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An Update on the Future of Nursing
When we last looked at the state of nursing in May 2021, the world was just starting to adjust to the challenging times brought on by the pandemic. Nurses were being hailed as heroes for their efforts to provide care under extraordinary circumstances, but may of the challenges nurses faced, have existed long before the pandemic began. From burnout to workplace violence, nurses are facing increasing challenges and need support now more than ever. Here is an update on what the future of the..
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 22, 2022
New Compact States are Making Travel Nursing Easier
If you're a nurse, you know that the nursing licensure process can be a bit of a headache. You have to renew your license in every state you work in, and keep track of all of the different requirements for each one. Thankfully, there is a streamlined way to do this! The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) makes it easier for nurses to work in multiple states.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 15, 2022
The Best States for Registered Nurses
Healthcare has changed in recent years and the pandemic has significantly impacted what registered nurses prioritize and how they choose jobs. Factors like burnout, staffing ratios, work/life balance, and location, can all impact where RNs want to work. Pay is also an important consideration for nurses when they are job searching.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 10, 2022
Addressing Workplace Violence and Abuse Against Nurses
Workplace violence against nurses is an under-reported issue that has a devastating impact on the healthcare industry. Studies show that workplace violence in healthcare dramatically impacts the overall quality of care and care outcomes. Further, the American Nurses Association (ANA) states that nurse abuse contributes to adverse psychological conditions and a significant reduction in nurses’ job satisfaction and organizational commitment.
By Supplemental Health Care May 5, 2022
The Best Shoe Brands for Healthcare Workers
Healthcare workers put their bodies, especially their feet through a lot. Spending long hours on their feet dealing with spills and other messes, it's important for them to have shoes that can handle the demands of the job. So, what are the best shoe brands for healthcare workers, and why are good shoes important?
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 30, 2022
The Real Cost of Turnover in Healthcare Staffing
In light of The Great Resignation, there is a growing labor shortage in healthcare. At a time when we need our healthcare professionals the most, they are experiencing burnout like never before and leaving the bedside, and even the healthcare workforce entirely.
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 9, 2022
Why You Should Care About Implicit Bias in Healthcare
In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shared at the Medical Committee on Human Rights, “Of all forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman.”
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 17, 2022
Healthcare Staffing Trends to Watch in 2022
As we close out 2021 and look to continue our work in the new year, I am reminded of how grateful I am to be in healthcare staffing. Across the country, Supplemental Health Care is making a difference everywhere care is delivered: in underserved communities, hospitals, healthcare facilities, homes, schools, and correctional facilities. Our teams are doing meaningful and significant work to ensure that patients across the country are receiving the care they need.
By Vickie Anenberg Jan 12, 2022
The Pros and Cons of Telehealth Expansion
Telehealth is becoming more and more common in healthcare to expand access of care and offer alternative care options. Routine examinations, follow-up appointments, and virtual therapy sessions can all be completed via telehealth communication.
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 5, 2022
A Holiday Message of Hope
This time of year invites reflection, and that’s truer this year than for almost any I can remember. When we began 2021, our nation was in one of the most difficult periods of the COVID-19 pandemic, our national political systems were being tested, and families across the country were facing all kinds of uncertainty.
By Greg Palmer Dec 15, 2021
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