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.
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.
With the introduction of app-based staffing agencies, CNAs, LPNs, and RNs can control when, where, and how often they work.To claim shifts through these apps, you’re working for a staffing agency as a W2 employee or a 1099 independent contractor.
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.
A career in nursing includes many benefits. Nursing offers challenging, exciting, and varied work that allows you to make a daily difference in people's lives. You'll have many options to practice your craft and grow professionally. Nurses deal with many aspects of patient care and can enjoy a variety in their routine.