Strong Opposition Rises Against Trump’s 2018 Budget Proposal

Strong Opposition Rises Against Trump’s 2018 Budget Proposal

Trump’s 2018 Budget Proposal

Trumps Budget Propsoal

 

The American Nurses Association has put out a news release regarding the latest budget proposal released by President Trump for the 2018 budget. With cuts in the hundreds of millions for funding for nursing programs, it is highly likely that it will affect the overall concern with the rising nursing shortage. Here is a brief note from the news release.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is deeply concerned that President Trump’s FY 2018 Read more

The Year of the Healthy Nurse, in April

The Year of the Healthy Nurse, in April

Healthy International Nurses

With stress at least partially credited with dozens of illnesses, it is no surprise that the American Nurses Association has made this a point of focus with their Year of the Healthy Nurse campaign. Stress is one of the most difficult issues nurses face in the workplace and can be difficult to leave at work when you head home every day. Finding ways to relieve, if not avoid unnecessary stress is critical to maintaining optimal health and is the focus for our April health post.

To help get you started we are sharing five ways to put this into action for a healthier YOU!

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How Public Speaking Can Positively Impact Your Nursing Career

How Public Speaking Can Positively Impact Your Nursing Career

Positively Impact Your Nursing Career

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If there is one thing we are passionate about here at CareerKnacks, it’s this. That our CareerKnacks family or nurses has the best of everything and a chance to thrive in their careers. That is why we work so hard to partner with hospitals that want the same for their employees. Career development is a big part of continued success in any job and we like to share tips and tricks that we come across whenever possible. Whether you are new to the field of nursing or have been practicing for decades, it is always a good idea to continue to improve your skills and the network you surround yourself with. Read more

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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The Year of the Healthy Nurse, in March

The Year of the Healthy Nurse, in March

Healthy Nurse

With the importance of health and wellness being such a critical part of a nurses treatment outcomes with patients, it’s no surprise that they often forget about their own health. The American Nurses Association has declared 2017 the Year of the Healthy Nurse, and we are jumping on board to help promote it. As you know, we value our CareerKnacks family of nurses above all else and want to see you all thrive in 2017. So each month we will be sharing specific ways to put your health first, keeping the health topic in mind that the ANA has laid out for each month.

Since March is Nutrition, we are sharing five ways to put this into action right now.

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™

 

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation

 

For 2017, there is a big emphasis on keeping our nurses healthy and we couldn’t be happier to get on board. The American Nurses Association is championing this effort in more ways than one, and their Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation initiative is the perfect way to do just that. They offer numerous resources for nurses to stay healthy and fit, regardless of what needs they may have. Here are a few words straight from the ANA:

“ANA defines a healthy nurse as one who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, personal and professional well-being. A healthy nurse lives life to the fullest capacity, across the wellness/illness continuum, as they become stronger role models, advocates, and educators, personally, for their families, their communities and work environments, and ultimately for their patients. Read more

Tips for Nurses Using Social Media

Tips for Nurses Using Social Media

 

Nurses Using Social Media

With social media use on the rise, and no signs of it letting up any time soon, it is important for us all to think of it in terms of our professional needs. For nurses, the use of social media can be used in so many capacities beyond the usual photo sharing with family and friends. Whether they are interested in writing/posting themselves, as subject matter experts, or whether they are more interested in learning from others social media can be a valuable tool. It is always recommended to ensure that information is gathered from reputable sources and those with the knowledge you are seeking before trusting the information.

The American Nurses Association came up with 6 principles for nurses using social media, as well as 6 mistakes to avoid and we wanted to make sure and share their suggestions with all of you.

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5 Reasons Every Nurse Should Take Up Meditating

5 Reasons Every Nurse Should Take Up Meditating

 

Every Nurse Should Take Up Meditating

 

We all know that stress is high for the majority of nurses, who often work long hours, a variety of shifts, and are giving everything they have to look after their patients. But like with any job, nurses have their own worries and struggles which can lead to feeling overwhelmed when tending to patients and their unique needs. Staying relaxed, calm and happy are all keys to being successful at work, and since we are always looking out for our nurses this is a priority for us, too. Along with eating well and getting regular exercise, meditating can be a great way to unwind and reset when you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. Read more

The Year of the Healthy Nurse, in February

The Year of the Healthy Nurse, in February

With the importance of health and wellness being such a critical part of a nurses treatment outcomes with patients, it’s no surprise that they often forget about their own health. The American Nurses Association has declared 2017 the Year of the Healthy Nurse, and we are jumping on board to help promote it. As you know, we value our CareerKnacks family of nurses above all else and want to see you all thrive in 2017. So each month we will be sharing specific ways to put your health first, keeping the health topic in mind that the ANA has laid out for each month.

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Since February is cardiovascular health, we are sharing five ways to put this into action right now.

  1. Limit the amount of added sugar in your diet.
  2. Wear a health tracker and aim to get at least 10,000 steps per day.
  3. If you smoke, start a program that will help you quit.
  4. Get adequate (and quality!) sleep.
  5. Start tracking the amount of sodium in your diet. Follow your doctor’s recommendation for how much you should have.

Follow along with us throughout 2017 for more tips on how to make this the Year of the Healthy Nurse! Read more

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

Bilingual Nurses Are Key to Improving Patient Safety

Bilingual Nurses Are Key to Improving Patient Safety


Bilingual Nurses Are Key
With more than 20% of American households speaking a language other than English, it is safe to assume this same statistic is taking place in our healthcare facilities as well. With access to providers who speak multiple languages, patient safety is certainly improved for those seeking medical care who may not speak English fluently.  Read more

How to Stay in Contact With Friends and Family When You Move Abroad

How to Stay in Contact With Friends and Family When You Move Abroad

Staying in Contact With Friends and Family When You Move Abroad is Very Important

When you are considering a move abroad, one of the first things your friends and family will want to know is how you plan to stay in touch across oceans and time zones. And while your loved ones will want this reassurance prior to your move, having some tried and true methods in place will make your transition to your new home a whole lot easier. While making new friends, and settling into your new jobs here in America, staying on contact with people back home will help bridge the gap until you find a good community in your new city. Though, you will never fall out of touch with the people who are most important to you back home.

To help you plan for this incredible move and career opportunity, we are sharing five fail-safe ways to stay in contact when you move abroad.

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Ways to stay in touch Social Media

 

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Declare 2017 the Year of the Healthy Nurse

Declare 2017 the Year of the Healthy Nurse

With the importance of health and wellness being such a critical part of a nurses treatment outcomes with patients, it’s no surprise that they often forget about their own health. The American Nurses Association has declared 2017 the Year of the Healthy Nurse, and we are jumping on board to help promote it. As you know, we value our CareerKnacks family of nurses above all else and want to see you all thrive in 2017. So each month we will be sharing specific ways to put your health first, keeping the health topic in mind that the ANA has laid out for each month.

Since January is worksite wellness and worker well-bring, we are sharing five ways to put this into action right now.  Read more

The Power of the Gratitude On Nurses With the Honor-A-Nurse Program

The Power of the Gratitude On Nurses With the Honor-A-Nurse Program

We have all heard about the benefits that come from being more grateful: boosted immune system, lower blood pressure, and increased happiness. And as a new year is dawning, many will be looking for positive ways to make a difference in 2017. But what does the power of gratitude mean for our nurses and other caregivers? Well, a simple little thing like gratitude has been shown to impact the quality of patient care as well as the caregiver’s own well being. The thought that gratitude can have a dramatic impact on patient outcomes is astounding and is the reason for a powerful program that works hard to honor our nurses. Read more

Nurses Among the Most Trusted Workers Around the World

Nurses Among the Most Trusted Workers Around the World

In today’s difficult political climate, it is no surprise to hear that politicians are among the least trusted professions across the globe. But who takes the top spot of the professionals we trust the most? Nurses! A recent British study revealed that nurses took the top spot with 93% of participants agreeing that they feel nurses are honest with them while they and their loved ones are in their care. And it isn’t just the UK that feel this way, a 2015 study in the U.S. named nurses as the most trusted profession for the 14th straight year. Read more

A Q+A With the CareerKnacks Family – volume 2

A Q+A With the CareerKnacks Family – volume 2

Growing the CareerKnacks Family is among our greatest accomplishments here at CareerKnacks and we take great care to ensure that all of the nurses (and their families!) are taken care of every step of the hiring and moving process. We decided to share a little bit of information about some of the nurses we have added to the CareerKnacks Family to give you a little glimpse behind the curtain.

Agnes Galang-Salazar was gracious enough to answer a few questions about her journey to America for us to share with our readers. Enjoy! Read more

Help Us Answer All Your Questions About Moving Abroad

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When moving to a new country, there are literally hundreds of details you need to organize to prepare and actually settle in to your new home. We certainly help you as much as we can through every step of the process and want to ensure that all of the CareerKnacks nurses coming to America have everything they need to feel confident in their move.

As we are finalizing our brand new resource catalog that is available to nurses who have accepted a job with one of our clients, we would love to ask for your help.

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