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Pressed for Time? 3 Holiday Tips for the Busy Nurse

As a nurse during the holiday season you may find yourself blasted with a double whammy. Not only do you have the typical routines that go along with the holiday season- shopping, holiday parties, and making extra food for family and friends- but… Read more »

Infection Control Nurses Deal With Much More Than Ebola

Infection control nurses are specialty nurses who are at the forefront of disease and infection control in communities and healthcare settings. They are usually at least a registered nurse with specialized training, education, and experience. Depending upon the facility and title, their exact… Read more »

When Nursing Teamwork Suffers

ABSTRACT Effective nursing teamwork has been linked to higher job satisfaction, less nurse turnover, better patient satisfaction, and better patient outcomes. The purpose of this project was to evaluate how a workflow process improvement program for acute care inpatient nursing units at a… Read more »

25 Reasons to Choose a Career in Nursing

With the projected impending shortage of nurses, nursing remains a popular career choice. Nurses have different motivations for choosing their career, but most of them state it is their desire to help others. Besides caring for others, here are 25 reasons to choose… Read more »

Focus: Living in the Age of Distraction

A doctor was using an app on their cell phone while writing a medication order on the patients chart. The patient needed a lower dose on the medication. In the middle of writing the order,  the physician received a text message from a… Read more »

20 Instagram and Twitter Accounts for Nurses (Plus Hashtags!)

Nurses Use Social Media. Now more than ever nurses are using social media for fun, education and community. Are you wondering which nurses to follow on Instagram and Twitter? Here are a few of the best hashtags and accounts that offer a dose of… Read more »

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10 Great Nursing Careers in a Patient Care Setting

There are endless opportunities in the profession of nursing. Job opportunities abound. However, the majority of available nursing jobs are in the direct patient care setting. While new nurse graduates may have a difficult time finding a job, most experienced nurses can have… Read more »

106 Awesome Nursing Specializations You Should Know

Going to nursing school is only the first step in your nursing career. If you want to go beyond your basic RN or LPN degree, there are many nursing specialties to choose from.  If you’re considering additional training, choosing the right nursing specialty… Read more »

20+ Best Nursing Career Specialties for 2014 and Beyond

The nursing field has seen explosive growth in recent years, and this should continue for the foreseeable future. In reality, there actually is a nursing shortage in many specialties. This is being driven by the aging US population, who require more health care… Read more »

160+ Most Popular Nursing Job & Career Titles

The nursing field is one of the most dynamic and broad areas in health care. If you decide to get a bachelor’s or advanced degree in nursing, it is very likely that you always will be in demand and will be able to… Read more »

50 Most Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools of 2014

Back in 2012, the staff of spent hours researching nursing schools to find out which schools were the most social media savvy. A little over a year later, a lot has changed, so we decided it was time for an update. See… Read more »

Top 100 Most Social Media Friendly Hospitals for 2014

Our results for 2014 are now out!!! Having a strong social media presence is a great way to connect with your customers and build your brand. This is especially important for hospitals because patients often seek out the hospitals they perceive to be… Read more »

Jean Hershey, Program Chair, RN to BSN at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Jean Hershey, Program Chair, RN to BSN Program at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, joins us today to discuss their accelerated RN to BSN program. 1. Can you tell us about the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (RN to BSN) offered… Read more »

Julie Vosit-Steller, Associate Professor of Practice, Nursing@Simmons

Julie Vosit-Steller, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN, Associate Professor of Practice at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and Program Director at Nursing@Simmons joins us today to discuss their distance learning MSN program. #1 Can you tell us about the online Master of Science in Nursing… Read more »

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Tips to Improve Patient Education

One of the most important roles nurses have today is patient education. This was once reserved for the physician, but no longer. Today nurses assume more and more responsibility for educating patients and helping them to become responsible for their own health status…. Read more »

How Far Should a Nurse Graduate Go for a Job?

There are conflicting reports concerning the future state of the nursing job market. Some experts predict that the combination of the Affordable Care Act and aging baby boomers will result in a flood of openings to the nursing job market. While other experts… Read more »

A Nurse’s Health: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Nurses live to take care of others. In addition to spending their professional careers caring for patients many nurses extend this caring into their home life. They care for spouses, children, aging parents, and often family and friends. They enjoy taking care of… Read more »

70+ Awesome Nursing Scholarships Grants

Funding your education is never easy. If you can qualify for a scholarship, however, you might be able to ease the financial burden of your higher education. Nursing students can find a wide variety of scholarships available for their associates, bachelors or masters… Read more »

Technology Guide for Nurses
Nurses Need to Get a Little More Nerdy

There has never been a time in my life where I was not completely fascinated with technology. I love gizmos, gadgets, gaming, and all types of nerdy gear.  I use technology anytime I can and I love it because it makes complicated tasks… Read more »

7 Best Accredited Online RN MSN Degree Programs Without GRE

Entering into the field of nursing is a strong career choice; the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employment of nurses will soar 26% by 2020. Getting your master’s degree in nursing means that you will enjoy a median salary of at least $65,000… Read more »