May 22, 2020

What to do if you've been laid off or furloughed as a nurse

COVID-19 has introduced a time for pause. A pause in the economy. A pause in schools. A pause in entertainment. And for many professionals—nurses included—a pause in employment. Though nurses can typically rest assured that they can secure a job in almost any scenario, the unique economic strains created by the COVID-19 pandemic are placing this prior sense of security on rocky ground, often forcing the question: what’s next? Fortunately, there are some unique opportunities that may fill temporary and even permanent gaps in employment for nurses and healthcare professionals as the healthcare system stabilizes. Read more

Don't fall for these COVID-19 financial scams —

With millions in isolation and plenty of fear and uncertainty in the air, scammers are using the pandemic to take advantage of people, especially seniors. Some of the major schemes to look out for? Scammers are sending communications regarding federal stimulus checks in an attempt to steal financial information from their targets, offering illegitimate coronavirus test kits, and setting up fake, nonexistent charities. And unfortunately, Medicare beneficiary numbers aren't safe from these threats either. Stay informed and make sure your loved ones are too. Read more

I'm a nurse ♀ ♂ ⚧ —

The importance and celebration of diversity and inclusion have become increasingly recognized in today's career landscape. Traditionally, nursing has been a popular career route for women, but not as much for men. However, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 12% of registered nurses today are men, up from 2.7% male RNs in 1970. While men are more inclined to nursing than before, there may still be social stigmas surrounding the notion of "male-nurses," or even the term "murse," which implies that nurses are, by definition, women. What are your thoughts? Read more

Traveling the world, nurse edition —

Ebony Thyme is a traveling nurse practitioner and travel influencer. She travels 365 days a year, working eight out of twelve months, enjoying unique experiences in new lands during the other four. The flexibility of travel nursing has allowed her to travel in between assignments, making the most of her off time: "Being a travel nurse practitioner and a travel influencer, I have the best of both worlds... [And recently], it is clear that time waits for no one, while the world is on a pause, it is best that you take your goals and put [them] into actions." Read more

Calling all nursing new grads and students —

It's that time of year, and despite some potential COVID-19 education related setbacks, it's still a good time to look ahead. Time spent as a new grad nurse will become the foundation of any nurse's practice. So, what should new grads invest their time and money into? Residency programs and mastering time management (yes, even more so than in nursing school), are good places to start. We also put together a new resource called Trusted for New Grads that will give any new grad detailed insight into building a strong resume, asking for the right salary, and finding a facility that fits them best. Read more

Upcoming Events —

5/28, 4pm PDT: Bollywood Ecstatic Dance Playshop!
Join us in a dance playshop where everyone will learn some basic stretches before learning how to become a Bollywood superstar! All you need is an open heart and an open area to move around. This event is open to all nurses, so invite your nurse friends and family! RSVP

Clockin' Out ✌

The most terrifying mask yet... Now even your mask won't hinder the "quarantine 15" 😷