Archive for October, 2011

ER Violence Against Nurses on the Rise

Posted in Nursing

In 2010, at least one in every 10 emergency room nurses surveyed, reported they had been attacked as late as one week prior to completing the survey, reports the Emergency Nurses Association. In a survey by UC San Francisco, almost 40 percent of California ER personnel said they’d been the victims of an on the job assault in the past year.

In a third survey, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found drug and alcohol related violence in the ER had increased 31.5 percent from 2006 to 2008.Violence against nurses and other hospital personnel is on the rise around the country, and unions, such as the California Nurses Association, as well as workers throughout the national healthcare system are calling for better protections and reporting standards. The U.S. government has started to listen. (more…)

RN Jobs Offer Variety and Fulfillment

Posted in Nursing, Nursing Jobs, Nursing Specialties, Travel Nursing, Uncategorized

Registered nurses are among the most respected and hardest working medical professionals.  With a variety of degree types and multiple opportunities for advanced education, the RN can see the world as their oyster—with their career as the pearl.  As varied as the nurses are themselves, so are the RN jobs available in the workforce.  From direct patient care in an Intensive Care Unit to an administrator in a government health organization, as a legal nurse consultant or a case manager, nurses may use their education to improve health, touch lives, and better communities at home and abroad.RN degrees range from Associate to Doctorate, though most RN’s practice with either an Associate or Bachelor Degree.  With an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), RN’s typically spend two years in training and gain the fundamental knowledge necessary to provide excellent patient care.  Beyond an ADN, is the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) which takes an additional two years to complete.  A BSN graduate will be more prepared for administrative positions by completing a program that further emphasizes leadership, budget management and delegation.

After completing class time and the Board of Nursing exam for the state of residence, RN’s may begin searching for a job. (more…)