registered nurses can easily get up-to-speed quickly on different hospital systems. As for the look and feel, it depends on the EMR software . Some are computer-based software applications while others offer cloud-based services with varying interfaces and architecture. In an article a recent article, Derek Kosiorek, of MGMA Consulting, gives this advice to nurses, “If you know what the [+]

05
Aug

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Tags: Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Myths ; travel nursing jobs ;

Healthcare jobs are one of the fastest growing of any industry group in the United States. In every area, whether nursing, physical therapy, or allied health jobs; expert analysis predicts significant growth and stability far into the future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts 19.4% growth in registered nursing (RN) jobs until 2022. That translates into 526,800 newly created nursing positions in addition to the 525,800 vacancies that result from RNs leaving the profession. At present, there are not enough nurses to fill healthcare job vacancies nor do forecasters see this problem being resolved in the near future. This situation opens the door for qualified RNs to earn much higher wages by embarking on a travel nursing career. Some RNs may be hesitant, however, due to several myths that have been circulating about the travel healthcare industry.

Uncover the facts about myths of travel nursing jobs

Debunking Travel Nurse Myths Travel nurse jobs don’t provide the employee benefits of a permanent nursing position. While most nurses and therapists are aware that they would receive free housing benefits as part of their travel nurse assignments, not all are aware that leading healthcare staffing agencies [+]

03
Jun

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Related entries: Florida ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Videos ;
Tags: florida travel nurse jobs video ; Florida travel nurses ; healthcare provider ; medical tourism ; Nursing Career ; travel nurse jobs in florida ;

Does Your Hospital Promote Healthcare Vacations?  Florida RNs aren’t the only people who divide their time between the hospital and sandy beaches. Now, some of their patients are combining healthcare and site-seeing in an industry that’s gathering strength in the Sunshine State: Medical Tourism! “FLORIDA TRAVEL NURSING JOBS UP CLOSE! See what the Sunshine State has to offer!” Sean, an ER RN, originally from PA now working in Florida shares his new and exciting lifestyle in South Florida. Watch this one minute video to learn more. For Florida travel nurses who like the idea, good news—and with it more patients—might be coming, thanks to legislation under review by the House and Senate with bipartisan support. If the bill (SB 1150/HB 1223) passes, it will require Florida to increase its promotion of medical tourism, with the aid of $5 million a year for the next four years, including $1.5 million in matching grants; these funds would enable Visit Florida, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, to offer bundled medical vacation packages from select healthcare providers. Imagine hospital service packages that include amenities from hotels, restaurants and attractions—patients and their families will feel like they have gone someplace desirable for a high quality of [+]

13
May

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Nurse Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: nursing job ; OR nurse ; travel nurse career ; travel nurse job in Califonia ;

Ashly P., an OR Nurse, Sits Down with American Traveler to Talk About Where She Might Be Headed Next… Ashly P., RN (CNOR) knew one thing growing up: she wanted to travel! At first, the goal seemed far away. Ashly wasn’t earning much in her first nursing job, but all that changed when she aligned talents with American Traveler. Since then, the Arkansas native has covered a lot of ground, managing to pay off her student loan debt along the way. travel nursing in Califonia - Ashly RN Travel Nurse“I've worked with one other travel agency and get calls from some others,” Ashly admitted when she sat down with AT to talk, “but I like American Traveler because they've always offered the most money and I trust my recruiter, Karen Stegeman implicitly.” It’s obvious that Ashly, a talented OR nurse, feels like she’s in capable hands—otherwise she wouldn’t go as seamlessly as she does, from one high paying travel nursing job to the next. Her experience in a Northern California hospital, well-known for its robotics program, was as memorable as her private housing in Mountain View, CA. “I loved it. Every Sunday, I’d walk from my apartment to [+]

08
Apr

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Related entries: flu shot ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;
Tags: CVS Stores ; healthcare professionals ; on-site flu shot clinic ; registered nurses ; Tobacco ;

A Move that Informed Healthcare Professionals Can Fully Support Recently, CVS Caremark, the largest pharmacy chain in the United States, attracted major media attention in their announcement to end the sale of tobacco products, starting in the fall. A statement released by the company President and CEO, Larry J. Merlo are strong words that every doctor and registered nurse can get behind, as they see the negative effects of smoking in patients treated everyday: “Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS pharmacy is the right thing to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health. Put simply, the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose.” nurse against tobacco products Mr. Merlo’s statement is reflected in nationwide legislative efforts to stop hiring smokers in a growing number of U.S. hospitals. RNs in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Missouri, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Texas, will recognize their healthcare employers as nicotine-free, thanks to Senate Bill 97, introduced in early 2013. More states are following in smoke-free hospitals’ footsteps, in the hope that banning healthcare workers’ use of tobacco products (both in and outside the hospital) will promote healthy careers, improve worker [+]