Many employers’ salary and benefits packages for post-acute care nursing roles match or are getting close to matching what they offer acute care nurses. That’s because more employers realize that home care, hospice, palliative care and long-term care patients often are as sick as those in the hospital.
North Florida hospitals and healthcare facilities took a hard hit Oct. 10 when Hurricane Michael, a category 4 storm, made landfall on Florida’s Panhandle. But nurses were ready with disaster plans designed to help them push through the trying times.
Although most employers offer nurses medical, dental and 401K benefits, far fewer offer to pay for nursing school tuition or continuing education, according to our 2018 Nurse.com Salary Research Report. Benefits rank second after salary for nurse satisfaction.
More than half of Generation X and nearly 80% of millennial nurses plan to pursue education and training to boost salary potential, according to Nurse.com’s salary report.
National meeting spawns actionable recommendations for transform care delivery for the more than 40% of older Americans living with four or more chronic illnesses. Nurses should stay aware of how the new geriatric care recommendations might impact the profession.
Twenty years ago, the Woodhull study found just 4% of quotations in newspaper healthcare stories were attributed to nurses. The Woodhull Study Revisited, which replicated the original research, found nurse representation in print media healthcare coverage hasn't improved.
Nearly 80% of millennial nurses and 57% of Gen Xers plan to pursue higher education, yet only 49% of nurses get tuition reimbursement from their employers.