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The nursing shortage is real, and healthcare facilities are finding ways to cope. Some hospitals recognize the shortage and what needs to be done to compete-and win nurses’ loyalty. Unfortunately, many hospitals, and medical facilities, are taking a haphazard approach when it comes to retaining those qualified in patient care. If nurses are leaving your… Read more »

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  Nursing school certainly could never be described as a “walk in the park”. All-nighters studying for test, upon test, memorizing meds for pharmacology, understanding the pathophysiology of countless diseases, and preparing for the NCLEX really take a toll. You’ve gained so much knowledge, along with a deep appreciation for coffee, and the toughest part… Read more »

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Job shortages plague healthcare facilities on many different levels. In many hospitals, and different specialties, physicians are n short supply. Support staff is needed and becoming more essential as the patient population continues to grow, and it’s no secret that hospitals , nursing homes, and other medical environments are suffering a desperate nursing shortage. And… Read more »

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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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  No job is without it’s faults, but often the rewards outweigh the difficulties. So it is when you become an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse). There are many occasions when you’ll feel the satisfaction that comes from patient care, however there will also be occasions when you have to do the kind of work that… 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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  Change can be difficult and in a world where technology drives change at warp speed it can be frustrating. However when technology introduces a tool that not only improves efficiency but also increases productivity and boosts your bottom line, that’s a very welcome change indeed. Enter Shiftboard, the mobile timecard and tracking tool that… 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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Nurses are in the business of saving lives. Although it’s not nearly as dramatic most of the time as TV’s fictional medical dramas would have us all believe. However, it is the reality that many patients are dependent upon fast thinking, fast acting, skilled nurses to ensure their health and welfare. Given this fact, short… Read more »