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.
A Registered Nurse (RN) is a title given to a health practitioner that has fulfilled the basic requirements of getting a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and can directly care for a patient. There are currently different nurse types in the U.S.A (we’ll discuss them further), but an RN is more recognized than the others.
Are you interested in becoming a nurse but want to start working as soon as possible? Unfortunately, it takes four years to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), which may be too long for you to wait before working.
While LGBTQ+ patient care has improved over the years, it’s still a work in progress. So, as our healthcare system continues to lean into inclusivity, CNAs, LPNs, and RNs, can take immediate action to provide culturally competent care to the LGBTQ+ community.
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.