Louisiana implements Nurse Licensure Compact

Nurses Rejoice!  There are now 31 states in “the compact”.  At Capstone Healthcare Staffing, we are thrilled to be able to offer more opportunities to our East Texas nurses. What does this mean: Nurses who hold a multistate license from other compact states will be now able to practice in Louisiana and Nurses (RNs or… Read more »

Can Innovation Improve Healthcare and Reduce Costs?

by Rakesh Shetty, Vice President, Product Marketing, SAP United States national health spending is estimated to have reached $3.6 trillion in 2018 and is projected to reach nearly $6 trillion by 2027 according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services. This begs the question: How can we deliver world… Read more »

Capstone Healthcare Staffing: More Than An App

Recently, several healthcare staffing firms have announced that nurses can now become employed and find shifts without ever speaking to a live person.  While we embrace technology, we believe that human connection is essential to the healthcare staffing industry.  Scott Gutz, CEO of Monster agrees with us: The recruiting industry is at an interesting inflection… Read more »

Nurses Speak Out on the Nursing Shortage

On April 27th, we asked Nurses to respond to an op-ed in the LA Times which stated that the nursing shortage is due to a lack of compassion in society.  Read the story here Here are what Nurses had to say…. Our College is super expensive, flat wages out paced by inflation, and a management… Read more »

UT East Texas Lays Off 400 Employees

Just a few weeks after hundreds of UT Health Northeast employees were offered buyout packages, UT Health East Texas announced that approximately 400 employees are being laid off. As a new chapter begins we must ensure our system is structured to meet patients’ needs – now and in the future. That means evaluating where there… Read more »

Extreme Excuses for Late Employees

According to Staffing Industry Analysts, a quarter of workers admitted they come in late to work at least once a month in a recent CareerBuilder survey, down from 29% in last year’s survey. And 12% said it’s a weekly occurrence. The survey also queried employers on the most outrageous excuses from late employees. Those excuses included:… Read more »

Healthcare by Any Other Name

The healthcare market in East Texas (and Tyler particularly) has seen some major changes in the past few years.  As of March 1, 2018, the three largest healthcare systems are: Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System UT Health East Texas  Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital While these changes seem to have… Read more »

Per Diem Work and your Resume

Most employers are looking for candidates who have a solid work history. Hiring managers are notorious for quickly rejecting the resume of a “job hopper”. Your willingness to work varying types of assignments can show employers that you are flexible and have the ability to work in any type of team environment. Don’t shy away… Read more »

Interviewing 101 for Nurses

We have all heard the saying, “you only have one chance to make a first impression”. When it comes to interviewing for a job, the first impression can make the difference between advancing in the hiring process or receiving the dreaded rejection email. Just a few simple things can make a huge difference. Be early! Every hiring… Read more »