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Staffing agencies don’t always have the best reputation in the nurse community. Unfortunately, some staffing agencies are more concerned about numbers and their bottom line than finding a perfect fit for candidates. At Nurse Earth, we are Nurses hiring Nurses. That is just one of the things that can separate a nurse-centered staffing and recruiting agency from one looking to take advantage of you. How can a nurse staffing agency help to...
Do you conduct exit interviews at your hospital? If the answer is “no,” you are missing out on a wealth of critical information that could help your work environment and bottom line to improve. Talking to employees who have found new positions, who are resigning from their job or who are simply leaving due to the end of a contract is a good way to understand what working at your hospital is really like. Why should your hospital...
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of travel nursing or preparing to start your first job, the process can be intimidating. While it’s exciting to explore new places, learn new skills, meet new people and get to do what you love in a new place, it’s not unusual to feel a few butterflies in your stomach. At Nurse Earth, we work with thousands of travel nurses every year and help them transition to their new workplace. How can...
While the words “patient experience” and “nurse retention” might pop up at your hospital on a daily basis, there’s a good chance one vital phrase is ignored—hospital culture. A hospital with a great culture will provide patients with phenomenal care while maintaining an employee base that feels satisfied and valued. Setting out to create an ideal hospital culture is not necessarily easy, but the benefits...
As a nurse, when the words “staffing agencies” come to mind, you might not have the best impression. However, when you partner with a skilled, nurse-first staffing agency like Nurse Earth, your perspective will change. Staffing agencies work hard to find the best possible placement and put nurses like you in a position where you can utilize your expertise, find what you’re looking for and thrive. We Want to Create Win-Win...
Do you dread waking up every morning to head to the hospital that you work at? Are you exhausted at the thought of spending one more month working at the nursing home you’ve been at for three years? There are a wide variety of reasons why nurses decide it is time to look for a new nursing job, and discontent and exhaustion are only two of them. While it might be hard to think about leaving the place you are at, if you’re...
Every year brings with it exciting new trends and changes in how the healthcare industry operates and attracts new workers. At Nurse Earth, we are always looking ahead to the future to see how we can best anticipate and meet the needs of all of our nurse and healthcare partners. What medical staffing trends are on the horizon in the second half of 2019? C-Suite Roles Are Shifting Machine learning and artificial intelligence are no...
As an experienced nurse, there’s a good chance you’ve worked with traditional staffing agencies in the past. Unfortunately, some of these agencies have given nurse-centered agencies like ours a bad name. At Nurse Earth, we are not a traditional staffing agency we are nurses hiring nurses. We Care About Nurses At Nurse Earth, you are never just a number. We work hard for all of our nurses and candidates because your success...
What if you could experience a fulfilling career as a nurse and also explore all that this country has to offer?  Nursing doesn’t need to mean giving up the dreams you have to work out of a single hospital or nursing home for the rest of your career. Instead, it can mean travel nursing. Travel nursing is an excellent way to see new places, participate in a broad range of practice environments and meet new colleagues. With major...
Nurse turnover has been an issue for decades, but the nursing shortage is making the task of retaining top nurses even more essential. Currently, the  average RN turnover rate  sits at just over 17% annually. The average hospital  loses approximately $300,000 a year  for every percentage point increase in nurse turnover. The best organizations are using diverse recruitment and retention strategies, including partnering...
Imagine a nurse who seems to have it all—he can insert IVs in the blink of an eye, effectively triage patients and make the check-in process go twice as fast. However, he can’t accurately and effectively communicate patient details to another nurse clocking in. What about another nurse who can immediately identify the signs of a stroke, but who lacks the confidence to quickly speak up in front of her colleagues? Those missing...
Hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare organizations have been coping with the nursing shortage for years, and there is currently no end in sight. Due to the increased need for healthcare, an increase in Americans experiencing chronic health conditions and increased lifespans, the nursing shortage is expected to increase over time. What will healthcare look like five years in the future? The Shortage Will Not Affect All Areas in the Same...