Soliant Health has released its 2023 Best States for Mental Health Report, which ranks all 50 states on various factors that impact mental health and mental healthcare access.
The report was commissioned to better understand the disparities in mental health support in communities and schools nationwide, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year. This comprehensive report aims to elevate the conversations about mental health and the crucial need for increased access to mental wellness services across the country.
Soliant Health interviewed nurses Steven Long and Joey Ellerbee to learn more about their careers, including powerful stories, advice for those looking to enter the field, how communities can help their local nurses, and insight into the most rewarding and challenging aspects of the jobs.
Today, over three million registered nurses play a crucial role in providing quality healthcare to countless individuals in communities across the nation. The patience, selflessness, and unwavering quality of care that nurses provide—even throughout a global pandemic and a national staffing shortage—deserves significant appreciation. Be sure to thank your local nurses for all they do to ensure quality care for their communities.
As the most trusted professionals in America, nurses are in extremely high demand, and data shows that this demand will persist for years to come.
According to an April 2022 nursing workforce analysis published in Health Affairs, the total supply of RNs decreased by more than 100,000 from 2020 to 2021, the largest drop ever observed in the last four decades. Most of these nurses who left the workforce were employed in hospitals, meaning now, hospitals in smaller U.S. cities are fighting to fill nursing positions so that they can offer patients the quality care they need.
The high demand for nurses, combined with the latest trends in employment—more flexibility and control over when and where employees want to work—makes travel nursing an ideal career for many in the healthcare industry.
It’s one of the oldest catch-22s in the world—In order to get a good job, you need experience, but in order to get experience, you need to get a job. What does a newly graduated nurse need to do to break into the field?
While you might not be able to jump into your desired specialty or land a nurse practitioner job right away, there are many ways to get nursing jobs with no prior job experience. You need to know where and what to look for and be prepared to accept a position that might not be exactly what you had in mind.
From inspirational stories to award-winning designs, join Soliant as we celebrate these ten best inclusive school playgrounds in the United States.
Soliant reviewed outstanding school playgrounds across the country based on several factors, including the utilization of inclusive playground design core principles, quantity, and quality of play features offered, and any unique inspirations or stories behind the development, funding, or name of the playground. These selected playgrounds go beyond minimum accessibility to offer play experiences for a wide variety of needs—for example, by offering braille features for students who are visually impaired and sensory-rich structures for students with developmental disabilities.
While all schools that strive toward increasing inclusivity and equal play are winners in our eyes, here are our picks for the ten best all-inclusive school playgrounds in the United States.
“It must be true…I saw it on TV,” many non-medical professionals exclaim after catching some insights on a procedure or disease during a modern medical drama episode.
It’s a refrain heard over and over again. While many entertaining depictions of life from the ER to the OR employ consultants in the medical industry, no rule says that their advice has to be obeyed in the show.
Here are TV’s most popular medical shows ranked from the least to the most accurate at portraying real-life hospital situations.