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    Best Places to Work: Scripps Health (5)

    Best Places to Work: Scripps Health (5)
    One of the few coastal city locations - and the only West Coast one, among the Hottest Health Employers, Scripps Health is big. More than 11,000 employees work for the San Diego-based company. It is renowned as a medical center, winning both Nurse Magnet facility designation as Best Hospital status. Scripps had 16,000 applicants last year for 473 new jobs (6% ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: Griffin Hospital (4)

    Best Places to Work: Griffin Hospital (4)
    Based in Derby, Connecticut, this 160-bed hospital offers exceptional benefits and care so it’s no wonder 6,691 people applied for its 180 openings last year. Medically, Griffin integrates the patient-friendly Planetree Model of Care (which permits dog therapy visits, for example). This may be part of the reason the hospital has a 97% patient satisfaction rating. h4. Average Annual Pay Registered ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (3)

    Best Places to Work: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (3)
    At Children’s almost half of the new hires come from employee referrals to replace the 9 percent of employees who voluntarily leave each year as well as the 115 new jobs (3% growth rate) added last year. About a fifth of the employees have been at Children’s for more than a decade. Children’s has been ranked a Best Hospital. Job Applicants ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: Ohio Health (2)

    Best Places to Work: Ohio Health (2)
    This Columbus, Ohio-based giant (11,000 plus employees) had 4% job growth last year, adding 393 new positions. Voluntary turnover rate was 8 percent. Its employees are 17% minorities and 78% women. Ohio Health has two magnet nursing centers and one Best Hospital among its member hospitals. h4. Average Annual Pay Staff Registered Nurse: $77,175 Search Jobs Now Next Previous Main Article ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Best Places to Work: Methodist Hospital

    Best Places to Work: Methodist Hospital
    This Houston-based employer gets high marks for medical and employment excellent. A Best Hospital (in 14 out of 16 specialties), a Magnet nursing center, and a Fortune-rated Best Company to Work for, more than 10,000 people work here. All of them (except for docs and senior execs) got $200 grocery cards last year - just for working there. Job growth was ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    NursingLink's Hottest Health Employers

    NursingLink's Hottest Health Employers
    While your work isn’t everything in life, it is the place where you invest the biggest chunk of waking hours. If you want to work at a place that is truly satisfying - with the best salaries, benefits and professional standards – then you’ll want to know what the Hottest Health Employers are for nurses. NursingLink has created this list of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Nurse Blog: Why Is a Woman's Salary Lower Than a Man's?

    Nurse Blog: Why Is a Woman's Salary Lower Than a Man's?
    April 22nd is Equal Pay Day, and new research by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation shows that just one year out of college, women working full-time earn only 80 percent of their male colleagues’ salaries, even when they work in the same field. Ten years after graduation, the pay gap widens, with women earning 69 percent of what ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Agent of Change Through Governance

    Nurses Agent of Change Through Governance
    Nurses are discovering how to transform their frustrations into accomplishments by participating in a form of leadership known as shared governance. "Shared governance recognizes the professional status of the nurse," says Kevin Hannifan, vice president and chief operating officer at Hartford Hospital, where shared governance started to take form at the end of 1999. "Instead of having guys like me or ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Job Profile: Registered Nurse

    Job Profile: Registered Nurse
    Adapted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition Significant Points Nature of the Work Working Conditions Employment Training, Other Qualifications and Advancement Job Outlook Earnings Related Occupations Significant Points • Registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation, with 2.4 million jobs. • About three out of five jobs are in hospitals. • The three major educational ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Ever Considered Forensic Nursing?

    Ever Considered Forensic Nursing?
    A young woman with multiple stab wounds arrives at a Beaumont hospital. As trauma surgeons begin to treat her injuries, a specialized nurse photographs the gashes. She slips between the busy doctors, scraping underneath the woman's fingernails, noting hand wounds typical in fighting off an attack with a knife. Until recently , Southeast Texas patients only got this kind of treatment ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    NursingLink Blog

    NursingLink features the postings of several active nurse bloggers. These bloggers vary in age and level of nursing experience in an attempt to cover all areas of the nursing profession. If you would like to share any of your own blog postings to be featured, please submit them here. h4. Tales from the ER: Drug Seeker Stories by _ERNursey_ I was ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Tales from the ER: Drug Seeker Stories

    Tales from the ER: Drug Seeker Stories
    I was reading a post at Scalpel or Sword today that made me think of some examples of drug seekers that are pretty funny in a twisted sort of way. I don't know if these people are too stupid to know how stupid they are or how they thought they would possibly get away with these acts but they do try. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Tales from the ER: Meningococcemia

    Tales from the ER: Meningococcemia
    "Hey" the security guard was standing at the counter where I was charting. "There's a lady outside who needs some help getting her husband out of the car." I got a wheelchair and followed him out front to the ambulance bay where a woman was standing next to a minivan literally wringing her hands and crying. I went around to the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Give Me a Break

    Give Me a Break
    Recently, our ICU beds are always full. Cardiac, Surgical and most especially our Medical ICU, where I work. In MICU, it’s not very new to have full bed capacity because of our chronic bedridden patients. They fill up the place. Problem is, we don’t have the extended care facility that they should be in so I guess you can say that ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Lack of Respect?

    Lack of Respect?
    As a young nurse I found caring for elderly, infirm people a bit of a challenge. While I got on well with my own older relatives none of them were actually that old. I found it difficult to relate to people who were confused, infirm and often incontinent. My elderly care placement during my training was not my favorite. I have ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Which Patient is Telling the Truth?

    Which Patient is Telling the Truth?
    Patient number 1 is a 40ish man with no medical history that comes in from his job at a construction site where he suffered a sudden onset of right flank pain. Driven in by a co-worker he is barely able to walk in, hunched over, pale, sweaty, diaphoretic, writhing on the gurney, tachycardic and hypertensive. Shortly after getting to triage he ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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