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Nursing in 2017: Expanding Roles and Responsibilities

Nursing is becoming an increasingly regarded field in the healthcare system as hospitals are fast realizing the valuable roles nurses fill. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, nurses are the largest component of a hospital’s staff and…

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Advances in Technology Create Expanded Roles for Pharmacists

Advanced technology in the hospital is becoming more common with the advent of tools including electronic health records, e-prescribing, and big data analytics programs. Beyond adding to the responsibilities of hospital IT professionals, these technologies are changing the roles of…

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Alternative Careers in Nursing Part 4: Adventures with Travel

Career options available for those in the nursing field have never been better. In this four-part series, we examine opportunities for nurses who are looking for careers outside that of the traditional hospital bedside nurse. In the fourth and last…

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Alternative Careers in Nursing Part 3: Forensics, Sales, Insurance Consulting, and Blogging

Career options available for those in the nursing field have never been better. In this four-part series, we examine opportunities for nurses who are looking for careers outside that of the traditional hospital bedside nurse. In part 3 of this…

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Alternative Careers in Nursing Part 2: Administrative, Education, IT and Research

Career options available for those in the nursing field have never been better. In this four-part series, we are examining opportunities for nurses who are looking for careers outside that of the traditional hospital bedside nurse. In part 2 of…

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Alternative Careers in Nursing Part 1: Public Health, Home Care and Medical Centers

Love nursing and looking for new challenges? There are many exciting career opportunities for those new to the field, or experienced nurses wanting to make a change. In this four-part series, we will examine the options available for nurses who…

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Hospitals Offer Big Bonuses as Solution to Nursing Shortage

With an ever-growing nursing shortage affecting hospitals across the United States, some institutions are considering new ways to improve retention rates, namely, substantial sign-on bonuses. These bonuses, often as high as $20,000 for experienced nurses, are offered as an incentive…

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Nursing Shortage Projected to Grow as Baby Boomers Retire

With the baby boomer generation entering retirement age, we are seeing a greater demand for healthcare workers, specifically nurses and doctors. But just when an influx of nurses is needed most, many nurses are leaving the field altogether. The reason,…

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Want to Be a Travel Nurse? The Market Is Hot Right Now

If you have considered a career as a travel nurse, now may be a good time to start. According to USA Today, industry analysts say demand for travel nurses is at a 20-year high. Travel nurses work in hospitals and…

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Survey Shows Healthcare CIOs Largely Satisfied with Career

According to SSi-Search’s findings from its annual chief information officer (CIO) survey, hospital IT has made recent efforts to direct greater focus toward the mission of an enhanced overall health system, playing a larger role in healthcare than ever before….

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