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Top Nursing Skills You'll Need in 2012
By: CareerCast.com
The field of nursing is constantly changing. The rules and requirements, procedures and the knowledge base changes almost daily. You need to keep up with the latest trends and advances in order to get and keep the job you want, and provide quality care to patients. As you choose classes to keep your professional credentials up to date, here are some topics for education that may prove useful in the coming years. Privacy, Security and Confidentiality of Information As a nurse, you are privy to lots of private information about your patients, and one of your jobs is to deal ... more
Nurse Practitioner A Top New Addition To BLS Classifications
By: CareerCast.com
Nurse anesthetists and nurse practitioners were among two dozen other emerging careers growing large enough to be tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of the 24 new occupations defined in the BLS Standard Occupational Classification system (SOC), nine are healthcare professions. More than 105,000 were employed as nurse practitioners in spring 2012, most among the new healthcare positions added. With a mean wage of $91,450 annually, the field is also one of the most lucrative in the SOC reclassified group. Nurse practitioner is a Jack-or-Jill of all trades, per the BLS definition, handling everything from diagnoses to lab work, ... more
Nurses Play Big Role In Implementing IT Changes
By: CareerCast.com
Without the involvement of nurses at every level, the field of health information technology (IT) would not be successful, according to a number of recent reports. Nurses are on the front lines when it comes to designing, implementing and using health IT. Nurse clinicians enter data into electronic health records (EHR) and help educate patients on the use of personal health records. Nurse managers oversee the electronic documentation completed by other nursing staff. The nurse informaticists help develop, implement and optimize HIT systems. According to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), nurses are not only vital to ... more
Disabled and Injured Nurses Discover New Career Paths
By: CareerCast.com
According to the US Census Bureau, one in every 8.4 Americans has an employment disability (21.3 million, out of the total workforce of 178.7 million). Based on the fact that nurses are part of the general population, one might assume that one in every 8.4 nurses might have an employment disability. If that is true, 291,548 nurses would be affected. more...more
Nursing Graduates Landing Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
Of all the majors that students can choose, nursing offers the best chance for employment. “I tell graduates not to worry, that they almost certainly will land a job within a few months of graduating,” University of Akron nursing administrator Cheryl Buchanan said. “If they would go to Florida or Michigan, they would find a job immediately.” Researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce examined 2009 and 2010 U.S. census data to determine what college majors are most likely to lead to jobs. “People need to pay attention to this,” center director Tony Carnevale said. “It ... more
What Foreign-Trained Nurses Need to Know About Sponsorship in the USA
By: CareerCast.com
If you’re a foreign-trained registered nurse, you may dream of immigrating to the U.S. to begin or continue your career. While immigrating to the U.S. as a foreign-trained nurse can be a lengthy process, it’s definitely possible and attainable for many nurses, since the U.S. is experiencing a nursing shortage. But because filling out the paperwork for a U.S. work visa is a long and complex process, the easiest way to realize your dreams of working in the U.S. as a nurse is to get sponsorship. How can you get sponsorship? Contact a staffing agency, such as Velocity Healthcare and ... more
How to Advance Your Career
By: CareerCast.com
Now that I've worked on my unit for a few years, I'd like to become a clinical educator. How do I move into that role? more...more
Creative Employment Opportunities For Nurses
By: CareerCast.com
For years, experts have been predicting a shortage of nurses along with the faculty needed to train them. And for years nursing schools and the health care community have been working on creative solutions, trying to head off the problem before it affects the health of America. It’s not just the country’s physical health that’s at risk. Its economic health is too. One metropolitan area reflective of this is Cleveland. Health care provides more than 124,000 jobs — nearly 18 percent of all employment — in Cuyahoga County, according to the most recent data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ ... more
5 Career Benefits of a Ph.D in Nursing
By: CareerCast.com
If you feel called to a career in nursing practice, you may, like many nurses, feel that you’re done with school after earning an ADN or BSN. But there’s so much more to the nursing profession, and so much further you can go beyond the undergraduate level. Many registered nurses decide, at some point in their careers, that they’d like to go further, and pursue advanced nursing education. A Ph.D. in Nursing is a research-focused doctoral degree that is one of the highest degrees you can earn in the profession. This degree primarily prepares nurses for a career in nursing ... more
Is a Travel Nurse Career Right for Me?
By: CareerCast.com
Nursing careers can span a wide array of positions in varying environments. One particularly interesting subset is that of traveling nurses. Given the growth within the medical industry combined with increased nursing specialization, traveling nurses are more in demand than ever. But taking your career on the road is not for everyone. Along with the benefits a traveling job can offer, there are also many difficulties that must be considered. Compensation Traveling nurses earn premium compensation in return for filling vacancies and short-term staffing shortages throughout the country. In addition, relocation expenses are often covered in part, if not entirely, ... more