Nurse Career Category

12
Sep

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Happy National Neonatal Nursing Day to all NICU and PICU Nurses! NANN Love What You Do - logo The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) established this important holiday for R.N.s caring for the tiniest and most vulnerable patients over a decade ago: and now in its 13th year, Neonatal Nurses Day has chosen this year’s  theme as: “Love What You Do” Celebrate National Neonatal Nurses Day 2013 on Sunday, September 15. Knowing that NICU and PICU nurses are in such high demand is a bonus in jobs that are, in and of themselves, their own reward. Here, three neonatal nurses from the American Traveler team offer their inspiring stories, a peek at travel nurse housing, and rave reviews about their healthcare employers.

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Rachel R., a NICU nurse left her comfort zone in a permanent R.N. job, in favor of traveling the country to see how other neonatal units worked. She looked into a couple different travel agencies and picked American Traveler first, connecting with her recruiter instantly. Rachel hoped for a coveted location, and that’s exactly what she got, landing her first travel nursing job in sunny California! Rachel reports that the hospital was amazing, [+]

29
Aug

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happy labor day to nursesAs Labor Day, the first Monday in September rolls around, America will celebrate the economic and social contribution of its workers. Why not start with registered nurses, many of whom will report to work during this holiday. While it is true that R.N.s work in one of the most rewarding and exciting professions, a nursing career does require long hours, overtime, and holiday shifts. Still and all, R.N.s from coast to coast will enjoy celebrating this important holiday with patients and colleagues. In honor of Labor Day, consider these reasons to thank a nurse, as well as celebrate his or her positive impact on healthcare. Thank an R.N. for Comforting and Healing Even the Most Difficult Patients. Nurses set the tone for a patient’s overall experience. More often than not, a nurse is the first healthcare professional to interact with a patient. Emotions are running high, sometimes the patient is in a lot of pain, and it’s the nurse job to soothe them into a speedy recovery.  Celebrate this challenge in nursing because:  R.N.s go home every day knowing they gave someone the gift of a lifetime: healing and hope.  Does it [+]

13
Aug

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Tags: Art and Science of Nurse Coaching ; healthcare career ; medsurg jobs ; nursing career path ; Registered Nurse ; S.M.A.R.T. Strategy ; travel nurse ;

5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself on the Nursing Career Path In a healthcare career, it’s important to ask yourself where you intend to be later in nursing career path. Perhaps you dream of getting an advancsmart goals for nurse careered degree and teaching nursing students, moving from med/surg jobs to critical care, or desire a less specific goal, like landing a leadership role even if you’re not quite sure what that is yet. So where should R.N.s turn for guidance? The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies, an ANA publication is a good start. Written by and for registered nurses, the book helps R.N.s identify goals, select action steps, evaluate progress, and sustain life changes. There is also a well-known mnemonic technique, touched on in ANA’s book, for travel nurses and other health professionals with careers in flux to consider: The S.M.A.R.T. Strategy, ideal for helping to define and achieve goals. The letters mean: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. For example, a nurse’s goals are best tracked on a definitive time-line, with the idea that positive changes will be met by certain dates. When R.N.s Use S.M.A.R.T., Here [+]

06
Aug

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Healthcare workers rank near the top when it comes to job satisfaction, according to a recent study. U.S. Healthcare professionals rank third in overall job satisfaction trailing only engineering and finance employees.

Healthcare Professionals Confident about Job Security Additionally, healthcare workers are among the most optimistic of job seekers with 81% being confident in finding a job within a 12-month period. Healthcare jobs with the highest demand include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, medical assistants, and home health aides. The top geographic markets for healthcare employment are Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and New York; however workforce shortages are being experienced throughout the nation. Healthcare Job Market Statistics Further, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the outlook for healthcare jobs is solid through to the year 2020.nurse job opportunities From 2010 to 2020, the BLS estimates that demand for: Physical therapist jobs will increase 39 percent. Registered nurse jobs will increase 26 percent. Pharmacist jobs will increase 25 percent. Licensed practical nurse jobs will increase 22 percent. Medical assistant jobs will increase 31 percent. Healthcare Wages a Concern Although the demand for healthcare jobs is on a rising trajectory, compensation does not appear to be following suit due to cost-cutting/containment measures. [+]

26
Jul

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We had to share these beautiful pictures of Amy L. , a first time travel nurse. She took them during her travel nurse assignment in Oregon. She also sent her consultant, Marta Paz, this testimonial along with pictures: Sorry for the picture overload, but I couldn't just send one! Oregon has been such an amazing place to be for the past 13 weeks and I never would've been able to experience these amazing things had I not traveled. I don't regret my decision to travel at all!! It's been one of the best things I've done. I can't wait for my next assignment!

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Certified Scrub Tech during her travel nurse job in Oregon

View more of Amy's pictures in our Facebook Photo Album

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16
Jul

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Read About Hand Hygiene Technology Here According to the CDC, 1 in every 20 U.S. patients contracts a Hospital-Acquired Infection each year—or, as it’s known by healthcare officials—HAI.  A serious problem in American healthcare facilities that range from surgical centers, ambulatory clinics, long-term care facilities and hospitals alike, HAIs cause an estimated 1.7 million infections each year and 99,000 fatalities. Thankfully, hospitals are aware and employing high tech solutions to bring these numbers down. Companies like Biovigil have created monitoring systems that remind hospital staff to sanitize and chart high and low compliance areas. Interested R.N.s can watch the Biovigil solution demonstration on the YouTube video below. How it works  The R.N. wears a badge linked to the hospital computer database; every time the nurse enters or exits a room, the badge blinks red, giving hospital staff approximately 40 seconds to sanitize their hands. Once that’s done, the R.N. places hands close to the badge and rubbing alcohol is detected, giving them a green light to treat the patient.  Non-compliance sounds an alarm. Everything is recorded electronically, with the eventual goal of raising hand hygiene compliance into the 90th percentiles. Some hospitals have already met this goal, dropping HAIs at Miami Children's Hospital [+]

02
Jul

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Tips on What to Do for Victims in the Event of a Disaster   Registered nurses and allied healthcare professionals typically treat patients in a controlled environment, but when natural disasters or acts of terrorism strike the communities they live in, they are called upon to provide emergency treatment outside of a hospital. These are a few disaster preparedness tips that travel nurses and therapists can use to help victims in the event of a disaster. Seek training in disaster competencies. Healthcare professionals at American Traveler have access to free and unlimited Continuing Education (CEUs), and can take these courses online. To date, there are several CEdirect courses on mass casualty as well as emergency preparedness, and what other nurses (besides ED and trauma) can do to assist the public and victims waiting in shelters. Click on this professional resources link to find relevant nurse licensure, education and training information that make you better prepared in a crisis.Nurse CPR training Keep current on basic life-support certification and make sure your training covers CPR and first-aid skills: Most healthcare employers require BLS certification, but not necessarily first-aid treatment, which is strongly encouraged for an R.N. at any [+]

25
Jun

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Jessica G. and Hayley B., both Emergency Room R.N.s, are a travel nursing team with American Traveler! Young, energetic and committed to giving patients their all, these two ER nurses sat down with American Traveler to discuss what it’s like to go on travel nursing assignments as a duo! travel nurses in New Orleans AT:  We understand that this is an important day for you two.  You are just starting your third consecutive travel nursing job with us, right? Jessica and Hayley: Yes, today was Orientation at our new hospital in Texas. Our first assignment was in Arizona, near an Indian Reservation, next came Washington D.C. and now we are recuperating from a nice side trip to New Orleans -- a slight detour we couldn’t resist taking before starting the Texas nursing job.   AT: That’s quite an itinerary! Thanks to the Facebook album cataloguing your adventures in Washington D.C., and other places, it was easy to imagine we were along for the ride. It looks like you’ve been friends forever. Did you know each other before you became a travel nursing team?  

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18
Jun

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A Delaware Travel Nurse Impresses a Patient So Much He Reaches Out to Give a Great Review! This is April’s Story When American Traveler sat down with April S., R.N. to discuss her rave patient review, she revealedtravel nurse job in Detroit that she had comforted not just a young patient suffering from AIDS, but his Mom and Dad as well, and it was the parents of this 22 year-old who called American Traveler to make sure the message got back to April. This is what she recounted to us about her experience: American Traveler: We’re so glad to have an opportunity to ask you about this great nurse/patient experience. We understand that it happened during your first travel nursing job, correct? April: Yes. I’ve been an R.N. for a very long time, but had never worked in a travel nursing job before. I’m originally from Mississippi and being in Delaware was a big change for me. On the day I met this special patient, the hospital sent me to the ER because they were short-staffed. I’ve been in Telemetry my whole nursing career and was a little bit nervous in the frantic pace of the ER, [+]

11
Jun

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To meet the needs of the current and projected state of healthcare, The White House has earmarked millions in federal spending to expand the nation's health workforce capacity and distribution of primary care providers. The following are positive outcomes of these White House initiatives, effecting registered nurses all over the country. Continued support and funding for the Title VIII nursing workforce development program Advancement in the nursing sciences through funding of the National Institute of Nursing ResearchWhitehouse innitiatives for nurses A stronger commitment to ensuring all Americans have access to high-quality care, by increasing access to nurse managed health centers as well as primary care health providers Reduction of costs by decreasing the need for more invasive treatment, preventable through early and continuous follow-up care, managed or overseen by care coordinators/navigators; this is a new process and nursing position that is a result of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”. Promoting the importance of advanced educational degrees in nursing that bolster the R.N.’s role in the country’s evolving healthcare system. Ensure that survey figures released by The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) continue to rise. (According to the AACN, enrollment in all types of professional nursing [+]