Choosing Your Nurse Practitioner Specialty in 2016

One of the critical decisions you must make on your path to becoming a NP is picking your nurse practitioner specialty. Your nursing professional specialized choice will impact your future career, so it is crucial to select carefully. The major distinction between a registered nurse and a nurse practitioner is that latter has completed master’s degree and hence could write out scripts for medicines whereas registered nurse can not. Many healthcare facilities hire their very own fleet of practitioners as they are cheaper than medical doctors. Because of this reason, there is wonderful possibility for nurse practitioners in many healthcare

How to Become a Travel Nurse

How to Become a Travel Nurse It’s true—there is a job that enables you to travel the country in a high-paying position while also helping people—that of the travel nurse. Travel nurses work as temporary fill-ins for people on sick or maternity leave, or help out during local emergencies or nursing staff shortages. A nurse must be an RN to become a travel nurse and the job duties correspond with the area of a nurse’s specialty—essentially the same duties the nurse would have within a healthcare establishment closer to home. Working outside of the country is also an option, although

Nurses and Their Impact on Oncology Care

Nurse dedicates her life to oncology Tami O’Brien has seen people survive and she’s seen people die. She’s held patients’ hands and watched parents scream and cry as their worst nightmares come true. As the director of oncology at Northfield Hospitals and Clinics, the Waseca resident shared some of her stories with a smile on her face, and at one moment, tears in her eyes. Not once in the more than 20 years she’s worked with cancer patients has she wondered if she chose the right path. “I never have days where I question why I do what I do,”

How to Become a Certified Nurse Anesthetist

Advanced Practices Take Nursing Career to Next Level Nursing is among the occupations in the highest demand locally and nationally, and offers excellent opportunities for good pay and benefits, but requiring a high degree of skill. Some nurses, however, choose to raise their skill level even higher, pursuing careers as advanced-practice nurses. In Orange County, the occupation of registered nurse ranks 12th for projected job openings from 2010 through 2020, according to the California Employment Development Department. In the 10-year period, more than 7,200 job openings for RNs are projected, including 3,740 newly created jobs and 3,460 due to RNs

Health Care Career Options for 2016

8 hot jobs to land in 2013

private_care_nurse.14704700_stdUnemployment figures in the U.S. continue to dip. As of February, 7.7 percent, or 12 million people, were out of work. Those are still a lot of slots to fill.

And while work is still hard to come by, some jobs are easier to land than others — that is, if you have the right skill set and education.

Many of the fast-growing careers are in the health care field, says Laurence Shatkin, co-author of “Best Jobs for the 21st Century.”

The major trends are the aging of the population and improved technology that have created remedies for various medical conditions,” Shatkin says. Add to these trends the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, where more people have access to health care, and you have an expanding market for health care workers.

…More at 8 Hot Jobs to Land in 2013 and Beyond – Yahoo! Canada Shine

Fast-Growing Jobs That Don’t Require A 4-Year Degree

Many industries were hit hard by the recession and are still struggling to rebound. Yet the health care sector not only made it through the economic downturn relatively unscathed, it experienced growth. This growth has no sign of slowing down — the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the U.S. will add 5.6 million health care jobs from 2010 to 2020, the largest projected increase of any industry.

Why the industry is booming: Americans are living longer than ever before, and as the population ages, the demand for medical care will only continue to increase. Also, since at its core health care is about patient care, most jobs need to be performed in person and can’t be automated or replaced by technology.

Employers need workers at all levels: Yet even though health care workers are in demand, employers often struggle to find the right people to fill open positions. This may be in part due to a misconception that all health care jobs require decades of education and training, potentially discouraging job seekers from entering the field. The fact is that employers are in need of workers across all levels and functions.

…More at Fast-Growing Jobs That Don’t Require A 4-Year Degree – AOL Jobs

Is Nursing Still an Attractive Career Choice?

At a time of grim prospects for Americans without a college degree, nursing can look like a rare chance not just for a job but a real career.

Or at least it did.

There were more than 2.6 million registered nurses employed in the U.S. in 2012, according to the Labor Department, plus another 718,000 licensed practical and vocational nurses and tens of thousands of nurse practitioners and other advanced specialists. RNs made nearly $68,000 per year on average in 2012, and the Labor Department expects employment to grow by more than a quarter between 2010 and 2020.

Nursing’s appeal isn’t just its size or growth prospects but also its low barriers to entry: Registered nurses typically needed only an associate’s degree, and licensed practical nurses don’t need a college degree at all. And unlike many jobs available to less-educated workers, nursing offers a clear upward path: LPNs can become RNs. RNs can become nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives or nurse practitioners, who can perform many tasks traditionally performed by doctors. Hospitals often provided on-the-job training or tuition reimbursement to help lower-level nurses advance.

But now all of that is changing.

…More at Is Nursing Still an Attractive Career Choice? – Wall Street Journal (blog)

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