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Skills to Shine on the Nursing Job Market
By: CareerCast.com
There is good news in the nursing industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that nursing employment will grow by 26% over the next seven years. Contributing to this positive growth are people living longer, the demand on skilled nurses due to changes in the medical industry, and many advances in medical technology. For both recent nursing school graduates and seasoned professionals, it is important to understand the skills necessary to secure nursing jobs and advance your career. A well-rounded candidate is a more competitive candidate in a demanding job market. Nursing is more than medical science. The best skilled ... more
Poll Finds Nurses Are Most Trustworthy Professionals
By: CareerCast.com
Nurses have been voted the most honest and ethical profession for the 13th year straight in a new Gallup poll, earning 15 percentage points above any other profession. The annual survey gauges public trust in professions, and 80% of Americans rates nurse honesty and ethical standards as “very high” or “high” this year. Members of Congress and car salespeople scored the lowest out of the 11 professions ranked, earning 7% and 8% “very high” scores, respectively. Medical doctors (65%), pharmacists (65%) and police officers (48%) and clergy (46%) were ranked highest after nurses. READ MORE AT MODERN MEDICINEmore
Opportunities Open With Graduate Certificates
By: CareerCast.com
As the U.S. health care system continues to evolve, industry demand for more highly educated nurses is growing. Data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing shows current and prospective nurses are responding to rising education requirements: enrollment in all types of programs at nursing schools across the country increased from 2010 to 2011. Some nursing schools offer graduate certificates that allow nurses to expand their expertise and meet critical areas of need in the nursing profession. Offered to nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing degree, graduate certificates are designed to enhance nurses’ professional competencies and prepare ... more
Signing Bonuses To Attract Top-Level Nurses
By: CareerCast.com
Here is a sign that nurses are demand. Trinity Senior Living is offering a signing bonus to nurses hired for a new program at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, and a nearby senior living community, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Registered Nurses can pocket $2,000 while Competency Evaluated Nursing Assistants are eligible for bonuses of $500. Trinity reserves signing bonuses for when the living assistance operator is trying to recruit a large number of nurses. If the idea proves successful in Michigan, don't be surprised to see other areas try it. READ MORE AT MLIVEmore
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