Benefits Of A 12 Hour Shift For RN’s

Before becoming a registered nurse, many nursing students are apprehensive about the rigors of a 12 hour workday. Many in America are accustomed to working a regular Mon-Fri 9 to 5 schedule. There are pros and cons to working 12 hour shifts, but the good outweighs the bad. Let me give you a few reasons why. 3 Days vs 5… [continue reading]

Welcome To The Nurses Guide Blog v2.0

Stay tuned because this nurses guide blog is in the midst of updating with brand new content. Expect lots of new articles that are full of useful information to both nurses and aspiring nurses.

Nursing Working Conditions

Most nurses work in well-lighted, comfortable healthcare facilities. Home health and public health nurses travel to patients’ homes, schools, community centers, and other sites. Nurses may spend considerable time walking and standing. Patients in hospitals and nursing care facilities require 24-hour care; consequently, nurses in these institutions may work nights, weekends, and holidays. RNs also may be on call –… [continue reading]

Nursing Practice Act

Nurse Practice Act is a set of state laws that govern specific aspects of the nursing profession. The act addresses common issues such as establishing the composition and scope of authority for the board of nursing, defining the practice of professional, practical or vocational nursing and advanced practice nursing, setting the requirements to obtain a nursing license, limiting use of… [continue reading]

Nursing Job Yearly Earnings

Median annual earnings of registered nurses were $48,090 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $40,140 and $57,490. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $33,970, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $69,670. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of registered nurses in 2002 were as follows: Employment services – $55,980 General medical… [continue reading]

What To Look For In A Nursing Job

Nurses are in high demand and that demand has created an excellent opportunity for those in the health care field. It’s not only a chance for better wages than ever before; it’s also an opportunity to choose your benefits. That means that you’ll look more closely at the individual companies and what they can offer. So what benefits can you… [continue reading]

Nurses As Entrepreneurs

Yes, Nurses can be entrepreneurs. In todays market place nursing has a unique service to offer not only to hospitals but nursing homes, private care and doctor offices. We as nurses have the skill, knowledge and motivation to be successful entrepreneurs. Nurses are tired of being told how much our services are worth. The economy is ripe for the nurse… [continue reading]