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National Nurses Week – Guest Post

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national nurses week May 2012Of course coming up in May a big week for nurses is happening. From May 6-12 nurses accross the United States will enjoy National Nurses Week. Given this moment there are a number of blogs that have been interested in having my writing to publish. So as the next few weeks goes by I will link in this and in other posts web sites in which I have had an article about national nurses week published.

 

 

 

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Written by samomulligan

April 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Nursing Management a Good Career Move?

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Overview

More and more staff nurses are choosing to pursue a career in nurse management and administration.  Nurse Managers tend to enjoy a less frenetic schedule and are seen as motivating and responsible leaders and role models among their staff. This is a challenging and often stress-filled career, but for the right person, the professional and financial rewards are great.

Job Description

A nurse manager oversees and supervises health care operations in hospitals, nursing homes, community health care facilities and more.  This position requires the supervision of nursing staff and financial resources to ensure the delivery of safe, cost effective nursing care.  Nursing managers monitor the quality, clinical standards and professional development of their nursing staff.

Other duties associated with nurse management may include:

  • Recruitment of staff and human resource management
  • Preparation and management of budgets
  • Development and implementation of nursing policies and objectives as they pertain to staff, units and community groups
  • Controlling, evaluating and monitoring staff performance
  • Performing studies and research to assess the effectiveness of his/her unit’s nursing services as they relate to policies, objectives and financial resources
  • Developing relationships with community agencies and other health and education providers

Becoming a Nurse Manager

For individuals wanting to advance in the nursing profession, nurse management is a good option.  Most RNs start as staff nurses in a hospital, but may opt to move into a leadership position.  Solid experience and good performance evaluations can launch you into an administrative role that allows you to lead others and be part of a facility’s decision-making process. If you have excellent communication and negotiation skills, sound judgment and leadership abilities, nursing management is a career worth exploring.

In nurse management, there are several ways to advance.  You can go from an assistant unit manager or head nurse to a more senior-level roles like assistant director, director, vice-president or even chief of nursing.  As the job prospects grow for this field, hospitals are requiring advanced degrees or health services administration.

 

Education

Almost all nurse manager positions will require at least a BSN, and most will prefer that you have your MS in Nursing Administration.  Coursework and areas of study will cover the concepts and skills of management and administration, financial management, conflict resolution, effective communication and leadership skills and health policy development, and how to cultivate a leadership relationship with your staff.

Salary and Job Prospects

Salaries for nurse managers typically range from around $50,000 to more than $100,000, depending on your experience, training, and education.  Job prospects for nurse managers are very strong and the field is expected to grow significantly in the next five to ten years.

Nursing management is a excellent career path to consider if you are interested in doing something non-clinical and less intensely-paced, but still based at a hospital.

Conclusion

As with any other career, nursing management can be both challenging and rewarding.  Nursing management may not be for everyone, but it might be for you!  This specialized field requires unique skills and knowledge for in order to be successful and effective. If you have the right education and experience combined with excellent leadership skills and communication abilities, you may perfect for this career path.

Written by samomulligan

October 26, 2011 at 7:05 pm

National School Nurse Day

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Wednesday, May 11 – National School Nurse Day!

In a message posted on The National Association of School Nurses, NASN, its President describes the day as “a time to celebrate the nursing profession and the specialty of school nursing”.

If your child attends a school that engages the services of a nurse make sure say a thank you to them today. Just like teachers these profesionals work hard at helping to raise our children and from time to time an extra thank you should be give.


Written by samomulligan

May 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm

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Twitter Feeds for Nurse Students

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Nursing education is an ongoing process. Even if you’re enrolled in a nursing school, your learning should extend beyond the classroom. You can stay tuned in to nursing any time by just following these Twitter feeds for nursing students.

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Written by samomulligan

April 8, 2011 at 1:47 pm

The Benefits of an Online Nursing Degree Program

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People seek degrees in nursing for a variety of reasons. Some feel helping care for and heal others is their life’s calling. Some realize that, whatever happens to our financial system, nursing will always be an in-demand field. Many already have a nursing degree but want to give their career a boost with advanced skills and credentials. Still others are eager to fill the demands of a growing shortage of qualified nurses. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2010-11, approximately 581,500 additional nurses will be hired by 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by samomulligan

March 24, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Free CE for Nurses Available

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U.S. News & World Report-ranked Jacksonville University, a leader in nursing education online, is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring a free nursing continuing education course in conjunction with Nurse.com. A $10 value, Networking for Career Advancement is a one-credit nurse CEU (continuing education unit) course available on Nurse.com that registered nurses will be able to access at no charge starting March 1, 2011.
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Jacksonville University to Sponsor Free Continuing Education for Nursing Course Through Nurse.com
Complimentary Nurse CEU Will Be Available for Three Months Beginning in March

The Networking for Career Advancement nursing continuing education course will be offered free through May 31, 2011. For details, please visit http://www.jacksonvilleu.com/nursing-degree-resources/fr …

Written by samomulligan

February 23, 2011 at 2:49 pm

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Consider a MSN Degree

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If you are like so many during these economic times you have tried to think of ways to improve your career opportunities, and getting a MSN degree and the additional income that could provide might have crossed your mind. Salaries that nurses with MSN degrees are some of thehighest in the field of nursing. Those who pursue advanced education will have the best opportunities as healthcare facilities and universities seek qualified administrators and educators.

Consider:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Salaries by Job

Job Title Salary Range
Director, Nursing $62,249 – $89,936
Nurse Practitioner (NP) $68,648 – $86,735
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) $68,225 – $86,645
Cardiovascular Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) $72,471 – $91,762
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) $67,776 – $83,743
Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) $64,002 – $82,434
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) $65,806 – $81,200

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February 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm

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