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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Pediatric Nursing Guide
Aug04

Pediatric Nursing Guide

When asked why they chose their career path, many nurses respond that they had a desire to help people. While this response is not unique to nursing, it is certainly one career that requires daily compassion and sacrifice. Regardless of their nursing specialty, nurses demonstrate care every single day. That said, pediatric nursing requires this compassion to be on display at all times. When working with children, pediatric nurses must...

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Things a Hospice Nurse Should Know
Jul21

Things a Hospice Nurse Should Know

Since we are born there are special moments in our lives that we enjoy discussing, sharing, and celebrating – birthdays, graduations, new jobs, marriage, babies, and anniversaries are just some of them. Yet, it seems like the one thing we will all go through no matter what path we choose, at the very end of our lives, is the one thing we steer away from discussing or celebrating together. For many, the idea of dying is very scary and...

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