8 Ways to Enjoy National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week is the perfect time to take a step back and celebrate all of your accomplishments so far. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. Every day you show up to work, you are saving lives. This week is all about you. Here’s a few ways to make the most of it!

8 Ways to Celebrate National Nurses Week!
8 Ways to Celebrate National Nurses Week!

Make Time

When life gets busy, its easy to get caught up in all of the commitments that you have going on. Sometimes there’s just not enough hours in the day! Make time for yourself this week to do the things that you’ve been wanting to do for a while. Learn something new, plan a getaway, read a book, or whatever makes you happy.

Treat Yourself

One perk of National Nurses week is that there are a ton of deals and discounts for nurses! Take a look at these deals for 2019 National Nurses Week and make a list of everything you plan to buy. You deserve to spend some money on yourself!

Focus On Your Health

At work, you’re constantly working to improve your patients’ health and wellness. But, how much time do you actively spend to improve yours? This week, focus on both your physical and mental health. Make a plan to follow through with into the future.

Recognize Others

Recognize your coworkers that show up every day and work as hard as they can. It’s important to appreciate those unsung heroes! Even just a small gesture of appreciation can make a huge difference in someone’s attitude and happiness.

Switch It Up

If you’ve been feeling bored in your current role and facility, it’s time to switch it up! You could switch into a different area of nursing, a different facility, work per diem,  simply start working different shifts. A change in routine can be a huge mood changer!

Celebrate at Work

Bring in some treats to work! Whether it’s coffee and donuts, or some thank you cards, your coworkers will never forget your kindness.

Schedule a Nurse Night Out

Plan a night of fun with all of your nurse friends. It’s no surprise that nurses have the most fun! Make this a monthly event, and you all will be looking forward to it every month!

Reflect on the Year

What have you accomplished so far this year? What other goals do you want to meet this year? Celebrate your accomplishments and make a plan to achieve your future goals. You’ve done great so far and there’s still so much more that you can achieve!


Northeast Med Staff wishes you a happy National Nurses Week! You’re the reason we have been successful this far! Keep up the hard work!

Is Working Per Diem Right For You?

If you work in the healthcare field, you’ll have the option to work per diem. Per diem jobs have become increasingly popular over the years because of the many benefits they offer to healthcare employees. So, is per diem right for you? If you’re considering a per diem position, its important to do some research on the pros and cons that come with it. Here’s a checklist to help you decide whether this type of employment is a good fit.

Is Working Per Diem Right
Is Working Per Diem Right

You Have Trouble Balancing a Busy Schedule

When you work long and weird hours, sometimes its impossible find a work-life balance. When everyone else is asleep, you’re awake, and vice versa. This makes it difficult to get your other daily tasks done, but per diem work allows you to easily navigate a crazy schedule. You’re able to pick up shifts when you have the time, and continue to be off the clock when you don’t have the time.

You Feel Burned Out

When you have a million other things to deal with on top of your job, it’s hard to find time for yourself. If you ignore self care for months or even years, it’s inevitable that you’ll get burned out. Being burned out makes doing a job that you once loved, unenjoyable. However, when you work per diem, it allows you to make time for yourself and maintain the passion that you have for your profession.

You Want More Control Over Your Hours

Being employed full time means sometimes working shifts that you don’t want to work. Choose your shift preferences and the amount of hours you would like to work. Per diem allows you to be in charge of your schedule.

You’re Bored at Your Facility

If you’re tired of working at the same old unit every day, stop asking yourself, “Is per diem right for me?” This means it’s the perfect choice for you! When you work per diem, you have tons of different types of facilities to choose from. Your skills are valuable at many other places other than where you currently are.

You Want to Grow Your Skills

Being in healthcare, its difficult to fit continuing education into your priorities. Many per diem staffing agencies offer their employees skills and certification training for free. Work for a company that values your continued growth.

You Don’t Like a Long Commute

Stop commuting over an hour to your facility when there’s open jobs available right in your neighborhood. Take advantage of the opportunities close to home and work per diem.

If you checked everything off of this list, it’s time to work per diem. Don’t keep questioning “Is per diem right for me?” Live a happier life, with control over your schedule and profession. You won’t regret it!

Using Workforce Portal

Workforce Portal is a brand new application that is available to all of our employees. This convenient mobile application makes it easy for employees to request shifts, update availability preferences, and view schedules. The following blog post will give you some information on what the application will help you to do, and how to use it.

Using Workforce Portal: Northeast Med Staff’s Newest Staffing Software

Workforce Portal Profile:

Workforce Portal allows you to set up a personalized profile. Start by creating an email username and password. Then, you can personalize your preferences. These preferences allow you to choose the locations and times that you wish to work your shifts. Here, you can set your maximum distance that you would like to travel. You can also set the times of day that you would like to work and the preferred length of your shift. These options are customizable and work to be flexible with your busy life!

Requesting Shifts:

Similarly to how your profile allows you to set preferences, requesting shifts works the same way. Just enter the time period that you are looking to work (days, weeks, or even just weekends), and then the distance that you would like to travel. Our internal database will search for shifts based on your preferences, and you will be shown what is available to you on your dashboard. To request a shift, just click the checkbox and you are good to go!

Your Schedule:

Under this feature, you will be able to see all of the shifts that you are scheduled to work for a given week. Here, you can also mark the days that you are not available to work. This feature helps to keep you organized. You will always be able to what you have planned for the week!


This new technology is very exciting. We are looking forward to implementing it here at Northeast Med Staff. If you are having trouble accessing Workforce Portal, or if you need any additional help once on your account, please visit us at www.NEMedStaff.com, or call our in-office number at (978) 455 – 6907.