W2 vs. 1099: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

With the introduction of app-based staffing agencies, CNAs, LPNs, and RNs can control when, where, and how often they work. To claim shifts through these apps, you’re working for a staffing agency as a W2 employee or a 1099 independent contractor.

While every staffing agency operates differently, anyone who works through ShiftMed is a W2 employee—but what does that mean exactly? You’re about to find out.

ShiftMed and NAHCA Join Forces to Bring One-Stop Solution to Workforce Crisis

Partnership Marks Launch of National Institute for CNA Excellence (NICE) to Train and Certify CNAs Amid Health Care Staffing Shortage

ShiftMed, one of the largest workforce management platforms in health care with over 60,000 credentialed health care professionals, and the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA), the professional association for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), have joined forces to launch the National Institute for CNA Excellence (NICE). NICE is an integrated training platform that includes a learning management system to recruit, train, certify, and retain CNAs. The solution will be immediately available to skilled nursing facilities.  

With CNA workforce shortages at record levels, and the need for long-term care among older adults on the rise, accessibility to quality education and training are national imperatives. As a virtual platform, NICE is designed to address this crisis by providing both CNAs and skilled nursing providers with recruitment, certification, job placement, continuing education, and ongoing career support all in one place. ShiftMed’s network of over 1,500 enterprise health care partners will also help solve the workforce shortage by providing the required on-site, hands-on experience required for certification. 

How Nurses Can Gain Job Satisfaction

Better staffing of nurses has been a dilemma for hospitals lately: They need to choose between reducing or limiting direct labor costs and providing better care quality. Some hospitals reduce nurse staffing to minimize cost. But studies show that nurse staffing is reportedly influential in hospitalized patients’ prognoses and safety and hospitals’ financial performance. Further, they show that hospitals with better nurse staffing can alleviate nurses’ workload, attract nurses to practice, and diminish workplace injury and illness rates. 

Nurse Certifications and Skilled Nursing Caregivers in Indiana

Certifications are a vital part of ensuring schedulers have the credentialled nursing staff and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) they need. Nursing certification is different for each state, and ShiftMed requires nurses and CNAs to upload specific documentation via the ShiftMed app.  

Getting Post-Hiatus Certified Skilled Nurses Back to Work

Now that COVID is increasingly under control, we’re seeing nurses returning to their profession. But what if you’ve been absent from your profession for a year, two, or even three years? A decade?  

If you took leave from the nursing profession for any reason other than disability, medical conditions, or urgent situations, think about how you’ll remain connected with the profession. Some ideas to keep in mind as you seek your next position as a certified skilled nurse: 

Nurse Certifications and Skilled Nursing Caregivers in Michigan

Certifications are a vital part of ensuring schedulers have the credentialled nursing staff and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) they need. Nursing certification is different for each state, and ShiftMed requires nurses and CNAs to upload specific documentation via the ShiftMed app.