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.
If you love working in women’s healthcare and helping new moms and babies, then being a CNM could be your true calling. CNMs specialize in treating women during the childbearing period and beyond; they assist mothers during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum.
Do you love working closely with patients, hearing their stories, and helping them find answers to their questions? Is building a relationship with your patients important to your job satisfaction?
Surgical nursing isn’t the only job that helps patients undergoing procedures. After they’ve left the operating area, they are transferred to the post-anesthesia care unit, or PACU, where dedicated, skilled nurses monitor their vitals and ensure their immediate recovery goes smoothly.
A home health nurse (HHN) is a nurse who works outside the traditional setting of a hospital or clinic. They will usually work in the patient’s home, so HHNs travel to care for them and perform duties such as checking vital signs, administering medication, and taking blood samples for testing.
If you want to specialize in oncology or care for cancer patients, you can become an oncology-certified nurse. In 2022, 1.9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute.