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  Nurses very often feel pulled in a thousand different directions. Especially in busy healthcare facilities and nursing homes. Your patients all hit the call button at the same time, meds are waiting to be doled out, reports, and general instructions need to be given, and you still haven’t had a break. There has to… Read more »

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Being a parent is one of the most exhausting, and rewarding, jobs you’ll ever take on. If you’re a full time parent while working on fulfilling your nursing school requirements, or building your career, then you’re doubly exhausted. In order to build your nursing dream while remaining devoted to your children you’re going to need… Read more »

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Advances in the way we do healthcare in this country often occur at warp speed. For nurses who want to advance their education and certification this can mean a jump in income. Depending on the type of nursing certifications and specialty you pursue you can increase your pay significantly. As a nurse you realize the… Read more »

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  Just as there are differences in the duties expected of-and allowed-between LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses) and RNs (Registered Nurses), so are there differences in the available jobs. When working with a job board you will see the jobs seem to be more heavily weighted toward those nurses with RN status. LPNs and RNs perform… Read more »

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There are jobs where workplace hazards are an out and out deterrent for those considering careers. Law enforcement, firefighter, lion tamer, just to name a few. But for a career in nursing it’s unlikely most people consider patient care particularly hazardous or life threatening. One of the biggest challenges faced by nurses today however are… Read more »

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You love being a nurse, caring for those who need you most, and making a difference in the lives of your patients. Of course your day won’t be complete without a difficult patient encounter or dealing with a demanding family member. Even with all the challenges of nursing, for you it’s still extremely rewarding. Keeping… Read more »

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There are many benefits to choosing to work through a staffing agency; You can pretty much set your own schedule, there’s a variety of jobs from which to choose, and the staffing agency finds the jobs for you. But, the bottom line being, well, the bottom line, you’re probably wondering how much you can expect… Read more »

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  For hospice, oncology, and critical care nurses, ignoring the symptoms of burnout can be career-ending, impact your personal relationships, and throw you into a downward spiral of sadness and depression that can be difficult to overcome. Feelings of hopelessness can spill over into many areas of your life and rob you of happiness. Even… Read more »

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In a heavily female dominated industry there is always a need for men. This rings especially true for men in nursing. Depending on the type of nursing career, women make up as much as 90% of the workforce. Although that’s changing. In the past 4 plus decades we’ve seen the number of men in nursing… Read more »