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Working Tourist: Travel Nursing Changed My Life
Dale Hobbs is a travel nurse specializing in behavioral health and psych. Beginning as an LPN in 2013, he became an RN in 2015 and a traveler in 2017. It was in 2017 that he also discovered psychiatric nursing. Although he had his doubts about the specialty at first, he had friends that loved it, even in school. “It was not the career I had in mind,” Dale says.
By Katie Dashiell Aug 5, 2020
How School Nursing Will Look Different This Year
Back to school is already right around the corner, and with the continued challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country, the classroom setting will certainly look different from years past. As we all navigate the new normal, the health and safety of students and faculty should continue to be at the forefront of the discussion.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 30, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Traveling and Growing as a Nurse
Like so many labor and delivery nurses, Brian Pruden appreciates the fact that his job allows him to have a front-row seat as new life is brought into the world.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 21, 2020
Staycation Ideas for Healthcare Professionals
Living and working through COVID-19 has been strange to say the least and as an essential worker, the last few months have been brutal. Most people are still staying home for the most part, but you still go into work every day with uncertainties and stress.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 16, 2020
Lessons for School Professionals from COVID-19
COVID-19 has caused many disruptions for school professionals and students this past school year. Our SHC Schools Center of Excellence decided to have a discussion with some of our own school professionals to get their thoughts and advice on the challenges they faced. Given that the 2020-2021 school year will continue to look different from years past, here is a look at some school professionals’ experiences to help navigate this changing landscape.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 9, 2020
Discover the Benefits of Correctional Nursing
Within the nursing profession there are many settings and nursing specialties to work in. Have you considered corrections? Most healthcare in the United States is provided through hospitals and clinics, so if you haven’t considered correctional nursing before, you may not realize how many benefits there are.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 1, 2020
Nurse Spotlight: Travel Nursing During COVID-19
Kandyce Nielson has been an ICU registered nurse for 5 ½ years. Although she does not typically travel for her job, she has experience with nursing in disaster relief, most recently during the California wildfires. Working in the intensive care unit, Kandyce is no stranger to crises, but when COVID-19 hit, there were even more uncertainties and challenges to deal with.
By Katie Dashiell Jun 23, 2020
Supplemental Health Care Donates to the Equal Justice Initiative in Honor of Juneteenth
Juneteenth is celebrated each year on June 19.  I will admit that, while I had heard of Juneteenth, until this year, I didn’t know exactly what this day was really about.  Juneteenth commemorates the day, June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to proclaim that all slaves in Texas were now free.  That day was almost two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had freed all slaves; however, because Texas was the most remote of all the slave states,..
By Greg Palmer Jun 19, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Caring for Patient and Family
Crystal Sereno, RN, has been in nursing for the past 26 years. She began her career as a certified nursing assistant before earning her Associates Degree in Nursing in 2000.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 17, 2020
Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Healthcare Workers
Our world is constantly changing during this global pandemic. Even the known facts about COVID-19 are updating daily. Statistics are regularly being shared in the news about cases, recovery and deaths. It is causing a lot of anxiety and stress for everyone but even more for the brave healthcare workers on the front lines.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 11, 2020
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