We’re continuing our travel nursing career series with an interview with Miles Mattern, director of recruiting and marketing at Rise Medical Staffing, a travel nurse staffing company that offers nationwide placements. Today he shares information on what he’s looking for when recruiting new travel nurses, what the current job market is like, and he dispels some of the myths associated with traveling.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Wed, 2014-04-09 18:58
As you know, April is National Minority Health Month, our opportunity to increase public awareness of the health disparities that unfortunately still impact ethnic and minority groups in the American population. Because the theme this year is "Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity," nurses are perfectly poised to take up the banner for highlighting the role of prevention in closing the health disparities gap.
It’s no secret that gym memberships are expensive. It’s also no secret that many people join gyms with good intentions, but end up not going and wasting the monthly fee. You don’t have to break the bank to workout. Here are four easy and accessible ways to get a great workout on a budget.
Have you always dreamed of starting your own business? You don’t have to give up your nursing career or job in order to be a business owner. In fact, many people work full time and run side businesses or “side hustles” to earn extra income, grow their savings or pay off student loan debt.
Submitted by Matthew Morris on Thu, 2014-04-03 15:08
Every day, we jump in the scrubs, head to the hospital, and complete the tasks that keep people alive. It's a tough job, and most days it's really, really rewarding. But let's be honest: there are some days when being a nurse is a total drag. Luckily, there are a few tricks you can use to re-motivate and stay cheerful.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Sun, 2014-03-30 19:40
If there's ever a time to get yourself out of a rut, spring is the time to do it. With more sunshine giving us a longer day, there seems to be more time and our senses wake up. If you have been feeling like the winter has you just going through the motions, use the energy of spring to bring yourself back into focus.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Fri, 2014-03-28 14:19
One of the best perks of being a nurse is the flexibility that can come with the job. Throughout their careers and as their own personal needs change, nurses are able to change their schedules more easily than most other professions.
Does the thought of living and working in a new city or town every three months appeal to you? Sound like a dream? Maybe to some, but travel nursing is a reality for a growing number of nurses across the country.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Tue, 2014-03-25 21:31
Nurses do plenty of hand washing at work, so they can take it a bit easier on their digits at home. Soap and water is a fine disinfectant (the Environmental Protection Agency says so), and anti-bacterial soaps and liquids are not needed for a true clean.
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Mon, 2014-03-24 19:09
I first met my FitBit when our office manager gave each of us one to wear. The device came in a colorful package with directions on how to start an online account, which, upon sign-in, produced a rainbow of graphs, weekly rankings, and goals.