Registered Nurse Category

11
Nov

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Tags: hospital ; nurse turnover ; registered nurses ; Staffing Agency ; temporary ; travel nurses ;

The RN Work Project is about to conclude its multi-state, 10-year study of the career trajectory of newly-licensed registered nurses in 2016. The goal is to understand the reasons behind nurse turnover so that healthcare providers can improve recruitment and retention strategies. A snapshot of the results from 2006 to 2014 (the study concludes in 2015): 17.9% of new nurses left their first job within the first year. 33.5% of newly-licensed RNs changed employers within two years of hire. 60% of licensed nurses left their position within 8 years. Of course, not all hospitals and healthcare facilities experience this level of nurse turnover. But whatever the rate of nurse turnover is at your facility, the costs can get out of control quickly. Hospitals Lose Millions Annually The estimated cost of nurse turnover varies within the healthcare industry. The American Organization of Nurse Executives estimates that direct recruitment costs alone are $10,000 per nurse departure. The Nursing Executive Center calculates that the direct recruitment costs make up just 21 percent of the total cost of hospital nurse turnover. It’s the indirect costs such as the loss of experienced RNs, new hire training, loss of productivity, and adverse patient outcomes that make up 79 [+]

04
Nov

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Tags: American Traveler ; breast cancer momth ; breast cancer walk ; travel nurses ;

Breast Cancer Month Awreness walk - American Traveler team On October 25th, 2014, thirty of our staffing professionals at American Traveler showed their commitment to fighting breast cancer by walking in the American Cancer Society's annual “Making Strides” event; held all over the United States, the 5K donor walk in South Palm Beach saw an amazing turnout of 20,000 participants! The smiling faces  and able bodies that came together at Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida on a beautiful blue October weekend helped raise over a half million dollars! The funds are used to support breast cancer research and support the millions affected and touched by the disease; put more simply: fundraisers at this event are ensuring more birthdays to help make the world go round! American Traveler is proud to be on the Top Companies list of donors, and salutes all individuals and companies that are teaming up to make a difference among breast cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, their friends and families. Members of our team, including those who could not attend that Saturday but supported us in spirit, would like to thank the American Cancer Society and other organizations that are synonymous with ending [+]

27
Oct

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Related entries: flu shot ; Health Causes ; Health Tips ; Nurse Career ; Registered Nurse ; Videos ;
Tags: anti-vaccination movement ; healthcare professionals ; HPV infection ; Life-Saving Vaccinations ; pertussis ; Vaccines ;

Registered Nurses are on the front line of preventing more than just the flu by encouraging timely vaccinations. Diseases like pertussis, meningococcal, an HPV infection, and many more are completely avoidable with access to vaccines. Educating patients on the where, how and why of getting vaccinated is a task in which RNs are trained to excel. An issue of **Annals of Family Medicine (November/December 2012) reported RNs to be more effective at administering vaccinations than any other healthcare professional! These tips help emphasize that personal contact between nurses and patients is key in immunization interventions. #1: Talk to friends and family members about how vaccines aren’t just for kids. Immunity fades over time, so keeping your vaccines up to date as an adult is critical. RNs can get an idea of how to counsel patients of every age about vaccines by referring to The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ calendar schedule. #2: Learn more about “Bringing Immunity to Every Community”; it’s a partnership between the American Nurses Association and the CDC, and aims to maximize the RN’s role in increasing vaccination rates. #3: Own a Copy of Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Known as “The Pink Book”, it’s offered by the CDC and [+]

19
Oct

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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 [+]

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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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 [+]

10
Sep

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Tags: Florida nurse jobs video ; florida nursing jobs ; Florida travel nursing jobs ; RNs ; travel nurses ;

RNs who want to "get on the road" literally with their travel nursing careers and head someplace sunny and warm for the fall and winter need to get in touch with an American Traveler recruiter immediately! Florida nursing jobs are available right now, with start dates beginning in September and into the first weeks of January. Reasons for wintering in Florida, The Sunshine State, are many—when you check in with Sean, RN in this travel nursing video, you’ll see why! Florida travel nursing video with Sean, ER RN When you refer a qualified friend, you’ll receive a $500 referral bonus; this incentive applies to travel nursing jobs anywhere in the U.S. Watch more videos with American Traveler travel nurses talking about their exciting assignments! Feeling motivated? Great! Be sure to update your employment profile and get in touch your American Traveler recruiter immediately. Our VIP customer care will work closely with you to ensure you turn up exactly where you want to be this season and next. Have a look at this Florida bucket list with 10 hot spots for ringing in the New Year this winter. These 10 Sunny Places Are 10 Reasons to Apply for Florida [+]

29
Jul

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Tags: boston nurse jobs ; healthcare professionals ; Heroes of Every Day Life ; hunger gap in Boston ; Sodexo ; travel nursing jobs ;

From right to left: Maude Meade and her daughter Jennifer

From left: Jennifer Meade with mother Maude Meade, a Hero in Every Day Life

The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston wouldn’t be as remarkable as it is without its Food Service Manager, Maude Meade, whom American Traveler is lucky to know by proxy. Maude is the mother of our Talent Acquisition Specialist, Jennifer Meade. To Jennifer and hundreds more, Maude is more than a Sodexo employee in a hospital; she also plays an instrumental part in filling the hunger gap in Boston, where an **estimated 10% of the population struggles to put food on the table. Maude’s efforts to help the hungry and serve as a leader in local fundraising, earned her the prestigious 2014 Hero of Everyday Life Award, an event that raised over a million dollars to fight hunger in America. Now that summer is here and school is out, food expenses are estimated to climb as much as **$300 a month—that’s when Maude’s work at the St. Mary’s food pantry, packing hundreds of boxes filled with nutritious food each week, is more critical than ever! The healthcare professionals at her hospital [+]

22
Jul

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Tags: American Society of Clinical Oncology ; cancer patients ; melanoma ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nursing ;

Patients, their families and the RNs treating them will be heartened to know that melanoma patients are living longer after their diagnoses, thanks to new medications that prompt the body’s own immune system to attack the cancer. Ipilimumab (Yervoy) is being prescribed for advanced malignant melanoma and can increase average survival from 6 months to 10 when combined with standard treatment. Nurses who work in every specialty are excited to see the positive effects of immunology drugs as they enter the market; however, they know they must learn to help patients mitigate some harsh side effects along the way.

As RNs who work with skin cancer patients may already know, **melanoma is in the top 5 most common cancers in the United States. There were over 75,000 new cases in 2013 and, currently, almost 1 million live with the disease now**.  Although melanoma is a small percentage of skin cancers overall, it does represent the majority of skin cancer deaths—and that’s why one of the most active areas in oncology research is melanoma. Targeting the patient’s immune system rather than the tumor was the “Breakthrough of the Year” title from Science Magazine late [+]

15
Jul

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Tags: Male Nursing ; Male Travel Nursing ;

As the demand for skilled nurses continues to rise nationwide, it appears that more men are entering the profession. And why not? The U.S. healthcare industry is one of the few industries that continue to offer well-paying, stable employment. According to the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) the number of male nurses was at 58,000 in 1983, less than 5 percent of the nursing workforce. Today, there are 280,000 male nurses or 9.5 percent of the nursing workforce. Over 27 years, male nurse employment increased by 166,000 or an average of 5,500 per year. But in 2011 through 2012, male nurse employment took a dramatic leap rising by 56,000. Why the Large Leap in Male Nursing? There are a number of causes for the large leap in male nurses such as gender diversity programs and recruitment drives by various healthcare organizations. But it doesn’t explain a ten-fold increase. For that, many are looking at the economic recession as the main reason for men entering the nursing profession, like Sean an ER RN on a travel nursing job in Florida. The recession analogy goes like this: Even before the 2008 recession, U.S. manufacturing jobs were being off-shored leaving many men (and women, but manufacturing is [+]