It takes a lot of different skills to succeed as a nurse. Some skills are technical, such as knowing how to start an IV or change a dressing. Other skills are intellectual including calculating medication dosages or interpreting lab results.
But there are also another set of skills that are equally important for nurses to have. Soft skills are not something you can easily measure, but they are an important part of being a good nurse. [continue reading…]
Emergency department nurses see it all. From patients with gunshot wounds to heart attacks, ER nurses deal with life and death situations on a daily basis. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and love the adrenaline rush of dealing with emergency situations, working in the emergency room may be energizing. So what is a typical day like for an emergency room nurse? That’s a bit difficult to say since there is a lot of variety and things can change in an instant. You may see similar scenarios, but each person is different. [continue reading…]
If you work as a travel nurse or a nurse in general, you know it can be a great way to earn a living. From having the chance to help someone to the security of the profession, it’s often a good career choice. You probably also know that although everyone is different, nurses share some similarities. If you have been a travel nurse for a few years, you might have discovered some of the following “you know you’re a travel nurse when” truths. [continue reading…]
How you dress is one way you present yourself to staff and patients. Many healthcare professionals wear scrubs when they are at work. You might have no other choice when it comes to your work wardrobe, or you might just prefer to wear scrubs.
The good news is more scrub choices are available today than in the past. The bad news is scrubs may still not be your top fashion choice. Regardless of whether you love them or hate them, there are some scrub dos and don’ts to keep in mind. [continue reading…]
You may enjoy being a nurse and can’t imagine doing anything else. After all, you have the chance to help people in situations where they are sick, scared, and vulnerable. The work is fulfilling and challenging.
But sometimes you need a change of pace. Whether you have been working as a nurse for many years, or you’re just in the wrong niche, you notice you’re not loving going to work anymore. Even though everyone has days they don’t feel like going to work, you sense it may be something more. So how do you know it’s time to switch gears? Consider some of the following signs: [continue reading…]
You have landed your ideal healthcare travel assignment and could not wait to hit the road. It seemed like the perfect assignment. But just as everything was going along wonderfully, you start having trouble with a coworker. There may be instances where your coworker’s behavior is so offensive or disruptive that you have no choice but to speak to a supervisor. [continue reading…]
You have started a great assignment as a healthcare traveler and are enjoying getting to know your coworkers and new city. But with all the perks of a healthcare travel job, there are a few challenges, including eating healthy. [continue reading…]