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Why Nursing Continues to Be a Top Career Choice

Why Nursing Continues to Be a Top Career Choice

Sometimes it's good to pause and to reflect upon the value and necessity of the nursing profession.

Likely if you're reading this, you have been a nurse or held another position in the healthcare profession for quite some time. In most cases, you entered the field in order to provide comfort to those in a vulnerable state. It was (and is) a vocation rather than a profession for you.


Top Healthcare Jobs for 2015

Top Healthcare Jobs for 2015

The healthcare industry remains solid and continues to support the U.S. job market as a whole thanks to its stability. Hiring is seeing above-average growth. The industry provides quality salaries alongside the opportunity to make a significant impact on the wellbeing of others.

Perhaps the single most important thing in anyone's existence is their quality of life. If it's not adequate, it affects all aspects of your life. Healthcare professionals directly address and impact this part of your life.


Nurses and Healthcare Administrators: Tips for Crafting an Ideal Resume

Nurses and Healthcare Administrators: Tips for Crafting an Ideal Resume

The healthcare field has been an in-demand field for a while now. The industry has been especially competitive as of late due to the fact that hiring cooled down following the Affordable Care Act. However, hiring is picking back up, and having a competitive resume that stands out is still as important as ever.


Healthcare Hiring Has a Heartbeat

Healthcare Hiring Has a Heartbeat

The healthcare industry is experiencing hiring growth that should continue through the beginning of 2015. This positive news is a dose of much needed relief for many who were starting to worry about the various reasons for which there was a dearth of open positions.

 

The enactment of the Affordable Care Act – while a positive change for many uninsured citizens – did negatively affect healthcare hiring as many wanted to wait and to observe potential fallout from the new legislation. However, new figures from the Altarum Health Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending and the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that open jobs in the industry are increasing.

 

Around 28,500 jobs were added to hospitals throughout 2014. Approximately 4,300 positions at hospitals were added in the month of November alone. As a whole, the healthcare industry averaged 28,900 new career positions every month since November 2013. So between November 2013 and November 2014, around 261,000 new jobs were filled – with the help of nursing recruiting agencies.

 

Physicians’ offices faired the best overall when comparing the various sectors within healthcare. They added 6,600 jobs in two months in 2014. Home healthcare added 5,000 positions. Unfortunately, nursing care facilities didn’t see similar growth. Around 1,300 jobs were cut between October and November last year.

 

The Altarum Institute’s figures showed that 24,500 new jobs were added to the healthcare industry in October 2014 alone.

 

The Affordable Care Act created much change within the industry, which affected reimbursements and other issues. Healthcare providers sometimes struggle to collect patients’ high deductibles. The good news is that hiring is increasing finally.

 

De Vore Recruiting, one of the nation’s top healthcare recruiters, is hiring for a plethora of nursing and director-level positions for assisted/skilled living and nursing home facilities. To see the full list, visit our website here. Please feel free to call our recruiting specialists today at 877-411-4358 for more assistance. 


Meet Baymax: Hollywood’s Most Accurate Depiction of Nurses

Meet Baymax: Hollywood’s Most Accurate Depiction of Nurses

The nursing profession is experiencing an identity crisis of sorts. Pop culture has twisted the narrative regarding this noble trade, which begs the question, can any layperson correctly identify what it is nurses actually do? Hint: it’s a far cry from kindling steamy romances in the ICU or making brash decisions in the heat of the moment set to a swelling dramatic score.

Given how far pop culture has distorted the reality of nursing, perhaps the last place you’d expect to find an accurate depiction of the profession is on behalf of an animated movie starring a cartoon robot. Disney’s Big Hero 6 is arguably the most competent portrayal of nurses to shore up outside the crowded sea of mainstream entertainment in years.

Meet Baymax: a lovably loyal, affable, and dutiful robot/caregiver. Outside of the obvious dissimilarities, Baymax actually has quite a bit in common with other working nurses today; he evaluates health conditions of his patient, provides personalized recommendations relating to his health and even finds time to educate him on his neurochemical processes. Not bad for an hour and forty-eight minutes of work, wouldn’t you say?

Contrast this with depictions of nurses elsewhere like Showtime’sNurse Jackie and you’ll quickly find Hollywood is all about the drama. Although the show’s central figure, Jackie Peyton, can be counted as highly skilled and sympathetic — qualities frequently found within the nursing sector — she also happens to be a lying, corruptible, drug addict.

While it’s refreshing to see more accurate portrayals of nurses in mainstream media, but Hollywood certainly has a penchant for the sensational — occasionally at the expense of a time-honored trade. As one writer on behalf of NPR puts it, “You know your profession has an image problem when you point to a balloonish animated robot doll and say ‘Yes, that’s good. That accurately reflects what I do on a daily basis.’”

De Vore Recruiting specializes in placing experienced RNs in open positions throughout the US. To see a list of available openings, click here. To speak with one of our recruiting specialists, call us at 877-411-4358.