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.
8 Steps to Becoming a Nurse Leader
October 12, 2021 | Joelle Y. Jean, RN, FNP-BC
Want to build stronger nursing leadership and management skills? Read on to learn how you can excel in a nurse leader role.
Nursing Organizations Call for Mandated COVID-19 Vaccine for Health Workers
October 8, 2021 | Joelle Y. Jean, RN, FNP-BC
Major nursing organizations, including the American Nurses Association, released a joint statement in support of mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for health workers.
Hispanic and Latino Nurses You Should Know About
October 11, 2021 | Staff Writers
This post introduces Latinx and Hispanic nurses, who share a passion for inspiring others in their communities to pursue nursing careers and improve access to healthcare.
Taking Advantage of Professional Nursing Organizations
October 21, 2021 | Nalea J. Ko
Professional nursing organizations provide many opportunities. Joining a nursing association offers the chance for nurses to excel in their careers and earn higher salaries through career development, job opportunities, networking events, and advocacy work.
Nursing Scholarships for Adult Learners
September 29, 2021 | Kristen Hamlin
Paying for college can be challenging for nontraditional students. Here are some scholarships for working professionals returning to nursing school.
What Counts (and Does Not Count) as Nursing Continuing Education?
August 5, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
This guide explores requirements for nursing CEU courses. Learn about state requirements for nursing CEU courses and what counts and what does not count as CEU credits.
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