Learn What it Takes to Become a Direct Support Professional

As a Direct Support Professional (DSP), you’re responsible for assisting and connecting with those who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities with their everyday tasks. This may mean housekeeping, meal preparation, driving to appointments, or running errands. While the description of the duties is similar to that of a home health aide, the responsibilities and education…


What to Do When You Are Faced With An Ethical Dilemma

It’s a question commonly asked during a job interview because it’s a situation that is not uncommon in the medical profession. How have you handled an ethical dilemma in the past? Understanding the Ethical Dilemma There may come a time when you’re faced with a situation that goes against your ethics, morals or values. It…


Interview Workshop: The Best Online Prep Tools You Should Be Using

Once you’ve sent in your application with a well-polished resume, you may receive a request for an interview. You mustn’t assume this interview is a simple formality before you receive a job offer. Your hiring manager is probably interviewing several people, and your job interview is an audition. The interview is one step closer to…


How to Balance Being a Nurse and Motherhood

Being a mom might be one of the hardest jobs on the planet. When you combine that with being a nurse and caring for other people all day long, you might think that you could not make those two jobs work together. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. While challenging, it is possible…


How to Resolve Workplace Conflicts

Whether at work or at home, conflicts happen. The difference is at home you have the opportunity to speak openly and transparently with your family. At work, conflict resolution can sometimes take on a political flavor. But whether it’s at home or at work, there are steps you can take to help resolve conflict and…


Easy Tips to Help You Avoid Mistakes at Work

Making a mistake in the medical field can be costly. It is stressful trying to stay on top of everything during the day while still providing a high level of care. A nursing career is extremely rewarding, but can also be overwhelming. Unfortunately, while humans are not perfect, achieving perfection in the healthcare field is…


How to Deal With the Patient Who “Knows Their Own Body”

You’ve been there before. You walk into a patient’s room and they have come prepared to participate in their care, having researched their symptoms and assisted in their diagnosis. Although it’s important to remember your patient is an intelligent human being who is capable of understanding their health challenges, they may not have the full…


How the Opioid Epidemic Can Impact Your Nursing Career

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people in the U.S. die every day from overdosing on opioids. Misuse and addiction include prescription pain relievers such as Oxycontin, as well as street drugs, such as heroin and synthetic opioid such as Fentanyl. This serious national epidemic affects economic welfare, public health,…


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…


Looking to Diversify Your Specialties? Per Diem Nursing May Be Perfect For You

“Per Diem” is a Latin word meaning “by the day.” As a per diem contract staff nurse, you have the opportunity to work for different agencies across the city, as you aren’t hired internally, but rather on an as-needed basis to fill staffing requirements for a hospital or facility. There are a number of benefits…