April International Recipe Party

April International Recipe Party

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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.]

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CareerKnacks: International Recipe Party

CareerKnacks: International Recipe Party

Philippine Ilocos Empanadas

 philippine Ilocos empanadas

For the last 25 years, CareerKnacks has placed our share of Filipino nurses in their dream jobs here in America. So for March we thought we would share a popular dish from the Philippines to inspire you to try it out this weekend. While Spanish in origin, Ilocos empanadas are frequently found in street markets across the country. (side note: the atsuete oil gives them the vibrant orange color!)

RECIPE:

For the Dough:

  • 1/2 + 1/4 cup mochiko rice flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp atsuete oil
  • salt

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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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CareerKnacks Spotlight on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®

CareerKnacks Spotlight on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®

superior nursing processesThe 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

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 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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Are You An International Registered Nurse? CareerKnacks Needs You!

Are You An International Registered Nurse? CareerKnacks Needs You!

 

international nurses from around the world

 

The increase in demand for nurses in America means that here at CareerKnacks our needs are also growing. We work closely with our American clients to find them the best international nurses we can to fill their growing need for quality Registered Nurses. As we head into 2017, we need you more than ever. If you are an international nurse that is looking for a bit of adventure and an incredible opportunity to further your career in America, we can help! And the best part is, we are a no placement fee agency! That means that you pay us nothing for your placement with one of our American clients. We have worked with nurses in dozens of countries, and have plenty of experience to walk you through the entire hiring process. Read more

4 Ways CareerKnacks Can Provide You With Licensing Assistance

4 Ways CareerKnacks Can Provide You With Licensing Assistance

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We get a lot of questions surrounding licensing requirements to becoming a nurse in the U.S. and have used our 25 years of experience to create four programs to suit your individual needs: the NCLEX-RN® Assistance Program, NCLEX-RN® Endorsement Program, Transfer of Exam Results Program, and the Supplemental Program.

The best part of all of the CareerKnack programs is that you are not tied to us when it comes time to job placement. We work hard to ensure you have the best possible experience working with us, so when the time comes to choosing an agency you will want to work with us. And we are here to answer any questions you might have along the way, so contact us if you aren’t sure where to get started.

Visit our Licensing page to have more information sent to you on whatever program suits your needs. In the meantime, here is a Licensing FAQ to get you started.

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ALL Nursing Specialties In Demand in America

ALL Nursing Specialties In Demand in America

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With nursing being one of the fastest-growing occupations in the country, our role in international recruitment has never been more important. With more than 1 million nurses needed over the next ten years, the fact is that nurses in all specialties are invaluable in America right now.
CareerKnacks has a variety of opportunities for furthering your nursing career in the U.S., but it really depends on the needs of the hospital/facility you are interested in, but in general all nursing specialties are equally in demand in the U.S.
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.
Minorities in the Nursing Industry are on the Rise

Minorities in the Nursing Industry are on the Rise

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minorities in nursing
2000-2008 statistics represented here.

.Over the last decade, the number of minorities employed in the nursing industry has been on the rise. While not quite the representation matching minorities that make up the U.S. population, it is still promising to see these numbers on the rise.

From 2000 to 2015 the total number of minorities in the nursing industry has risen more than 16 percent. At the student level, minorities make up nearly 30 percent of students in all program levels. Read more

CareerKnacks Brings You the H-1B Visa Timeline

CareerKnacks Brings You the H-1B Visa Timeline

Congratulations! You have landed a job as an RN in America. Now one big question remains: how long will it take to get my visa? While the H-1B visa process can get a bit complicated, we like to keep things simple for you. Here is an approximate idea of what you can expect from your own visa experience.