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2018 Top 10 Best Nursing Schools In California

Anyone who wants to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) knows that the school you attend will have a huge impact on your future as a nurse. When it ...

Proposed Federal RN Ratios - What You Can Do About It

By Amy Blitchok For years, nurses across the nation have been asking for safer staffing ratios. With tighter budgets and substantial increases in the number of patients, nurses have been ...

Trump's 2018 Tax Plan: How It Affects Travel Nurses

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the “Tax Cuts And Jobs Act” into law. The bill passed with a final tally of 224-201. It introduces extensive changes to the ...

New York's 'BSN in 10' Law And The Push For 80% Of Nurses To Hold BSN By 2020

Update: 12/30/2017 at 9:12pm PST After nearly 14 years of lobbying, New York State finally passed their "BSN in 10" law. The state now requires all nurses to obtain a ...

2018 List Of Legit, Affordable, RN to BSN Online Programs In Every State

By Nurse.org Staff Writer How many times have you been pressured by your manager to get your RN to BSN degree? More and more employers are convinced that having a ...

Nurses Ranked #1 Most Ethical Profession By 2017 Gallup Poll

Update: December 27, 2017 Yesterday, the Gallup organization released the 2017 results of their poll for the most honest and ethical professions - listing nurses as the top profession for ...

Top 5 Nursing Schools for 2018 And How To Decide On A College

If you're considering becoming a Registered Nurse (RN), you know that education plays such an important role in launching your career. For starters, a program of nursing study is required ...

50+ Online CRNA Schools For 2018 - How To Become A Nurse Anesthetist!

By Nurse.org Staff Writer Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) belong to one of the most in-demand Advanced Practice specialties in the field. As such, they are also the highest-paid nurses. ...

Why Registered Nurses Should Get A BSN

Why pursue RN to BSN? Increased Opportunities According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026. While your ...

Space Nursing: Boldly Going Where No Nurse Has Gone Before

By Dawn Papandrea It's a very noble thing to want to become a registered nurse, but what if you found out you could take your career to outer space and ...

Nursing Orientation: 10 Tips That Will Make You Feel Prepared.

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Starting a new job? Nurses fresh out of nursing school aren't the only ones who struggle with nursing orientation. Nurses who change specialties ...

Accelerated BSN Programs: Fast Track Into an RN Career

By Dawn Papandrea There are many pathways into a career as a nurse, but more and more, having a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is the best way ...

Know Your ABGs - Arterial Blood Gases Explained

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Arterial Blood Gases (ABG) can be difficult and confusing to understand at first. However, it's a crucial skill for nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, ...

Understanding the Glasgow Coma Scale

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), designed in 1974, is a tool that has the ability to communicate the level of consciousness of patients ...

How To Draw Blood Like A Pro: Step-By-Step Guide

By: Kathleen Colduvell BSN, RN, BA, CBC Phlebotomy, the practice of drawing blood from a vein, is a proficiency that all nurses should learn in their career. While not commonly ...

Nurse Practitioner Showdown: Masters vs. Doctorate

By: Kathleen Colduvell BSN, RN, BA, CBC According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for advanced practice nurses, which includes Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Doctors of Nursing ...

Dope Specialty - The Rise of the Cannabis Nurse

By Lee Nelson People come to Eloise Theisen with tears in their eyes and pain in their bodies that no one else or no other drug has been able to ...

New Video Shows Conditions Inside Nursing Home Without A/C Where 8 Died

by Angelina Gibson Hollywood, FL: Video shows the shocking conditions of Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills - 53 hours after losing power and air conditioning - where 8 elderly residents ...

9 Things You Should Know About Single-Payer Healthcare

By Amy Blitchock The U.S. just got one step closer to Single-Payer Healthcare. Two weeks ago, Sen. Kamala Harris became the first to co-sponsor a “Medicare For All” bill proposed ...

News For Nurses - Weekly Roundup

By Angelina Gibson We read the news so you don't have to. Here's what's happening in the world this week. Single-payer healthcare In California California Senator Kamala Harris is the ...

Nursing Organizations Urge Trump To Keep DACA Dreams Alive

By Nurse.org Staff Writer Updated Wednesday 4:19pm PST: "I'm a Nurse thanks to DACA," stated Gabriel Rodriquez. She continued, "I want people to know that DACA has done great things ...

Disaster Relief Nursing: Everything You Need To Know About This Heroic Specialty

By Angelina Gibson Luis DeRosa, a Trauma Resuscitation Nurse and Federal Disaster Response Team Member, was preparing to give a speech in front of hundreds of nurses at a conference ...

Chip Device Heals Injuries In Seconds

By Angelina Gibson Picture this - you suffer a car accident and your leg is broken. Within moments a small chip-like silicone device is placed on the broken leg - ...

News For Nurses - Weekly Roundup

We read the news so you don't have to. Here are the week's top stories for nurses. New medical chip grows human cells on the body and heals illnesses in ...

How Nurse Practitioners Are Transforming Emergency Response

By almost any measurement, the 9-1-1 emergency response system has been a success. However, this success has also resulted in an increase in calls from low-acuity callers, adult “superusers,” and ...

Terror Attacks: Nurses Must Be Prepared

By Amy Blitchok The Barcelona terror attack that took place on August 17th, 2017 was one of the deadliest events in that city’s recent history. It left 13 people dead, ...

Nurses Brace Themselves for The Great Eclipse of 2017

By Nurse.org Staff Writer Months before the great solar eclipse of 2017, hospitals around the country were bracing themselves. In fact, according to the Washington Post, “first responders and emergency ...

How A Nurse Stabbing Made It Safer For The Rest Of Us

By Angelina Gibson Elise Wilson, a dedicated Nurse of over 35 years, was stabbed 11 times by a patient during a routine assessment. Conor O’Regan was dissatisfied with the previous ...

What 3 Nurses In Ohio Taught Us About the Opioid Crisis

by Nurse.org Staff Writer If you haven’t heard yet, there’s an opioid crisis gripping the nation. And it’s making it dangerous for nurses on the job. Last Thursday, three nurses ...

You're Making It Weird: Opposite-Sex Physical Exams [Infographic]

By Sean Dent, ACNP An important part of nursing is maintaining patient dignity and privacy while providing optimal care. As nurses, we treat the person, not just the disease. This ...

The Glamorous Side of Healthcare: Hollywood Nurses

By Dawn Papandrea Any Registered Nurse knows there are a number of nursing specialties that go beyond working in a hospital or nursing home. But there are just a couple ...

I'm On A Boat: The Life Of A Yacht Nurse

In this article: How To Become A Yacht Nurse Nursing Duties Salary and Benefits Yacht Nurse Job Outlook By Lee Nelson Exotic ports of call with crystal blue waters and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Disney Nurse: The Happiest Career On Earth

By Lee Nelson When Cheryl Talamantes moved to southern California in 1987, she saw an ad in the newspaper for nurses at Disneyland. “I was intrigued and did a quick ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Charities Rely On Celebrity Support And These 5 Celebrities Were Once Nurses!

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, ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

8 Steps Of The NCLEX + Tips for Passing!

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 ...

Thinking Of Becoming A Nurse Practitioner Or Physician Assistant? Read This First.

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, ...

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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