For the last 25 years, CareerKnacks has placed our share of nurses from Saudi Arabia in their dream jobs here in America. So for April we thought we would share a popular dish from the country to inspire you to try it out this weekend. Kabsa is often touted as a favorite of the locals in Saudi and we have to admit, we are really interested in trying it out ourselves! [Recipe adapted from All Recipes.]
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!
The April 2017 Visa Bulletin shows some movement forward for the employment-based categories. Once again, USCIS has indicated that employment-based applicants must use the “Final Action Dates” chart (shown below) to determine when they may file their adjustment of status applications. This month, the Final Action Dates mostly moved forward by several months. The 3rd preference Philippines category (which includes Schedule A Nurses) moved forward by six months (from March 15, 2012 to September 15, 2012), so that anyone in that category with a September 15, 2012 priority date or earlier is now eligible to submit an adjustment of status application with USCIS. Please note that, for employment-based cases, the priority date is the date on which USICS received an individual’s I-140 Petition.
With the passing of the Brexit referendum, the number of EU nurses registering in the UK has dropped by a whopping 92% since last June. This news is made even worse by the release of data showing that 68% of currently employed EU nurses in the UK have also left the health service. While this leaves the UK with a huge gap in available nursing positions, it also means that a record number of nurses from the EU are now facing an uncertain future.
What makes a Great Nurse?
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.
5 Qualities That Make Great Nurses
The ANCC Magnet Recognition is viewed worldwide as the ‘ultimate seal of quality and confidence,’ that equates to superior nursing processes, quality patient care, and the highest levels of safety, quality, and patient satisfaction. The journey to receiving this designation is a detailed and lengthy process that allows for opportunities for organizational advancement, team building, and enhancement of individual professional self esteem. CareerKnacks is thrilled to work with hospitals of this caliber, placing our family of nurses in the best possible hands for advancing their careers. Read more
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
If there is one thing we pride ourselves on here at CareerKnacks it’s finding the right partners in the hospitals we serve. As an international nurse recruiter, when we work with international nurses we want to make sure that their American dream comes true in every way possible. The first priority is finding them positions with hospitals we know and trust. This past week CareerKnacks was at the 30th Annual Rural Healthcare Leadership Conference in Arizona, meeting with some really great hospital administrators on behalf of our great network on nurses. Read more