Critical care transport nurses generally work as part of an emergency response team, providing patient care in different settings, such as an ambulance or helicopter. Along with being a registered nurse, transport nurses need life support training credentials and experience in a critical care environment where they can gain experience in a variety of different patient situations.
Peru, Ill., native and registered nurse Michael Gnidovec worked two jobs to get through nursing school and continued his education to get a master's degree from Rush University. Gnidovec said having a bachelor's degree made him marketable, and the skills he learned in the RN to BSN program at Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing helped him be an effective leader.
A proposal to allow community colleges in Colorado to offer four-year nursing degrees will advance to the state Senate after passing in the House. Supporters of the legislation say the goal is to help fill a shortage of nurses in the state.
Nurse shortages are making live career fairs popular options for health care organizations again, but these events are different than in the past, writes career expert and registered nurse Robert Hess Jr. Nursing job candidates can expect fewer events and booths, but recruiters will spend more time with each applicant and there could be back-to-back interviews.
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