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Is Nursing the Career of the Future for Men as well? July 23, 2020

Is Nursing the Career of the Future for Men as well?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of 2019 more than 12% of Registered Nurses in the U.S. are men. And while nursing has been a historically female-dominated industry, the tide is certainly changing for gender equality in all professions.

In recent years the nursing profession has been perceived as the smart profession to pursue, as it’s known to provide financial security and long-term employment, something that’s not necessarily guaranteed in other more precarious fields where outsourcing poses a real threat to job security. With a flexible schedule and the ability to choose from a variety of different shifts, along with an array of benefits and the promise of a generous pension, it might seem obvious that the benefits gained from a career in nursing wouldn’t deter anyone from pursuing this field regardless of their gender. However, despite the growing trend of increasing demand for nurses, it’s still a profession that is largely dominated by women. Though men are in no way barred from entering this line of work, there are various obstacles they face when pursuing this predominantly female field.

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Why Earn a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree? July 20, 2020

Why Earn a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree?

What is a DNP?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare experts in nursing practice. It is the pinnacle of practice-focused nursing degrees, building upon master’s programs by providing an educational foundation in quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and systems leadership, among others.

DNP stands for Doctor of Nursing Practice. It is a terminal degree that looks at how diseases progress from a clinical perspective. The exact curriculum of a DNP varies depending on the school and chosen specialization. However, it will almost always include diagnostics, advanced practice, and disease treatment. Essentially, DNP graduates are able to become independent practitioners. There are also strong links between the DNP and other types of scientific fields such as medicine, psychology, or dentistry.

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Why 95% of the Nurses Surveyed on Job Satisfaction Answered “yes” to this Question? July 17, 2020

Why 95% of the Nurses Surveyed on Job Satisfaction Answered “yes” to this Question?

Job satisfaction among nurses is of paramount importance to providers of health care because satisfied nurses appear to be endowed with the physical and emotional dexterity and the effort needed to perform their tasks that will enhance the quality of care provided to the patient.

A reciprocal relationship often exists between job satisfaction and performance: The more satisfied you are with your job, the better you perform. Meanwhile, as performance rises, so does job satisfaction. Therefore, understanding satisfaction is an important part of maximizing engagement and performance while minimizing dissatisfaction, burnout, and turnover. We can think of no sector wherein acknowledging this phenomenon is more important than the nursing profession.

All of which begs the question: What factors most impact job satisfaction for nurses? Here’s a closer look at the issue, including a roundup of key factors supporting nursing job satisfaction.

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18 Top Alternative Nursing Jobs Beyond the Bedside July 9, 2020

18 Top Alternative Nursing Jobs Beyond the Bedside

One of the most appealing aspects of a nursing career is the countless job possibilities. Even after you narrow down your specialty, you aren’t limited to the hospital or clinic setting. It turns out, nurses practice in all kinds of settings—some quiet and cozy, some so intense they even make a hospital seem chill. Basically, think of the kind of work environment you want, and there are nursing jobs that can fulfill it.

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Should I take-up Nursing as my Profession? July 7, 2020

Should I take-up Nursing as my Profession?

Jumping into something new is scary when you don’t have all of the facts. That’s exactly why choosing a career is so challenging. It’s not like you can just spend a few years in school, try out a job for a bit and jump to another if you don’t like it—well, at least not without more education and training. For nursing, one might imagine sitting at a patient’s bedside, comforting them during a trying time of illness. They may envision working closely with doctors, helping them make critical decisions to save a patient’s life.

While these scenarios can and do happen, the reality of nursing is far different. The roles of nurses vary from organization to organization, facility to facility, and department to department. However, possessing certain personality traits can help one decide if a nursing career is right for them, and what is expected of them in nursing school.

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How to Become a Culturally Sensitive Nurse? July 3, 2020

How to Become a Culturally Sensitive Nurse?

Navigating the unique cultural and religious needs of your patients can be unnerving. You could accidentally offend your patient or their family by not knowing about a crucial cultural practice or you could witness something that goes against your personal beliefs or convictions.

Providing culturally sensitive and competent nursing care may seem like a difficult task, especially when patients have cultural beliefs and practices that are dissimilar or unfamiliar to any type of nurse. Regardless of an individual’s cultural beliefs and practices, nurses have an inherent obligation to provide equal and ethical care to all patients.

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Top 8 Pros and Cons of Travel Nursing July 2, 2020

Top 8 Pros and Cons of Travel Nursing

Do you not only love to travel, but also love your career as a nurse? Do you feel as if you are stagnating in your current position? Or, are you just tired of hospital politics and ready for a literal change of scene? You may want to combine your passions for travel and nursing and address all these issues at once by becoming a travel nurse. It’s important to know the pros and cons of travel nursing before making the leap into this challenging yet rewarding career. In this article, we’ll provide a comprehensive overview of the pros and cons of travel nursing so you can approach this career choice with confidence.

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How to Become a Perinatal Nurse? June 5, 2020

How to Become a Perinatal Nurse?

What is a perinatal nurse?

Perinatal nurses help care for women and babies throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, and usually up until the new baby is around a month old. Perinatal nurses educate their pregnant female patients about their unborn child. One of the largest roles of a perinatal nurse is to teach patients, spouses, and family members methods and techniques that can help ensure a healthy pregnancy. Nurses advocate patients, educate them on childbirth options, and how to bond with and care for the baby after it’s born. Perinatal nurses assist patients during labor and are there to help in case complications arise. Lastly, perinatal nurses teach family members how they can best support the mom-to-be during and after pregnancy.

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What are Patient Assessment and Nursing Skills Mnemonics? June 4, 2020

What are Patient Assessment and Nursing Skills Mnemonics?

They say that the best nurses are excellent at obtaining assessments, and this is true! If nurses would look at the nursing process, assessment is the first and key step. Gathering information about the patient will provide clues for what care you can give and what you can intervene. If you have a weak foundation in assessment, the rest of the process follows. One way to help retain nursing information is through the help of mnemonics.

To be more systematic, here are some nursing mnemonics and tricks (assessment and nursing skills) you can use to accurately and quickly assess a variety of patients in different conditions and in various situations.

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Must know Maternal and Child Health Nursing Mnemonics June 2, 2020

Must know Maternal and Child Health Nursing Mnemonics

Mnemonics are devices that help us remember information. We remember best when events have an intense emotional response. Nursing mnemonics help stimulate some emotion through a picture, acronym, rhyme, or other devices. Nurses have come up with a few mnemonic devices that may help you remember many complicated processes when planning, practicing patient advocacy, and nursing care. Below are some nursing mnemonics and tips about Maternal and Child Health Nursing (includes obstetric and gynecological disorders, and maternity nursing) that can help you understand the core concepts more easily!

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