The Pulse of the Profession
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Nurses work hard to earn their degrees, pass the NCLEX and become registered or practical nurses in their state. What happens if you want to relocate? Usually, this requires registering again with your new state’s nursing board. But if you have a compact nursing license (CNL), you can work in 25 states in the U.S. without issue.
Public health nurses strive to help members of a community live healthier lives. They work in public policy and healthcare to provide services to underserved communities. If you’ve always wanted to help people who typically face more significant barriers to healthcare, then becoming a public health nurse is a good career choice.
Benjamin Franklin once said that nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes. From the teenager working a part-time job to the CEO of a multi-million dollar organization, every working American—whether full-time, part-time, hourly, salary, self-employed, or a gig worker—must pay taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and respective state tax agency.
Orthopedic nurses train to treat patients with musculoskeletal disorders, which often drastically affect their mobility. These nurses help patients with both acute and chronic conditions with therapeutic care, take vitals, administer medications, and assist an orthopedist, also known as an orthopedic surgeon.