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Succeeding at a Nursing Career Fair
By: CareerCast.com
Nursing career fairs are a great opportunity to meet and network with other nurses, find out more about nursing as a career and, most importantly, meet recruiters from the healthcare industry. Attending such events can have numerous benefits for both job-seeking nurses and those wanting to expand their network. The benefits include: Access to a large number of healthcare recruiters in one place. Finding out information about a variety different fields related to nursing. A chance to impress recruiters in person. A chance to build a list of contacts for networking. Meeting other nurses who can offer insightful tips and ... more
Economy Sends Workers To School, Especially For Nursing
By: CareerCast.com
Graph lines comparing unemployment to the number of students pursuing higher education or specialized training often show a corresponding trend: as unemployment rose, so did enrollment. Lisa Barrow, a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, co-authored a paper about post-secondary enrollment increasing nationally between 2007 and 2010. She found that during the recession and early part of the recovery, enrollment increased at most types of institutions of higher learning. The two-year enrollment rate increased by 13 percent during the time period, after decreasing or staying about the same between 2002 and 2007. At public four-year colleges, enrollment ... more
Nursing Resumes: 3 Tips to Make Yours Stand Out
By: CareerCast.com
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 recruiters are able to review hundreds of qualified candidates almost instantly. Your nursing resume is going to be one of many considered for the opening. It must stand out from all the others to get to the next level in ... more
Nursing Industry New Year's Career Resolutions
By: CareerCast.com
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 media to create career possibilities. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, it’s time to create one. Healthcare providers of all kinds are increasingly using social websites to network and look for job opportunities. According to one survey, over 40 ... more
Highest Paying Nursing Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
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 high five figures to high six figures. According to the most recent figures available from the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the nursing field will continue to grow at its current pace through 2018, making nursing an ... more
Survey Finds Nurse Practitioners Enjoy Work
By: CareerCast.com
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 their profession. When rating their professional morale, 98% said it was positive. Those results are significantly higher than what physicians have reported in similar surveys. In a Merritt Hawkins survey, only 13% of physicians said they feel optimistic about the ... more
How to Combat Stress at Work
By: CareerCast.com
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 possibilities for nursing jobs seem endless. However, along with the excitement, the lure of a good paycheck, and the possibilities for variation within the same field, there is a price to pay. Nursing jobs are high-stress jobs. How ... more
As Older Nurses Near Retirement, More Openings For New Generation
By: CareerCast.com
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. AMN says the survey, now in its fourth year, offers a snapshot of current job satisfaction levels among nurses and indicates how the economic recovery may affect future career trajectories. The data also mines responses to determine how nurses in ... more
Nursing Home Jobs - Skills Required, Jobs Available
By: CareerCast.com
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 for nursing homes. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment in such facilities to increase by 24% from 2008-2018 – a much larger rise than that of most industries. So if your career planning involves helping others, a career ... more
Nurses Staying in Workforce Longer, But Shortage Looms
By: CareerCast.com
A shortage of registered nurses has been predicted for some time, yet in some parts of the county, new nurses are reporting difficulty in finding jobs. Nursing schools are churning out more Registered Nurses (RNs) than ever—with the number of nursing programs doubling in the last 10 years—and there are now 750,000 RNs under the age of 35 compared to 500,000 a decade prior. But the bigger issue, according to a new report is the delayed retirement of baby-boomer nurses, who make up 40% of the RN workforce. A new study, published in the August 2014 edition of Health Affairs, ... more