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Nurse Spotlight: COVID-19 Tests Her Experience
If you were to ask nurses and other front-line healthcare staff to describe their experiences over the past nine months or so, you would probably hear a variety of adjectives. One can imagine that they would be using words like surreal, hectic, scary, and exhausting. Another word, and probably the most important of all to describe our healthcare workers and first responders, would be “necessary.” It is difficult to imagine getting through the year of COVID-19 without the contributions of our..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 24, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Compassion in Correctional Nursing
When choosing a career in nursing, it would be inaccurate to think that there are a limited number of practice settings to choose from. Certainly, nurses can choose to work in a hospital setting or a doctor’s office, but there are so many other options such as working in schools, urgent care, and community clinics, correctional facilities, home health, and more.
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 10, 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
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
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
Why You Should Partner with a Healthcare Recruiter
As a healthcare professional, you work hard, and long shifts don’t leave a lot of energy for job searching. Wouldn't it be nice to have an advocate on your side? Someone that can help you find or even define your next career move? Consider partnering with a healthcare recruiter.
By Supplemental Health Care May 29, 2020
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