Philippine Nurses in New Orleans!

Philippine Nurses in New Orleans!

Visiting Our Philippine Nurses in New Orleans!

The most important thing for us here at CareerKnacks is our CK family, and we love to make sure they are settling in and enjoying their new lives here in America. So our fearless leader, Lisa headed off this week to visit some of our Philippine Nurses in New Orleans, and show them a great time. The Cajun restaurant (complete with original Cajun music!) was a big hit with everyone. The bread pudding was a crowd favorite and Lisa had a really great time chatting with everyone and getting to know everyone even better.

We look forward to spending more time together soon and to growing this CareerKnacks family of ours! Will you be the next member of our family?

Philippine nurses in New Orleans 

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5 Qualities That Make A Great Nurse

5 Qualities That Make A Great Nurse

What makes a Great Nurse?

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There are so many requirements put on our nurses, with long shifts, additional responsibilities, and being short-staffed it’s surprising to us mortals that they can handle it all. Nurses need to have a special combination of skills to excel at their jobs, and it’s what makes us admire them that much more. On the one hand they need to be quick on their feet (figuratively and literally!), have a high level of professionalism and excellent communication skills. And on the other, they need to have empathy for their patients, stamina, and a solid sense of humor. That’s why we love the recent post from Minority Nurse about the skills that set the great nurses apart from the rest. We are sharing five great qualities, but head to Minority Nurse to continue reading.

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5 Qualities That Make Great Nurses

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How Nurses Are Working in Rural Areas to Improve Care for Veterans

How Nurses Are Working in Rural Areas to Improve Care for Veterans

Nurses Working in Rural Areas

Veteran healthcare seems to regularly be shrouded in controversy, but an often overshadowed related topic is veteran care in more rural areas. With nearly one quarter of all veterans residing in rural locations, it is more critical than ever to establish ways in which our healthcare systems can meet their unique needs.

With an aging number of veterans in need of medical care, and many that live a great distance from VA facilities these are very pressing topics for our healthcare industry. It is estimated that roughly half of all veterans who live in these more rural areas are not enrolled in the VA healthcare system. Read more

The Benefits to Urban Nursing Opportunities

The Benefits to Urban Nursing Opportunities

The Urban Nursing Shortage in the US

It’s no surprise that the nursing shortage in America is growing at a rapid pace, and determining which is the best fit for you is one of the most important factors to consider when starting the recruitment process. CareerKnacks specializes in both urban and rural RN opportunities with our American clients and we are happy to help you determine which is the best fit for you and your career. There are some great benefits to both urban and rural nursing opportunities, here we will share the benefits to urban nursing but if you are interested in a rural opportunity we’ve got you covered.

As our nurses are coming from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, your needs and expectations will differ. If you have any questions for us as to what is the better option for you, let us know. We are happy to help guide you. In the meantime, check out 5 benefits to urban nursing opportunities below.

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Have You Scheduled Your Interview With CareerKnacks, Yet?

Have You Scheduled Your Interview With CareerKnacks, Yet?

Schedule Your Interview With CareerKnacks

Now Hiring RNs

2017 is going to be a big year for CareerKnacks, as we expect to welcome a lot of new nurses to America. Will you be one of them? We are working hard to connect as many qualified nurses with our U.S. clients as we can, all in an effort to do our part to alleviate the nursing shortage crisis. If you think your experience and skill-set might be enough to establish a career in the U.S. feel free to get in touch. We are happy to review your qualifications and experience to determine if you would be a good fit for one of our open positions. Or you can apply directly here.

The need for registered nurses spans a variety of specialties, so there are plenty of available opportunities.

 

For more information on preparing for your international interview, check out our top interview tips and the CareerKnacks interview process.

 

The Benefits to Rural Nursing Opportunities

The Benefits to Rural Nursing Opportunities

 

It’s no surprise that the nursing shortage in America is growing at a rapid pace, but it seems to be the rural facilities that are suffering the most. CareerKnacks specializes in both urban and rural RN opportunities and we are happy to help you determine which is the best fit for you and your career. While the urban opportunities may sound like the better career move, there are some incredible benefits to working in a rural setting.

As our nurses are coming from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, your needs and expectations will differ. If you have any questions for us as to what is the better option for you, let us know. We are happy to help guide you. In the meantime, check out 10 benefits to rural nursing opportunities below. Read more

Income for Advanced Practice Nurses is on the Rise

Income for Advanced Practice Nurses is on the Rise

According to the 2016 Medscape APRN Salary Report, wages for advanced practice registered nurses rose an average of 2.8% to $109,000. That’s $31,000 more than the average for registered nurses in 2015. Among the highest earners were certified registered nurse anesthetists, who took home an average of $176,000, while clinical nurse specialists were on the lower end at $95,000. Read more

The CareerKnacks Interview Process, Explained

The CareerKnacks Interview Process, Explained

 

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One of the most commonly asked questions of us here at CareerKnacks, is what the interview process will be like for nurses wishing to further their career in America. Will it be a quick process? How many interviews will there be? How long will it take to get a job offer? We decided to pull back the curtain on what our process really looks like. This will help you know what to expect when trusting CareerKnacks with the honor of guiding you through this process and into a job that you love here in the U.S.

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What the Rising Nurse Shortage Means for International Nurses

What the Rising Nurse Shortage Means for International Nurses

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The nursing shortage in America continues to cause concerns for healthcare facilities and it looks like the shortage is set to worsen in the coming years. The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of RNs will grow 16% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for other occupations. Since the education system for nurses is unable to keep up with the pace of the growing demand, the opportunities for international nurses continues to rise. Our hope is that the visa process gets easier, more abundant and further streamlined to accommodate this growing need. Read more