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.
Are you interested in becoming a nurse but want to start working as soon as possible? Unfortunately, it takes four years to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), which may be too long for you to wait before working.
While LGBTQ+ patient care has improved over the years, it’s still a work in progress. So, as our healthcare system continues to lean into inclusivity, CNAs, LPNs, and RNs, can take immediate action to provide culturally competent care to the LGBTQ+ community.
Happy Nurses Week! We believe this year’s theme, Rooted in Strength, is highly fitting for the CNAs, LPNs, and RNs on the front lines of care fighting the good fight for their patients—and we wholeheartedly celebrate you. If any profession is rooted in strength, it’s nursing.
Whether you’re taking care of a family member at home or a patient in the hospital, the care and compassion you provide are nothing short of amazing. And it’s why we want to celebrate everyone in healthcare on National Caregivers Day. But there’s more to this observed holiday than meets the eye.
From the Crimean War to the present, nurses of color have and continue to devote their lives to caring for others. Given that February is Black History Month, it’s the perfect time to celebrate eight Black nurses who changed history forever. However, this is only a sample of the myriad of amazing Black nurses who have helped shape and advance the nursing profession.