How Nurses Can Find Meaning In Their Work.

      People are motivated to take on a nursing career for a variety of reasons. Once you complete your training, you want to find a job. Your primary reason for looking for work usually is to make money so that you can be independent and take care of your family. Not many of you work as nurse volunteers unless there is a specific reason. When looking for work, you hope to find a job that will have good working conditions and a motivating environment that fosters job creativity. Unfortunately, not many of us get jobs that have all […]

Gaining the Courage to Get Back to Your Nursing Career

    It is sometimes necessary to take some time out from work. This may be due to family reasons like having a baby, or you may take time out to travel or take care of a loved one. There are several reasons why people take time away from work, and it may last from less than a year to several years. Many people feel overwhelmed by emotions when it comes to returning to work. Often, if the reason you left was to give birth or take care of a loved one, you may feel hesitant about leaving them. It […]

Don’t Make Your Day Off Another Double Shift !

Stress Free

Many health workers fall into the trap of making a long “to do” list on their day off. This makes the day off feel like another double shift. Then when they return to work, it’s no wonder they are so tired. Being tired is a real issue and can affect your body in a negative way. Symptoms can start mild and get progressively worse. Mild headaches can become severe migraines. Your day off ought to be a time to rest. It sounds so simple, but not many nurses ever do it. Few nurses nowadays take the time to rest. If […]

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Travel Nurse?

internationalnursesupport.com

  A love for travel is one thing you must have to make it as a travel nurse. It seems obvious, but if you do not like flying, than travel nursing is not for you. Travel nursing comes with different types of assignments. Some are short, probably less than a week, while others last as long as three to four months. When I worked as a travel nurse, we did short assignments of four days each week as well as one day travel assignments. The four-day assignments were in East Africa where we carried out short surgeries for patients in […]

When Working Part-Time Is The Best Option.

Working Part-time

  Having a full-time job may give you a feeling of being financially secure, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best thing for you. Often people do not work part-time because they are afraid of the unknown. They feel they will not know how to live on less pay, and so continue struggling with full-time work, hence expose themselves to a great deal of stress which is really unnecessary.   Reasons for Working Part Time 1. If you are thinking of starting a business, it is always advisable to start out small. You might choose to launch your business while you […]

Specialized Nursing: An interview with a PICC nurse.

      Several people ask me what exactly is a PICC nurse?  and what do they do? They have also wondered if PICC nurses have enough work to do on a full-time basis or for 40 hours a week. Last month I decided to interview James Romley a PICC nurse working for a private company.    What is a PICC Nurse? A PICC nurse is a specially certified registered nurse who can place a “peripherally inserted central catheter” (PICC) which functions as an intravenous line.   How did you get trained and for how long? I was trained by […]