Articles tagged with: nurses

How nurses can prepare for an aging population

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the percentage of the country's entire population that was aged 55 and older in 2011 was 26.5 percent. That percentage is projected to increase to 31 percent of the population by 2030, according to AARP.org.

Finding the recruitment agency that works for you as a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

What are your career goals? The right recruitment agency can help you achieve them. As a travel nurse, you can advance your career by working with a recruitment agency that provides you with the job opportunities and education you're looking for. You can find a best-fit recruitment agency in just a few steps.

Don't let EHRs decrease patient interaction

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in On the Job

Electronic Health Records, or EHRs, help improve the efficiency of patient care.

Connecting with fellow travel nurses on social media

Connecting with fellow travel nurses on social media

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

Connecting with other travel nurses can be quick and easy. By using social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, you can chat with other nursing professionals for information, advice or job opportunities, or just to socialize. Remember to follow social media rules to maintain the professionalism of your online interactions.

Interviewing for a travel nursing job? Six tips to help you prepare

Interviewing for a travel nursing job? Six tips to help you prepare

Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 in Application & Interviews

Interviews for travel nursing jobs are very similar to interviews for other nursing positions, with one major exception—you'll more than likely interview with a travel staffing service recruiter rather than someone at a hospital.

Travel assignment portfolio: Do you need one?

Travel assignment portfolio: Do you need one?

Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 in Application & Interviews

If you've worked as a travel nurse for at least one or two assignments and want to differentiate yourself from other traveling candidates, consider putting together an assignment portfolio.

Connecting with your community as a traveler

Connecting with your community as a traveler

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 in On the Job

As traveling healthcare professionals transition between assignments, they may feel a sense of loneliness and isolation at first. That's why it is important for both mental and physical health to make social connections at new assignments.

The need for short-term healthcare personnel grows

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 in Industry News

As the increased population ages and the Affordable Care Act takes effect, there will be a greater need for healthcare professionals. But, even as the need grows, healthcare organizations will still have to maintain quality of care and control costs.

How to select a travel nursing provider as a nurse or healthcare facility

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 in Healthcare Facilities

If you are a hospital or a healthcare professional, how do you choose the best travel nursing provider? What should you look for?

Avoiding travel assignment fallouts

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 in On the Job

As a traveling nurse, you are constantly in unfamiliar situations and places where you have to get acquainted with new people and procedures. You are new among a group of people that has probably been together for some time and who know each other well.

Having a specialized focus as a travel nurse

Having a specialized focus as a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Education & Career Advancement

A career in nursing is full of opportunity. As a nurse working in a specialized field, you'll be able to gain experience with specific patient conditions. Popular nursing specialties include labor and delivery, pediatrics, oncology and surgery; however, nurses can specialize in just about any branch of healthcare.

Education and additional certification advances careers and increases quality of patient care

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Education & Career Advancement

If you are looking to increase your earning power as a nurse, enhance your career and add to your job satisfaction, continuing your education can help you get there.

What nurses need to know about the Affordable Care Act

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

The Affordable Care Act comes in to sharper focus as 2014 grows closer. As a nurse, you know that things could change in a big way come Jan. 1 when more people start coming in for care.

Bilingual? Why a travel nursing job is a great career opportunity

Bilingual? Why a travel nursing job is a great career opportunity

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Not all American patients speak English. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 47 million people in the United States have a native language other than English. All patients need the highest level of care, but this can become difficult with the presence of language barriers. How do you communicate a treatment plan or instructions for taking medication? That's where bilingual healthcare professionals—including travel nurses—take the spotlight.

Six interview questions to be prepared for

Six interview questions to be prepared for

Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 in Application & Interviews

How your interview goes can make —or break —getting the travel-nursing job you want. It is essential that you prepare for your interview and consider the questions that you may be asked.

The do's and don'ts of a travel nursing resume

The do's and don'ts of a travel nursing resume

Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 in Application & Interviews

If you're thinking of pursuing a travel nursing career, you're going to need a resume that focuses on traveling. You don't need to revamp your current RN resume/CV entirely, but it will need some tweaking.

Which medical software programs should a traveling nurse be comfortable with?

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 in Industry News

These days, the electronic health record (EHR) has become the standard operating procedure at most healthcare organizations. There are a variety of different electronic platforms out there, and different facilities use different platforms, depending on their resources and their needs.

Taking it further: How nurses can grow from continued education

Taking it further: How nurses can grow from continued education

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 in Education & Career Advancement

If you are looking to increase your earning power as a nurse, enhance your career and add to your job satisfaction, continuing your education can help you get there. Getting certified in a particular area can help you earn more money, add to your professional reputation and improve the quality of care for your patients.

Cross-training advantages for a traveling nurse

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 in Education & Career Advancement

If you are a traveling nurse, you are probably someone who likes new experiences and someone who wants to learn and grow in your profession. There are a number of ways to do this, yet there's one way that is sometimes overlooked – cross training.

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