How to Spend Time Between Travel Nursing Jobs

by Howard Gerber on June 14, 2018

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between travel nursing assignmentsThere are several things to love about working as a travel nurse. Not only do you get to see the country, but you have the opportunity to improve your skills. One of the other great things about a travel assignment is the flexibility offered. You can move from one nursing assignment to the next without much of a break in between. Another option is taking a little time off between jobs. But how should you spend your time? Continue reading for some suggestions. [continue reading…]

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temporary housing travel assignmentJust because your healthcare travel assignment is temporary, doesn’t mean your new apartment can’t feel like home. Making your temporary housing feel homey can help you feel comfortable and relaxed. Consider taking the following steps: [continue reading…]

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oppositional defiant disorder occupational therapistAs a school-based occupational therapist, you may treat children with various conditions including oppositional defiant disorder. Most children occasionally test boundaries. Teens may become a little rebellious. Toddlers might frequently say no to a caregiver and do what they want. Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is different.

According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, it is estimated that one to sixteen percent of school-age children have oppositional defiant disorder. Since not all children are diagnosed, it is difficult to determine an exact percentage.

The cause of oppositional defiant disorder is not fully understood. Children with the disorder often have signs of the condition from an early age. [continue reading…]

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travel nurse surprisesIf you’re considering accepting your first travel assignment, you want to know what you’re getting into. After doing a little research, you probably know many travel nurse assignments are 13 weeks, and housing is included in your package.

There may also be a few things you didn’t know. Once you hit the road and get a few jobs under your belt, certain things may surprise you about travel nursing including:  [continue reading…]

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Should You Get a School Nursing Certification?

by Howard Gerber on May 17, 2018

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school nursing certificationSchool nurses are required to have a registered nursing license. Most schools also prefer to hire nurses with a bachelor’s degree. But there are also various types of certifications for nurses to enhance their skills and marketability. If you work as a school nurse, you may want to consider earning a school nursing certification. [continue reading…]

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Great Nurses in History

by Jeremy Winograd on May 4, 2018

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nurses weekIn our book, every nurse is a hero (well, almost every nurse). Despite the job’s obvious value on an individual and societal level—you know, saving lives and what not—it can sometimes feel thankless when you’re doing it. Nurses don’t always get the tremendous amount of credit they’re due for keeping the healthcare system running, which can be discouraging. That’s why, this National Nurses Week, we are highlighting ten renowned nurses who made major and lasting impacts on not just their profession, but on the course of history. While every nurse makes a difference in some way, the legacies of these ladies (and one fella) serve as benchmarks to aspire to. Make sure you read on to the end, as there’s a special contest for those who are nursing history buffs! [continue reading…]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

by Howard Gerber on May 3, 2018

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mental health awareness monthMay is Mental Health Awareness Month. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, roughly one in five people in the U.S. are affected by mental health disorders. Unfortunately, some people do not seek treatment due to embarrassment or shame.

Although some progress has been made, there is still more that can be done to change misconceptions about mental health issues. Mental health awareness month is a time to help get rid of the stigma and change the perception of mental illness.

As a healthcare traveler, you will likely encounter patients that have mental health issues. Having a better understanding of mental illness may help you be more compassionate and work more effectively with your patients. It may also help you recognize mental health issues that may be affecting you or your loved ones. [continue reading…]

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