Is Your Hospital One of the Best Places to Work?
November 14, 2013 - Individual nurses may be motivated by different things, but most will agree that a supportive work environment and opportunities for professional growth can go a long way toward improving job satisfaction. And there are a few hospitals that seem to have discovered the right formula for creating a great place to work.
Where Will You Spend the Winter? Travel Nursing Options in California and Texas
November 4, 2013 - Are you looking to stay warm this winter or to
experience the excitement of the holidays in a big city? Winter is a
great time to start or continue travel nursing. In fact, some
assignments are even offering bonuses for those willing to work over
multiple winter holidays. Even if you want to be home for the holidays,
January assignments are already becoming available.
Magnet Conference Highlights 'Magic' of Transformed Nursing Environments
October 18, 2013 - “The Magic of Magnet” was the theme of this year’s American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Annual Magnet Conference. It was a fitting theme for a convention that was held in Orlando, Fla., home to Walt Disney World. In fact, the nurses had the entire Disney Hollywood Studios Park to themselves for the conference’s welcome event.
The Breast Cancer Journey: Nurse and Patient Perspectives
October 17, 2013 - In 2013, the American Cancer Society estimates
that among U.S. women there will be more than 230,000 new cases of
invasive breast cancer and 64,000 new cases of in situ breast cancer; in
addition, more than 2,200 U.S. men will contract invasive breast
cancer. Each one of those patients will encounter nurses who are there
to help them through the breast cancer journey.
Including the Patient in Change-of-Shift Handoffs
October 11, 2013 - Good communication among health care professionals is paramount when it comes to delivering excellent patient care, and research has shown that breakdowns in communication can lead to mistakes, and even adverse events.
How Technology is Helping Nurses Build Patient Engagement
October 7, 2013 - Engaging patients in their own health care and helping them work in tandem with the care team has become one of the key themes in modern medical practice. The goal is to prevent illness, promote wellness and improve health outcomes, and nurses have a key role to play. They are being asked to expand their normal educational role, helping patients care for chronic conditions and make lifestyle changes--often with the aid of technology.