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The Second Job Interview: What To Expect and How To Prepare

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So close, but so far away – That’s probably the best way I’ve ever heard the second job interview summed-up: At this point, you’ve made your way past dozens, perhaps thousands of candidates to the next (maybe even final!) round of assessments for an hourly-wage job, a clinical role, or a high-responsibility executive job at a hospital, clinic, or health-related company.

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Team Building Activities for Nurses

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Anxiety, anger, guilt, pressure, resentment, and other forms of stress are toxic for nurses and nursing staffs.

While it doesn’t seem like there’s even enough time for day-to-day patient care, life-and-death decisions, and other responsibilities, taking the time to strengthen your team can be harmless at worst and transformative at best.

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Top 10 Qualities Highly Effective Doctors

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After such a great response to our last ranking of rankings, The Final Word on America’s Top 10 Nursing Schools, we looked at what qualities patients want in a doctor. With more and more hospitals under pressure to improve their doctors’ bedside manners, we look at what matters to both the patients they treat and the nurses they work alongside.

We aggregated together rankings and comments from lists across the board: from forum and social media postings to systematic studies, such as the most widely credited one of its kind released by the Mayo Clinic. We also asked for your input over on social media, which we’ve shared below. According to our research, the following 10 qualities make a good doctor:

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Is This the Best Diet for RNs Working Night Shifts?

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Night shifts can cause a myriad of challenges that wreak havoc on your body and mind.

Working in artificial light can shut down your melatonin production, which helps regulate digestion, hormones, and your ability to think clearly.

Disrupting your circadian rhythms can interfere with sleep patterns.

And there’s usually no where to go exercise in the middle of the night, even for a brisk walk to help you wake up (assuming you can get away for a break.)

If you plan it carefully, though, your night-time diet can be your secret weapon for to staying awake, being alert, and maintaining a healthy weight. Continue reading “Is This the Best Diet for RNs Working Night Shifts?”

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How to Wade Through 200,000+ Nursing Job Postings

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On average, there are 5,000-6,000 nursing-related jobs posted on this site on any given day.

A recent study by Wanted Analytics found nursing to be the most in-demand job in America, with estimates of the number of U.S. nursing jobs open in a year reaching into the hundreds of thousands.

While Soliant adds the handy advantage of having access to a personal recruiter that can work with you on your job search, it’s also important for you to know who you are and what you want, in order to separate the job posting wheat from the chaff.

To that end, here are 5 tips for wading through one of the largest professions for job postings in the U.S.: Continue reading “How to Wade Through 200,000+ Nursing Job Postings”

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A Closer Look at the Demand For Medical Employees

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Over the last few months, we’ve looked at the nursing and overall medical staff shortage – perhaps one of the most complex issues in the U.S. medical community.

And while we’ve looked at why the shortage exists and specific states where staff are in demand, we haven’t (until now) looked closely at the demand itself.

Will there really be more of a demand?

Assuming president Obama’s healthcare reform measures kick-in at the beginning of 2014, there will be an Obamacare-based effect, but not the skyrocket in demand some are predicting:

Because Medicare already covers pretty much everyone 65 and older, most of the estimated 32 million Americans who will become covered under the new healthcare reforms by 2014 are younger people (who typically don’t need anywhere near as many healthcare services as seniors.) Continue reading “A Closer Look at the Demand For Medical Employees”

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