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The MediJobs Job Searching Experience With LPN Catherine Boyd

The Medijobs job search experience

I searched for about a month before matching with my new employer. MEDIjobs matched my job searching and requirements expectation and then some. The platform is very user friendly, and I could search, connect, and, of course, find a job through the process.

11 Best Holiday Gift Ideas For Nurses-Christmas and beyond

Are you looking for the perfect gift ideas for the nurses in your life this holiday?  Here are 11 of the best holiday gift ideas for nurses. Compression Socks Shifts are long, so why not surprise the nurses in your life this holiday with compression socks? Compression socks are a great holiday gift idea for

6 High Paying healthcare careers for 2021

Here are 6 high paying and fastest-growing healthcare careers in 2021 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS), healthcare-related positions are expected to grow by 15% as technical, non-clinical, and clinical roles reopen. This is primarily because of the great need for more healthcare workers, as COVID-19 continues.  It’s the perfect time to apply for

Medical Assistant vs Patient Care Technician

One of the more commonly asked questions when it comes to entering the medical field is “what is a medical assistant vs patient care technician.” The answer might surprise you.  A medical assistant is generally certified as a medical assistant and goes through an average of one full year of schooling at a community college.

What is a Telemetry Technician Salary and How to Become one

If you’re considering a career in the medical field, you’re likely familiar with the most common medical positions such as a nurse assistant, medical assistant, or registered nurse. However, there are countless roles in the medical field that aren’t commonly talked about yet open doors and opportunities. One of these is a telemetry technician. Join

3 Ways The Dental Industry is Fighting PPE Pollution

The dental industry knows a thing or two about environmental pollution and waste. Using x-ray packets containing lead to blood-soaked gauzes that end up in landfills, plus the use of needles, scalpels, and blades often disposed of improperly, hazardous dental waste has become an environmental issue. Still, the dental industry is reducing its carbon footprint

FAQ: Becoming A Certified Medical Assistant

FAQ: Becoming A Certified Medical Assistant

Are you interested in becoming a certified medical assistant but don’t know where to start? Do you have questions about programs, courses, and the certified medical assistant exam (CMA)? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Taking steps to become a certified assistant doesn’t have to be complicated.  Here are two questions you should ask yourself

What do Medical Assistants do and how much do they make?

What do Medical Assistants do and how much do they make?

Medical Assistants (MAs) work with physicians and other healthcare staff to ensure patients receive quality health care. Trained in both administrative and clinical and are considered patient liaisons. They assist patients by easing the tension between exams, help physicians and other staff by informing or collecting patient records and often explain instructions and after exams

EMR and What You Need to Know Before You Apply

EMR and What You Need to Know Before You Apply

It’s 2020, we are in the middle of a pandemic, and although it “should” be easy to find a nursing role with so many people sick, surprisingly the hiring process is harder than ever at most places. To help you look great on paper and increase your chances of getting hired, we compiled a special

5 Things To Do To Prepare For The NCLEX

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Looking for ways to prepare for the NCLEX exam but don’t know where to start?  Preparing for the NCLEX exam or the National Council Licensure Examination can be difficult. The exam is a standardized test that determines if the exam taker is ready to become a licensed nurse. Although stressful, there are many things you

6 Challenges LPNs Face At The Beginning of Their Career

As a licensed practical nurse (LPN), you’ll face many challenges as you care for your patients. LPNs provide primary patient care, often to patients who may be dissatisfied with their treatment.  As rewarding as the work may be, it comes with many challenges, from potential exposure to harmful materials to dealing with a patient’s death. 

What is an Oncology Nurse and how do I become one?

Are you an aspiring registered nurse trying to figure out your career path or an experienced nurse searching for a new nursing opportunity? Why not become an oncology nurse?  The field of oncology is one of the most challenging and rewarding in healthcare. Oncology nurses care for patients diagnosed with cancer and often support caregivers

7 Awesome Nursing Blogs Written by Rn’s

Did you love Chicken Soup for the Soul when you were younger? Maybe you still do. A great escape from reality can be to dive into stories from others, especially those who have experienced similar situations like yours, or worse, making those hard days seem easier. Self-care such as taking time to read a book

Paycheck to Paycheck

As children, limits didn’t exist, and superheroes and princesses were real. As we grew up, we learned that life is more than just difficult at times, it can feel impossible. For single mothers, saying life is hard is an understatement. The documentary, Paycheck to Paycheck The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert, covers just how

12 Things Nurses Wished Patients Understood

It’s no secret that as a healthcare professional there are a few things that we wished patients understood. If you’re a patient reading this or a nurse looking to relate, we’ve created a list of 12 things nurses wished patients understood. In the ER, You’re Seen in Order of How Sick You Are Are you

Best TikTok: NYC Healthcare Workers Edition

You’ll want to follow these healthcare workers on TikTok. They’ll make you laugh, talk about their career, and even answer your questions. Checking out their videos is a great way to learn more about their professions and stay informed.

4 Best paid Technical Healthcare Jobs and Where to Study

Wondering what the highest paying technical healthcare jobs are and where to study? Did you know many high-paying healthcare jobs require just a high school diploma or an associate’s degree and an attractive salary, including benefits?  Now more than ever, healthcare facilities and institutions are looking to fill up technical healthcare positions. Positions such as

How to Become a Pediatric Nurse

Becoming a pediatric nurse can be rewarding, but does take time. There are hours, certification, and other requirements you must meet. If you’re interested in working with children, it is best to start exploring this career path today.

School Nurses and Virtual Learning

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What is the future of school nurses when it comes to virtual learning? Will they still be needed? Will they work remotely and chime in to care for the student, will they travel to the home of the student when they need to be seen? We dive in to answer your questions about school nurses

Alternative Career Options for Medical Assistants in 2020/2021

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Check these career options for medical assistants One of the most extraordinary things about working in the medical field is all of the opportunities. If you get bored, feel a particular field isn’t the right fit, or need to advance your career for additional income, there are countless opportunities. We’ve Outlined Alternative Career Options for

A Day in The Life of a CNA

Have you always wondered what a day in the life of a CNA is like? Here’s a blog from a CNA working as a Patient Care Technician (author unknown) that we are thrilled to share with you to give you a little insight. I’m laying on a tall bed, my head tilted to the side

6 Facts about Esther McCready, a pioneer in Nursing

Esther McCready Nursing Pioneer

On September 2, 2020,  Esther McCready passed away. She was a nurse, teacher, and Activist. Born and raised on Dallas Street, Baltimore, McCready achieved greatness in the face of adversity. Esther E. McCready made history in 1950 as the first American American to be admitted to the University of Maryland-School of Nursing.   Her courage inspired

Top 5 Reasons Nurses Get Fired

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Are you currently working as a nurse or considering becoming one? Unlike other professions, nurses generally get fired for the same reasons. To help you avoid getting fired, we’ve compiled the top 5 reasons nurses get fired and how to avoid it.   Too Many Absences  Absences are a common reason nurses get fired. When you

6 Things Only Introverts Working in Healthcare Understand

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Are you an introvert working in healthcare? We feel for you. It can be draining, rewarding, and fulfilling all rolled into one. However, although we can thrive in the field due to our innate nature to want to learn, solve problems, provide care, and focus on work, there are a few things only introverts working

5 ways to combat workplace bullying in healthcare

Bullying has become a common concern for healthcare institutions, that many institutions have implemented workplace bullying initiatives. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, bullying comprises of repeated mistreatment from others caused by physical and emotional harm. Bullys often subject to victims to verbal, nonverbal, psychological, physical, or abuse. Examples  of Workplace Bullying Aggressive Communication: Verbally

What is a Nurse-Midwife and How Much do They Get Paid?

What is a Nurse-Midwife and How Much do They Get Paid?

A nurse-midwife, like other nursing specialties, is dedicated to assisting and giving patient quality care. Nurse-midwives have been around for centuries, specializing in reproductive health and prevention. Nurse-midwives examine, monitor, assess patients while providing emotional support for both patients and guardians. If this is your first time hearing about nurse wives or what they do, you’re

3 of The Best Hospitals to Work for as Nurse in NYC

NYC Nurses want a job with benefits, good pay, and perks that help with work/life balance. These 3 hospitals are not only rated as some of the top hospitals in the city, but have a reputation for taking care of their employees.

Check it Out: 6 of the best side jobs for nurses

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Are you one of the many nurses looking for side jobs during your off-hours? Maybe you’re just looking for a side job to expand on your skills and make money.  Don’t worry, we understand, and we have you covered.  Here are six of the best side jobs for nurses : Medical Transcription Are you looking to

The Best Way to Handle Someone Who’s Dissatisfied With Your Patient Care

The longer you are in healthcare, the higher the chances are that you’re going to have a patient that isn’t satisfied with your patient care no matter what you do for them. More often than not, you’re not the one they are dissatisfied with, it’s their overall perception of the experience. We’ve compiled a list

When and How to Ask For a Unit Change (Script Included)

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Asking for a unit change can be a sensitive topic when it comes to working in a hospital. For those of you who are new to healthcare, it may seem trivial. However, units are coveted for many reasons. Knowing when and how to ask for a unit change may increase your chances of actually achieving

Unsure About Nursing School? Check Out These Tips

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It is common to question whether or not you should attend or stay in nursing school. Choosing a career is a big responsibility. However, if you find that you’re on the fence for a long time, it might be helpful to explore these tips before moving forward.

4 Steps You Need To Become a Nurse Leader

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Are you interested in becoming a nurse leader but don’t how to get started? If you’re interested in leadership positions in nursing but never heard of a nurse leader, you’re not alone.  A Nurse Leader is a fairly new position and differs from a nurse manager. Nurse Managers are involved in detailed patient care planning,

Volunteer in a Hospital: Why it is Important, How to Get Started + Tips

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Volunteers play a key role in ensuring everything runs smoothly in a hospital setting. Volunteering can also help you advance your academic or work career, too. Almost all hospitals have volunteer opportunities, but getting in can be competitive. If you think volunteering can be meaningful or helpful to your life, check out this article and

Not Sure if Nursing is For You? Start as a CNA

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A career as a Registered Nurse is desirable for more reasons than one. You typically get to work three days a week rather than five. Nursing is also a stable career path, nurses, and more importantly, you get to make a difference in people’s lives. Did I also mention health care benefits? Nursing may sound

Looking for Ted Talks on COVID-19? Check These Out (Summaries and Links Included)

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Ted Talks can be a reliable source of information as presenters are often experts in their fields. Furthermore, Ted Talks tend to follow a general theme where the speakers provides hope and actionable steps that people can do despite any negative circumstances. Check out these popular Ted Talks on COVID-19 that are filled with helpful information.

5 Reasons Why 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has dubbed 2020 “The Year of the Nurse and Midwife.”    This year marks the 200 year anniversary of Florence Nightingale‘s birth on May 12, 1820. Nightingale, is the founder of modern nursing, was a visionary and leader. This year, nurses and midwives have helped to care for patients and

How to Advance in Your Medical Career Without Schooling

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Have you been working in the medical field for a few years, and you’re ready to advance your career, but you’re not sure where to start? Maybe you have considered going back to school but just don’t have the time? We’ve compiled a list on how to advance your medical career without schooling. Home Health

A Nursing Career Leaves You With More Than Just Experience

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When you enter the medical field, your peers will share their insights, tips of the trade, and so much more with you. However, what they don’t commonly share is how a nursing career leaves you with more than just experience. Whether you decide to stay in the field or not, you’re left with experiences and

What Is A Travel Nurse and How Much Do They Make?

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Nursing is one of those professions where you can work and receive experience from various places, from outpatient facilities, schools, healthcare centers, and as a travel nurse, you’re able to work in all these places at once. As a travel nurse, you can gather experiences from various healthcare-focused centers, care for patients from diverse backgrounds, and travel; domestic and international.

Questions Recruiters Ask During an Interview On the Phone

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Recruiters tend to have interviews over the phone in order to save on time. Not being able to see someone can be difficult as we often use smiling and good posture to demonstrate our confidence. However, by checking out these frequently asked questions and following these tips, you’ll be able to demonstrate your confidence easily in your next phone interview.

Find the Perfect Gift for Nursing or Medical Students (Links Included)

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Trying to get the right gift for a nursing or medical student? Look no further, we included various gifts from subscription boxes to experiences that will make anyone smile. Our recommended gifts are thoughtful and take into account the daily lives of nursing and medical students.

Check it Out: 8 Fun Facts About Dental Hygienists

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Did you know Dental Hygienists do more than clean teeth?  Check out these 8 surprising fun facts about the wonderful world of Dental Hygienists. For many of us, dental hygienists are individuals who clean our teeth and make sure we don’t have cavities. Or is that a Dentist? Before we get into the facts about

How Will COVID-19 Change Nursing School?

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Clinical training is essential for America’s future nurses and doctors, and it has been placed on hold due to the pandemic. What’s in store for current nursing students, and how will COVID-19 change nursing school in the future? Nursing School Changes Across the country, states are having to update their educational requirements due to the

Freebies: Brands Giving Free Apparel to Healthcare Workers

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Searching for brands giving free apparel to healthcare workers? As healthcare workers continue to care for patients during the pandemic, many businesses, organizations, and individuals are helping workers through giving. From free meals, free laundry services, to thank-you note, organizations are showing their appreciation by giving well-deserved freebies.  As PPE became scarce, several companies like

Registered Nurses: 4 Common Certifications and How Much They Will Cost You

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These common certifications will help you to advance in your RN career Many registered nurses have the opportunity to work with a specific population throughout their careers. Nurses who have this opportunity build their clinical knowledge quickly as they are more aware of how illnesses manifest over time and how patients respond to medication and

Why This Is A Good Time To Become A Nurse

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Are you wondering if it’s the right time to take a leap to become a nurse? As the stress and fear of COVID-19 continue to loom over the world and healthcare workers struggle to care for patients, this may not seem like the best time to become a nurse, but it is. Now more than

Frequently Asked Questions About Nurses Liability Insurance

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Is it important for nurses to have liability insurance? Nurses, like other health professionals, need protection when accidents involving patients occur. Whether you find yourself with a patient-issued lawsuit because of adverse results from your treatment or possible licensing issue; having Nurse Liability Insurance can give you a sense of security and protection. Wondering if

What You Need to Know to Prepare for the Front Lines

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Instagram Accounts for Healthcare Professionals That are Trending Right Now

Follow these Instagram accounts for healthcare professionals. You will find fresh content and up-to-date information for healthcare professionals. Instagram isn’t the most obvious place to look for medical industry insights and advice. However, there are plenty of seasoned doctors and medical organizations that post timely, accurate tips and information. Infographics, how-tos, lifestyle tips, and memes

FREE COVID-19 Training Courses and other resources for healthcare front-liners.

FREE COVID-19 Training Courses and other resources for healthcare front-liners.

These free COVID-19 training courses will provide great information and professional advice, so you will be better prepared and constantly updating your knowledge to protect yourself and help others. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals around the world are facing countless challenges every day while they are fighting against the COVID-19. They are working in

10 Fun Facts About Nurses

10 fun Facts About Nurses. MEDIjobs

Test your knowledge with these fun facts about nurses that might leave you shocked and surprised. Many of us have received care from a nurse at some point in our lives. They check in on us when we are ill, make sure we take our medicine, educate us and our caregivers, and provide life-saving care

Hospitals Hiring during the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Take a deep breath, breathe in, and breathe out. If you’re like us, you probably need it right now. Whether you’re new to the medical field or you’ve been in it for years, thinking about being on the front-lines of a pandemic can be both exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. Whether you’re looking for your first job, a supplement job or you’re looking for other opportunities; we’ve compiled a list of hospitals hiring during the coronavirus (Covid-19) to make your search a little less stressful.

INTERVIEW | How to Handle Stress as an ER Nurse with RN Linda Hughes

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Working as an ER nurse is always a challenge. But now, with the entire world fighting COVID-19, it is crucial to know how to deal with stress in a hectic work environment. That is why I interviewed Registered Nurse Linda Hughes, who worked for 10 years in the ER. During her time as an Emergency Room nurse, she learned how to manage stressful situations on a daily basis. This became specifically important when pandemics such as Influenza H1N1 and Ebola added extra pressure to the work environment. Consequently, she can provide some great advice to all ER nurses facing this new and evolving health crisis.

How to Set Achievable Ambitious Goals

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Our ancestors were asked to go to war, but today, most of us are asked to remain home. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, if you’re not working in the trenches, you’re likely at home in self-quarantine. Rather than focusing on the negative, you can use this time for self-growth; set achievable ambitious goals.  Are you looking

7 TED Talks Every Healthcare Professional Should Watch

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TED Talks have become popular among a wide range of professionals and students. Leaders in various industries including healthcare, deliver these free mini-lectures. They are thought-provoking and informative, prompting listeners to challenge their existing ideas and strive for excellence in their work.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) What Nurses Need to Know

There are several steps for identification and maintaining as well as isolation and prevention of COVID-19 on the CDC website. Make sure your facility has a clearly displayed flowchart of early ID and assessment of Coronavirus.

The American Nurses Association: Advancing the Nursing Profession

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The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the heart and soul of America’s registered nurses. It was founded in 1896, and this association is on the frontlines of improving healthcare quality for everyone. Additionally, ANA supports the nursing profession. It does this by promoting an ethical work environment, advocating on important health care issues, and promotes

How to quit your job without looking bad with your boss

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If you are thinking about how to quit your job, you will have realized that making the decision is not easy because there are many emotions involved, and many times we do not know how to give the announcement. It is true that quitting a job is an experience. It allows you to leave the

8 Wonderful Perks of Having a Nursing Career

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The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the registered nursing profession will grow by 12% between 20118-2028, which is faster than all other areas of occupation. Becoming a nurse means that the last thing you have to worry about is job security.

7 Things That Every Phlebotomist Should Know

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Although many medical careers require years of training, phlebotomy is one field that almost anyone can get trained in. Certified phlebotomist courses are a great entry-level medical career that often has good pay and benefits. The exact requirements for each position vary, but most phlebotomists draw blood from patients, and some work in labs to

The Tough Stuff: Coping With The Death Of A Patient

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Did you spend your childhood playing nurse with your stuffed animals? Listening to their heart and lungs and bandaging them up when they had a boo-boo? You’ve likely always loved making people feel better, making a career in nursing a no-brainer. What you weren’t prepared for was the gut-wrenching pain of your first patient death.

Tips to manage anxiety before taking the NCLEX

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If you’re a nursing student getting ready to take the NCLEX and it seems to be all you can think about, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The fact you are concerned about how things will go proves just how great of a nurse you are going to be. So technically, you don’t need any of

INTERVIEW | Nursing as a vocation by Registered Nurse Jane Randall

Registered Nurse Jane

Jane Randall has been a registered nurse for 25 years of her life.For her, quality service is very important because it improves the experience of patients. Today Jane is sharing her vision of nursing from her extensive experience, which covers nursing, teaching, and research. 1. Why did you decide to become a nurse? Jane: Well,

Steps you should consider when taking the next step in your career

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Answer these questions. Think seriously about the answers. Critical thinking is not a new idea for nurses, however, it seems that nurses often do not apply these skills to their own lives and goals. There is no established path for anyone. If you are an RN, LPN, nursing student, C.N.A, APN, BSN, MSN, A.D.N, CRNA, and so on, the next step in your career is your responsibility and yours alone.

When’s the right time to ask for a salary increase at your first job?

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If you’re considering asking for a raise, you first need to ask yourself if you truly deserve a raise. Did you hit all your goals? Have you helped drive more revenue to the business or take on more responsibility? Is the company doing well? Before asking the big question, you need to assess if you

The Most Wanted Healthcare Specialties for 2020

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According to St. George’s University, individual medical specialties are also facing severe shortages, and medical colleges and associations are fighting an uphill battle to attract and retain new talent. The reasons for the shortages seem to vary, with some being related to working conditions instead of pay. The long working hours or years of residency can deter applicants from more demanding specialties.

8 Highest Paying RN Career choices and Nursing Specialties

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By dedicating yourself to helping others, nursing offers you job sustainability, many benefits, and a high salary.
Depending on where you live and your level of education, there are many routes you can take to advance your nursing career.

The pros and cons of color-coded uniforms for nurses

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We all know that nurses must wear uniforms. But there are many hospitals that have their own rules about who should wear what. This standard color-coded varies from hospital to hospital. Some hospitals have more than half a dozen different colors in their coding system. Fortunately, most shades that are assigned are available. For example,

Vitamin D-rich meals for nurses’ who work Night Shifts (recipes included)

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Suddenly, all those things that you took for granted and enjoyed are no longer available to you: the supermarket is not open when you’re on your way home, restaurants serve pancakes when you want a hamburger and you can’t call your sister to talk after the shift because she won’t be awake until three hours later.

6 LinkedIn Groups Every Nurse Should Belong To

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You know about Facebook groups, but have you joined any LinkedIn groups? LinkedIn is the social media mecca of jobs, careers, and professionals.  If you haven’t set up your profile on LinkedIn, do so now. It’s okay, I will wait. Okay, are you all setup? Let’s go! The healthcare industry is no exception. There are

2020 Healthcare Conferences Worth Attending

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It’s vital to stay on top of new and emerging technologies with so many changes occurring in the fast-paced world of healthcare. No matter what role you’re in, conferences can allow you to hear from experts, network, and keep up to date on significant healthcare industry developments. To help narrow down the noise, we’ve outlined the best 2020 healthcare conferences worth attending.

HIPAA for Nurses – Guide of Do’s and don’ts

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The maintenance of HIPAA has to do with the protection of patient privacy. This means being aware of how, when and with whom the data is shared. A conscious effort should be made to ensure that health information is shared only when necessary. In general, taking this into account will help to avoid most mistakes.

INTERVIEW | Get the Scoop on Being a Nurse Practitioner with Dr. Danielle McCamey

Dr. McCamey grew up in a single-parent family home in Northern Virginia. Inspired by her mother, she became a nurse and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia. She started her nursing career at Georgetown University Hospital. Shortly afterward, she obtained her Master of Science from Georgetown University, specializing in Acute Care Advanced Practice.

How to Pass the NCLEX? Guide for nurses

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Nursing school is a challenging experience. Nursing students constantly ask “why is nursing school so difficult” to later find the NCLEX is even more complicated! As if the rigors you faced during your nursing education were not enough, then you have to take your professional degree exam. Now comes the stress of preparing for the NCLEX. Whether you have completed an RN or LPN program, you must still pass your “exams” to practice as a nurse. Nursing school is about jumping through hoops, and NCLEX is just one more to jump.

Best Workshops for Nurses in NYC to get Continuing Education Units

Making time for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) can be incredibly difficult for nurses. Though New York City is full of hospitals and universities, most physicians and nurse trainers are too busy with their own work to offer CEUs. While some nursing specializations have organizations that offer specific CEUs and workshops, smaller subspecialties may have a limited number of workshops for nurses.

How to Build a Meaningful Medical Career and Avoid Burnout

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There’s not much downtime when you’re trying to build a meaningful medical career. Between education, work, practicums, and your own personal life, you might feel like there are not enough hours in a day.  If you feel like you’re running 25/8 with little to no downtime, how can you call your medical career choice meaningful?

3 Ways to Make Your Commute to the Hospital Enjoyable

Your daily commute to the hospital is only one thing that causes stress and anxiety. Pile that onto your patient load, your home life, and school, well, it’s no wonder we’re going grey in our 20’s. It’s not just the medical field who has it wrong when it comes to traffic-related stress. Unless you’re a

Common Nursing Interview Mistakes

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Preparing for your first nursing interview can be daunting. You’ve worked so hard to get to this point, and it’s all riding on nailing your interview. You’re wondering what to wear, what questions they’ll ask, and how to show your strengths. We’ve outlined the most common nursing interview mistakes to help you prepare.  Being Late 

5 Common Nursing Interview Questions & Sample Answers

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If you’ve landed an interview for a nursing or medical position, it’s important to be prepared. You need to communicate in your interview indirectly that you’re a great teammate, quick on your feet, humble, can show humility, have patience, be self-aware, and practice excellent time-management. We’ve compiled 5 Common Nursing Interview Questions and the best

Top Public Health Jobs by Degree

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Have you ever considered a degree in public health? It’s one of the fastest-growing health degrees in healthcare. Public health takes a more upstream approach to health by understanding the social determinants that affect a patient’s life. Take a look at some of the highest paying public health jobs below.

7 Qualities that Define a Great Nurse Assistant

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Are you considering getting your feet wet first as Nursing Assistant before jumping into the medical field? Are you currently a CNA and looking to learn more about how you can increase your likeability and overall job satisfaction? These are the 7 qualities that define a great nurse assistant that you should know, practice, and

What You Need to Know About Becoming a Home Health Aide in NYC

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In 2016 the state of New York created a new area of Home Health aide. It’s called the Advanced Home Health Aide (AHHA). An Advanced Home Health Aide is trained and monitored by an RN (Registered Nurse). They are able to take on tasks that are typically performed by an LPN or RN.

Nursing: A comfortable life and stable career path

In the age of entrepreneurship, it’s hard to think of working for someone else. Why work for someone else when you could work from home during the hours of your choice in your pj’s? The answer: A comfortable life and a stable career path.  Is Nursing For You? It’s hard to imagine showing up at

Tips to survive the night shift if you are a nurse

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Do you work a night shift often? You are not alone! Night shifts work best for many nurses and offer a unique experience both on and off the floor. It is always positive to create links with other nurses who are on the same wavelength. Check these tips to stay healthy and adapt to work

What to Expect From a Career in Nursing

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Although you might not officially be on-call, as an RN, you’re always on call. Staff members are consistently sick, people quit, and the census varies, and it can be hard for the nurse manager to staff accordingly. This especially rings true when you’re working in a hospital, and many floors may need your support. Thus making the chances of being called in on an off day high. Additionally, most employers will require (and sometimes it can even be a stat-wide requirement) for you to agree to come in if there’s a natural disaster.

Nursing CEU’s – Continuing Education for RN’s

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When you enter the medical field, you learn a new term unrelated to the care you provide, and that term is “CEU.” For those of you considering the medical field, the term CEU stands for “Continuing Education Unit.” Nursing CEU’s are required on a state level to maintain your license, and the amount of CEU’s

Self-Care Secrets For Medical Professionals

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Time for self-care can seem like a distant dream for most, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We’ve compiled a list of self-care secrets for medical professionals to help boost work morale, decrease stress, and create emotional, spiritual, and occupational balance.

3 Reasons Senior Patients Need a Geriatrician

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As our bodies age, they begin to show the wear and tear of decades of everyday life. Though some conditions are linked to alcohol or tobacco use, others happen automatically or are caused by genetics. Everyone ages slightly differently and may require specialized care from cardiologists, physical therapists, and many more healthcare professionals to maintain quality of life.
Geriatricians specialize in treating elderly patients and have advanced training and knowledge of how aging affects the human body. While doctors in family practice can often manage elderly patients with support from specialists, a geriatrician can clearly track and identify how different conditions appear and interact with each other in an elderly patient.

Discover a new nurse college career for 2020

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Since its beginning, Nursing career opportunities have been many and varied. However, in previous years when a nurse finished their career, they had to be on top of everything and they had to be prepared to know all that they were asked.

6 New Year Resolutions for Healthcare Professionals

Ringing in the New Year is a great time to reflect on one’s accomplishments and hopes for the future. Healthcare professionals may think of their resolutions just like any other person, with an emphasis on their personal lives rather than their work. After all, healthcare workers have to worry about their own health and fitness too.

But job-related New Year resolutions are also a good idea, as they allow healthcare professionals to commit to being even better. Whether you’re a physician or a nurses’ aide, you probably haven’t unlocked your full potential.

Choosing the right health career for you

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With more than 200 health career options available, making a decision on which field is best for you will require a lot of research. We’ve come up with guiding questions that will help narrow down your health career options and get you closer to figuring out the perfect career for you.

Preventing Burnout as a Nurse Manager

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The role of a nurse manager has become increasingly complex and stressful due to changing healthcare dynamics. Whether you’re currently a nurse manager or thinking of becoming one, the chances of burnout are high. We’ve compiled a few tips to preventing burnout as a nurse manager.