Six Myths About Working as a School Nurse

by Howard Gerber on February 9, 2017

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school nurse mythsIf you are considering making a switch and working as a school nurse, you have a lot to consider. Working in a school setting is very different than working in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center. While it may be nice to work during school hours and possibly have summers and holidays off, school nursing is not a walk in the park.

There are several misconceptions about what a school nurse does and what working in a school involves. Continue reading to separate myths from the facts. [continue reading…]

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travel nurse immunizationsNurses are often exposed to a variety of viruses and bacteria that could lead to serious illnesses. It may not be possible to prevent contracting everything. But there are steps you can take to keep yourself healthy. One thing you can do is to get immunizations for certain disease.

Although it can vary, certain immunizations may be required for nurses, while other vaccines may be recommended but are not mandatory. As a travel nurse, it’s important to determine which immunizations are required by the facility you’ll be working.   [continue reading…]

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Sensory-Friendly Experiences for Children with Autism

by Jeremy Winograd on January 26, 2017

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sensory friendly facilitiesFor parents and caretakers with autistic kids, simply venturing out the door and into public can sometimes be risky business. The vibrant crowds, bright colors, and noisy hubbub that may delight most kids can quickly trigger autistic children’s hypersensitivity to sights, sounds, and smells. Fortunately, as public acceptance and understanding of autism has increased, so too have the number of companies and other institutions willing to do more to accommodate the peculiarities of the condition that affects so many. Here are just a few of the sensory-friendly experiences that have recently begun to make going out less daunting for tykes with autism. [continue reading…]

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Travel Nursing Tips: How to Stay Calm Under Pressure

by Howard Gerber on January 19, 2017

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staying calm travel nurseIt takes courage to leave your family and friends behind and start an assignment as a travel nurse. Not only are you moving to a new city, but you’re starting a new job at the same time. But even the most adventurous nurse might have to deal with stress and high-pressure situations.

Nurses working in the ICU and emergency room may routinely deal with critically ill patients. But regardless of what area or specialty of nursing you work in, you may be faced with an emergency. [continue reading…]

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Five Occupational Therapy Apps for School-Based Therapists

by Howard Gerber on January 12, 2017

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OT appsWorking as a school-based therapist is rewarding but can also be a challenge. It’s not always easy to keep students interested. Getting students engaged in therapy is half the battle. That’s where technology and apps may help.

Although you don’t want to rely solely on screen time, certain apps can be useful. Integrating various therapy apps into your treatments sessions can increase participation, interest and make therapy something kids enjoy.  [continue reading…]

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Mistakes to Avoid on your Nursing Resume

by Howard Gerber on January 5, 2017

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travel nursing resumeGreat! You want to work as a travel nurse. But before you can pack your suitcase and hit the road, you have to land a travel assignment. Writing a killer resume is the first step to landing the job you want.

Your resume allows an employer to get to know a little bit about you. It’s a potential employer’s first glimpse at who you are, so, it’s important to make a good first impression. But all too often, a resume is put together too quickly without a lot of thought. Before you write your nursing resume, make sure you avoid the following:  [continue reading…]

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7 Suggestions to be Successful as a School Speech Therapist

by Howard Gerber on December 29, 2016

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school speech therapist tipsWorking as a school-based speech therapist can be rewarding, but it can also be a challenging career. If you are a new therapist, you might not have a lot of confidence and experience to rely on. Even if you are a seasoned speech therapist, working in a school is different than working in a medical setting, such as a nursing home or hospital. Fortunately, there are several things to increase your chances of success: [continue reading…]

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