Motivational Tips: How to Bring Your “A Game” to Every Shift

Nursing burnout is more than being stressed. It’s characterized as physical, mental and emotional exhaustion where every day is a bad day. Nurses may experience burnout because of long shifts, the habit of putting others first and the daily exposure to sickness and death. Part of avoiding it is learning how to deal with stress…


The Top Do’s and Don’ts of Work Fashion and Apparel

Registered nurses were once easily identified as they wore a white uniform, white hose and white shoes, often topped off with a white nursing cap. However, over the years fashion has changed. Nurses began to wear uniform pants and colored tops. Soon the profession switched to colored scrubs, once only allowed in the operating room.…


How to Quickly Fit in at Your Next Placement

The key to fitting into your new contingency staffing placement is to quickly recognize the company culture and determine how you can integrate without changing your personality. Company culture matters, and in healthcare, it may matter even more as the ability of teams to work together impacts life and death situations. To do your job…


Budgeting Tips for Per Diem Nurses

Whether you’re working as a per diem nurse or regularly staffing a unit, a budget is a smart tool in your financial arsenal. Although some think using a budget to manage their expenses leaves them a little extra for miscellaneous charges or entertainment, a budget actually gives you more freedom than struggling from month to…


Stay Sharp: How a Career in Per Diem Nursing Can Keep You on the Cutting Edge of Medical Knowledge

Hospitals require a large number of people to get the job done, using per diem nurses to cover staffing needs that may vary on a week-to-week basis. While per diem nursing may be challenging, there are a number of reasons for choosing this exciting field, not the least of which are experiences that keep you…