Using social media as a professional can be tricky to navigate. On one hand, social media offers a platform to professionally network, promote services and products, and spread information. However, it can also backfire and create conflict. The newer generation of healthcare professionals are tech savvy, which means their digital footprint is larger and more prolific compared to others who are already in the workforce. … Continue reading How to Use Social Media as a Healthcare Professional
Before you can renew your license, the state you live in may require you to get a set amount of continuing education credits. Different states require different amounts of CEUs to be completed, and they have different time frames for completion, so make sure you are aware of your state’s licensure rules. Some states may require you to get CEUs on a specific topic. For … Continue reading How Do Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Affect Your Nursing Career?
Nursing is a demanding career. Many go into the industry bright-eyed, hoping to make a difference in the world by helping people. While nursing can be very rewarding, it requires a lot of strength. What are the best (and worst) parts of being a nurse? Pro: You get to help people Many go into nursing because they feel called to help people. Nursing is a … Continue reading The Best (and Worst) Parts of Being a Nurse
Picture this: You finish clinical training, you get all your certifications, you get a license to practice, and you’re ready to work. A contract is offered to you by XYZ hospital. You gladly take it and thank them for giving you the opportunity. Suddenly the job isn’t what you expected. You are overworked, underpaid, and never know where you’ll be working– but it was stated … Continue reading Contract 101 for Healthcare Professionals
“Did you know that Healthcare is the most violent industry outside of law enforcement in the United States?” was the title of the first blog I did to shine a light on the problem. That was 5 years ago. We have had several members comment on this issue since. The pandemic brought a new level to this violence as visitors found that their frustrations over … Continue reading The Effect of Healthcare Violence: Are You a Victim of your Patient?
There are about 5.13 million registered nurses in the United States and over 900 thousand registered PNs. Nursing is a growing industry, and it can become hard to stand out when there are many other applicants going for the same opportunities. As a staffing agency, we discover applicants’ hard skills through their resumes, by seeing their performance level in a skills checklist, and seeing proof … Continue reading 7 Must-Have Soft Skills for Every Exceptional Nurse
RaDonda Vaught’s case has been watched by healthcare professionals everywhere, and the verdict left many reeling from shock and fear. Here is a look at the ex-Vanderbilt nurse’s case and what it might mean for the future of healthcare. Continue reading A Look at the Ex-Vanderbilt Nurse Trial: From Mistake to Crime
In the mid-1800’s, when the Civil War emerged, Black-only infantries voluntarily fought for their freedom. Three well-known Black women in history took part in helping those men in their recovery and in their missions, with no proper compensation or recognition: Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, abolitionists and political activists, and Suzie King Taylor, the first African-American army nurse. It wasn’t until the 1950’s, when President … Continue reading Tubman, Truth, and Taylor Walked, so That Hazel W. Johnson-Brown Could Run
The National Black Nurses Association was founded by 18 nurses due to the lack of representation and leadership roles for Black nurses in the American Nursing Association during the 1960’s and 1970’s. December of 1971, in the home of Dr. Mary Harper, the nurses unanimously voted to approve the establishment of the National Black Nurses Association. By September 6th, 1972 – almost a year later—the … Continue reading Making Changes Towards Equality in Health Care: Brief History of the National Black Nurses Association