Category Archives: Nursing Jobs

Living and Working as a Nurse in Little Rock

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The capital and the largest city in Arkansas, Little Rock is home to some of great Southern hospitals. Some of the best nursing jobs in Little Rock can be found at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital and St. Vincent Infirmary, which are all well-rated by  US News and World Report, and have high-ranking specialties. Many Little Continue Reading

The Outlook for Nurse Employment in America in 2013

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It’s the $64,000 question. What is happening with the job market for nursing in the United States? Staff Nurses According to Salary.com, staff nurses can make an average of about $66,500 per year. Per O*Net (which is run under the auspices of the United States Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration), there are over 2.7 Continue Reading

Living and Working as a Nurse in Charlotte

This photo was taken from atop Beatties Ford Road where it crosses over Highway 16 and Brookshire Blvd (Photograph by Corey Griffith)

A charming older city in the southern United States, Charlotte is home to some very fine hospitals. Some of the best nursing jobs in Charlotte can be found at Carolinas Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital and Gaston Memorial Hospital, which are all well-rated by US News and World Report, and have several high-performing specialties. Many Charlotte Continue Reading

Living and Working as a Nurse in Philadelphia

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One of the most historically fascinating cities in the United States, Philadelphia is home to some of the best hospitals in the country. Some of the best nursing jobs in Philadelphia can be found at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center and Fox Chase Continue Reading

Living and Working as a Nurse in Boston

Skyline of Boston, Massachusetts from Boston Public Garden.

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is home to some of the best hospitals in the country. Some of the best nursing jobs in Boston can be found at Massachusetts General, Brigham & Women’s, Beth Israel Deaconess, the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, New England Baptist Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Continue Reading

How to Successfully Interview for a Nursing Position

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Whether you are a new grad interviewing for your first position or a seasoned nurse with years of experience, interviewing for a new job can be a nerve-racking experience. When there is a lot of hope riding on the outcome of an interview, we are often emotionally invested in the interview process.  It is natural Continue Reading

What is a Magnet Hospital?

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You may have heard of Magnet hospitals; you may even be fortunate enough to work in one. For those of you who may not be familiar with Magnet designation, here is why the distinction matters. What is the Magnet Recognition Program? The Magnet Recognition Program was created by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to Continue Reading

Creating a Culture of Health

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  Nurses, like everyone else, are subject to health problems. In fact, they may be more prone to health problems, given their long hours, shift work, odd eating patterns and high stress levels. According to an article from Nurse.com, many healthcare institutions are searching for ways to improve the health of their employees, not just Continue Reading

Staffing Levels and Patient Risk

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  Higher nurse workloads due to inadequate staffing have a direct impact on patient outcomes after surgery, a new study has found. The large-scale study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing showed that higher nurse workloads negatively impacted all patients, but interestingly, older black patients were three times more likely than older white Continue Reading

Nurse-to-Patient Ratios and Penalties

  California has a strict nurse-to-patient ratio law, but since there haven’t really been any penalties for failing to adhere to it, the law has been hard to enforce. A measure to give the department of public health more authority to crack down on hospitals that don’t obey the law has been vetoed by Governor Continue Reading