Nurses Week Contest – Give it a Shot! Nurses Week T-Shirt Design Challenge

Just wanted to take second and mention our Nurses Week contest called the “Give it a Shot! Nurses Week T-Shirt Design Challenge”. It is a month long celebration of Nurses Week that lets nurses or fans of nurses design t-shirts (using a really easy tool) that celebrate nurses and all they do. And win prizes at …

Are healthcare staffing companies a haven for bad nurses? Follow-up.

In my last post I talked about an article in The Los Angeles Times on Sunday, Dec. 6th called, Temp Firms a Magnet for Unfit Nurses, that discussed the quality, or lack of it, of nurses working through staffing firms. My point in my last post was that the article placed a lot of the blame on the staffing agencies and not the nurses themselves or hospitals that don’t check on the agencies they work with. I also talked about research that showed that temporary nurses are as, if not more, qualified than permanent nurses. But one area I did not fully address was what could be done about it.

Refreshing nursing skills?

A post and comment thread on a great blog over at the HCA West Florida Recruitment Blog  brought up the point about nurses returning to the profession due to the economic recession after time away and their need to take part in “Back to Nursing” type programs to refresh their skills.  Here are some other nursing …

Alphabet staffing?

Over at HospitalImpact.org was a great post about emotionally intelligent patient care using DISC personality profiles (Dominant, Influential, Steady, Conscientious). The thought of personality types in a hospital unit is intriguing for a couple of reasons. The first being the impact on patient care on an individual basis and being able to recognize what your …