Becoming a Nurse Practitioner

by Howard Gerber on June 25, 2015

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nurse-practitioner-jobsIf you are interested in furthering your career as a nurse, becoming a nurse practitioner may be a good option. Working as a nurse practitioner can be rewarding and lucrative. There has never been a better time to become an NP. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the opportunities for nurse practitioners are expected to grow by about 19% through the year 2022. [continue reading…]

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The 15-Minute Key to Student Success?

by Howard Gerber on June 18, 2015

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meditation-benefits-school-workA recent article on the Huffington Post explored the benefits of meditation in our nation’s public schools. Many of us are aware of the benefits that a bit of alone time can bring, but this article stresses that meditation, even in a classroom setting, can change schools and students for the better.  [continue reading…]

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Balancing Working and Your Home Life While On the Road

by Howard Gerber on June 11, 2015

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travel-nursing-tips-work-life-balanceWorking as a healthcare traveler may be a great opportunity. Not only can you work somewhere different and live in a new city, but you have the chance to make new friends. With all the excitement, it can be hard to juggle everything. It can be challenging to balance a new healthcare travel job with your life outside of work, especially at first. [continue reading…]

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Candidate Spotlight: Jane Forbes

by Howard Gerber on June 4, 2015

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It takes a big heart to dedicate your career to working with children, especially children with disabilities. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Jane Forbes, a Sunbelt Staffing physical therajane-forbespist, for doing this and then some.

Outside of her work as a school-based physical therapist, Jane is a mother of three. When her daughter went away to college, she made a decision to adopt two children from Bulgaria. Her profession led her to work with children who had osteogenesis imperfecta or brittle bone disease. When she found out that there are many kids in orphanages with brittle bones, Jane began the adoption process and came away with Georgi and Pippi, both of whom have brittle bone disease.

Since relocating from Bulgaria, Georgi and Pippi have grown more independent — and loved by their mother, Jane.

We’re so inspired by your dedication to working with children, Jane!

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travel-nursing-night-shift-healthWorking nightshift as a healthcare traveler may be your choice or it may be the only way you can get the assignment you want. Some people love the atmosphere of working overnight. Hospitals are not as crowded with visitors, and the vibe is often more low-key than on dayshift.

But not everyone enjoys working nights. In some cases, you may just be paying your dues until you can get a dayshift assignment. Whether you love or loathe the nightshift, there are some things you should know about working overnights. [continue reading…]

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Comparing Therapy Jobs: What’s Right for You?

by Howard Gerber on May 7, 2015

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choosing-specialty-therapy-tips-occupational-speech-physical-therapyThere are a lot of great opportunities if you are interested in working in an allied health profession – including physical, occupational, and speech therapy. All three careers offer the chance to help people improve their functioning and quality of life. If you are trying to decide what type of therapy career suits you best, learning about each is a good first step. [continue reading…]

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A Mission to Help Nepal

by Howard Gerber on April 29, 2015

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IMG_2459On April 9, 2015, one of our very own Sunbelt colleagues embarked on a trip of a lifetime. Kim Western, Schools Division Director, took on three days of travel to spend time with the people of Nepal and Tibet as part of a medical mission trip. In preparation for her trip, she asked her Sunbelt colleagues to help collect toiletries, educational items, and small gift donations. Together, we collected more than 100 reading glasses, 70 lip balms, 60 pairs of socks, hundreds of toothbrushes and educational items — enough to fill 150 goodie bags for the Tibetan refugees. [continue reading…]

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