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Are you preparing to take the National Council Licensure Examination, also known as the NCLEX exam? You may have heard about the Next Generation NCLEX, or NGN. This newly developed test replaced the previous NCLEX exam in April 2023 and aims to better assess a nurse's clinical judgment skills. But what exactly is the NGN, and how does it differ from the traditional NCLEX? Here, we'll break down everything you need to know about the Next Generation NCLEX, from its format to the changes made and tips to find study tools to best prepare for the exam.
Why should I pay attention to high in-demand nursing jobs and specialty jobs in 2024? The answer is simple — to set yourself up for success as you continue your career in nursing! There are so many options when it comes to advancing your nursing practice — from becoming an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to a Nurse Practitioner (NP). Beyond that, there are many specialties you can pursue without getting an additional nursing degree or enrolling in an additional accredited nursing program for additional nursing education. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare support occupations and healthcare practitioners and technical occupations are projected to be the two fastest-growing occupational groups. This means the demand for nurses will only increase year after year. Here are the 11 travel nursing specialties in demand for 2024: Clinic RN Med surg RN Telemetry RN Intensive care unit nurse Nurse educator Nurse manager Emergency room nurse Progressive care unit nurse Home health nurse Pediatric nurse
If you’ve been weighing the pros and cons of becoming a travel nurse, but you’re worried about how much time travel nurses get — don’t worry! You have a few options when it comes to taking time for yourself. In this article, we dive into: How to take time off during travel nursing contracts How to take time off between travel nurse contracts Tips for taking time off
Many travel nurses begin traveling because they can make more money. While travel nurse wages are continuing to decrease and return to “normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic, many specialty nurse positions are increasing in pay month over month. As the demand for skilled professionals in certain areas grows, these travel nurses are reaping the benefits of higher wages and increased job prospects, and finding ways to make more money.
Every year, 40 million people in the United States find themselves under the skilled and compassionate care of PACU nurses, taking care of their post-operative needs. The job outlook for PACU nurses is promising. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 6% growth in registered nurse employment from 2021 to 2031 and the projected registered nurse in PACU job growth rate is 6% from 2018-2028. What is a post-anesthesia care unit nurse? What does a PACU nurse do? Where does a PACU nurse work? How to become a travel PACU nurse FAQ about becoming a PACU nurse
When it comes to being a home health travel nurse, you want to check out the most in-demand locations and best-paying states that offer competitive salaries. According to recent data, certain states offer particularly high-paying registered nurse positions for home health travel nurses. These areas can provide great pay and a wide range of job prospects, making them excellent destinations for a registered nurse who wants a taste of adventure. Keep reading to see the job outlook for a home health RN and the best states for travel assignments.
In a world where technology continues to advance at an unprecedented pace, the question on everyone's minds is, "can AI replace me in my job?" For nurses in the healthcare industry, the question becomes, "can AI replace me as a nurse?" As artificial intelligence makes strides, the healthcare industry finds itself at a crossroads of innovation and controversy. The potential of AI to automate tasks traditionally performed by nurses (such as monitoring patients and documentation) sparks both excitement and concern. Keep reading to dive into the possibilities, challenges, and the human touch that nurses bring to the forefront of patient care. What is artificial intelligence? Advantages and disadvantages of AI? Five reasons why AI will not replace nurses Five ways nurses can use AI
As a healthcare traveler, it’s easy to feel disconnected from the political landscape of your home state. Because you work in a different state or region, the idea of participating in local elections may seem irrelevant or unnecessary. However, voting is important for healthcare travelers. Not only is it a civic duty, it has a direct impact on your professional and personal life. Here, we'll explore why it's crucial for healthcare travelers to exercise their right to vote, even when they are not working in their home state. We will also provide a step-by-step guide on how to vote as a healthcare traveler, ensuring that your voice is heard, and your interests are represented. The importance of voting How to vote as a healthcare traveler
Are you a traveling healthcare worker looking for specialized job opportunities? Look no further! We staff a wide range of specialties on our platform, including occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, pediatric RNs, behavioral health RNs, social workers, registered respiratory therapists, and ultrasound technicians. Here are the top 8 high-demand specialty jobs for traveling healthcare workers: Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants Occupational therapists and certified occupational therapist assistants Speech-language pathologists Behavioral health RNs Pediatric RNs Social workers Registered respiratory therapists and certified respiratory therapists Ultrasound technicians
Starting a new travel nursing job is exciting, but can be overwhelming. Every hospital has its unique policies and procedures, making it challenging to get acclimated at work as well as the new city or state. However, with the right preparation and mindset, you can quickly adjust to any travel nursing job. In this article, we'll provide ten tips to help you feel settled and confident in your new role.