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In 1955, blues and jazz legend Alberta Hunter decided to begin a second career as a nurse after reaching the pinnacle of a music and theater career spanning more than 4 decades. Yet, she was turned down when she first applied to the School of Practical Nursing at the Young Women s Christian Association branch in Harlem. The director of the school told her that she was simply too old to become a nurse. Undaunted, she applied again, this time.
As 2013 began, some experts declared that not only was the nursing shortage over but that it was a myth (See our February 2013 article: Is the nursing shortage a myth? ) and a number of news outlets began reporting on just how difficult it was becoming for new nursing school graduates to find a job. However, as we enter 2014, it is clear that there is still a shortage of experienced nurses in some regions, that the demand for nurses.
NursingJobs.us recently announced its Real Nurse Photo Contest: Are you a nurse? We are offering $100 in our nurse photo contest! Real portrayals of the nursing profession are few and far between and instead of settling for buying fake-looking models posing in Halloween nurse costumes for our stock photographs we at NursingJobs.us figured that we might as well try asking the many nurses who use our nursing job board to send us their own, real, photos and let us use them.
Home of NASA’s Mission Control Center, Houston is also home to some of the best hospitals in the country. Some of the best nursing jobs in Houston can be found at the Methodist Hospital, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial-Hermann Texas Medical Center and TIRR Memorial Hermann, which are all well-rated by US News and World Report, and all have high-ranking specialties. Many Houston nursing jobs are in hospitals located on Portsmouth Street.
Reports and surveys by the American Nurses Association, the Emergency Nurses Association and the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that workplace violence is widespread in the healthcare sector. In an attempt to address the problem, thirty-eight state legislatures have enacted laws that enhance criminal charges and penalties for those who assault nurses and other healthcare workers. These are similar to the criminal statutes that exist in nearly every state that provide for enhanced penalties for those who assault.
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