Travel Nursing: A Detailed Look at Why Nurses are Making the Transition

Travel nursing has always been a lucrative branch of nursing. Sounds like a dream, right? Exotic locations, paid living expenses, and higher pay top the list of reasons why some choose travel nursing. Some nurses, however, prefer to stay home rather than travel because of the strong ties to family, friends, and home. However, the traveling nursing profession has seen a significant rise.

Continuing Education: The Controversial Switch to Online Learning

The pandemic’s impact on individuals gathering in crowds forced the area of continuing education to evolve into a predominantly online industry. While distance education has been around since the 1800s, these recent shifts in our society have applied pressure on each industry to rethink current methodologies of delivering continuing education.

An Essential Look into the Prescribing of Opioids

In the late 1990s, drug companies assured the medical community that prescribing opioids and other controlled substances did not increase the risk of addiction. This assurance led to increased numbers of prescriptions for these medications. In 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency; the United States suffered from an opioid epidemic.

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Martinsburg College’s Office of Continuing Education has developed a blog focused on various topics relevant to professional continuing education in the fields we serve. While we primarily focus on providing continuing education courses that will meet the needs of professionals seeking to maintain their licensure in various industries, we also see the need for short excerpts on topics relevant to these fields.

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