Author Archives: Sarah Rowell

NurseRecruiter.com Newsletter – May 2011

Editor’s Letter Nurses Rock! In honor of National Nurses Week, I just want to take a minute to acknowledge all the hard work that goes into nursing and let you know that “NURSES ROCK”! Pass this message on to a special nurse that you know. It is no secret that nurse’s workloads are frequently overloaded Continue Reading

Travel Nursing

There are many wonderful things that a career in travel nursing offers. However, there is a downside to travel nursing and it is important that nurses know the ups and downs before making the decision to become a travel nurse. Before discussing the pros and cons of travel nursing, let’s take a look at its Continue Reading

The Next Great Challenge: Baby Boomers

One of the next greatest challenges that the US health care system faces is the aging of the baby boomers. The year 2011 marks the year that the first baby boomer turns 65. Before 20 years are up there will be over 70 million people that are 65 or older. As people age, they usually Continue Reading

Good Grief: How are Nurses Coping with Patient Deaths?

Nursing students learn how to help family members grieve but seldom learn how to deal with their own grief. Time spent on how nurses cope with patient death is scarce and mainly anecdotal. Studies suggest nurses should be prepared that their patients may die and how they manage this process is important to their well Continue Reading

Go Red!

Go Red for Women on February 4th! National Wear Red Day was instituted by the American Heart Association in an effort to help save women’s lives. Too many women die each year unaware that heart disease is their number one killer. One in three women die from heart disease which means that almost one woman Continue Reading

Haiti: One Year Later

On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and took the lives of 230,000 people and injured more than 300,000. More than one million Haitians were left homeless. One year later, Haitians are still trying to recover. In the aftermath of this horrific quake, more than a million Haitians Continue Reading

The Top 10 Nursing Stories of 2010

In the next few years, we will look back at 2010 and remember it as the year that healthcare began to change. The issues in nursing have been just as important and profound. 2010 had the leaders in nursing fighting to ensure nurses’ involvement as healthcare goes through many changes. Following is a sampling of Continue Reading

Are LPNs being phased out?

Licensed practical nursing (in some states called licensed vocational nursing) has a noble history dating back to the early 1940’s. This category of nursing began as a way to get licensed caregivers into the workforce in a shorter period of time than it took registered nurses. This was particularly important after WWII when many RNs Continue Reading

How to help Haiti? Send in the Nurses

In the days since a massive earthquake in Haiti on January 12 left tens of thousands dead and thousands more wounded, tens of thousands of U.S. Nurses have offered their assistance. If Haitians are ever going to recover from this devastation, they are going to need nurses, and lots of them. Haiti’s health-care infrastructure has Continue Reading

Scams: The Side Effect of Health Reform

Health insurance scams are on the rise as criminals quickly take advantage of consumers’ confusion about how the new health care law changes their insurance coverage. Earlier this year, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius warned state insurance commissioners about new schemes to sell bogus insurance policies. Just last week, HHS gave Continue Reading