Projected Nursing Shortages: What You Need to Know July 12, 2019

Projected Nursing Shortages: What You Need to Know

We’ve talked about the healthcare shortage a few times on Skillgigs and today we are going to do an in-depth breakdown of what can be expected for nurses in the fast-approaching future.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that LPNs, RNs, and CNAs all are expected to grow in demand by over 10% by 2026.

Also, the future does not look promising for public health as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report a decline in life expectancy for the third year in a row, a first since 1915-1918.

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How to Update Your Louisiana Licence for the NLC July 11, 2019

How to Update Your Louisiana Licence for the NLC

What is an NLC license?

NLC stands for Nurse Licensure Compact, a group of states in agreement to allow nurses to practice from state to state under a single multi-state license.

Before the NLC a nurse who decided to move states would have to undergo obtaining a new license in the new state they plan on moving to, this is also the case in states who are not under the NLC.

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How to Update Your Kansas Licence for the NLC July 10, 2019

How to Update Your Kansas Licence for the NLC

News

Conversion application is available for existing RN/LPN licensed nurses to become multi-state licensed from their single state status in Kansas.

This application became available July 1, 2019, and can be found online for all compact state residents on their state’s Board of Nursing Website.

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Why You Should Try Travel Nursing July 8, 2019

Why You Should Try Travel Nursing

You’ll find hundreds of blogs that will tell you to take up travel nursing because you get to experience the world and make more money doing it, everyone knows that.

But a lot of nurses are unaware of the hidden benefits travel nursing could bring to your career.

Skillgigs has brought you eight new reasons why you should consider travel nursing.

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Differences Between a NP and RN July 2, 2019

Differences Between a NP and RN

Everyone assumes that travel NPs have the same responsibilities as travel RNs, but in fact, travel NPs and RNs are very different.

Getting Your License

For travel RNs licensing can be tricky, if you obtained your license in a compact state, then it will be valid in every other small state which is a huge time saver, but it’s not valid in non-compact states and you’d need a new license in each of those states.

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7 Technologies Changing the Healthcare Industry June 26, 2019

7 Technologies Changing the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry is among the leading industries to embrace the influx of technology innovations in recent years.

From data analytics helping connect patients to the right physicians to artificial intelligent assistants who can handle massive workloads of data and bring up specific data at fractions of the time old filing systems even digital filing systems would take to gather the same data.

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The Secret to Positive Patient Care June 20, 2019

The Secret to Positive Patient Care

Recent research by the University of Pennsylvania’s nursing school found that providing a pleasant work environment for nurses leads to a variety of benefits.

These benefits include improved quality of care for patients, increased satisfaction of both patients and nurses, and reduced risk in adverse outcomes.

The team of students at Penn Nursing gathered data from 17 different studies based off of 165,000 nurses, 1.3 million patients, and 2600 various hospitals.

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21 Essential Items for Every Travel Nurse June 6, 2019

21 Essential Items for Every Travel Nurse

When it comes to travel nursing packing light is the name of the game.

You’re always on the move and lugging around all your things can be a daunting task.

However, you still want to have a nicely furnished place with amenities.

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Travel Nursing with a Family June 4, 2019

Travel Nursing with a Family

One of the best things about being a travel nurse is being able to choose your adventure.

Many nurses with families feel that being a travel nurse is way out of the question because it seems so impossible to raise a family while taking assignments.

Nursing has allowed nurses two options: you can travel, or we could settle down.

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Unexpected Cost in Travel Nursing May 23, 2019

Unexpected Cost in Travel Nursing

It’s not an industry secret that travel nursing is where you can make a ton of money while creating lifelong memories and adventures.

As perfect as that sounds, it’s not that straightforward.

Even though at face value, you can see the money, it’s vital that you are familiar with the unexpected expenses that many people overlook.

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