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News and Trending Topics in Nursing
Nurses who staff the front lines of the pandemic have experienced first-hand what most have only seen on the news. Explore the links below for timely and trending topics.
What Are the Required Back-to-School Vaccinations? Nurses Explain Which Shots Your Kids Need and Why
October 11, 2021 | Staff Writers
With K-12 students heading back into the classroom this fall, families need to know which vaccinations schools require. Two experienced nurses provide answers.
What Is the Role of the State Board of Nursing?
July 2, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
What is the role of the State Board of Nursing? Learn about its four main functions, how it works, and what it means to you.
Ask a Nurse: Can I Work in the U.S. With a Foreign Nursing License?
October 12, 2021 | Nicole Galan, RN, MSN
Trying to move your license into the U.S. is possible, though it will take some planning, time, and patience. Learn more about how to transfer your license as an international nurse.
Ask a Nurse: How Do I Transition to Cosmetic Nursing?
October 8, 2021 | Nicole Galan, RN, MSN
In our series, experienced nurses provide an insider look at the nursing profession by answering your questions about nursing careers, degrees, and resources. One of the best things about a nursing career (in my humble opinion) is the ability to change specialties relatively easily. There's no need to commit to...
Ask a Nurse: How Current Do My Nursing Prereqs Need to Be?
September 8, 2021 | Nicole Galan, RN, MSN
In our series, experienced nurses provide an insider look at the nursing profession by answering your questions about nursing careers, degrees, and resources. Ah, nursing school prerequisites: that list of courses you are required to have taken before you even . You may have just assumed that those grades are...
How Will COVID-19 Affect Nursing Students Returning to School in 2021?
October 8, 2021 | Staff Writers
Learn how COVID-19 will affect nursing students planning to return to face-to-face instruction in 2021. Explore suggested precautions and vaccine requirements for in-person learners.
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