AHS Careers Blog

Nursing Sign-on Bonuses: Are They Real or Should You Run?

Posted by Dan Mealo on May 17, 2018 11:12:18 AM

Top football, baseball, and basketball players expect a sign-on bonus when they get drafted to go pro. The prospect of a sign-on bonus is probably not what drew you to become a nurse though. So when you see hefty RN sign-on bonuses advertised, your first reaction may be:

  • That sounds too good to be true…
  • What’s the catch?
  • Something has to be wrong…
  • Run!
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Tags: hiring event, pay, compensation, sign-on bonus

Why Adventist Health System is One of the Top Places to Work in Healthcare

Posted by Douglas Mvududu on May 14, 2018 10:59:00 AM

For the third year in a row, Adventist Health System has earned a spot on Becker’s list of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare.” If you’re familiar with Becker’s Hospital Review, then you know this recognition is given annually to healthcare organizations that promote workplace diversity, employee engagement, and professional growth. But you may wonder exactly what we do in these three areas at AHS that sets us apart from so many other companies.

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Tags: nursing, nurse residency, benefits, AHS culture, international

AHS Moms Share Their Tips for Maintaining Work-Life Balance

Posted by Steven Collins on May 11, 2018 1:27:42 PM

Let’s get one thing straight from the beginning: achieving perfect work-life balance is not for the faint of heart. It’s like walking a tight rope with arms outstretched, constantly shifting your weight to avoid falling off on either side. There are a lot of moms out there who seem to be pros, but keep in mind that even the most experienced tightrope walkers don’t live on the rope all the time! They slowly master stretches, first balancing for 10 feet, then 20, then 50, etc. Eventually, with plenty of practice (and falls), they can cross canyons without blinking an eye.

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Tags: working moms, work-life balance, Mothers Day

How I Went from a Nurse Resident to a Nurse Manager in Three Years

Posted by Marnie Harris on Apr 13, 2018 3:16:02 PM

Three years ago, I completed the Nurse Residency Program at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, and I’ve been blessed since then to achieve some of my career goals by becoming a nurse manager. Here’s how I did it and how you can too.

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Tags: nurse residency

How to Evaluate Employer Benefits Packages: Life Insurance (Part 5)

Posted by Brian Mitchell on Apr 11, 2018 4:38:22 PM

I realize that life insurance isn’t the most exciting topic. In fact, some people may not want to think about it at all. If you associate it with coffins and funerals, that makes sense. However, I encourage you to think of it instead as a gift that you leave your family members. It enables them to pay for your final expenses without incurring financial hardship, and it can continue to support them in your absence.

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Tags: benefits, life insurance

An Easy Way to Earn Your BSN While Working at Adventist Health System

Posted by Leanna Neubrander on Apr 6, 2018 12:08:58 PM

If you’ve ever worked the night shift for five days straight, run a household and attempted to have a life, trying to make time to go back to school may feel impossible. Add college applications and trying to pay school bills, and getting another degree might seem way out of reach.

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Tags: nursing, benefits, adventist university of health sciences, tuition reimbursement, BSN

CEO Perspective: Making Every Encounter a Spiritual Encounter

Posted by Terry Shaw on Apr 2, 2018 4:06:07 PM

In this article, originally published in the March 2018 edition of Southern Tidings Magazine, Adventist Health System’s president and CEO, Terry Shaw, shares his Christian perspective on the work we do in our hospitals and outpatient settings.

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Tags: spiritual care, mission, healthcare as ministry, ceo perspective

7 Reasons Moms Love Working at Shawnee Mission Health

Posted by Raimonda King on Mar 28, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Year after year, more babies are born at Shawnee Mission Health than anywhere else in the Kansas City area. Throughout Johnson County, Shawnee Mission is known as a wonderful place to become a mom. But did you know that Shawnee Mission Health is also a great place to work as a mom? Here are seven reasons why.

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Tags: working moms, shawnee mission health, work-life balance

Making the Grade: 4 Things You Should Know About How Nursing Pay Rates are Set

Posted by Dan Mealo on Mar 22, 2018 6:11:11 PM
From day to day, you have developed a keen sense for what things should cost. When it’s something small that you purchase regularly, like a gallon of unleaded or your favorite quick lunch at a corner restaurant, you have a really good idea just how much the price should be. If it’s a big purchase, perhaps a car or a house, you likely do some research on how prices are set so that you’ll know that you’re getting a fair deal when you find the one you want.
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Tags: nursing, pay, compensation

6 Strategies to Become a Better On-the-Job Learner

Posted by Hap Aziz on Mar 20, 2018 4:33:20 PM

More than ever, achieving success in your career requires the ability to learn new skills. Today’s jobs are often very technology dependent, and employers expect you to master tools and techniques that you’ve had little, if any, previous experience with. Are you up to the challenge? If so, these six strategies can help you become a better on-the-job learner. They aren’t necessarily difficult, but they do take consistent practice to lead to success. 

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Tags: career tips, professional development, learning