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.
Are you interested in surgical nursing? Do you like working with patients in high-stakes, fast-paced medical environments? If you are interested in anesthesiology and perioperative care, you may find yourself drawn to becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist or CRNA.
A triage nurse quickly and accurately assesses a patient's symptoms and decides where they can get the care they need. Triage nurses usually work in a setting where patients go in an emergency, where they take inventory of the patient’s symptoms, ask questions about medical history, and try to get a clear idea of what’s causing the concern.
App-based staffing agencies give nurses the power to choose when, where, and often they work—right from the palm of their hands. When a CNA, LPN, or RN claims a shift through a nursing jobs app, they work for a staffing company as a W-2 employee or a 1099 independent contractor. When you work with ShiftMed, you're a W-2 employee—and it's the best worker classification to have. Here are five reasons why:
PRN stands for “pro re nata,” meaning “as the need arises,” which describes how a PRN nurse works. PRN nurses are registered nurses (RNs) who don’t have a routine schedule in one place, usually filling staffing shortages. This means their schedule, place of work, and responsibilities vary from week to week.
A BSN nurse is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program, a four-year program. However, this isn’t the only way to become an RN. The minimum amount of schooling you need to practice as an RN in the US is an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), a two-year program.