Did you know the first and original Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) was drafted way back in 1998? It was later signed into law in 2000 and 25 states have joined since.
Why have we waited so long to enhance and make the NLC better? Healthcare has changed dramatically since then and the nursing shortage only seems to increase as time goes on. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there will be more than one million registered nurse openings by 2024 — twice the rate seen in previous shortages. The industry is way overdue on making changes to the NLC so that more nurses can cross state borders resulting in less open nursing positions. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has made this change a priority and with this change comes the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). Under the new eNLC, nurses will be able to provide care to patients in other eNLC states without having to obtain additional licenses.
As a Traveler, this is very important and impactful to the care that you provide — so listen up, because this may affect your license(s)!
As part of our Travel Nurses Day 2017 celebration, we hosted the #NurseLaughLove Photo Contest — and boy, did you Travel Nurses deliver! On Instagram, via the hashtags #NurseLaughLove and #MedicalSolutions, we saw nearly 450 amazingly picturesque submissions. So many great entries, in fact, that we decided to crown 10 winners, instead of the originally intended five, who each received their very own Amazon Tap Alexa-enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker.
It’s Open Enrollment time for Medical Solutions employees and we have several exciting new additions and updates to share regarding this process. But just because we’re talking boring benefits doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun … Are you ready for some fun facts about Open Enrollment? You thought I’d never ask, right?!
Fun Fact: Medical Solutions Open Enrollment runs Monday, October 30, 2017- Friday, November 10, 2017.
Open Enrollment is the period of time during which you can make changes to your medical, dental, vision, and voluntary benefits elections. Medical Solutions offers passive enrollment — meaning that if you are enrolled with us already and you like your current benefits choices as-is, you do not need to take any action.
Because of its iconic New England fall colors and spooky city of Salem, October’s State Spotlight takes us to magnificent Massachusetts. The Bay State is a lovely choice for Travel Nurses, with some of the best facilities in the nation, tons of opportunity for professional development, and an abundance of things to do on your day off. Read on to find out why the state known for its famous Boston Tea Party might just be your cup of tea!
WonderWink Scrubs Discount!
Want a uniform that’s not so uniform? Style meets function in the fun, fresh fashions and flawless fits of WonderWink Scrubs! Medical Solutions newsletter subscribers can use the code ADVENTURE for 20% off at WonderWinkScrubShop.com. Happy shopping!
Traveler & Rising Star of the Month
Many thanks and congrats to the August 2017 Traveler of the Month, Jackie G., and also our Rising Star winner, Alana B.!
Read more about Jackie & Alana!
Traveling Pet of the Month
Nash the Schnauzer is a Milk Bone connoisseur. He loves riding on golf carts with his Traveler mom, Lisa F., and stalking squirrels in his free time.
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