New Feature: Love Letters to Nursing

We here at HealthJobsNationwide do our best to deliver interesting news and great career opportunities to you on a regular basis. But how personal is that? How relevant to your life? We know, you’re not always looking for a new job. And maybe not every article we send is of interest to you.

So, we want to get to know you. We want to connect with you. We want to know why you pull on those scrubs day after day, even when your feet are killing you and your patients are crabby.

And so we’re asking you: What do you love about your job?

Go ahead and brag a little. We’d love to hear it and maybe feature you in our upcoming series, Love Letters to Nursing, so you can be the envy of nurses the world over—or, even better, their inspiration.

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Yoga and ADHD

from Your Therapy Source

Yoga incorporates breathing techniques, postural control, muscle strengthening, flexibility and cognitive control which can help promote self-control, attention, body awareness, and stress management. These are all skills that are beneficial for children with ADHD to practice.

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Medical Drones Will Thrive in Healthcare: A Safe Road to Health

from Medical Futurist

Drones have great potential in making the transport of drugs, vaccines or medical aids faster. They are able to help in circumstances when time is crucial; e.g. in situations requiring urgent responses, during disasters or medical emergencies. Google, the tech giant with a significant medical portfolio, patented a device that can call for a drone in emergency situations to fly in with life-saving medical equipment on board. You would push a button, and a drone would appear on the spot. How amazing would that sound? And what about drones deliver automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) directly to people who have just suffered a heart attack? Researchers from the University of Toronto are already experimenting with the idea based on their inspiration from ambulance drones in the Netherlands.

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Why My Health System Collects and Publishes Patient Reviews

from STAT

It’s no secret that the US health care system needs to improve. Consumers — in this case patients and employers — have more collective power to influence change than they realize by choosing how, where, and from whom they get health care. Uber, Nordstrom, and many other companies seek their customers’ opinions and respond to them. Health care needs to follow suit to become the patient-centered service industry that it should be.

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Fuel Career Satisfaction with Evidence-Based Practice


Recently, I visited my postop wife at the hospital, looking like every other family member. When I told a nurse, Linda, that I was a nurse as well, she said to me, “I’m sorry.” What I believe she meant was that she was sorry I was trapped in a lackluster, sad profession, like she was, and Linda was commiserating. This wasn’t the first time I heard this reply from a nurse.

As a nurse who is enthused about nursing, I angrily said, “Why would you say that to me?”

She told me she had been a nurse for 30 years, doing the same job in the same old way, and she was just tired and probably burnt out.

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How Actively Caring and Exercising Your Own Career Planning Benefits Everyone

from Minority Nurse

Health care professionals and organizations all recognize the importance of paying attention to our health. Every day we witness the negative consequences of neglecting to cultivate and maintain healthy routines. Sickness loves to seek out the overburdened mind and body. With today’s frantic pace of life and the speed at which we all must make decisions about where and how to invest our time and energy, it is not surprising but yet ironic that health care professionals often fail to properly nurture their own careers.

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New Health Care Opportunities Continue for Nurse Practitioners, Physicians

from The Chicago Tribune

“While it’s true that there are numerous jobs in health care that will be in demand for years, if not decades, because of an aging community, people often overlook jobs because they focus on the inner workings of hospitals and medical facilities — the technologists, the assistants, the technicians,” says Joan Stanley, analyst for the U.S. Department of Labor. “Jobs at the top end, like doctors, surgeons, specialists, highly qualified nurses, physician assistants and others, will continue to be in demand for years.”

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