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.
This year, National Career Nurse Assistants Day is June 16, 2022. This day marks the first day of National Nursing Assistants' Week, which celebrates the fantastic work and contributions CNAs make every day.
Nursing assistants play an essential role in the medical field. They provide primary patient care, help with daily activities, and emotional support.
Every year, the Nursing sector in the US expands. If you aspire to become a nurse, an initial consideration should be; what kind of nurse should you be? Most entry-level nurses opt for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Recent statistics have shown that there are about 1,885,706 LPN employed in the United States.
An ICU nurse, also known as a Critical Care Nurse, is a nurse who works in the Intensive Care Unit (also known as the critical care unit or intensive therapy unit). The ICU is a 24-hour facility typically located inside a hospital for the most vulnerable patients.
Nursing is a respected and rewarding career path, but there are so many types of nurses, how do you know which path to choose? We hope to answer your questions to give you an idea of whether becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse is right for you.