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Every year, we anticipate new things to come. We are interested in upcoming events of the following year. And as nurses, we are lured to information concerning new discoveries in health care, new staffing trends, and changes in recruitment of nurses globally.

So before 2018 ends, it is my joy to share some nursing trends you should watch out next year.

Staffing Problems

Hospitals and other healthcare institutions will suffer from nurse staffing problems as lesser numbers of nursing students graduates per year and as more skilled nurses move towards bigger institutions. Shortage of nurse will continue to grow as the need for qualified and skilled nurses increases.

Higher Education Is Priority

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) will be the standard requirement in the coming year. With this, nurses will make a difference in recruitment process as BSN reflects higher status and top- bill skill sets. Salary or pay for nurses with BSN will be higher than other nursing professionals.

Bilingual Nurses

Patients who ask answers when they are sick greatly appreciates nurses who can speak native language. They feel at ease with a nurse who can converse with them in their own language. A bilingual nurse will be in top demand as she helps in lessening fears and a great team member in planning treatment of the patient.

Technology Usage

Technology and healthcare industry work together every year to provide efficient and quality care to patients. Nurses may look forward for new documentation app or software, and/or appointment- setting software. New device or instruments for perioperative nurses, and a triage software for emergency department nurses may be produce in the coming year. It is up to each nurse to learn new tools, device, and software to manipulate as long as it gives quality and safe care to patients.

These nursing trends are just assumptions to motivate nurses in implementing quality care and thereby improving lives.

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My colleague hit me with a photo from her cousin, a secondary school senior. The photo laid a series of frequently asked questions for an employed nurse.

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Nursing Hacks, Nurse, Travel NurseIn my three years of nursing practice, I have found some helpful nursing hacks. They were those taught my by seniors, and some I found myself accidentally. These nursing hacks helped me get through each procedure, basic or complicated.

Here are the following nursing hacks that might help you as well.

Warm Patient’s Vein

To start an IV line to a difficult patient, it is best to warm up the site. Use a clean washcloth or towel or you can rub your palms gently and put them on the site. Both methods make the veins dilate and pop. (more…)

nurse bullyingJust like many nurses in the world, travel nurses come across bullying. It is, however, an intensified one.

Incidence and Prevalence

In the U.S., one in six nurses is bullied in her lifetime. But the exact figures of travel nurse bullying cannot be determined exactly as most shrug the incidents off. There are no documentation or reports given to the administrator, or HR Department.

Newbies in the nursing world say they have experienced bullying from their senior nurses.¬†According to a study, almost 90% of new nurses are at higher risks of bullying. (more…)

dusan-petkovic_shutterstock-com_dentistry-2As a travel nurse, you expect the unexpected especially when one department has staffing issues or if your place of work demands more of that department. True to me experience here in the land full of sands, I was assigned to the Dental Department, a week after I got my hands dirty in the Emergency Department (E.D.). (more…)

Nursing follows or is based on different laws. One of them is Murphy’s Law.

It’s mind boggling, isn’t it?

I have been planning of what’s my next step would be if my contract as a travel nurse ends. I spent hours after my shift researching online and jotting on a piece of paper or on my notepad what I’ve found. Then at the end of it all, I’ll disregard what I wrote and went to sleep because I have another day (a year to be exact) to plan.

But what if I don’t have another day to plan what’s my next move in life? Will I just keep my plan, and follow it? Or will I just throw them and take the consequences of no- plan- at- all life? (more…)