5 Ideas To Resolve Nursing Shortages

5 Ideas To Resolve Nursing Shortages

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in Industry News

Healthcare attrition rates continue to rise, and it’s time to take action. To revive professional interest in nursing, and reverse the current trajectory, the industry needs to make some changes.
Rising Rates of Workplace Violence Against Nurses

Rising Rates of Workplace Violence Against Nurses

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2022 in Industry News

Violence against healthcare workers is on the rise, and nurses are increasingly working in fear of verbal abuse, physical altercations, and even gun violence. Healthcare workers already face an arduous career — they deserve the peace of mind that comes from a safe place to work.
Healthcare Worker Burnout Is Officially an Epidemic

Healthcare Worker Burnout Is Officially an Epidemic

Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2022 in Industry News

Burnout among healthcare workers has been headline news since the throes of the pandemic. Now, it’s reaching unprecedented levels. The U.S. Surgeon General is speaking out about the severity of the problem, citing dire consequences if we can’t alleviate the growing burden on nurses, doctors, and administrative staff.
As the Pandemic Winds Down, Travel Nursing Continues to Surge

As the Pandemic Winds Down, Travel Nursing Continues to Surge

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Industry News

Travel nurses remain in high demand in 2022. The pandemic appears to be winding down, but nursing shortages remain a glaring problem for healthcare facilities.
Spotlight on Laurie Rohrer

Spotlight on Laurie Rohrer

Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s final honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Laurie Rohrer lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and commutes to work in Michigan every day. Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN), and she specializes in the OR.
Spotlight on Carrie Curtis

Spotlight on Carrie Curtis

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s next honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Carrie Curtis is from Brownstown, Michigan. She’s been an RN for 15 years, with 13 in the OR. Carrie’s preferred specialty is orthopedics.
Spotlight on Stacie Burgio

Spotlight on Stacie Burgio

Posted on Sunday, May 08, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s next honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Stacie Burgio is from White Lake, Michigan. She is an RN with a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). Stacie specializes in the cardiac cath lab.
Spotlight on Renee Brilla

Spotlight on Renee Brilla

Posted on Friday, May 06, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s first honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Renee Brilla is from Woodhaven, Michigan. She is an RN with 20 years of OR experience. Renee’s specialty is neurosurgery, but she is well-versed in several other specialties as well.
5 Pros (and 5 Cons) To Consider Before Embarking on a Travel Nursing Career

5 Pros (and 5 Cons) To Consider Before Embarking on a Travel Nursing Career

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2022 in Travel Nurse Tips

It’s easy to romanticize the pros of travel nursing and forget to consider the cons. If you’re considering a travel nursing career, a clear understanding of both is essential for setting goals and managing expectations.
Recapping the Fight Against Pay Caps for Travel Nurses

Recapping the Fight Against Pay Caps for Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2022 in Industry News

There aren’t enough nurses to go around, and many facilities are paying a premium to attract and retain travel nurses. Now, some groups want to put a cap on how much travel nurses can earn.
Is Nursing a Recession-Proof Profession?

Is Nursing a Recession-Proof Profession?

Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2022 in Industry News

With fears of recession rising, many professionals are rethinking their career choices. Why aren’t nurses more concerned about job security? There’s no such thing as a recession-proof industry, but healthcare comes close.
A Growing Number of Male Nurses Are Closing the Gender Gap

A Growing Number of Male Nurses Are Closing the Gender Gap

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2022 in Industry News

Women have traditionally dominated the nursing field. But current data shows men are increasingly choosing this healthcare field. As attrition rates see women leaving the profession, the nursing industry is entering a period of gender equilibrium.
License Lag Creates Problems for Travel Nurses

License Lag Creates Problems for Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2022 in Education & Career Advancement

There’s an increasing lag between application for nursing licenses and approval. With approval times exceeding 100 days in some states, the logjam is exacerbating staff shortages across the country.
Long Hours Indoors Puts Nurses at Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency

Long Hours Indoors Puts Nurses at Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency

Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2022 in Healthy Living

Vitamin deficiency can lead to serious problems, especially when healthcare professionals lack essential vitamin D. This is an all-too-common problem among nurses, but there are diet and lifestyle choices nurses can use to fight deficiency and ensure they’re getting enough of this essential vitamin.
Spotlight on Tara Miller

Spotlight on Tara Miller

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s next honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Tara Miller is from Drummond Island, Michigan. She’s been an RN for 22 years and just recently became a nurse practitioner as well. Tara’s specialties include critical care, open heart, and intensive care, and she holds PALS and CCRN certifications.
Spotlight on Taylor Cunningham

Spotlight on Taylor Cunningham

Posted on Monday, May 09, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s next honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Taylor Cunningham is an RN from Monroe, Michigan. She holds BLS, ACLS, and NIHSS certifications and specializes in the ICU.
Spotlight on Andrea Brown

Spotlight on Andrea Brown

Posted on Saturday, May 07, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s next honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Andrea Brown is originally from Toledo, Ohio, but she’s lived in Milan, Michigan for the past 11 years. Andrea is an RN with over 14 years of experience working in the ICU.
Celebrate National Nurses Month in May!

Celebrate National Nurses Month in May!

Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2022 in Industry News

National Nurses Month is an opportunity to celebrate the kindness, compassion, and hard work of every nurse across the country. Without nurses, healthcare would be impossible, and it’s only through their diligent care that hospitals and other healthcare facilities are able to operate.
How To Support Your Fellow Travel Nurses on Assignment

How To Support Your Fellow Travel Nurses on Assignment

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2022 in On the Job

Travel nurses are increasingly likely to meet their peers on assignment. Working alongside other travel nurses offers an opportunity to connect over shared experience, and friendships frequently transcend assignments — especially when you support each other through tough times.

Easing Patient Anxiety About COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2022 in Travel Nurse Tips

Easing Patient Anxiety About COVID-19
COVID-19 anxiety is on the rise. People are scared and uncertain, and a positive diagnosis can weigh on their mental health and cause stress and anxiety to hamper their recovery. As nurses treat the physical symptoms of COVID-19, they can also help patients cope with related anxiety. The remedy starts with an informed approach to patient care.
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