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Speech Language Therapy Career Settings

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Throughout May, Better Hearing & Speech Month, we are celebrating all of the therapy professionals who help their patients overcome and adapt to communication challenges.  For those interested in learning more about a Speech-Language Pathologist career, let’s review the variety of employment settings for SLPs.

Finding and Retaining the Right School Healthcare Professionals

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As the winter snows slowly melt away and students and faculty are thinking about their spring break recess, most people might believe that school districts are on auto-pilot this time of year.  And those thinking that couldn’t be farther from the truth.  In fact, this is a prime time for school districts and school staffing partners to be heavily involved in planning for the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Let’s take a look at how Supplemental Health Care (SHC) supports their district clients at this very critical time of the year for recruiting and retaining school nurses and therapy professionals.

Budgeting for the Cost of School Healthcare Employment

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Across the nation, school systems are struggling under the weight of the rising costs of providing health services for the more than 6.4 million students receiving nursing or therapy services as part of their general or special education program.  Determining the total cost of school healthcare employment can be difficult

Pros and Cons of a National Nurse Licensing Compact

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The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) has been in the news lately, and we have been following the action pretty closely in this space.  What we haven’t spent much time on are the reasons why the eNLC makes sense to some and is less than ideal for others.  Below is a brief look at the Pros and Cons of having a National Nurse Licensing Compact.

January 25th is IV Nurse Day

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Since 1980, every January 25th is the day set aside to recognize infusion nurse professionals around the world.  The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) is encouraging healthcare professionals worldwide to celebrate the meaningful patient care that is being provided by dedicated IV Nurses.

National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Week: January 21 – 27

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January 21st-27th marks National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Week. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) uses this time to say thank you to the more than 52,000 CRNAs across the country who deliver services to almost 43 million patients each year and also to educate everyone from patients to policymakers on this advanced credential.

A Reason to Give Thanks

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In every endeavor I undertake in life, whether in the workplace or at home, I commit myself to exhibiting a positive attitude.  I firmly believe that in everything we do, beginning with an “An Attitude of Gratitude” is key.

Year of the Healthy Nurse November: Mental Health and Wellness

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In our continuing support of the American Nursing Association (ANA) Year of the Healthy Nurse Campaign, we are covering this month’s theme “Mental Health and Wellness.”  With the days getting shorter and darker as the winter months barrel in on us, mental health and wellness take on added importance. 

Career Spotlight: Opportunities for Radiology Technologists

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Did you know that the x-ray was discovered by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on November 8, 1895?  That special date serves as the cornerstone for National Radiologic Technology Week (NRTW), an annual event to recognize the important role that medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in modern healthcare settings. 

Physical Therapy Career Paths

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There are more than 210,000 Physical Therapists (PTs) practicing in the United States today, but by no means do they all have the same job.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, PT jobs are expected to grow by more than 34% over the next decade. Let’s review the typical skills and practice settings for Physical Therapists and see if a career as a PT is the right fit for you.

The Benefits of Being a Nurse Mentor

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Did you know that in some areas up to 60% of new nurses leave their first position and some the nursing profession entirely within two years?  With concerns about nursing shortages already in the news, these statistics are doubly alarming for hospital administrators all over the country.

Healthy Aging® Month and You

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The month of September became known as Healthy Aging® Month over two decades ago, just as the baby boomer generation began turning fifty years old.  Today, there are more than 76 million boomers over the age of fifty, and many of them are working in the healthcare industry.  In fact, today's Registered Nurse averages over 45 years of age. 

Don’t Look Now, A New School Year is Right Around the Corner!

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For many school-based nursing and therapy professionals, summer is the time to catch up on continuing education and professional development.  In between carting the kids back and forth to ball games and practices, there might even be some time to put thought into refining your curriculum or schedule for the next school year.  Well, in case you haven’t been paying attention, we are rapidly closing in on the end of July meaning the new school year is right around the corner!  Deep breaths, no need for panic, there are still some weeks of summer to be enjoyed!

Advice for New Travel Nurses from our Travel Nurses

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Regular readers of the Working Tourist are probably familiar with the profiles that we do to highlight our travel nurses, therapists, and allied talent.  Upon deciding that it was time to put together content with advice for those considering or are new to travel nursing, we felt that there was no better source for information than those working tourists that we have profiled over the years.  Below is a collection of thoughts that we’ve gleaned from the profiles.

How School Nurses and Therapists Can Fill Their Summer

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As another school year draws to a close, school-based nurses and therapists have decisions to make about how they can fill their summer months.  For those who aren’t required to work year round, summer can be a great time to spend time with the kids and family, relax by the pool or take that backpacking trip that keeps getting put off.  Summer also presents a perfect opportunity to brush up on your skills, earn much needed CEU’s and even earn some extra cash for that big vacation you’ve been planning.  Let’s look at a few ways that school-based nurses and therapists can spend their summer.