You may have a new nursing degree, or you may have years of qualified experience and healthcare education. Either way, you worked hard to get to where you are in your nursing career right now. But today’s workforce reality means competition for jobs, even in the healthcare and medical industries. Thanks to the Internet and mobile computing, healthcare employers and ...more
More than 40 percent of Americans pledge some form of self-improvement, most resolutions fall into the “get healthy” or “be a better person” categories.
Career commitments don’t show up nearly as often, but why not take a few minutes this month to plan how you can advance your nursing career in 2014? Here are five suggested goals:
1. Use social ...more
The nursing profession is experiencing aggressive growth as nurses continue to assume many tasks, functions and responsibilities once considered the exclusive province of physicians. Nursing salaries have risen and commensurate with the field's growth; even today's entry level nurses can earn excellent salaries in relation to other industries, and those who pursue additional education and training earn nursing salaries that range from ...more
Nurse practitioners (NPs) might be the most professionally satisfied group in healthcare, according to a recent survey conducted by Staff Care, a temporary physician and NP staffing firm and company of AMN Healthcare.
The results showed 100% of those questioned said have positive feelings about being a NP, and 99% said they are positive and optimistic about the future of ...more
The topic of nursing jobs has been getting a great deal of press lately. Titles like, "Georgetown University Study: 5.6 Million New Healthcare Jobs Expected By 2020",
and "Nursing Tops List of High-Paying Jobs In the Future" have inspired many to consider becoming a nurse. From LVNs to RNs, traveling nurses to nurses who work with hospice, the ...more
Almost one-quarter of registered nurses (RN) age 55 and older could leave nursing in a short period, opening the door for less–experienced RNs to take their place, according to a new study.
Twenty-three percent of nurses aged 55 and older indicate they change their work dramatically, including opting for retirement or leaving the nursing field for other types of work. ...more
The country is graying rapidly. The massive Baby Boom generation has entered its retirement years and by 2030, according to Census Bureau forecasts, Americans age 65 and older will represent 19% of the population (compare that to 13% in 2010). In addition, people are living longer thanks to advances in diagnosis and treatment.
These two factors indicate strong demand ...more