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The number of licensed nurse practitioners in the United States is rising. This is due is in part to the shortage of physicians. By 2032, it’s estimated that the US will be short 122,000 doctors, including many primary care doctors. This means that nurse practitioners may be called on to help fill the gap. Here is an overview of how to become a nurse practitioner. What is a Nurse Practitioner? A nurse practitioner is considered an...
Public health nurses work in diverse parts of public health. Some work in education, assessment, and evaluation of public health, prevention, activism, or advocacy. Nurses in this field care for whole populations of patients compared to taking care of individual patients. This post provides an overview of what a public health nurse is, how to become one, and what nurses in public health do. What is a Public Health Nurse? Public health...
Nurse navigators are relatively new in the field of health care. But they are becoming an essential part of the patient care experience. This article defines what a nurse navigator is, the requirements for becoming one, and what nurse navigators do. What is a Nurse Navigator? Nurse navigators may also be called care coordinators, case managers, or patient advocates. They help meet a patient’s needs throughout the course of their...
Nurses are needed in every city across the country. But what are some of the cities that stand out the most for work or what they have to offer residents? This post continues our Best Cities to Live in for Nursing series by focusing on the Mid-Atlantic. Here are five cities to consider working in as a nurse. Washington D.C. Washington D.C, is an interesting place to work for nurses because it has so many sights to see and is...
Travel nurses are in demand now due to the ongoing pandemic. Recently, we highlighted which states consistently request travel nurses, how nurses can work in different states, and the pay travel nurses receive as a result of the demand. This is a time to succeed for travel nurses. But before accepting a travel assignment, consider what to look out for when you sign a travel nurse crisis contract. What is a Crisis Contract? A crisis...
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DPN) degree was first introduced in 2004. Its primary focus is to offer a doctorate level of clinical preparedness. But what does it really offer a nurse over other advanced degrees such as the Master of Science in Nursing? Here’s an overview of what a DNP offers, why nurses get one, and the benefits of going for a DPN. What does a Doctor of Nursing Practice Offer? Nurses who are interested in...
Nurses deciding on what position to take can be influenced by many factors. The place, the pay, and the responsibilities associated with the position are three of the top ones. Happiness is another factor that can make a difference in job satisfaction overall. Here are the top five happiest states for nurses to live in. Determining the Rankings To determine the rankings for the happiest states to live in, several factors were...
Nurses are needed nationwide. But some cities are better to live in than others when it comes to working as a nurse for various reasons. Here is a look at five cities in the northeast to live in as a nurse. Boston, Massachusetts Boston is one of the top cities for nurses to live in thanks to all the well-known hospitals located there. The hourly salary for a nurse ranges from $28 to $56 on average. Boston is also home to many sites...
Becoming a nurse and gaining subsequent experience working in the field requires a lot of time and dedication. Obtaining a nursing certification on top of this is something that may not appeal to some nurses. But getting a nurse certification does have its benefits. This post offers an overview of what a certification can do for a registered nurse’s career. Certifications Equal Knowledge Think of a certification as the next step...
Having credentials in addition to your RN license can prove to be beneficial for those in certain specialties or if you’re working as a travel nurse. One credential to consider is a Master of Science in Nursing or MSN. More positions are starting to require it or another advanced degree. This article talks about how and why you should get an MSN and the benefits it has for different types of nurses along with things to consider. The...
Creating a travel nurse resume is essential for getting the job assignments that you really want. But actually putting together the resume is a challenge in itself. Here are some of the tips to keep in mind when writing a travel nurse resume. These tips can also apply to other types of nurse resumes too. Introduce Yourself Recruiters and hiring managers are looking to fill various roles. But at the same time, they want to get to know...
Per diem nurses work by the day. Because of this, taking per diem assignments can give nurses flexibility and pay well. Sometimes a nurse will work for a hospital and work for an agency the next day. Working as a per diem nurse can be a challenge since it requires the nurse to work with different staff often. But it can be rewarding too. Here’s why you should take a per diem assignment. Scheduling Per diem nurses can decide what...