NurseZone Newsletter - 7/15/2011

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July 15, 2011 
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Top Paying RN Specialties and Settings 
Top Paying RN Specialties
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

Overall, nursing pays a competitive wage, but some specialties pay more than others. As a general rule, more education, supply and demand, and relative responsibility contribute to higher salaries, but earning potential should be just one consideration when choosing to specialize.

Opportunities Abound: Up-and-coming Nursing Specialties 
RN Opportunities Abound 
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

Geriatrics, primary care or informatics: for a vibrant career with a very promising future, nurses might want to consider one of these three specialties. The demand for nurses in these areas is expected to increase, as more people need more health care and the government requires health care organizations to implement and use certain types of technology.

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 Spotlight on Nursing
Nurse Leaders Offer Wisdom on Achieving Work-Life Balance
Achieving Work-Life Balance
By Megan M. Krischke, contributor

Inherent in the profession of nursing is the call to care for others. But at the same time, nurses must be attentive to caring for themselves; this will allow them to find a balance between their work life and personal life, which rejuvenates them and allows them to be the best nurses they can be.  READ FULL STORY 

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By Linda Beattie, contributor

"Camaraderie," "family" and "teamwork" are three terms that frequently come to mind when nurses are asked to describe the working environment at the facilities of Providence Health & Services, a large not-for-profit health system that includes 27 hospitals and offers comprehensive health services across five states.

Devices & Technology
Nursing Technology, Specialty by Specialty 
Nursing Technology, Specialty by Specialty 
By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

Talk about technological innovations is often focused on universal tools like the electronic medical record and computerized order entry. But not all health care technology is made equal--in fact, certain tools are more beneficial to some specialties than they are to others.

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