Nursing Career Category

12
Aug

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Nursing Career ; Telemetry ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ;
Tags: nursing career path ; Registered Nurse ; travel nurse ;

Every year RNs matriculate in fast track nursing programs all over the country—and some of these graduates have this in common: they’re over 40-years-old. According to a **2010 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average age of RNs at graduation is higher—good news as we face a shortage of more than 900,000 registered nurses by 2030. Beyond the statistics, morale among mature nurses is extraordinary, especially among Phyllis O., telemetry RN working as a travel nurse in San Antonio, Texas. American Traveler sat down with Phyllis—or rather, she took time out from her exciting travels out West, to take our call. This is what she had to say.

Nursing as a mid-life career

AT: Our recruiters have noticed that lots of our RNs come into travel nursing as way to build more financial stability—as well as gain the ability to travel freely throughout the United States. Would you say that’s why you’re trying out the travel nurse lifestyle? Phyllis:  Well, I’m past “trying it out”! I love how diverse this field is, and am already on my second travel nursing assignment. I do love to get around! I had a fairly [+]

05
Aug

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ;
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 [+]

20
Jun

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nursing Career ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: New Mexico nursing jobs ; Nursing Career ; nursing jobs in Arizona ; South Dakota nursing jobs ; top states for nurse jobs ; travel nurse jobs in oregon ; Travel Nursing ; Travel Nursing Opportunities ;

From a recent study, it appears the advice from 19th century American author, Horace Greeley, “Go west, young man, go west” applies to today’s nursing profession. According to the study by finance advisory site, WalletHub, the best states for nursing careers are in the western half of the nation. Researchers focused on 15 performance criteria including average salary, open nursing jobs, mandatory overtime legislation, and over/under staffing incidents.

The top five states are Oregon, Washington, South Dakota, Arizona, and New Mexico. Top 5 States for Travel Nursingtop 5 states for travel nursing Oregon - If you’re the back-to-nature type then the top state, Oregon, may be the next destination in your travel nursing career. This Pacific Northwest state is home to five Magnet Hospitals. Its diverse landscape offers a variety of nature-based activities to fill your non-working hours. State of Washington - Right next door and coming in at the number two position is Washington State nursing jobs. This coastal state has three Magnet Hospitals. It’s an ideal place for nurses who enjoy exploring the outdoors from the Pacific Ocean coastal rainforest to the mountain ranges throughout the state. South Dakota nursing jobs took third place. [+]

15
Apr

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Related entries: Healthcare employers ; Hospitals ; Nursing Career ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;
Tags: Magnet Hospital ; Nurse jobs ; nursing staff ; travel nurse career ; Virginia Hospital ;

“Seven of the 11 health care organizations in the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For are Magnet-recognized facilities or have Magnet facilities in their system.” ~ American Nurses Credentialing Center Virginia Hospital Center achieving “Magnet Hospital” status reminded us of the influence Magnets have on the nursing profession. Even short-term travel nurse assignments at these centers of excellence can enhance future nursing career opportunities. Nursing staff at magnet hospitals earn on average 4.8% more than colleagues at non-magnet hospitals, according to a salary survey of 1,400 nurses. Nurses employed at magnet hospitals also tend to have higher education levels, enhanced leadership capabilities, a high-level of professional nursing practice, and are evaluated based on patient outcomes, all of which may contribute to higher wages. New Addition to Magnet Hospital Community Virginia Hospital Center is the newest addition to this exclusive group becoming only the 401st healthcare facility to receive Magnet status. VHC is a 342-bed not-for-profit, teaching facility that has provided comprehensive healthcare to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for 70 years. VHC has also been recently named as one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals and in the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals nationally. Travel Nurse Amanda B. of American Traveler Staffing Professionals was not surprised [+]

20
Mar

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Related entries: Education ; Nurse Certifications ; Nursing Career ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: AACC ; AACN ; AWHONN ; Emergency Nurses Association ; Healthcare Certifications ; Nurse Credentialing Associations ; nursing jobs ; RN Travel Career ;

Even though there is a nationwide workforce shortage, the best nursing jobs go to those who are the most qualified. That’s why Mary Kay Hull, Vice President of Recruitment at American Traveler Staffing Professionals suggests that all healthcare professionals enhance their qualifications with advanced and specialty registered nurse certifications.

“Healthcare facilities hold highly-educated RN travel nurses in high esteem. Advanced certifications are starting to become the norm at many leading hospitals. It can help put nurses on the fast track to career advancement leading to higher pay and improved job satisfaction.” said Mary Kay Hull Advanced Certifications Open Career Doors There are an estimated 25,500 RNs working travel nursing jobs in the United States and the advantages for obtaining advanced certifications are different for every healthcare practitioner. Individual motivation may be: To be the best that one can be in their chosen profession To be on the shortlist for the most attractive top travel nurse locations To become qualified to work at magnet hospitals, teaching and research facilities To become specialists in a particular healthcare niche To receive higher pay and benefits For new or inexperienced nurses to enhance their resume Whatever your motivation for pursuing higher education, there are a number of choices to achieve your [+]

27
Nov

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Related entries: best USA Hospitals ; Florida ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Healthcare Jobs ; Hospitals ; Nurse Career ; Nurses ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;
Tags: Healthcare Employment ; nursing jobs ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nursing ;

For healthcare professionals and their employers, statistics coming from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics represent both good news and the challenge of matching supply with demand.  The American Association of Colleges of Travel Nursing Jobs and RecessionNursing is among the fray, calling for an expansion of enrollment in nursing schools, in the hope that this will help meet an increased need for healthcare services. Talented nursing graduates across the U.S.A. are within reach of hot nursing jobs, with highly flexible schedules and competitive incomes that erase debt and leave R.N.s poised for a comfortable retirement. Whether R.N.s travel or work in permanent jobs, current employment figures will establish an upward trajectory in their careers between now and 2020. The BLS is projecting a steady spike in healthcare jobs throughout the rest of this decade, with an annual employment rise of 3%; that’s just ahead of the second strongest job market in construction. While this news is excellent, filling the BLS’s projected increase of 712,000 nursing jobs (by 2020) will require a fundamental improvement in nursing education, both before and after R.N.s receive their licenses. Nurse staffing agencies help health professionals stay current in their specialties, [+]

20
Nov

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nursing Career ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: Healthcare Industry ; healthcare reform ; nursing staff ;

Healthcare reform and an increase in the consolidation of healthcare systems are creating a lot of uncertainty among nursing staff at hospitals nationwide. With so many changes occurring simultaneously, it is imperative that hospital administration maintain frequent and open dialogue with their medical staff. To maintain high-quality patient care, CNOs are meeting more frequently with their nursing staff to keep them fully informed of changes that affect them. Mergers and acquisitions can be especially nerve-racking for nursing staff due to the uncertainty and job security issues. Focus on the Positive Healthcare analysts believe that much of the fear and uncertainty can be dispelled by focusing on the positives that come about through dramatic change. And CNOs are in an ideal position to communicate these positives to their nursing staff. Many are holding forums or town hall meetings to present new information, answer staff questions, and deliver revised organizational objectives. Debbie Bacurin, RN Clinical Coordinator for American Traveler StaffingDeb Bacurin, RN Clinical Coordinator for American Traveler Staffing Professionals agrees with being proactive, “With all that we are experiencing in this era of change and growth in the healthcare industry, nurses have a great opportunity to become leaders…to be instrumental [+]

13
Nov

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Related entries: Licenses ; Nurse Certifications ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Documentation ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: healthcare employer ; Travel Nursing ; travel nursing documentation ;

Healthcare professionals interested in traveling extensively, working in R.N. jobs available in all 50 U.S. States, need to have their travel nursing documentation in perfect order, i.e., driver’s license, social security card, CERTS, professional licenses and more must be sent to American Traveler consultants for processing; then the next phase can begin—accepting an employment offer for a travel nursing career! Living in a technical age makes that task super easy, so no need to fret—use these tips about phone apps to get started. The Camscanner or Geniusscan for iPhones and Androids makes images of scanned documents so clear and sharp that your future healthcare employer will accept them—whereas hazy photos from your smartphone will be rejected by most hospitals.  Knowing what a welcome convenience the camscanner is, American Traveler reviewed the versions for Androids and iPhones, and found that they work quite well converting pictures to PDFs, sorting, sharing, etc. The best news of all is that almost all of the ones listed here are free! These Apps Come Hospital Recommended! Click this app advice link to learn the distinctions between the different kinds of scanner apps offered. Already have in mind what you want? Great! Links to all[+]

06
Nov

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Florida ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ;
Tags: Healthcare Jobs ; travel nursing jobs ; winter nursing jobs ;

Come find the hottest healthcare jobs in America! The autumn season is the perfect time to plan the winter that lies ahead—and for travel nurses and therapists who prefer a warm beach over a snow-scape, there is still plenty of time to find healthcare jobs in the top destinations of California, Florida, Arizona and the Virgin Islands. For those that need further convincing, check out these sunny descriptions of the world’s best snow escapes—each one featuring marathon days of warm weather and sunshine during peak winter months. Florida travel nursing jobs dot the eastern shoreline with endless opportunities for skilled healthcare professionals. A big event on the social calendar during the winterfunny cartoon for travel nurses season is Art Basel in Miami—the perfect excuse to tour South Beach in all its Art Deco splendor. Further north, The Sunshine State offers plenty more beach escapes, in West Palm, Daytona, Sarasota and more. Wherever you are in Florida during the winter months, you’ll be nice and warm! Virgin Islands travel nursing jobs are an exotic experience out in the Caribbean where, in the winter months, the average temperature is a perfect 77 degrees—from mid-December to mid-April. Beach lovers won’t [+]

11
Oct

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Events ; Health Tips ; Nursing Career ; Oncology Nurse ; Registered Nurse ;
Tags: breast cancer ; Breast Cancer Awareness Month ; chemotherapy ; operating room jobs ; Susan G. Komen Foundation ;

Races, walks and fundraising are key ways for survivors, family members and healthcare providers not only to feel like they are doing something important, but also to celebrate life before, during and after cancer. It can be truly inspiring to march arm-in-arm with the many breast cancer survivors who are leading active and rewarding lives.