For those embarking on a nursing career finding a permanent position can be a stressful time. Typically, it can take up to six placements to become a regular nurse. This means being on a variable schedule and it means being placed with different people at different times. That can be a bit confusing, so the best thing to do is to find an efficient way of organizing one’s day and to take as much of the stress and uncertainty out of the job as possible.
The best way to do this is to find great apps to help you out. The average everyday person will usually have some form of day-planner to aid them and get them through their day. This is good for most people, but a student-nurse needs a little more help than that.
This is why there’s rotation management software available to do just that.
This is a shortlist of what a student should have in their rotation manager:
Track Rotations – This one of the first and most important things that a rotation manager needs to do for a student nurse. Having a schedule isn’t the only thing that happens with rotations. A student also needs to know where to go and who to see. If an app can track this information, that’s half the battle already won!
Ensure Punctuality – In any job, it’s important to be on time, and nursing is no exception. A managing app needs to give a student-nurse the warnings and direction to be at their job on time and in the right place.
Easy to Use and Download – If a new nurse has to fight with their new app just to download it and then continue the fight just to get it to work for them, it’s probably not worth it. A rotation manager needs to be easy to download, easy to install, and easy to use.
Be Able to Order Background Checks – A nuisance, but also a must when it comes to nursing, ordering background checks can be time-consuming and even a bit of a hassle. For a rotation manager app to be able to streamline this process and make it easy makes that software a must-have!
Order Drug Screenings – This fits in the same category as the background checks listed above. Drug screenings are another part of the job that isn’t the most fun aspect of it, but it still has to be done. If a manager app can do this, then that’s one more check in the pro column.
Get References for Future Employment – Reference letters and recommendations are an important part of a student nurse’s mission to obtain permanent employment and begin their careers. The administration at a hospital is invaluable towards ensuring they can start that new career at a good place. Being able to have those letters at the tap of a finger makes getting that permanent job a great deal easier. This is a definite need for any rotational manager app.