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How To Earn Your Pediatric Nursing Certification

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Pediatric nursing can be a satisfying career path. Some pediatric nurses choose national certification in order to earn more money, receive bonuses, and ...

Rasmussen College: Preventing Burnout and Preparing Future Nurses

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC Why do nurses burn out and leave the profession, often before they've truly fully launched their careers? During a recent conversation with Kelly McCullough, ...

Ask Nurse Keith: Do I Really Need Another Nursing Degree?

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC As a career coach for nurses, I’m often asked very similar questions by many nursing professionals. Our challenges may feel unique to us, but ...

Ask Nurse Keith: ADN or BSN?

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC As a career coach for nurses, I’m often asked very similar questions by many nursing professionals. Our challenges may feel unique to us, but ...

Failed the NCLEX? Now What?

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC The final hurdle to become a fully licensed Registered Nurse is the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). To some, this is a daunting ...

Caring For Babies With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) occurs when a baby is exposed to drugs in the womb; consequently, the baby goes through withdrawal following birth. ...

March 2017 Release of BLS Employment Statistics Report: First Look

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC On March 31st, 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program released its Occupational Employment and Wages Report for data from ...

How To Read An Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG)

By Dawn Gray, RN Regular, irregular, fast, slow, wide, narrow, stable, unstable. Does looking at a 12-lead EKG put your own heart into a lethal rhythm? Nurses are usually the ...

Nursing Workplace Culture: Change Begins With You

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC Workplace culture in nursing and healthcare is so important to job satisfaction, staff retention, and patient outcomes. Culture isn’t always talked about, but nurses ...

NP Practice Authority Grows - March 2017 Update

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC With legislative sessions currently taking place in many states around the U.S., bills related to nurse practitioners and their nursing scope of practice have ...

Nurse-Patient Ratios and Safe Staffing: Why You Should Care

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC The subject of nurse-patient ratios comes up often in nursing circles, and can often be a topic of discussion in state legislatures around the ...

Flu Breakdown: The 2017 Influenza Season

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Influenza, a contagious respiratory illness, does not discriminate who, when, and where it strikes. It is crucial for nurses and other healthcare professionals ...

10 Myth-Busting Facts About the Flu

By Anne Devine, MA, BSN Influenza, or “flu,” can still strike fear in the hearts of public health professionals. Many of us recall reading about the worldwide flu pandemic of ...

Celebrities, George Michael, Nurses, and Healthcare Charities

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Fame. Fortune. Celebrities. These three words have one thing in common: endless possibilities for healthcare charities. The public demand for cures to cancer, ...

5 Ways Trump's Travel Ban Could Affect Nurses

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC No matter your political persuasion, the travel ban recently imposed by the Trump administration has a far-reaching impact that many are still grappling to ...

Superbugs, Nurses, and Antiobiotic Resistance

By Keith Carlson BSN, RN, NC-BC The news of a 70-year-old Reno woman dying from a pan-resistant “superbug” has swept through medical and nursing communities in early 2017. Nurses, physicians, ...

The Gallup Poll, Healthcare, and Nurses’ Reputation

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC Throughout the early 21st century, nurses have earned top ranking in the annual Gallup poll on ethics and honesty – with the exception for ...

Nurse Practitioners: Ranked #2 for Top Jobs in 2017

By Keith Carlson, RN, BSN The jury has reached its decision on nursing jobs in 2017; according to U.S. News and World Report Best Jobs Rankings for 2017 , nurse ...

A Medical Improv Activity: Breaking Tension & Improving Communication

By Beth Boynton, RN, MS Happy New Year! 2017 is ringing in with all sorts of possible changes in healthcare and nursing. Whether you are excited or worried or both, ...

The Trump Presidency - What Does It Mean For Nurses?

By Nurse.org Staff Writer Hopefully you’ve been able to pick your jaw up from the floor after last night’s surprising (some would even say shocking) results served up by the ...

What Nursing Specialty is Best for You? The Results are In!

By Michelle Wang Here at Nurse.org, we care about all of our nurses and soon-to-be nurses and want to get to know you better. We also want to help you ...

What Is Senior Care Auditing?

by Dr. Cathleen V. Carr, JD PhD Senior Care Auditing is a new service expected to grow substantially over the next 30 years as the population of seniors sharply increases. ...

What To Know About Applying to Nursing Schools

By Kathleen Colduvell According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2012-2022 employment projections, nursing is among the top occupations with steady projected job growth through 2022. The workforce is anticipated ...

The Pros To Second Degree Nursing Programs

Written By: Kathleen Colduvell The Growing Industry According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing profession is projected to grow at least 16% between 2014 to 2024. Growth in ...

How Nurses Cope With Mass Shootings And Attacks

Written By: Lee Nelson For staff members at The Medical Center of Aurora, Colorado, every time they hear about another mass shooting, there is a sense that they've been here ...

Report: 80% Of Nursing Workforce Should Have A BSN By 2020

Written By: Lee Nelson Nurses are the eyes, ears, and heart of healthcare, but the profession is undergoing some major changes; one of the reasons for such change is due ...

What You Can Do About The Nursing Shortage

Written By: Dawn Papandrea Anyone who's interested in nursing as a career has probably heard that there's a nursing shortage, and that it's expected to become more pronounced in the ...

Serious Health Concerns For 2016 Olympics. How Visitors Can Stay Safe In Rio

Written By: Marissa Mararac The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil is just days away. People from all around the world are anticipating the opening ceremonies on August ...

Nursing Is In Transformation, And That's Good For Nurses

Written By: Dawn Papandrea The nursing profession, at its core, has always been about caring for patients. However, it was once a female-dominated career in which nurses essentially served as ...

Advantages And Drawbacks Of Getting An MSN

Whether you're a nursing professional, a Registered Nurse, or a nursing student you might be looking ahead to the day when you want to take your career to the next ...

Dementia Patients: Reaching the Unreachable

New employees of the psychiatric unit at one regional hospital in Seattle have an interesting component built in to their orientation. After the obligatory spiel of hospital rules and regulations, ...

U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100 Jobs of 2016: Where are Nurses?

Released online January 26th, 2016, U.S. News and World Reports announced the best jobs of 2016 . And the best part about it? Heath care jobs take most of the ...

How to Make Technology Work for Your Nursing Career

Gone are the days when nursing was just about hands-on patient care and manually filling out medical charts all day long. Today’s nurses are not only skilled health care practitioners, ...

Nursing Degrees: Which one is right for you?

There are so many pathways to becoming a nurse from earning a diploma to a master’s, and every degree in between. As with most professions, usually the more nursing education ...

Tips for Surviving the NCLEX

It might have been more than 20 years ago, but Stacey Kinney can still remember the stress and uncertainty she felt before taking the NCLEX. “I always share with my ...

The Rise of Non-Physician Roles in Medicine

People are coming into the healthcare system by droves because of the Affordable Care Act and the aging population. Hence, the demand for advanced educated nurses to take the reins ...

Labor and Delivery Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Written By: Vonda J. Sines Salary Overview Labor and delivery (L&D) nurses work in a specialty that’s unusual because it involves care to women and infants during four stages: pregnancy, ...

Accelerated BSN Programs: Fast Track Into an RN Career

Written By: Dawn Papandrea There are many pathways into a career as a nurse, but more and more, having a bachelor’s of science degree is the best way to position ...

Adult Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview Healthcare professionals sometimes refer to adult nurses as gerontological nurses. These professionals are registered nurses (RNs) and provide services to adults who are usually at least 60 years ...

Nurse Administrator Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview Nurse administrators are individuals who enjoy the challenges of leadership and the elevated compensation that accompanies them. GraduateNursingEDU says that these nurses work in a number of healthcare ...

Nurse CE and CEU : Continuing Education for RNs

Becoming a nursing professional (whether it’s an RN, or an advanced nurse practitioner) requires a strong educational foundation. Nurses earn a bachelor’s or advanced degree and pass the required certification ...

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