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4 Reasons School Nursing is a Rewarding Career Choice

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There are many directions that you can go with your career in nursing, but many find that school nursing is one of the most rewarding paths that a nurse can take. At a glance, the idea of becoming a school nurse might seem a bit on the boring side, doling out band-aids and calling parents to pick up kids who have fallen victim to the latest stomach bug. The reality, though, is that school nursing is a very challenging and rewarding career for those who decide to go into the field. Here are four reasons school nursing is a rewarding career choice.

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How To Get A Nursing Job With No Experience

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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 have to get a job. What is a newly graduated nurse to do in order to break into the field?

While you might not be able to jump right into your desired specialty or land a nurse practitioner job, there are ways to get no experience nursing jobs. You simply have 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.

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Should Nurses Be Role Models For Healthy Living?

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As a graduate nurse, fresh out of school and just starting my nursing career, I believed nurses were not only health promoters and educators, but should also serve as examples of healthy living. Unfortunately, it did not take long to discover that many of the nurses I worked with were not living up to my expectations of that role. Several were smokers, some were very overweight, and some drank on a regular basis. Although I was striving to be healthy in those areas, I struggled with my own non-healthy habits of sleep deprivation and poor stress management skills. Continue reading “Should Nurses Be Role Models For Healthy Living?”

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The Pros and Cons of Nursing Unions

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20.4% percent of RNs and 10 percent of LPNs and LVNs in the U.S. are union members.

What’s more, unionized nurses can earn an average of $200-$400 more per week than non-unionized nurses.

So why not join a union? It turns out, doing so is a more complex (and personal) issue than just signing up and cashing-in on the extra pay (if applicable) and other benefits – real or perceived.

Here’s a quick look at some of the upsides and pitfalls of having such representation:

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Top 12 TV Nurses: Famous Fictional Nurses

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Throughout the years of television, medical TV shows have always been an awesome source of entertainment. On top of any character drama, emergency healthcare situations add another level of suspense that helps create some enthralling television. As a healthcare staffing company that works with real-life nurses every day, Soliant wanted to take a look at some awesome nurses portrayed on TV over the years, starting with #12 and ending with our choice for the most amazing TV nurse of all.

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What is Crisis Pay in Nursing & Travel Jobs?

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In this COVID-19 pandemic, many media outlets are talking about “crisis pay.” The question of who should get crisis pay and who is getting it is a hot topic at a time when many people such as healthcare providers are having to work extra hours and take extra risks in order to do their jobs. But what is crisis pay? What does it look like, who gets it, and when?

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