Posts tagged with 'nurse'
National Nurses Week: 4 Million Thank YousRead the rest of this entry »
The nursing profession celebrates Florence Nightingale's birthday next Sunday, which, appropriately enough for the founder of modern nursing, is also Mother's Day.
We've shared the story of this remarkable woman who was born to wealth, yet volunteered to tend wounded soldiers in Britain's Crimean War then went on to found a nursing school, establish modern medical sanitary procedures and, an accomplished mathematician, become the first woman elected to the Royal ...
$100 Million For New Nurses In NYCRead the rest of this entry »
The settlement of a New York City labor dispute may create new hiring headaches for medical offices and health facilities already struggling to fill nursing vacancies.
The New York State Nurses Association said yesterday it reached an agreement on a new contract with the NYC Hospital Alliance. Besides raises and approvals on staffing ratios, the agreement calls for some of the city's largest hospitals to spend $100 million filling vacancies ...
Nursing Shortage Is Leading to Overwork and More BurnoutRead the rest of this entry »
In a survey two years ago, 42% of the 600 nurses participating said they felt increasingly overworked. Now, an update of that survey finds little has changed for the nation's nearly 3 million nurses. If anything, their workload has gotten heavier; 46% of the 900 nurses in the new survey reported feeling more overworked now than they did in 2016.
The primary culprit the vast majority of nurses agree, is ...
Analytics Can Help Ease Nurse BurnoutRead the rest of this entry »
That nurses suffer from a high degree of stress and burnout is well documented. A CareerBuilder survey found 50% of the nurses saying they felt tired all the time; 70% said they felt burned out.
Long days, short-staffing, difficult patients and heavy workloads all contribute to the problem, which can lead to indifference, absenteeism, depression and other problems. Catching the indicators early can make a big difference to both the ...
The Government Will Help Pay Off Those Nursing Student LoansRead the rest of this entry »
Nursing is one of the most in-demand professions in the U.S. We've blogged about this many times over the years, most recently last fall when the government listed it among the 10 fastest growing jobs over the last decade.But the training can be costly. A 4-year B.S., which is what many employers now want, can leave a new nursing graduate with $30,000 or more in student ...
Inspire, Innovate, Influence: Happy Nurses WeekRead the rest of this entry »
In Twitter shorthand she said, "I want to extend a heartfelt thx to all nurses for stepping up to the plate every day, doing the hard work that needs 2 B done & doing it with compassion, intelligence, great skill, & finesse. U do make a difference ...
Projection: Healthcare to Be Short 700,000 WorkersRead the rest of this entry »
The global consulting firm Mercer just introduced an interactive map that graphically illustrates the firm's analysis of healthcare's future labor supply. And what it shows is today's shortage of workers is going to get worse, much worse.
By 2026, the healthcare sector will create 2.3 million new jobs. Unless there's a dramatic change in the numbers of people entering the field, Mercer says "the projected ...
Moody's Says Nursing Shortage Threatens Hospital MarginsRead the rest of this entry »
A forecast by Moody's Investor Service this month that the shortage of nurses has reached the point that it is threatening hospital margins and will affect their expenses for the next three to four years.
"Although the supply of nurses is expected to improve with the expanded nurse training programs and increase in the number of eligible nurse educators, it will still take three to four years for the ...
Men Are a Growing Trend In NursingRead the rest of this entry »
Glenn Fletcher is a burly former lumber mill worker with a salt and pepper beard. He was in his early 40s when he was laid off during the recession. Today, the 49-year-old is an operating room nurse who, at the end of the day, gets a "good feeling putting your head on the pillow realizing you’ve helped other people.”
He is one of a dozen male nurses in the ...
6 Of the Highest Paid Nursing SpecialtiesRead the rest of this entry »
Nursing jobs are hard to fill and have been for more than a decade. Because demand outstrips supply, the average pay for an RN is $28.85 an hour or $1,154 for a 40 hour week.
However, the more specialized the job, the higher the pay. The job board Nurse.org recently listed 6 of the most specialized nursing jobs and what they pay. The listed pay is generally ...