Whether you're just getting started or seeking to advance your nursing career, check out these articles, interviews, and advice columns on a variety of nursing degrees and programs.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Paying for nursing school poses a challenge for many students. Explore these resources for information about scholarships, financial aid, and loan forgiveness programs.
Applying to School
Applicants to nursing school, including recent high school graduates or registered nurses ready for graduate study, can find information here on choosing a program, preparing for a nursing career, and the application process.
Graduates of licensed practical nurse (LPN), licensed vocational nurse (LVN), and registered nurse (RN) programs qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN). Find study tips and other test prep resources here.
Ask a Nurse
Leverage the authority and expertise of our nurse contributors. Nurse contributors provide real recommendations and hold experience working in healthcare. Find more info on our Ask a Nurse page.
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.
Nurse Who Inoculated Vice President Kamala Harris Advocates for COVID-19 Vaccine
February 10, 2021
Registered Nurses Rank First for Access to Childcare, Paid Family Leave, and Employee Wellness Benefits
January 4, 2021
10 Facts About Vaccinations and The Role of Nurses
February 8, 2021
10 Great Non-Hospital Nursing Jobs for Nurses
February 8, 2021
Why Is There a Nursing Shortage?
July 12, 2021 | Kristen Hamlin
The U.S. faces a nursing shortage due to an aging population and retiring nurses, creating abundant opportunities for nurses nationwide.
Ask a Nurse: RN or PA program?
July 12, 2021 | Joelle Y. Jean, RN, FNP-BC
Would it make sense to complete an RN program first or go right into a PA program? This Ask a Nurse series explains the difference between an RN and a...
The Top 10 NYC Hospitals for Nurses in 2021
July 8, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
Learn about the top 10 hospitals in New York City for nurses. Discover their scores on various factors, like patient experience and specialties, to find nursing jobs in NYC.
8 Ways to Promote Equal Pay in Nursing
July 22, 2021 | Joelle Y. Jean, RN, FNP-BC
Women dominate the field of nursing but continue to earn less than men. We discuss how the gender pay gap works and what you can do to even the playing...
Nursing Compact States in 2021
July 23, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
Most of the U.S. takes part in the Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC). Check out this article that explores the benefits of the compact, and the pros of getting a multistate...
What to Expect in the Upcoming Flu Season: Nurses Weigh In
July 1, 2021 | Maura Deering
COVID-19 prevention strategies may have caused a drop in last season's flu cases and could minimize a resurgence in infections, even as COVID restrictions relax.
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