Nurses are at a higher risk of suicide and are more likely to have experienced a job problem prior to taking their lives compared to others in the general population, a prominent researcher in the field said here.
The CDC is advising consumers not to eat romaine lettuce from Salinas, Calif., after 40 people in 16 states have been infected with E. coli, according to a November food safety alert.
For some, becoming a nurse is easy. It’s the thousands of dollars of debt that is associated with the education that becomes a constant burden. According to the Federal Reserve, more than half of students in 2018 took out some sort of student loan. A recent report indicated that about 69% of students in 2018 took out student loans and graduating with an average debt of $29,800.
In my travels up and down the East Coast, I have been fortunate enough to work with some fantastic nurses. From what I hear, there was much more of an authoritarian relationship between doctors and nurses a few decades ago — preceding the time I entered the medical profession.
Nurse practitioner is a career that has been expanding rapidly in terms of employment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of nurse practitioners is projected to increase much faster than average, with approximately 62,000 nurse practitioner jobs being added from 2018 to 2028, an increase of 26%.
Many Americans seeking a career have streamed into nursing in recent years, drawn by the ample employment opportunities, good pay and sense of purpose the profession offers. Less evident is a darker side of the job — a level of workplace violence that has many nurses fearing for their own safety.
The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, to celebrate life, to be grateful, and to reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate—and safeguard—the gift of health.
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Liz Di Bernardo