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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.

Next-Day Nursing Pay: No-one Else Has It

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.

What You Need to Know About Nurse Certifications and ShiftMed

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.

Caregiver Scheduling: Ensuring Consistent Care

If your task is caregiver scheduling, you know how vital scheduling consistency can help the residents of your long-term care (LTC) facility avoid feeling overwhelmed, confused, or unhappy.  

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