Posts tagged with 'nurse'
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 ...
Nursing Shortage Turns Critical For Nation's HospitalsRead the rest of this entry »
The nation's nursing shortage is costing hospitals billions to recruit and retain skilled nurses, and billions more -- $4.8 billion -- to hire travel nurses to help fill gaps in staffing.
A Reuters report quotes the temp industry consulting group Staffing Industry Analysts saying spending on travel nurses alone has doubled in just the last three years. Billions more are being spent on paying hiring bonuses and providing perks such ...
Long Hours, Workload Causing RNs to Burn OutRead the rest of this entry »
Staffing shortages in the nursing profession are causing nurses to work longer hours and contend with heavier workloads, leading to burnout and high levels of stress.
A CareerBuilder survey of workers across the nation found that 7 in 10 nurses report feeling burned out; 50% said they feel tired all the time.
"Nurses, the backbone of U.S. health care, often handle life or death situations, so this high level ...
Geofencing Is Becoming a Hot Recruiting ToolRead the rest of this entry »
Geofencing for ad targeting is nothing new. Even if you didn't realize it, you've been delivered ads on your mobile device that are based on your location. Advertisers as diverse as Dr. Pepper, Whole Foods and the non-profit OxFam have used the targeting method, which sends ads to devices only in specific geographic locations.
Now, employers are embracing the location-based advertising for recruiting.
Last winter, Johns Hopkins All ...
National Nurses Week Recognizes the Year of the Healthy NurseThis is the Year of the Healthy Nurse and Saturday began National Nurses Week, which makes it all the more important to recognize these professional caregivers who work under demanding conditions attending to the sickest among us, with so many dealing with life and death on a regular basis.Read the rest of this entry »
This tradition of a trained cadre of professionals caring for the sick and injured dates its beginning to Florence Nightingale, whose ...
Why It Takes So Long To Fill Health JobsWhy is it so hard to fill healthcare positions? Last year, the average time to fill a vacancy was 47.7 business days. That's over two months, and that's just counting the time until an offer is accepted.Read the rest of this entry »
Few other job categories take as long to fill. So what's the difficulty in filling healthcare jobs?
Let's start with the obvious: Not all jobs in healthcare take ...