Per Diem Nursing – Know the Benefits

What is Per Diem Nursing? Hospitals and other health care facilities need a lot of people. In case of an emergency or epidemic, the extra staff is often required to provide cover. Most hospitals do not want to spend the extra cost of hiring new staff. Instead, they rely on per diem nurses who help

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5 Survival Tips for New Nurses

As you move from academics to your professional life, it is only natural to experience pressure and feel overwhelmed. Being a nurse is a difficult profession. To start a smooth journey in your career, below are some tips that will help you survive through the first few months and years of your career. Ask Questions

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Nursing is the Most Honest, Ethical Profession According to Gallup Poll

Nursing remains the most honest and ethical profession, according to new results from a Gallup Poll in which Americans rate the honesty and ethical standards of 22 professions. Nursing holds its first place position for the 16th consecutive year; it has placed number one in all but one poll since Gallup first surveyed people about professional ethics

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5 Tips for Surviving the Night Shift

When you sign up for supplemental staffing, you’ll probably notice that many better-paying positions come with one important catch –the dreaded night shift. And while night shift is the preferred by some nurses, for most, it presents a set of challenges. What’s more, a little-understood disorder called shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) can lead to

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Five Ways to Land and Keep a Great Nursing Contract

The nursing shortage resurfaced in the news early this summer. Across the country, more hospitals and facilities are searching for ways to meet increased demand for healthcare services. Paired with reduced chances of repealing the Affordable Care Act, healthcare needs are only expected to climb. However, per diem, contract and travel nursing assignments are filling

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It’s Time to Renew Your Compact License: What Do You Need to Do?

Renewing a compact nursing license remains one of the challenges many per-diem nurses face. Although the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) was created to simplify the process for nurses working in multiple states, it can lead to confusion. If your nursing license is in one state, how do you know what you need to do to

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Regardless of Healthcare Reform, More Nurses Will Be Needed

When considering the nursing shortage, it is easy to forget that it includes much more than Registered Nurses (RNs). Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and other allied health professionals are equally impacted by burnout and increasing demand by employers. Per the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the looming nursing shortage will rise to more than

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Why Are Nurses Thinking of Leaving?

Mainstream media outlets appear to have evaded the subject of the looming nursing shortage. Yet, a decade ago, it was a hot-button topic across the spectrum. Unfortunately, more of today’s nurses are opting to pursue different careers, putting pressure on an industry that will grow by 16 percent, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,

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APN Healthcare Solutions Celebrates One Year Anniversary

APN Healthcare Solutions celebrated our one year anniversary this month! At this time last year, APN Healthcare Solutions was born in to the healthcare staffing space from staffing veteran APN Consulting, Inc.  Our journey to address the needs of healthcare facilities nationwide began.  Throughout the past year, hard work and dedication propelled our growth and

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