5 Things They Don’t Teach You in Nursing School!
Nov10

5 Things They Don’t Teach You in Nursing School!

For just about anyone starting out in a field they’ve trained for, the first day on the job can often feel foreign. Sure you’ve gone through all of the necessary coursework, but that doesn’t mean you actually know how to work as a registered nurse! These types of realizations and thoughts are quite common, and new nurses can feel like they’re a bit overwhelmed when the time comes to start your first assignment. Here we will discuss...

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How to Recruit and Retain Millennials In Nursing
Nov08

How to Recruit and Retain Millennials In Nursing

The nursing shortage is a frequently talked about subject in the healthcare industry, so it’s no surprise that many assume that the millennial generation could be the answer. Perhaps they could. As it stands, young adults who are part of the millennial generation are nearly twice as likely as baby boomers were to choose the nursing profession, according to a recent study. This curious bunch, known as the “why” generation, are actually...

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Why Become an Emergency Room Nurse – Emergency Nurses Week!
Oct10

Why Become an Emergency Room Nurse – Emergency Nurses Week!

Patients come into the emergency department with all kinds of injuries and illnesses, from gunshot wounds to heart attacks to mental health issues. Emergency nurses have to know how to do it all, making ER nursing one of the more challenging nursing specialties. October 8-17 is Emergency Nurses Appreciation Week 2017, so let’s take a moment to appreciate the hard work that goes into emergency nursing! Emergency nurses face many...

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LPN Versus RN: What’s the Difference?
Sep28

LPN Versus RN: What’s the Difference?

When discussing the LPN versus RN debate, there are numerous things to consider. Even though they sound similar, if you compare registered nurse vs. licensed practical nurse careers and education you’ll see they have fairly little in common in terms of job tasks, educational paths, and salary ranges. Whether you’re in nursing school and debating which degree to pursue, or you’re thinking about switching sides from one degree to the...

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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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How Does the Compact Nursing License Work?
Aug30

How Does the Compact Nursing License Work?

If you’re looking to become a travel nurse, chances are you want to take advantage of the travel aspect of the career by experiencing life in different places across the country. Yet, you are most likely only licensed as a registered nurse in one state. In order to travel, you need to get licensed in each state that you wish to practice in. Luckily, there’s something that allows you to get licensed in multiple states, and it is called...

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