The Anatomy Of A Nurse (Infographic)

Posted by Parallon Workforce Solutions on Jun 8, 2016 10:40:14 AM

Scrubs recently shared an inforgraphic created to showcase the anatomy of a nurse, which takes into account:

  • Intelligence
  • Communication
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Patience
  • Physicial Endurance
  • Groundedness

Are these any attributes you would replace or include?


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Topics: Nursing, Nursing Perspectives

Nurses Role in Ensuring Patient Safety & Quality of Care

Posted by Parallon Workforce Solutions on Jun 8, 2016 10:12:16 AM


An article published earlier this week in the Missoulian discussed the role nurses play in ensuring patient safety and the quality of care that patients receive, as well as patient satisfaction. While nurses are not the only professionals impacting a patient’s care (pharmacists, physicians, dieticians, therapists, nurse’s aides and others), nurses on the front lines often spend 8-12 hours per shift with their patients. They are key decision-makers and observers who can influence both patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.

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Topics: Nursing, Nursing Perspectives

Getting a Grip on the U.S. Nursing Shortage

Posted by Parallon Workforce Solutions on Jun 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Nurse Competency recently shared an article about getting a grip on the U.S. nursing shortage. The post outlined a combination of three smart recruitment and retention solutions that will help to address this ongoing challenge.

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Topics: Nursing, Nursing Perspectives, Thought Leadership, Nursing Shortage, Nursing Leadership

POLL: What Do You Value Most In A Per Diem Nursing Assignment?

Posted by Parallon Workforce Solutions on Jun 1, 2016 12:14:00 PM
What do you value most in a per diem nursing assignment?
A relationship with a dedicated recruiter that understands my needs
The ability to work in a variety of settings and specialty areas
Flexibility to determine my schedule
The volume and availability of desirable shifts at desirable facilities
Receiving recognition for my contributions
How much/how often I will be paid
Not being cancelled for my scheduled shifts
Survey Maker


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Topics: Per Diem Nursing, Nursing Perspectives

Scrubs Mag: 6 Advantages of Becoming a Nurse Practitioner (Infographic)

Posted by Parallon Workforce Solutions on May 24, 2016 10:52:38 AM

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners is projected to grow 31 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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Topics: Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Perspectives, Thought Leadership, Advanced Practice

Innovative Childcare Options for Working Healthcare Professionals

Posted by Parallon Workforce Solutions on May 17, 2016 3:51:41 PM

One of the most difficult decisions many parents face is choosing the right childcare center for their little one(s). This is especially true for parents who work in the healthcare industry with 24-7 hours of operation. 


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Topics: Healthcare, Nursing, Nursing Perspectives, Healthcare Recruitment

Why Everyone Loves the StaRN Nurse Training Program

Posted by Tony Pentangelo on May 17, 2016 1:06:04 PM

StaRN nurses say the training makes them feel better prepared for the workforce than they did as new college grads.




Since its inception in 2014, the innovative StaRN (Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses) program has opened doors for 2,000 newly graduated nurses who otherwise would have faced substantial difficulties in getting hired locally. Another 2,000+ newly minted RNs are expected to complete the StaRN apprenticeship in 2016.

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Topics: Nursing Perspectives, Nursing Shortage, StaRN, Healthcare Recruitment, Nursing Leadership

The Global Nursing Shortage, and How to Fix It

Posted by Parallon Workforce Solutions on May 12, 2016 1:17:30 PM

Earlier today, an article was published on the Indeed blog discussing the global nursing shortage and what employers can do to feed the nursing pipeline. 

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Topics: HealthTrust, Nursing Perspectives, Nursing Shortage, StaRN, Healthcare Recruitment, Nursing Leadership

StaRN Program Featured on Staffing Industry Analysts The Staffing Stream

Posted by Parallon Workforce Solutions on May 11, 2016 11:19:18 AM


As a leader in the healthcare staffing industry, Parallon Workforce Solutions President and CEO Brendan Courtney advocates on behalf of Parallon’s Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses (StaRN) Program. It is helping more than 150 healthcare facilities across the country get the increasing number of qualified nurses they need to deliver care to a growing patient population. StaRN provides intensive post-graduate education for recent nursing graduates, including comprehensive didactic training, a robust simulation experience and a hands-on clinical preceptorship. Upon completion of the program, graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skill to begin their career.


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Topics: Nursing Perspectives, Staffing Industry Analysts, Nursing Shortage, StaRN, Healthcare Recruitment, Nursing Leadership

A Special Nurses Week Address from Parallon's VP of Clinical Operations, Paula Phillips

Posted by Paula Phillips, RN on May 6, 2016 11:16:01 AM

Nursing Colleagues,

This week, we celebrate National Nurses Week, shining a spotlight on the millions of men and women who care for others when they are at their most vulnerable. When illness or injury interrupts daily life, there is no one more important to a person in pain than a caring nurse. Not everyone can do this job, and we know that being a nurse is far more than a career choice; it is a calling—one that reflects a generosity of spirit that is unique to caregivers.


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Topics: Nurse Appreciation, Nursing Perspectives, Nurses Week, Nursing Leadership


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