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    CRNA Careers

    CRNA Careers
    The poor morale that plagues many overworked and underappreciated RNs isn't an issue for the 30,000 nurses who practice one of the profession's most desirable specialties: Nurse anesthesia. Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) - nurses with master's degrees who administer approximately 65 percent of all anesthetics given to patients each year nationwide, according to American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) data ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    New MRI Techniquie Promises Thousands of Times More Sensitivity

    Peeking inside the human body just got a little bit easier Some very complex, but very important research breakthroughs have recently taken place at the labs of Alexander Pines and David Wemmer at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley. The new breakthroughs revolve around the process of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRIs are valuable diagnostic tools, helping to reveal detailed information on ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Researchers Reach First Automated Surgery Milestones

    ‘Rudimentary robot was able to perform simple surgical procedures without human assistance.’ - Doctors and surgeons already make use of some types of robots to perform procedures where the precision of the operation required is often more than a human can consistently offer. Some researchers say that the day when these robots can perform procedures without the need for humans is ...
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    What You Don't Know About National Nurses Week (May 6-12)

    What You Don't Know About National Nurses Week (May 6-12)
    We appreciate you nurses. Recognition and gratitude is what National Nurses week is all about. But why this week of all weeks? There is a reason, and it ties into the history of our profession. National Nurses Week coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. Many consider Nightingale the founder of modern nursing. The history of Nurses Week began in 1953 ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Urban Legends From Our RN Friends

    Urban Legends From Our RN Friends
    As part of my unending mission to find amusing nursing stories, I recently received an email from Melanie Herson telling a funny nursing story… About a someone who…”was doing a shift with a student nurse, and looking after a patient on complete bed rest. The student nurse took this word for word & when the patient needed a commode she heaved ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Medical Wonders: Almost Skin

    Medical Wonders: Almost Skin
    Resources • Nursing Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions Designers have developed pyjamas that regulate body temperature, stop itching and ensure a good night’s sleep, it has been claimed. A woman tries out the pyjamas which, it is claimed, will regulate one’s temperature and put an end to scratching in bed The nightwear, which ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Medical Wonders: The Amazing PillCam

    Medical Wonders: The Amazing PillCam
    Resources • Nursing Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions Cameras the size of pills could “put eyes on tools," going into the body to detect cancer. This new device, invented at the University of Washington, has seven fiber optic cables and will be able to detect early signs of esophageal cancer. Eric Seibel, the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 5: Company Ski Chalet

    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 5: Company Ski Chalet
    h4. France: Resources • Nursing Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions Cost-of-living rank (Paris): 13 Salary, BigWig (i.e., head of sales & marketing): $188,771 Salary, Underling (i.e. data-entry operator): $28,857 Projected average pay increase for 2008: 3.0% Days off: 40 Local Perk: As if the high number of days off were not enough, some French ...
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    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 4: Bulletproof Car, Bodyguard

    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 4: Bulletproof Car, Bodyguard
    h4. Brazil Resources • Nursing Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions Cost-of-living rank (Rio de Janeiro): 64 Salary, BigWig (i.e., head of sales & marketing: $208,691) Salary, Underling (i.e., data-entry operator): $11,829 Projected average pay increase for 2008: 5.0% Days off: 40 Local perk: It’s more of an essential safety precaution than a perk, but ...
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    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 3: Pollution-Escape Trips

    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 3: Pollution-Escape Trips
    h4. Mexico: Top Five Global Health Perks • Part One: Coverage for Your Parents • Part Two: Chinese Medicine • Part Three: Pollution-Escape Trips • Part Four: Bulletproof Car & a Body Guard • Part 5: Company-Owned Ski Chalet Cost-of-living rank (Mexico City): 104 Salary, head of sales & marketing: $163,591 Salary, data-entry operator: $11,017 Projected average pay increase for 2008: ...
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    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 2: Chinese Medicine

    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 2: Chinese Medicine
    h4. Hong Kong Resources • Nursing Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions Cost-of-living rank: 5 Salary, Bigwig (i.e., head of sales & marketing): $149,905 Salary, Underling (i.e. data-entry operator): $16,139 Projected average pay increase for 2008: 3.8% Days off: 26 Local perk: In recent years, Hong Kong workers have been asking for traditional Chinese medicine ...
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    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 1: Coverage for Your Parents

    Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 1: Coverage for Your Parents
    h4. India Resources • NursingLink Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions Cost-of-living rank (Bangalore): 134 Salary, BigWig (i.e., head of sales & marketing): $56,171 Salary, Underling (i.e., data-entry operator): $1,913 Projected average pay increase for 2008: 14.1% Days off: 31 Local perk: CEOs might grumble about rising health-care costs for U.S. workers. But at least ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Top 5 Global Health Perks: Are They Dreaming?

    Top 5 Global Health Perks: Are They Dreaming?
    Resources • Nursing Scholarships • Nursing Degree Programs • Job Search • Groups • Discussions In America, employees generally want perks - like health coverage for their family - and assume that basics like that will be covered by their employer. If they're in the top companies, extra benefits like free onsite company gyms, free food in employee cafeterias, or ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Be a Registered Nurse

    How to Be a Registered Nurse
    A Registered Nurse (RN) is a nurse who completes a course of study and passes the examinations to obtain a license and register as a nurse. You’ll find many RNs in hospitals throughout the world, and the need for RNs still continues. Read on to know more about registered nursing, and how to become a registered nurse. What Does An RN ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Best Places to Work: Baptist Health (12)

    Best Places to Work: Baptist Health (12)
    Does a nursing retention bonus catch your eye? That’s one of the innovative benefits for people who work at Baptist Health. Three childcare centers are another. Close to 10,000 people work at the Florida-based company, which ranked among the top 100 Most Wired Hospitals in 2007. Last year another 11,000 applied. Turnover was 11%; new job growth was 4% (or 281 ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (11)

    Best Places to Work: Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (11)
    A Magnet-designated facility, a Best Hospital, and a Most Wired Hospital, Lehigh Valley is both medically and technologically a center of excellence. Only two institutions on our list won all of these awards in addition to being a Fortune Best Companies to Work For. The Pennsylvania company has 8.420 employees. Last year it added 536 new jobs and turned over about ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: Healthways (10)

    Best Places to Work: Healthways (10)
    Nashville’s 3,730-employee disease management company last year added 897 new jobs for new job growth rate of 42%. Voluntary job turnover was 13%. h4. Average Annual Pay RN Manager: $82,613 RN: $63,545 Search jobs now Next Previous Main Article
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: Arkansas Children's Hospital (9)

    Best Places to Work: Arkansas Children's Hospital (9)
    Based in Little Rock, this 3,200-employee company received 9,339 job applications last year to fill 204 new jobs and 200 jobs open through voluntary turnover. About 80% of its workers are women. Formerly one of the lower-paying companies, it charted a new course in 2001, devoting more than $17 million to wage increases in recent years. Average Annual Pay RN III: ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: Southern Ohio (8)

    Best Places to Work: Southern Ohio (8)
    A Nursing Magnet facility, Southern Ohio provides both a hospital and home-based care. It has 2,032 employees, including 99 new jobs added last year. The voluntary turnover rate is 4%. Only 2% of its employees are minorities; 84% are women. Last year 6,000-plus applicants applied to work at the center. h4. Average Annual Pay Nurse Manager $82,077 Registered Nurse $58,407 Search ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: King's Daughter (7)

    Best Places to Work: King's Daughter (7)
    This Kentucky hospital has 2,934 empBest Places to Work: King's Daughter (7)loyees and is growing jobs at the rate of 13% (294 new jobs in 2007). Last year 10,240 would-be employees applied to work there. Voluntary turnover was 6%. h4. Average Annual Pay Assistant Nurse Manager: $59,598 Registered Nurse: $57,722. Search jobs now Next Previous
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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