New Mindfulness Program Effective for Healthcare Professionals

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Stress is common among healthcare workers. The rising levels of burnout in doctors and nurses have raised concerns about how to best support these key members of society. Most healthcare stakeholders agree that it is important that we improve the quality of life and job satisfaction in people working in healthcare, especially healthcare providers who… Read more »

A Quick Guide to Starting a Rewarding Career in Nursing

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Whether you’re choosing a college major for the first time, thinking about going back to school, or the coronavirus crisis has inspired you to pursue a rewarding career in healthcare, this short guide will introduce you to the requirements you’ll need to meet in order to land the nursing job of your dreams.   While… Read more »

The Evidence for How Mask Wearing is Protecting Healthcare Workers

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As research on COVID-19 and its transmission has accumulated, more stringent guidelines around mask-wearing have come to the fore. The impact of masks on preventing COVID-19 infection was initially debated, but the data show that masks are likely effective in preventing droplets containing the virus from entering our respiratory systems. What does this mean for… Read more »

Top States for Travel Nursing in August 2020

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A person sits atop a mountain in Virginia overlooking the landscape and a beautiful sunset

Travel Nursing is a great way to see the entire country while also earning premium wages. It can be exciting but also overwhelming to decide where you might want to go to work.   One of the inconveniences of travel nursing is that you need to be licensed to work in each state. Thus, it… Read more »

Travel Nurse Requirements- Mastering Onboarding

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Among the long list of travel nurse requirements, most nurses can agree that the onboarding and credentialing process is the most tedious.   Kudos to you! Choosing to become a travel nurse is a major decision but you’ve decided it’s the right one for you. Now it’s time to consider the travel nurse requirements; don’t… Read more »

Tips for Finding Travel Nurse Housing

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Finding Travel Nurse Housing can be one of the most challenging aspects of taking on a travel assignment.   It can be difficult to find short term furnished housing that’s not outrageously priced and it can take a few assignments to really get the hang of how to find housing. Here are some tips to… Read more »

New Data Shows How E-Cigarettes Harm Oral Health

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Since e-cigarettes were introduced in 1990, healthcare professionals have worried that advertising claims that these products offer a healthier alternative to cigarettes may be misleading. Specifically, there has been concern that consumers may have false beliefs about the safety of e-cigarettes.   Of the 6% of electronic cigarette-using Americans, 3 million are high school children,… Read more »

Travel Healthcare – Is it Right for You?

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Deciding on a travel healthcare career can be a big decision. I have been working as an Occupational Therapist for about 7 years now, and I LOVE being a travel therapist. For healthcare professionals, there are two main routes you can take in your career. One is the traditional full-time permanent position, the other is… Read more »

The Silver Lining: How COVID-19 Will Improve Support for Nurses

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The U.S. deaths related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) surpassed 100,000 just over a week ago.1 While much of the focus has been on those infected with the virus, there has also been widespread appreciation for the nurses and other healthcare workers who are courageously caring for those with the disease. Importantly, the medical community… Read more »

Two Nurses Describe Their Experience During The COVID-19 Outbreak

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As the Coronavirus disease continues to accelerate, New York State has over 32,966 reported cases. The virus which is now considered a global pandemic has completely changed the structure of the world we live in. Many people have lost their jobs due to government shutdowns, and others have been forced into isolation and remote work… Read more »