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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
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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
Nursing Prospects Expected To Continue Strong Outlook
By: CareerCast.com
Brookings analyst Martha Ross said health care remains a bright spot for employment growth. "Even though the health care field is in the midst of major changes, it remains a labor-intensive enterprise," she said. "Employment will only grow as baby boomers age and are more likely to use health care services." Health care employs about 14.5 million people nationwide and accounts for 10.3 percent of jobs nationally. "It's one of the few industries that has shown nothing but steadily upward growth in employment over the past decade," Ross said. Even with some staffing adjustments, hospitals are still continually hiring due ... more
Measures To Boost Nursing Home Care A Potential Boon For Nursing Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
At the White House Conference on Aging, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed new rules to improve the care of approximately 1.5 million elderly who reside in more than 15,000 long-term care (LTC) facilities nationwide. The proposal aims to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions and infections, improve quality care, and strengthen safety measures for these Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, according to statement from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The proposed rule, which was released on July 13, is a major overhaul of nursing home care and is expected to cost the industry approximately $729 million in ... more
Why RN's Should Pursue a Bachelor's Degree
By: CareerCast.com
Job opportunities are strong nationally for registered nurses who only hold an associate’s degree. So why does it make sense for many nurses to return to school, and for aspiring nurses to stay in school until they earn a bachelor's degree? Many reasons, with money at the top of the list. A BSN program is more in-depth than any other registered nursing training curricula, and can include courses on theory, as well as such business issues as human resources and office management. Having the degree translates into a $5,000 increase in your median salary, according to a report conducted by ... more
Opportunities Available For Travel Nurses
By: CareerCast.com
The adventure of travel nursing sounds exciting, but nurses who are considering this career option should weigh the pros against the cons. For example, travel agencies may not offer sick time or vacation pay benefits, and nurses can be financially penalized if they don't complete a 40-hour work week. In addition, travel nurses are usually expected to stay to complete a patient assignment that takes longer than anticipated, just like the permanent staff. Taking call, working weekends or being assigned to different shifts may also be a part of the job, but for some travel assignments, such as those at ... more