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.
There is a staff shortage in many hospitals, assisted living facilities, rehab centers, and skilled nursing facilities. Many nurses and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) have been hesitant to work due to the pandemic. Those that are working are juggling many tasks as hospitals double down on shifts and assignments for staff. It has been reported that in ICUs, many nurses have to focus on three patients instead of the standard two.
You’ve just graduated nursing school, and now it is time to find a job. Many colleges have Nurse Career Days where you can learn about the different healthcare facilities in your area that are hiring. You could get career advice from alumni in the area. You can join nursing associations and take workshops to meet other caregivers who can share their experiences with you.
A dynamic nursing shortage is already underway for registered nurses. It’s happening locally, nationally, and globally. Unfortunately, it’s already starting to impact medical and care facilities—a problem that will continue to grow without a recruitment and retention plan.
ShiftMed employs a nationwide network of healthcare professionals with various nurse certifications. Through our nursing jobs app, we currently offer shifts at healthcare facilities, from skilled nursing facilities to hospitals, in 158 markets across 28 states. Every state has different requirements for practicing in the nursing profession. Not to mention, every facility has unique procedures for providing patient care. This blog post will cover the basic ShiftMed requirements and state-specific nurse credentials you must have to claim shifts in a particular state. We'll also discuss the additional credentials you might need to work at certain facilities.