The San Francisco Bay area experienced strong employment growth in March, adding 12,000 jobs including 900 health care positions in the Alameda County-Contra Costa County area and 1,100 in Santa Clara County. Bank of the West Chief Economist Scott Anderson said this level of job growth, if it continues, will pressure employers to raise wages.
Registered nurse Robert Hess Jr. took an informal poll of his nursing colleagues on Facebook and found most went into the profession for the vocation and a desire to help people. RN Karen Mascolo of Kent State University wrote that people who choose nursing for the money will not stay and that the job "becomes a part of your human fabric."
Registered nurse Austin Timmons said working as a transplant nurse involves patient education and safety and clinical care, along with working closely with physicians, pharmacists, organ procurement organizations and other professionals. Timmons said the job also includes providing support and comfort for patients before surgery and ensuring close contact with families during the procedure.
Bismarck State College in North Dakota offers acute-care simulations in Spanish to help increase cultural competency among nursing students, because language barriers can be challenging in health care. The program includes collaborating with a Spanish professor and his class, which acted as translators during the training.
The Veterans Affairs Eastern Kansas Health System will be hiring advanced practice nurses, registered nurses and other positions. Applicants can apply for specific units, such as medical/surgical inpatient, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health and community living centers.
ANA's virtual 5K run will take place during National Nurses Week. You can join a local 5K or map your own route. Whether you jog, run or walk, you are taking a step in the right direction for you and your patients. All that matters is that you are on the move! Learn more about how you can join RNs across the country in taking charge of your health with this fun event. Register today!