Get Inspired: 4 Books for Nurses in Need of a Pick-Me-Up

Whether it’s the connections we get to make with patients or the joy of seeing someone recover with our help, nursing comes with many rewards that keep us coming back each day. However, working in healthcare can be emotionally, mentally, and physically draining. So, what do we do when we need to be inspired? We take some time for self-care and curl up with a good book. 

If you’re looking for a good read, check out this list of some fun, inspiring, and meaningful books about nursing:

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What You Need to Know Before Taking a Travel Nursing Job

One thing’s for sure: COVID-19 has certainly left its mark on the medical field, and it doesn’t seem to be over yet. Due to the pandemic, jobs in travel nursing have been on the rise, and for good reasons. If you’re considering taking a job as a travel nurse, you’ll want a full picture of what to expect before you sign on the dotted line, and your Express Healthcare recruiter is here to get your questions answered. 

Don’t know what to ask? Before taking a travel nursing job, be sure you find out everything you can about the following 6 topics.

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Feeling Depleted? Get Inspired by These Ted Talks

Those who choose to make a career out of medicine usually do so because they want to make an impact. Nurses, techs, and other medical professionals have made a life of caring for others, and this sacrificial nature just can’t be taught. But with the added restrictions, requirements, and general stress of COVID-19, we can often come home exhausted, forgetting why we chose healthcare in the first place. That’s why we’ve compiled a few TED Talks to inspire you and give you some fresh perspective. 

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Express Health Care Professionals Recognized as a Best of Staffing Awards Winner

We won!!!! ClearlyRated, “a leading provider of Net Promoter® based satisfaction survey tools and expertise for professional service firms,” has recognized our three Express Healthcare Professionals offices for our commitment and success in serving our clients and candidates. 

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2021 Healthcare Industry Trends

2020 was as unpredictable as they come. And let’s face it: the upcoming year could hold equal uncertainty. But despite our hesitation to make predictions, there’s no doubt that some clear trends have emerged in the healthcare sphere. As we step tentatively into 2021, we can expect the following healthcare industry trends to unfold. 

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How to Treat a Person: Learning Patient Care from Patch Adams

“Patch Adams,” the 1998 comedy/drama featuring Robin Williams, tells the story of a man, Hunter “Patch” Adams, who makes waves at Virginia Medical University when he realizes that the school’s idea of what constitutes patient care is vastly different from his own. Wanting to serve those without insurance, Patch opens a clinic in his home. It is there that he finds his purpose: to connect with his patients and offer them hope. 

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A Reminder of Our “Why”

No one expects the kind of change that COVID-19 forced upon the medical world. And no one understands the fear and heightened emotion better than our medical professionals, people who thanklessly and repeatedly give their all to make patients feel safe and secure. During this unprecedented healthcare crisis, the world has looked to the heroes in the healthcare industry to lead the way with strength and endurance, and that’s exactly what they’ve done. 

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Current Demand is Driving Up Pay for Traveling Nurses

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The current health crisis has undoubtedly created numerous challenges for medical clinics, offices, and hospitals, especially when it comes to staffing. Help is hard to come by, causing medical facilities to offer double the normal rate to support the growing number of COVID cases. 

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