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Medical professionals who decide to take on travel nursing often do it so they can experience life in other places. But what considerations do you need to make when taking a travel nursing job? For example, do travel nurses pay for their own housing? Before you apply for a travel nursing position, here are some… Read more »

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Negativity is everywhere around us, and that’s true in the workplace as well. Not every employee will be happy every day, but there is something you can do to encourage more positive behavior where you work. Whether they experience stress at home or on the job, healthcare employee morale can be affected by all the… Read more »

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Many nursing professionals today are turning to a career as nurse practitioners. These highly trained and skilled individuals are able to treat certain medical conditions under the supervision of a doctor. Nurse practitioners often partner with physicians in clinics or private practices to allow for more managed patient care. If you believe that a career… Read more »

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There is, of course, a certain impermanence when it comes to working with travel nurses on your staff. However, just because someone will only be with your organization for a finite period of time, that doesn’t mean they should be treated in a less fair way than you full-time employees. From a travel nurse’s perspective,… Read more »

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Training new medical staff is one of the most important tasks a manager can undertake, but it doesn’t just have to be one-sided. Does your facility have a mentoring program in place? If not, you may want to consider implementing one for your medical staff. Why? There is a lot of evidence that demonstrates how… Read more »

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From Hospitals & Health Networks, the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association: The baby boom generation will deliver a blow to health care once its members start to retire in large numbers, but this provides an opportunity for new employment structures to take hold. Framing the Issue: The health care workforce is dominated by… Read more »

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  In recognition of National Nurses Week, Time Warner Cable News explored the employment outlook for the profession. “Employers have not been able to find enough nurses to fill their jobs for years. It’s been a problems from coast to coast. As National Nursing Week recognizes their hard work, many are trying to break into… Read more »

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Travel nurses are unique additions to the medical facility culture. They are short- term employees who come and go quickly in the eyes of your long-term staff. They can be very helpful, but it can also be a challenge to get used to the constant coming and going of these staff members. It is extremely… Read more »

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Hiring is a fine art that goes beyond matching skills to duties. It is extremely important that your newest team member also fit in well with your environment and can get along with others on your staff. Values, personality, aptitude, and capability are all equally as important as the skills on the resume. So how… Read more »