The Pulse of the Profession
Welcome to the ShiftMed blog where we discuss everything nursing, from professional insights to healthcare holidays to helpful hints for working with us.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and accelerated a problem healthcare leaders have been warning about for years – critical staffing issues in nursing and a shortage of skilled nurses.
Amidst the Great Resignation across the US, the nursing shortage continues to grow and strain healthcare workers and hospital resources. More and more Americans, and especially nurses, are exiting the traditional workforce to gain more control over their schedules and achieve work-life balance through gig economy jobs. Last year alone, the number of independent workers increased 34% – that's over 13 million new gig workers in the US.
As you know, nursing is much more than a career or a profession—it's a higher calling. Caring for another person at their lowest tests our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual strength. Given the responsibility and stress we face at work, it's understandable why many of us experience job burnout at one time or another. That's why self-care is important for nurses.
As we turn the calendar to the new year, the excitement of the holidays quickly moves to the stress and anxiety of tax filing season. It's a universally shared stress. Every working American—whether full-time, part-time, hourly, shift worker, self-employed, or gig worker—must pay taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and, in most cases, file a tax return.
As a healthcare professional, how would you sum up your work-life balance in 2022? Like most of the CNAs, LPNs, and RNs we surveyed for our Annual State of Nursing Report, you probably feel physically and emotionally exhausted. In this post, we'll talk about what's happening in the profession and how you can prevent nurse burnout by taking back control of your life.
In the world of app-based healthcare staffing, ShiftMed is playing for keeps—and it's why we bring our 'A' game to everything we do. Our commitment to innovation is one of many reasons we've become a top nursing jobs app for healthcare professionals and a go-to staffing partner for healthcare facilities nationwide. This post will cover our innovations in the past year alone.