What is a State Board of Nursing?
Mar04

What is a State Board of Nursing?

You’ve certainly heard about them during your schooling, and they’re often talked about when you’re applying for specific licensure, but what is a state board of nursing? Is it the ever-present “big brother” that hovers over the nursing industry? Are they a group of evil board members locked away in a conference room somewhere, plotting how they can take advantage of you hardworking nurses? However, they do hold a lot of power when it...

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Benefits of an RN to MSN Program
Mar02

Benefits of an RN to MSN Program

Awhile back we took a look at the RN to BSN transition. We took a look at some of the hidden benefits of making that transition and why it’s something you should consider. An RN to MSN program allows registered nurses to bypass a bachelor’s degree in favor of a more intensive program that includes general education courses as well as bachelors and master’s degree courses. With a nursing shortage in full swing, a master’s degree could...

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Becoming a Nurse Educator
Nov28

Becoming a Nurse Educator

Healthcare professionals are wondering about the future when they see the impact of the current nursing shortage. However, there’s actually a different shortage that many seem to be unaware of. They know it’s important to have eager nursing students who are willing to learn and lead the next generation of RNs and LPNs, but who will teach them? The American Association of Colleges of Nursing said in an October 2016 report that there...

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How to Celebrate Nurse Practitioners Week
Nov14

How to Celebrate Nurse Practitioners Week

It’s no secret that working as a nurse practitioner, or working any healthcare job for that matter, can be pretty thankless from time to time. With long hours, difficult patients, and varying pay scales, many nurses feel like they just don’t get the appreciation or recognition that they deserve. Luckily, you can celebrate all that nurse practitioners do during Nurse Practitioners Week. Nurse practitioners focus not only on diagnosing...

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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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Continuing Education for Nurses
Feb24

Continuing Education for Nurses

After nursing school, you have the option to complete continuing education courses. We know, the last thing you want to do after the difficult years of nursing school is to go back to school. With that being said, continuing education for nurses is a way to show your dedication to patients and continually improve skills and knowledge. It was even shown in a study that nurse education level correlates with patient mortality. For some...

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