Becoming a Nurse Practitioner
Sep12

Becoming a Nurse Practitioner

Much has been said and written about the growing physician shortage facing the United States. While this gap in healthcare provision and the needs of the population is certainly cause for concern, it also presents a great opportunity for registered nurses to both contribute to society in an important way and find job opportunities. In fact, nursing is projected to grow at a rate of 16% between 2016 and 2024 according to the Bureau of...

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The Hidden Benefits of the RN to BSN Transition
Jun22

The Hidden Benefits of the RN to BSN Transition

Think back to those wonderful years at nursing school. Cramming for exams with coffee and anxiety as your only source of energy. Or maybe you played the exciting game of “who has a mental breakdown first, the nursing students or the psych patients.” It’s no surprise that just the mere mention of school sends shivers up your spine. However, a rise in RN to BSN programs have allowed thousands of nursing students to further their...

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5 Tips to Be Stress-Free at Nursing School
Feb17

5 Tips to Be Stress-Free at Nursing School

School is stressful to begin with, so throw the word ‘nursing’ in front of that, and you have a prescription for a meltdown. In a profession where helping others is the goal, we sometimes forget to look out for number one. Whether you’re just starting out in the nursing field or you’re advancing your degree, there are a few things you should keep in mind to avoid a stressful breakdown. Be a morning person...

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Study: Nurse Education Level Correlates to Patient Mortality
Aug06

Study: Nurse Education Level Correlates to Patient Mortality

Patricia Hickey, vice president of critical care, conducted a large-scale study from hospitals throughout the country and cardiovascular services at Boston Children’s Hospital, revealing that nurse education levels and experience quite significantly correlates with patient mortality. Another study was conducted at the Radboud University teaching hospital in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, with similar results as well. According to the...

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How to Find the Nursing School or Program that’s Right for You
Oct09

How to Find the Nursing School or Program that’s Right for You

If you’re just starting out on the road to becoming a nurse, or if you’re a registered nurse (RN) or licensed professional nurse (LPN) looking to advance your career with an advanced degree, there are hundreds of nursing programs from which to choose. And, with the nursing shortage reaching critical levels, more and more nursing schools are practically bending over backward to accommodate your needs. It’s best to start at square...

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Traveling Nurses Are Valuable to Healthcare

By Erica Ronchetti It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is becoming increasingly demanding for nurses and traveling nurses, who must now care for the rising numbers of aging baby boomers and other health care demanders.  In contrast, the number of prospective nurses and nursing students who will become professional nurses and travel nurses is decreasing, despite the growing community of people who require health care and...

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