In honor of National Nurses Week and the American Nurses Association’s Nurses Month, some of our favorite vendors are giving away free and/or discounted merchandise to nurses, doctors, first responders and other front line workers. Keep scrolling to see if your favorite vendor is on the list!
Academy Sports + Outdoors Discount: Through May 25, Academy Sports + Outdoors is offering a 10% discount to nurses, military veterans and other first responders and healthcare professionals, both in stores and online.
Adidas Discount: Nurses and other medical professionals can get a 40% discount on adidas.com.
Amazon Nursing ebooks: Amazon offers a selection of free Kindle books for nurses.
Documents necessary to begin a new position in a healthcare facility are complex for those new to the field and those who haven’t changed to a new job opportunity. Healthcare workers are required to have a number of documents in order to be compliant and begin working. It is important to know and understand that requirements vary from facility to facility. These requirements and specialty regulations are determined by State regulations, facility type, and membership to organizations such as Joint Commission. Continue reading
A Peek Behind the Bars
With more than 2.2 million people currently incarcerated in our nation’s prison and jail system, there is a growing need for qualified medical professionals that are able to support this undeserved population. While not the right assignment for every nurse, those that choose to pursue a career in this unique healthcare environment will experience a host of benefits not readily available in more traditional healthcare settings. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of a correctional nursing career and to determine if this career path is the right fit for you.
Correctional nurses are the face of healthcare within the corrections environment. In many cases, they serve as the gatekeeper to physicians and other medical services. From an initial assessment of a patient’s needs to developing a treatment plan (in consultation with a doctor), nurses are the primary (and sometimes only) healthcare provider that patients will have access to for their medical needs. Thus correctional nursing provides clinicians with an opportunity to utilize the full range of their clinical expertise (within a provider’s discretion) to support the health and safety of the inmates.
Correctional Nursing Benefit: Use the full range of your medical knowledge