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See how nursing salaries compare by specialty, role, certification, and get a better picture of your true value. This report explores salary comparisons across the US and provides you with key tips on how to position yourself for a higher salary in the future.

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Climate Change Awareness: The Role of Health Providers

Climate Change Awareness: The Role of Health Providers

The effects of climate change call for the many roles that medical providers take on: first responder to disaster, risk educator of patients and public, and — in an almost exact reenactment of Florence Nightingale’s work — defender of clean water, nutritious food, and sanitation.

Preventing Falls: A Crucial Skill

Preventing Falls: A Crucial Skill

Helping to prevent patient falls is absolutely crucial, as one simple fall can cause so many problems—everything from broken hips to traumatic brain injury. Michele L. Kimball, RN, BSN, Senior Director of Nursing at Bethesda Dilworth, knows why it’s so important to...

Nurse-Entrepreneur Brings Essential Oils into US Hospitals

Nurse-Entrepreneur Brings Essential Oils into US Hospitals

For nurses, therapeutic inhaled essential oils (TIEO) provide a welcome solution; there is no need to get a doctor’s order, administer a pill, insert an IV or monitor for drug interactions. Because it is a designated nursing intervention and not a drug, essential oil...

Making the Holidays Fun for Nurses

Making the Holidays Fun for Nurses

Managers and any other health care staff who are supervising nurses—whether it’s in a hospital/medical center, an urgent care, or even at a private physician’s office—should know that holidays can be tough for your employees. Anytime your staff is working on or around...

Nurses: What is Your Pet Peeve About Doctors?

Nurses: What is Your Pet Peeve About Doctors?

https://youtu.be/j578QSlhlnw Doctors and nurses work together to provide patients the best care. But you know that everyone has a pet peeve. In this six-minute video, new medical resident Siobhan Deshauer, MD talks with nurses about how physicians get on their nerves....

Anti-Vaxx: a Sane Perspective on a Crazy World

Anti-Vaxx: a Sane Perspective on a Crazy World

The anti-vaccination (“anti-vaxx”) movement is a global phenomenon that has received a great deal of press, but how much do we really know about it? How do educated adults come to turn against medicines that have been saving literally millions of lives since the early...

What to Expect as a Correctional Care Nurse

What to Expect as a Correctional Care Nurse

Part Two of a Three-Part Series With more than 2.1 million adults incarcerated in America’s prisons and jails, (PDF, 543 KB), there is a great need for correctional care providers to support this underserved population. Many people taken into custody are experiencing...

Breaking IN to Correctional Healthcare

Breaking IN to Correctional Healthcare

Part One of a Three-Part Series A career in correctional nursing could challenge your preconceptions. When asked by others about my career, I typically respond by stating that I am a medical recruiter for correctional and detention facilities. After the initial...

Working as a Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse

Working as a Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse

The nursing field is filled with various specialties. And that’s a good thing, as while working in emergency would be too stressful for one nurse, it is the perfect fit for another. Cara J. Szeglin, BSN, RN, CPEN, a Clinical Ladder III Staff Nurse at...

Maximize Your Income as a Travel Nurse: Useful Tips

Maximize Your Income as a Travel Nurse: Useful Tips

My first experience looking for a job as a nurse and attempting to understand compensation variability within the profession was both intimidating and stressful. After graduating from one of the best undergraduate nursing programs in the country, gaining clinical...

5 Characteristics A Nurse Entrepreneur Should Have

5 Characteristics A Nurse Entrepreneur Should Have

Have you noticed that nurse practitioners are becoming more common in this country? We are providing patients with essential medical services. We, as nurse practitioners, are able to offer diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of illnesses. While many...

Nursing Side Gigs: Boxing Coach

Nursing Side Gigs: Boxing Coach

This is part of a monthly series about side gigs—nurses with interesting side jobs or hobbies. This month, we spotlight a boxing coach. By day, Cindy Bohmont, RN, SEN, Med, CCRN, CSD, works as a staff nurse in the Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Mercy...

Fast Facts for the Student Nurse

Nursing Student Success in a Nutshell

This Fast Facts guide for students in diploma, AD, BSN, and RN-BSN level programs features the information that nursing students really need to know in order to achieve excellence up to and beyond the NCLEX.

 

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