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Nursing Trends For 2019

Every new year brings new and different trends in every industry. For nurses jobs will continue to rise and bonuses will continue to grow, so there is a lot to look forward to in 2019! Keep reading to see what other trends are on the rise.

Nursing jobs will continue to rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing job outlook is faster than the average. From a 10-year period from 2016 – 2026, the nursing job outlook is expected to grow by 15%. This means every nurse, will have plenty of opportunities.

Nursing shortage will continue to rise. While there are plenty of jobs available, making it a good opportunity for current nurses, there is some trouble for those interested in becoming a nurse. Schools are turning away thousands of qualified applicants as they struggle to expand class size and hire more teachers for nursing programs.

Hiring bonuses will continue to grow. There are many benefits for nurses. From sign on bonuses to travelers to free housing and tuition bonuses being given by hospitals. In fact, Hospitals and other medical facilities are getting so desperate to recruit and retain nurses they are offering all sorts of pricey perks and incentives.

Nurses will gain more education. As the population ages, there will be more demand for nursing specialties. For nurses to gain more specialties they will need more education. This article by Nursing Education states that nurses with BSN degrees will jump from 50% to 80% by 2020 and nurses with a doctoral degree will double from now to 2020.

Nurses will reap benefits of nurse compact license. More states were added to the eNLC in 2018. This is good news for nurses! It makes it easier than ever to use your home state’s nursing license to get a promising job across state lines.


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Why Travel Nursing Is A Dream Job

Why Travel Nursing is a Dream Job

Do you sit at your 8 to 5 job and think about all the places you could visit if you had the time and money? All the beautiful waterfalls you could stand in front of or trails you could hike through the mountains. If only your job paid you to travel and see the world, just think about all of your dream destinations you would be able to visit. What about a job that not only pays you to travel but also to save lives? How incredible would it be to save lives on a daily basis and live in a new city you’ve never been to? Look no further for the perfect career, Travel Nursing is here!


As a Travel Nurse you are able to travel to new cities and states every months! This perk about Travel Nursing not only allows you to visit new cities, but it also allows you to experience new cultures! You get to try new food from different cities and create friendships all over the United States. Just think about all the major cities you can visit and watch the sunset from!



When you work as a Travel Nurse your housing is free! Most Travel Nursing companies cover your housing and give you a certain amount of money each month for you to go find your own place next to the hospital you are working at! Most Travel Nurses tend to roommate together so they can save on rent and have a friend while traveling.



Not only do you get to travel and save lives all at the same time but you also get paid for it! Unlike most jobs, Travel Nursing is very flexible with time off because you ultimately decide when you work and where! To be a Travel Nurse, you must go through nursing school but once you finish up with schooling you get paid more than the average person who gets out of schooling. The average pay for a travel nurse can range and very from state to state. Being a Travel Nurse in California is the most beneficial when it comes to salary because of the demand.

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To Everyone That Has Wanted to Thank a Nurse…

Almost everyone has been greeted or treated by a nurse at least once in their lifetime and sometimes we want to go the extra mile and thank them for saving our lives. However, in most cases, we usually don’t see the nurse again due to the countless rotations they take day in and day out. Usually the nurse is your go to medical assistant especially in the E.R, and sometimes the nurse knows the patient on a more personal level than the doctors do! So here is one big thank you letter to all the nurses who have nurtured, listened, and treated all the patients they’ve seen.

In most instances, the patient won’t see the nurse again due to the patient being transferred to a different unit in the hospital and now being treated by new nurse or the nurse’ shift is up before you recognize everything they have done. Most people usually just say “Thank you”, but in some situations, the patience will go out of their way and go back to the hospital in search for the nurse that helped save their life. Here are a few thank you messages to all the nurses who constantly put in effort around the clock.

Sara Williams

Southview Medical Center, Unit: L&D

My husband John and I prayed daily during my pregnancy for health and safety for both our daughter and myself as well as having a wonderful delivery. The week prior to induction I had a breast biopsy for a breast cancer scare. Fear took over us and my worries made me focus on the “what if’s” instead of my faith fully. It also made me not focus solely on our delivery. We went in to get induced still not knowing the results and thinking we most likely wouldn’t know until after we left the hospital. We were blessed to have Sara Williams as our nurse. She was the person to update our OB that the test results were back to let us know they were negative before we got induced. It sounds like a small task, but it wasn’t. As a nurse, I know there are many nurses that wouldn’t take that time to look at a result. She provided us so much deep peace before we were set to meet our daughter. We didn’t feel that possible impending doom while going through labor. She was our nurse during the whole labor and there when we met our daughter. She made us feel safe. It was obvious she was very knowledgeable in her field and her love for others and nursing was easily shown with everything she did during our shift. Nursing is definitely her calling. We can’t thank Sara enough for what she provided for our family that day. Our family was deeply blessed by having her with us.

And this one…


Greene Memorial Hospital, Unit:

Megan was helping helping a patient with PT when I came to speak with the individual about skilled rehabilitation at my facility. The patient was very apprehensive and unsure if she wanted skilled rehab. Megan stated she had worked in a facility before and relayed her experience in how the residents are stronger and more confident when they are discharged. She was kind, listened and answered questions you never would have know she had other patients to work with.

Can’t forget about this one…

Ray Combs

Sycamore Medical Center, Unit: Bariatric

Please share this with others there were so many nurses who took such good care of me. This thank you is long overdue. I’m doing great now it has been a long road but everything is coming together. I’m down to a “svelte” 215 pounds and I walk 5 miles nearly every day. That’s a long way from celebrating 1 lap around the unit! Nurses never get thanked enough so I hope this helps a little. I’ll always believe it was the nursing staff that saved my life. Bless you all!

For all the nurses out there, please do not think your actions go unnoticed. You are the core of our healthcare system and we appreciate everything you do.

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