Shanna Shafer

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What do RN's Do?

Posted by Shanna Shafer on Feb 5, 2015 2:12:00 PM

What Do RNs Do?

 

In the ever expanding world of healthcare, Registered Nurses (RNs) may play one of the biggest and most significant roles today. Becoming a registered nurse may allow you to work alongside other health care professionals, play a prominent role in patient care, and find yourself as a valuable care giver amidst a wide variety of healthcare facilities and specialties.

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Topics: Career in Nursing

What Do LPNs Do?

Posted by Shanna Shafer on Feb 5, 2015 1:59:00 PM

What Do LPNs Do?

 

 

There are many support positions within health care and, specifically, within the nursing field. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work under the direction of registered nurses (RNs), physicians and midlevel providers, performing basic nursing services and caring for a wide variety of patients. Below, we outline many aspects of working as a Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse that you may want to take into consideration as you make a decision about your career and education. We recommend downloading our free nurse salary guide to learn how LPN compensation compares to other avenues in nursing. Once you have a better understanding of what options appeal to you, you can contact schools in your area to learn more.

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What Do Charge Nurses Do?

Posted by Shanna Shafer on Jan 7, 2015 3:13:00 PM

 

What Do Charge Nurses Do?

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Behind every clinic and well-run hospital wing is a charge nurse. Charge nurses play a crucial role in patient care while simultaneously taking on administrative duties in a health care setting. This is a role that requires quite a bit of responsibility and experience. To find out more about what charge nurses do and what they can earn, download our free Nurse Salary Guide.

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Topics: Career in Nursing

What Do Staff Nurses Do?

Posted by Shanna Shafer on Jan 7, 2015 11:02:00 AM

What Do Staff Nurses Do?

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From emergency care to specialty care, staff nurses are at the core of health care across America. Under the direction of a charge nurse or doctor, staff nurses provide hands on care to patients of varying ages and medical needs. Considering a career in the nursing field? Get your free copy of the Nurse Salary Guide to find out what staff nurses make in your state.

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Topics: Career in Nursing

Murphy's Laws of Nursing

Posted by Shanna Shafer on Dec 19, 2014 3:45:00 PM

Murphy's Laws of Nursing Infographic:

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Nursing Jobs That Require A BSN

Posted by Shanna Shafer on Dec 5, 2014 8:51:00 AM

As a Registered Nurse (RN), you are likely well aware of the wide variety of specialties possible within the nursing profession. It seems like there are endless options when it comes to taking your nursing career to the next level, but you should keep in mind that you may be limited by your education. If you become an RN by earning your Associate’s degree, like I did, or through a diploma program, you may not be eligible for some of the best nursing jobs out there.

Getting your Bachelor’s degree in nursing can be the crucial bridge between the job you have and the job you want. Why? Because there are just some nursing jobs you can’t get unless you have a bachelor’s degree.

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Thanks a Million Nurses Holiday Giveaway

Posted by Shanna Shafer on Nov 24, 2014 9:24:00 AM


FOUR Steps To Win YOUR
$50 Thanks A Million Gift Basket


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Topics: Career in Nursing