Contract 101 for Healthcare Professionals

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

The Effect of Healthcare Violence: Are You a Victim of your Patient?

“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?

7 Must-Have Soft Skills for Every Exceptional Nurse

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

Tubman, Truth, and Taylor Walked, so That Hazel W. Johnson-Brown Could Run

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

Making Changes Towards Equality in Health Care: Brief History of the National Black Nurses Association

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