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Sep 2017

Top 5 Benefits of Teamwork in Nursing

Today's healthcare industry is built around a multidisciplinary approach to care. Nurses work closel… more
Sep 2017

Is Your State One of 23 Granting NPs Full Practice Authority?

Earning a nurse practitioner degree and becoming an NP is a rewarding career path for nurses in many… more
Sep 2017

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners: Here’s What You Need to Know

Most advance practice nurses see many problems that impact patients in their focus demographic. Pedi… more
Sep 2017

How 3D Printing Could Revolutionize the Field of Nursing

Healthcare technology is always changing, and nurses are often charged with keeping up with the late… more
Aug 2017

Nurse Stations Assist in Study to Track Microbe Spread

As all nurses know, microscopic organisms are everywhere and can move around very easily, especially… more
Aug 2017

Telemedicine: The Primary Care Visit of the Future

The appearance, goals, and even the location of primary care visits continue to evolve rapidly. With… more
Aug 2017

Nursing Interview Tips

When you apply for nursing jobs, you cannot always rely on your resumé alone to secure future emplo… more
Aug 2017

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for Nurses in 2017

Social media can be a useful tool for staying connected to family and friends, keeping up with local… more
Aug 2017

Diversity in the Nursing Workforce: Where We Are and Where We’re Heading

The United States has been called a melting pot of cultures, but some sectors within our society boa… more
Aug 2017

Registered Nurses Rank #17 on U.S. News & World Report Best Healthcare Jobs List

U.S. News & World Report ranks jobs annually based on several factors, including median salary, empl… more
Aug 2017

Nurse Manager or Nurse Leader?

Nursing is a call to leadership, according to Eileen Williamson, MSN, RN, writing for Nurse.com. She… more
Aug 2017

Nurses as Patient Advocates

All health care professionals, including nurses, must be advocates for their patients, according to … more
Your Guide to Licensing
Jul 2017

Your Guide to Licensing

With so many options to consider, nursing students will likely want to begin exploring career possib… more
The Highest Paying Nurse Specialties
Jul 2017

The Highest Paying Nurse Specialties

Whether nursing is your calling or just your career, you likely have financial obligations and a… more
Your Role as a Key Stakeholder
Jul 2017

Your Role as a Key Stakeholder

Hospital resources can be subject to intense competition, especially in non-profit hospitals with li… more
Making an Impact by Volunteering Abroad
Jul 2017

Making an Impact by Volunteering Abroad

Nurses who study, intern, and work close to home may have countless opportunities to learn and build… more
How Nurse Leaders Can Solve Work Related Challenges
Jul 2017

How Nurse Leaders Can Solve Work Related Challenges

Throughout your career, as you have gained experience as a nurse, you have likely noticed how other … more
Growing Rates of Nursing Student Diversity
Jul 2017

Growing Rates of Nursing Student Diversity

As the United States' population evolves and the nation's health care needs continually change, … more
The Growing Shortage of Nursing Faculty
Jul 2017

The Growing Shortage of Nursing Faculty

A faculty shortage has begun to affect nursing programs around the nation, and many now have a need … more
Tips for Remaining Committed in Graduate School
Jul 2017

Tips for Remaining Committed in Graduate School

When you're earning an advanced degree, online or on campus, positive habits can help you remain… more
Study Tips for the Busy Nursing Graduate Student
Jul 2017

Study Tips for the Busy Nursing Graduate Student

Being a successful student in a BSN to DNP online or other graduate nursing program takes excell… more
What it Means to Function Autonomously in 2017
Jul 2017

What it Means to Function Autonomously in 2017

Nurse practitioners serve a critical purpose in the health care industry. A growing number of states… more
Mastering Your Mindset as a Nursing Graduate Student
Jul 2017

Mastering Your Mindset as a Nursing Graduate Student

As a graduate student, you may find that it is stressful to balance all of your responsibilities. Ho… more
Challenges Facing Family Nurse Practitioners in 2017
Jul 2017

Challenges Facing Family Nurse Practitioners in 2017

Every career comes with a unique set of challenges. However, working within the medical field can be… more
Finding Fulfillment in Your Nursing Career
Jul 2017

Finding Fulfillment in Your Nursing Career

Finding fulfillment at work can be difficult for many people. For those in the health care commu… more
Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness in Nursing
Jul 2017

Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness in Nursing

People of different cultures have unique beliefs, values, and practices. These differences make it c… more
How to Land Your Nursing Dream Job
Jul 2017

How to Land Your Nursing Dream Job

Completing a nursing degree is a major step toward finding your dream job, as it can help you to app… more
Medical Documenting: 5 Important Things to Remember
Jul 2017

Medical Documenting: 5 Important Things to Remember

An important task for most nurses is keeping excellent medical records on their patients. Medical re… more
Principles of Effective Communication in Nursing Practice
Jul 2017

Principles of Effective Communication in Nursing Practice

Communication is a key skill for leaders in any workplace. As you work toward your Doctor of Nur… more
The Power of Being a Nurse Entrepreneur
Jul 2017

The Power of Being a Nurse Entrepreneur

Nurse entrepreneurship is on the rise, according to DiscoverNursing.com. Yet, Elizabeth Hanink, … more
Why the Industry Outlook for DNPs is Strong
Jul 2017

Why the Industry Outlook for DNPs is Strong

If you haven't yet made the decision to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, now is… more
The Importance of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Jul 2017

The Importance of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Preventive health is growing in popularity as people seek to improve their overall health and we… more
Technology and Patient Safety in 2017
Jul 2017

Technology and Patient Safety in 2017

Patient safety is a major priority for hospitals and other health care facilities across the cou… more
5 Changes for Nurse Practitioners in 2017
Jul 2017

5 Changes for Nurse Practitioners in 2017

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are poised to play a major role in the quickly shifting landscape of h… more
7 Places DNPs Work
Jul 2017

7 Places DNPs Work

If you are considering pursuing your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, you may want to un… more
Health Care Policies Impacting Nurses This Year
Jul 2017

Health Care Policies Impacting Nurses This Year

As you pursue your online DNP degree, it’s important to remain aware of outside forces that could … more
What You Need to Know About Clinical Systems Management
Jul 2017

What You Need to Know About Clinical Systems Management

Clinical systems management is becoming increasingly important to ensuring that health care organiza… more
6 Trends Shaping Nursing in 2017
Jul 2017

6 Trends Shaping Nursing in 2017

Thanks to a convergence of factors like the growing physician shortage and growing nurse autonom… more
The Future of Gerontology
Jun 2017

The Future of Gerontology

With advancements in technology, medicine, and surgical procedures, nurses who work with elderly adu… more
Reasons to Pursue a Career in Psychiatric Care
Jun 2017

Reasons to Pursue a Career in Psychiatric Care

Nursing is a rewarding and diverse field that allows you to help patients manage their health in a n… more
5 Ways to Avoid Nurse Burnout
Jun 2017

5 Ways to Avoid Nurse Burnout

Nursing is a complex role, and aside from the physical strain, the emotional difficulty of the job c… more
5 Keys to Nurse Leadership in 2017
May 2017

5 Keys to Nurse Leadership in 2017

As the health care industry evolves to deliver higher quality, more timely care to patients, nurses … more
10 Tips for Becoming an Advanced Practice Nurse
May 2017

10 Tips for Becoming an Advanced Practice Nurse

There are a number of opportunities for advancement in the nursing field. If you aspire to become a … more
Nurse Practitioners Caring for the Aging Population
May 2017

Nurse Practitioners Caring for the Aging Population

America is aging. Decades of incremental increases to life expectancy — thanks in large part to pa… more
9 Reasons to Pursue a BSN to DNP Program
May 2017

9 Reasons to Pursue a BSN to DNP Program

A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is one of the two doctoral degrees available within the nursing p… more
8 Ways Nurses Can Build Better Rapport with Patients
Apr 2017

8 Ways Nurses Can Build Better Rapport with Patients

All too often, daily tasks and details can rule a nurse’s day; however, spending time with pat… more
Patient-Centered Care in 2017: A Guide for Nurses
Apr 2017

Patient-Centered Care in 2017: A Guide for Nurses

Advanced practice nurses play a critical role in the implementation of health care practices tha… more
The Nurse Practitioner’s Role in 2017
Apr 2017

The Nurse Practitioner’s Role in 2017

Driven by a greater emphasis on patient-centered care along with the needs of an aging populatio… more
Reasons to Consider an Online DNP Degree
Nov 2016

Reasons to Consider an Online DNP Degree

The healthcare landscape in the United States is changing rapidly. Demand for care is growing faster… more
Online Degree Programs: The New Trend in BSN to DNP Education
Nov 2016

Online Degree Programs: The New Trend in BSN to DNP Education

If you already have your bachelor's of science in nursing (BSN), you might consider upgrading your c… more
Too Busy to Get Your DNP? We Have a Solution!
Nov 2016

Too Busy to Get Your DNP? We Have a Solution!

Nurse practitioners have served patients for decades, but demand for their services has increased co… more
5 Skills Necessary to Succeed as an NP
Nov 2016

5 Skills Necessary to Succeed as an NP

The National Institute for Health Care Reform (NIHCR) notes that the U.S. is facing an increasing sh… more
3 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Become a Nurse Practitioner
Nov 2016

3 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Become a Nurse Practitioner

If you've put off getting your DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) degree, now might be the best time t… more
3 Reasons to Become an NP Instead of an MD
Nov 2016

3 Reasons to Become an NP Instead of an MD

Nurse Practitioners build relationships with patients, promote quality of care, and, according to th… more
Sep 2016

6 Reasons to Become a Nurse Practitioner

When it comes to starting a career, you want it to be one you love. If you have a job you love, you'… more
Sep 2016

A Nurse’s Guide to Patient-Centered Care

  Three Key Components of Patient-Centered Care   Advancing your career within a patient-ce… more
Sep 2016

Five New Technologies Nurses Should Pay Attention To

The Technology of Nursing’s Future Nursing has undergone a great transformation over recent yea… more
Sep 2016

Getting a Job in Nursing – Where & How to Look?

  Finding the Right Nursing Job for YOU Career paths for nurses are more diverse than ever before… more
Sep 2016

How Does the ACA Impact Nursing?

  Nurses and the Affordable Care Act Political views aside, most healthcare professionals agree t… more
Sep 2016

The Top Hidden Epidemics

  Hidden Epidemics Seen by Nurses Everywhere Nurses often choose to pursue careers in large hospi… more
Sep 2016

Global Nursing

  The International World of Nursing The truth is that nurses in Missouri aren’t a whole lot di… more
Sep 2016

History’s Favorite Nurses

  Meet History’s Favorite Nurses When we think about the history of nursing, rarely do we think… more
Sep 2016

Nursing in the Media

  A Look at Nurses in the Media Here you are looking for information on earning your nurse practi… more
Sep 2016

Entrepreneurs Who Also Happen To Be Nurses

  Nurse Entrepreneurs are Making an Impact The very first nurse entrepreneur was Clara Barton, wh… more
Sep 2016

How Nurses Can Use Social Media to Connect & Learn

  Leverage Social Media to Grow & Advance Your Career Nurses, like all other professionals, c… more
Sep 2016

Nursing Demographics

  Who is Today’s Nurse? A Study into Demographics and More The women and men within the nursing… more
Sep 2016

Types of Nurses

  Meet Your Hospital Nursing Team Every day, across the country and around the world, millions of… more
Sep 2016

Evidence-Based Care Remains a Widespread Practice

Over the years there have been naysayers against evidence-based care. These pundits have fallen prey… more
Sep 2016

Disaster Preparedness: Nurses on the Front Line

Right now there are nurses who are responding to crisis situations around the world. Tornadoes, hurr… more
Sep 2016

Doctor of Nursing Practice Degrees: An Overview for Today’s Nursing Professional

In 2004, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) formulated a task force to investiga… more
Sep 2016

What Does It Take To Be An Effective Nursing Leader?

There are many concepts that come into play when we discuss the best strategies for nursing leadersh… more
Sep 2016

A Legacy of Mentorship in Nursing

The role that nurses play in healthcare is extremely important, as professional nurses are quite oft… more
Sep 2016

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioners and Preventive Care

An unfortunate truth of Western medicine is that it places a heavy emphasis on curing ailments after… more
Sep 2016

4 In Demand Jobs for Nurses with an Advanced Degree or Nurse Practitioners

When people think of nurses at work, they usually imagine the abundance of nurses needed to keep a h… more
Sep 2016

4 Tips on How to Cope with Night Shift Nursing

Some nurses love the night shift, and some prefer to work during the day. Whatever your feelings abo… more
Sep 2016

5 Pieces of Advice for Future Nursing Students

Ask almost any nurse, and they’ll have tips and tricks for success as you pursue your BSN. Whether… more
Sep 2016

5 Tips for Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioners (AGNPs) Who Work in Nursing Homes

If you are a nurse working in a nursing home, you know your work is making a difference and  bringi… more
Sep 2016

7 Tips for Choosing your Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Nurse practitioners are to help relieve the strain of the projected shortage of physicians in 2020, … more
Sep 2016

How Nurse Leaders Can Take Initiative and Promote Positive Nurse/Doctor Interaction for Best Patient Results

In any workplace, it is essential to maintain a professional attitude and to foster respectful, cord… more
Sep 2016

How Nurse Practitioners Can Help Diffuse Stress in the ER

Working in the emergency room presents a unique set of challenges and requires a knowledgeable, cari… more
Sep 2016

Preventing Compassion Fatigue

Compassion is an important part of any caregiver’s role, and it is one of the best, most sought-af… more
Sep 2016

Top 6 Courses for Future Nurse Practitioners

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a 31% increase in job opportunities for nur… more
Sep 2016

4 Myths About Nurse Practitioners that You Thought Were True

There is a distinct difference between registered nurses and nurse practitioners. When a registered … more
Sep 2016

3 Hospital Departments that Need Nurse Practitioners

Qualified nurse practitioners are always in demand across the medical field. This is great news for … more
Sep 2016

6 Core Qualities You Need to Work in the Healthcare Field

Healthcare is one of America's fastest growing industries, with an estimated 3.2 million jobs being … more
Sep 2016

How Hiring a Nurse Practitioner Lightens a Doctor’s Load

While nurse practitioners and doctors are both health care providers, they differ in a few ways. The… more
Sep 2016

How to Protect Yourself from the Occupational Hazards of Working Around Illnesses

Nursing can be one of the most rewarding career paths, but is also one of the riskiest to health and… more
Sep 2016

Why Moms Excel As Nurse Practitioners

Many mothers find a way to excel both domestically and professionally, though it does take a bit of … more
Sep 2016

You Have a Nursing Degree, Now What?

With your education complete, the next step in your career is finding a position you are well-suited… more
Sep 2016

6 Tips for Nurse Leaders

Hospital environments and other settings in the world of healthcare can become chaotic if there is n… more
Sep 2016

7 Places You’ll Find Nurse Practitioners

Medical professionals that have earned their Doctors of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Master of Science … more
A Comprehensive Guide to Preventive Care
Sep 2016

A Comprehensive Guide to Preventive Care

Most people go to the doctor when they feel sick, but many people don’t consider going to the doct… more
Sep 2016

A Growing Trend: Home Nurse Practitioner Visits

Nurse and Nurse Practitioners don't just work in hospitals anymore. They're starting their own in-ho… more
Sep 2016

How Nurses Use Technology in 2015

Since the days of Florence Nightingale, the backbone of nursing has remained the same. Nursing is al… more
How to Get Started on Your Nurse Practitioner Journey
Sep 2016

How to Get Started on Your Nurse Practitioner Journey

Nursing is a noble profession, and the more you know as a nurse, the better equipped you are to care… more
Sep 2016

The States that Allow Nurse Practitioner Autonomy

If you've visited a doctor’s office recently, you may have noticed a trend. Doctors are busy. This… more
Sep 2016

Nurse Practitioners and Healthcare in 2015

Nurse practitioners are highly skilled medical professionals who perform many of the same functions… more
Why the Need for Nurse Practitioners is Growing
Sep 2016

Why the Need for Nurse Practitioners is Growing

According to healthcare recruitment firm Merritt Hawkins, nurse practitioners ranked in the top 10 m… more
5 Nursing Associations Leading the Way in Healthcare
Sep 2016

5 Nursing Associations Leading the Way in Healthcare

Health care reforms and educational opportunities championed by nursing associations help to move th… more
How to Find a Mentor in Nursing
Sep 2016

How to Find a Mentor in Nursing

A mentor can be an objective adviser, a teacher, and a trusted friend to turn to when questions or p… more
3 Stories About Nurses Making a Difference
Sep 2016

3 Stories About Nurses Making a Difference

Nurses play a vital role in the healthcare community and create tremendous impact on the lives of th… more
The Evolution of the Nurse-Doctor Relationship
Sep 2016

The Evolution of the Nurse-Doctor Relationship

Unlike the nurses of the 18th and early 19th centuries, many of today's nursing professionals consul… more
Top 6 States for Nurse Practitioners
Sep 2016

Top 6 States for Nurse Practitioners

A nurse practitioner's (NP) job opportunities vary depending on state laws, according to the Nationa… more
3 Reasons to Consider Becoming A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Sep 2016

3 Reasons to Consider Becoming A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, only 8.3 percent of nurse practitioner… more