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TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2024


Good Morning, Nurses!

Today, we’re featuring a blog on the pros and cons of travel nursing. I traveled for just a few years and loooooved it. My partner and little dog traveled with me, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Turns out nurses are awesome no matter where you go…

Have any readers done the travel RN thing? Tell me your own pros and cons here.

Today's Top Beats

🤑 $15K, Anyone?
✈️ Travel RN Pros & Cons

🫣 Surgery Pre-Anesthesia

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$15K RN Stipends

Texas hospitals are projected to be short 12,572 nurses by the year 2032, so state officials are looking for ways to improve retention. One such way is a rural nurse retention initiative providing $15,000 stipends to rural nurses. Qualified nurses must work in a hospital or health system in counties with a population of 68,000 or less, and the institution must provide direct patient care and accept Medicare and Medicaid. Applications opened June 3 and close June 27.

Mpox Isn’t Gone

The US has made substantial progress in reducing mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) cases since the 2022 outbreak, but new cases are still occurring. A new report from the CDC reported on cases from 13 ER departments in the second half of 2023. Though only 3 cases β€” 1.5% of patients with an mpox-like rash β€” were identified, all three were unvaccinated and were gay or bisexual men who have sex with men, the demographic at highest risk. See the CDC’s recommendations on mpox vaccination.

Experimental Sabbaticals

Sabbaticals are well integrated into academia, where professors take paid leave for a few months to do research or similar pursuits. But what would a sabbatical for nurses look like? Nationwide Children's is exploring exactly that concept, such as giving nurses in high-acuity units a couple weeks’ break in a lower-acuity unit. And they’re looking at other models, like school-year schedules and shared FTEs, as they track outcomes to see if sabbaticals help with burnout and stress.


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14 CEs With a Side of 30 SPF

Ditch the clicks of mundane CE completion. BCEN offers 14 CEs to ignite your passion for learning. Join the BCEN Learn Live conference for emergency, transport, burn, and trauma nurses. Immerse yourself in critical care, and be inspired by healthcare influencers. It's the ultimate opportunity to learn, connect, and refresh! Join BCEN November 4-6 in sunny Phoenix, AZ to elevate your nursing career.Β 

What can I expect?

  • Ted-Talk style sessions with top notch speakers

  • Unparalleled networking opportunitiesΒ 

  • Free swag, massage chairs, and wellness activities

  • In person CEs that are engaging, applicable, and screen-free

Who is speaking?

  • Jason Schechterle, Retired Phoenix Police Officer, Keynote SpeakerΒ 

  • Lori Maddox, BSN, RN, CEN, Survive and Thrive: A Story of Adversity, Triumph and Will

  • Angie Ropicky, FP-C, CCEMT-P, NRP, Ahh! I have to push! The Down and Dirty of Emergency Obstetric Care

  • Check out the rest of the speaker line up here.

How much does it cost?

  • $399 will earn you 14 CEs, a vacation to Phoenix, and and unforgettable experience. BCEN has provided a letter you can submit to your administrator to help subsidize the cost.Β 

Are you ready? Register here.



The resilience score on a 5-point scale for nurses from the Baby Boomer generation, who have the highest score among the generations. But check out the scores for other generations, who aren’t far behind.



Financial Coaching vs. Financial AdvisingΒ 

Nurse Kayla, facing the dilemma of choosing between a financial coach and an advisor, embarks on a journey of self-evaluation. Assessing her situation, Kayla realizes she's at square one: overwhelmed by debt and needs clarification about budgeting and saving strategies.

Choosing Her Guide:

  • For Basics: A financial coach emerges as the best choice for Kayla. This option aligns with her immediate needsβ€”establishing solid financial habits, learning budgeting basics, and setting realistic savings goals.

  • For the Future: A financial advisor remains on her radar for later stages, ideal for navigating investment landscapes and retirement planning.

Opting for a financial coach, Kayla starts to untangle her financial confusion. This foundational step boosts her confidence and equips her with essential money management skills. Empowered, Kayla now sees a clear path towards long-term financial growth and stability, setting her sights on eventual, more complex planning with a financial advisor. Discover how a financial advisor can help you, too.

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April Waddell, founder of NurseMoneyDateβ„’, specializes in financial coaching for nurses. Elevate your earnings and savings, and assess your financial pulse with her free net worth quiz.

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Pros and Cons of Travel Nursing

For nurses who work on the same floor every shift, travel nursing might seem like a mysterious and magical career choice. It’s not for everyone, but it might be for you…


Preceptor Love

Let your preceptor know how much you appreciate them with this personalized necklace.


A Deep Dive on Anesthesia!

If you have worked in a surgical setting, you may be aware of the effects of anesthesia on patients. Could you imagine a world of surgeries without anesthesia? Check out this TED-Ed video on medicine before anesthesia!


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