• Why Nursing Is the Ultimate Job for People Who Love to Travel

    If you love to travel and are looking for the perfect job to help you pursue your passion for adventure, you might want to consider a career in nursing. Nursing is a great way to earn good pay, enjoy ample time off, and build a career that fosters your passion for travel. Consider the following advantages: 1. Enjoy Ample Time to Explore A typical two-day weekend can severely restrict your ability to travel and explore your area. Most nurses work three 12-hour shifts a week, leaving them with four free days every week. That means you get a lot of personal time to explore and travel when you’re not working.…

  • New Grad Programs Grow But Not For Everyone

    I’ve been hearing a lot lately about new grad nursing programs. I’m pleased to know there are more of them cropping up. It will hopefully help us to keep new nurses in the profession. We continue to lose far too many in the first 3 years because nursing isn’t what they expected it to be. Combined with increasing workloads, nurse bullying and physician bullying as a continuing issue, we are losing too many nurses period. New nurse grad programs are an essential part of the future of nursing and curtailing the nursing shortage, but they’re not necessarily there for the top graduates. These programs are also highly sought after and…

  • Why 2016 is the Perfect Time to Start a Nursing Career

    By Linus Minick There has never been a better time to become a nurse! While you have probably already heard of the current nursing shortage throughout the world, this trend is predicted to continue into 2016. Studies show that about 233,000 additional jobs for registered nurses will open in 2016, but only 200,000 candidates passed the Registered Nurse licensing exam in 2015. While this is putting more demand on current health care staff, this also means that getting an education in nursing is highly employable. In fact between the years 2012 and 2020, employment for nursing is expected to grow by 19%. The increased demand for nurses is multi-faceted, including…

  • Why Nurses Aren’t Being Hired from New Grad to Experienced Nurse

    There is an excellent article today on Scrubs Magazine Weekly Best. It’s a frank discussion with HR about why they didn’t hire nurses and provides a great checklist of the top reasons for not hiring candidates. Anyone looking for that new or next job should take a long hard look. Just a few years back nurses were writing their own ticket to almost any job they wanted because employers were desperate to hire nurses and sometimes just a warm body would do. Today the scene has changed radically and employers can be and are being very choosy. Year after year nurses have been voted by the Gallup Poll to be…