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The Ultimate Guide to Paramedic to RN Bridge Programs

If you're a paramedic, you may be considering transitioning to a career as a registered nurse. Constantly facing emergencies and unpredictable situations can take an emotional and physical toll. RNs …

The Complete Guide to LPN to RN Programs

Both Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses play critical roles in the medical system, but if you are an LPN, taking the next step and earning an RN degree can …

50+ CRNA Schools For 2022

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably thinking about, or on your way to becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, the highest-paid nursing profession out there! We know it’s no …

Top Accelerated BSN (ABSN) Programs 2022

Medically reviewed by Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN on September 12, 2021 For those who are considering a career change into nursing and already have a bachelor’s degree in another subject …

The Best Online Nursing Programs in 2021

If you’ve ever wanted to go to nursing school, or to further your education as a registered nurse, the time has never been better. Not only is there a critical …

Top Cheap and Fast Online RN to BSN Programs in 2022

For registered nurses, the power of online BSN programs allows individuals to continue working while earning their bachelor’s degrees. Currently, there are hundreds of online nursing programs, so it can …

How To Go From Registered Nurse to Nurse Practitioner (RN to NP)

If you're a registered nurse, you've likely considered advancing your career and one of the most popular options to do that is becoming a nurse practitioner. The increased autonomy, career …

NP vs. DNP | What's the Difference?

When it comes to career paths, nurses have no shortage of opportunities for advancement. From CNMs to CRNAs and everything in between, the options seem almost endless. But how do …

Nurse Practitioner (NP) vs Physician Assistant (PA): Which Role is Right for You?

If you're thinking about advancing your healthcare career, you're likely well aware of the many different directions that your career could take. Two very popular paths are becoming a nurse …

What is Nursing School Like & How to Prepare for It

Congratulations, you’ve made it into nursing school! You've worked so hard to get to this point and now here come the nerves. You're thinking to yourself, “What have I gotten …

RN vs BSN: What's the Difference and Which is Right for You?

If you’re looking at a nursing school program, chances are, you’re probably deciding between choosing an RN (ADN) or a BSN degree. While both programs will ultimately lead you to …

What is an MSN/MBA Dual Degree Program and is it Worth It?

Many nurses interested in advancing their careers on the business side of healthcare think that their only options are to get a Master’s in Healthcare Administration (MHA) or a Master’s …

Complete List of Common Nursing Certifications

Listing your credentials correctly on your resume is vital. But which is the appropriate acronym to use? Never fear. Nurse.org has compiled an alphabetical list of 183 different nursing certifications …

10 Top Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Programs 2021

Updated: 8/3/2021 A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, also known as a Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), is an advanced nursing role that requires a Masters's or Doctorate degree. This career depends …

7 Careers for Nurses Who Want to Impact Policy Change

By: Chaunie Brusie, RN, BSN Nurses play an irreplaceable role in influencing the lives of patients and their families every day. From seemingly simple acts like ensuring their pain is …

Highest Paying Jobs for MSN Nurses

Life isn’t a comparison game, but if you’re into comparing numbers when it comes to salary, here are some facts: MSN nurses usually make more money than RNs without master’s …

The Ultimate List of Masters Degrees in Nursing

Are you considering getting your Master’s Degree in Nursing? A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree can open the doorway to more opportunities for you as a nurse, from …

How to Become a Nurse Educator

Updated 7/30/2021 Nurse Educators work with nursing students to help bridge the space between didactic learning and clinical practice. This educational guide will provide you with the information you need …

Top 6 Student Loan Forgiveness Programs for Nurses

Updated 7/26/2021 For a lot of us, the biggest downside to becoming a nurse is the thousands of dollars of debt that it costs to get our education. According to …

How Long is Nursing School?

Deciding that you want to be a nurse is the first step in an exciting and fulfilling journey. But how long will it take for you to get there? The …

Top 10 Nursing School Study Tips and Tricks (From ACTUAL Nurses)

Updated 7/23/2021 During my senior year of nursing school, life suddenly got a little busy for me. And by a “little busy” I mean I found out I was pregnant, …

What is the Nursing Code of Ethics?

Updated 7/22/2021 According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), the nursing code of ethics is a guide for “carrying out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing …

Registered Nurse Salaries 2021: How Much Do Nurses Make?

Updated 6/28/2021 If you’re just thinking about getting into nursing, you’re probably wondering how much money you could make as a nurse. Well, the answer is that it varies, A …

How to Go From a Registered Nurse (RN) to a Medical Doctor (MD)

Updated 6/28/2021 Nurses and doctors are both essential parts of the healthcare field and work together closely to ensure that patients receive the best possible care. Both have vastly distinct …

How to Get Into Nursing School | The 8 Requirements You Need to Meet

Updated 6/25/2021 Getting into nursing school is a dream come true for most prospective nurses but the process can be daunting. Nurse.org has broken down the requirements and process to …

How Long Does It Take To Become a Registered Nurse?

By: Sarah Jividen, RN, BSN If you have been considering a career in the healthcare field, you may be wondering, how long does it take to become a registered nurse? …

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship Terms And Conditions

ELIGIBILITY Only students currently enrolled as High School juniors, seniors, undergraduates, or graduate students may apply for and receive NURSE.ORG’s $1,000 Healthcare Leaders Scholarship. Scholarships may be used only to …

Top 10 Online RN to BSN Programs 2021

Thinking about going back to school to get your BSN? We know it never feels like the right time to make the jump, but the average nurse stands to make …

Guide to Accelerated BSN (ABSN) Programs 2021

For those who are considering a career change into nursing and already have a bachelor’s degree in another subject — finance, restaurant management, even music — an accelerated BSN as …

CRNA School: Top 10 Programs of 2021

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) belong to one of the most in-demand Advanced Practice Nursing specialties. As such, they are also the highest-paid nurses. In May 2019, the Bureau of …

Can a Nurse Practitioner Prescribe Medication?

By: Kathleen Gaines MSN, BA, RN, CBC The ability to prescribe medications is a crucial part of administering quality health care. Although highly educated and trained, the power to independently …

Top Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Programs 2021

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) represents the highest level of training a nurse can pursue. Those who earn this degree elevate not only themselves, but the entire nursing profession. …

Best Online Master's in Nursing (MSN) Programs for 2022

There are a lot of reasons to further your nursing education. Better pay, positions, and hours are just a few. While deciding to obtain a master's degree in nursing may …

50+ CRNA Schools For 2021

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably thinking about, or on your way to becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, the highest-paid nursing profession out there! We know it’s no …

Certified Breastfeeding Counselor vs. CLC vs. IBCLC

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, BA, RN, CBC According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, there were 3.79 million babies born in the US …

Guide to Accelerated BSN (ABSN) Programs 2021

For those who are considering a career change into nursing and already have a bachelor’s degree in another subject — finance, restaurant management, even music — an accelerated BSN as …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools of 2021

When you plan to become a registered nurse (RN), the nursing school and degree program you choose will play a role in your future career. The United States has a …

Top 5 Affordable and Fast Online RN to BSN Programs

In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) made a strong recommendation that by 2020, 80% of the nursing workforce should have a baccalaureate degree (BSN). As we start 2020, there …

The Ultimate List of Masters Degrees in Nursing

Are you considering getting your Master’s Degree in Nursing? A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree can open the doorway to more opportunities for you as a nurse, from …

Top Nurse Practitioner Programs 2021

Nurse Practitioners are Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who enjoy the respect of their peers, the admiration of their patients, and an extremely high level of job satisfaction. Becoming a Nurse …

What are Nursing Clinicals Like During COVID-19?

By: Leona Werezak BSN, MN, RN While most people have been wanting to avoid hospitals, nursing students this fall were looking forward to returning to them to continue their education. …

3 Professors Reveal How Nursing Schools Are Adapting to COVID-19

By: Leona Werezak BSN, MN, RN Nursing students and faculty returned to school this fall full of uncertainty and questions about what nursing school will look like during the COVID-19 …

Top CRNA Programs 2021

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) belong to one of the most in-demand Advanced Practice Nursing specialties. As such, they are also the highest-paid nurses. In May 2019, the Bureau of …

The Highest Paying Jobs For Nurses With a BSN

The average salary for a Registered Nurse is $71,730, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). And although the BLS does not actually differentiate between salaries for RNs who …

How to Become a Private Duty Nurse | Salary & Programs

By: Kathleen Gaines MSN, BA, RN, CBC Private duty nursing, often confused with other types of home care nursing, is an evolving nursing specialty. With an ongoing increase in the …

What Are Nursing Theories?

By: Kathleen Gaines MSN, BA, RN, CBC Nursing theories were first identified by Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, and were rooted in nursing education. Her Environmental Theory stated …

How Hard is Nursing School?

One of the most common questions people ask when they consider entering into the nursing profession is, how hard is nursing school? Whether you are a high school graduate or …

What Are All the Types of Nurses? The Complete List of Nursing Careers and Specialties

By: Kathleen Gaines MSN, BA, RN, CBC There are a lot of different ways to enter the field of nursing and even more career options available to nurses. To help …

How to Go From RN to MSN

Are you a Registered Nurse (RN) looking to advance your career with a Master of Science in Nursing degree? It’s easier than you think! There are programs available for RN’s …

How Nurses Can Still Go to School During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic may have some aspiring nursing students hesitating to further their education. But online nursing programs have been teaching students remotely for many years and many more are …

Pros and Cons of Private Student Loans

If you’re starting, or continuing, your nursing career and need to borrow money in order to pay for your education, you're facing some tough questions: How to pay? What kind …

Can You Get Your Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Online?

Written by: Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN If you’re looking to earn your Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) online, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that …

What Are the Differences Between ADN, ASN and AAS Nursing Degrees?

By: Kathleen Gaines, MSN, BA, RN, CBC There are many different paths you can take to becoming a nurse, including three Associate Degrees. But how do you know which is …

Guide to Refinancing Nursing School Student Loan Debt

By: Kathleen Gaines, MSN, BA, RN, CBC According to a 2018 report from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), graduate-level nursing students said they expected to leave their …

How Much Not Refinancing Your Student Loans Could Be Costing You

For full transparency, Credible is a Nurse.org partner and we may get paid a commission or referral if you work with them. That being said, we do our very best …

Credible Student Loan Refinance - Review for Nurses

For full transparency, Credible is a Nurse.org partner and we may get paid a commission or referral if you work with them. That being said, we do our very best …

Interest Rates are at Record Lows. What Does That Mean for Nurses?

For full transparency, Credible is a Nurse.org partner and we may get paid a commission or referral if you work with them. That being said, we do our very best …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Rhode Island

Despite its small size, Rhode Island is home to many excellent colleges and universities, some of which offer accredited nursing degrees. Anyone who plans on becoming a registered nurse (RN) …

5 NCLEX Exam Changes Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on nursing schools and programs across the country. It’s also had an impact on the NCLEX-RN and nursing students who are ready to take …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Delaware

Nursing projects to be one of the fastest-growing and highest-demanded jobs in the nation. But before anyone can begin a nursing career, they must become a registered nurse (RN). On …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Kansas

Nurses know that a bachelor's of science in nursing (BSN) is the best way to kickstart a long, successful nursing career. Earning a BSN increases nurses' chances of finding a …

Nursing Ranks & Levels Explained

Whether you are interested in becoming a nurse, or you already have many years under your belt, it is essential to understand the nursing hierarchy so that you know what …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Wyoming

Anyone who wants to become a registered nurse (RN) in Wyoming has two options: earn a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) or an associate degree in nursing (ADN). While …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in South Dakota

Whether you already live in South Dakota or would like to study in the Mount Rushmore State, the first step to becoming a registered nurse (RN) in South Dakota is …

How to Get Your Nursing Student Loan Payments Deferred During COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic has changed the world in many seen and unseen ways, nursing students across the country have been left dealing with the practical realities of how a …

RN to BSN Guide

With a big industry push for all nurses to have a BSN by 2020 and the growing number of online nursing programs, many RN’s are considering getting their BSN degree. …

Everything You Need to Know About the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree

When you choose a career in nursing, you are committing yourself to play a critical role in the medical system. Depending upon where and how you choose to practice, your …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in North Dakota

To work as a nurse in North Dakota, you first need to become a registered nurse (RN). The only way to obtain an RN license is by completing an approved …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in West Virginia

Aside from the gratification that comes with saving lives and helping others, registered nurses (RN) also enjoy high employment and wages. However, nobody can become an RN overnight. First, they …

Master’s in Forensic Nursing Guide

Interested in joining the growing field of forensic nursing? A forensic nurse can be either a Registered or Advanced Practice Nurse and provides specialized care for patients who have been …

Nursing Career Paths: How to Become a Nurse and Advance Your Career

There are many paths to becoming a Registered Nurse. You can start as an LPN and then work towards becoming a Registered Nurse, earn an ADN or BSN and then …

Nursing During COVID-19: 7 Reasons Now is Still a Great Time to Become a Nurse

By Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN As our previous way of life has shuttered to an unexpected stop and everyone is hunkering down at home in an attempt to stop the …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Alaska

Alaska is by far the largest state in the nation by size, but with relatively few cities and colleges, students interested in becoming registered nurses (RNs) have relatively few options. …

FNP-C vs FNP-BC: Which Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Do I Need?

Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are registered nurses with a specialized graduate education who provide primary health care services to people of all ages. Family nurse practitioners specialize in family medicine, …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Vermont

Anyone looking to become a registered nurse (RN) has two options: complete an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN). However, many healthcare facilities …

How to Earn Your CRNA Degree

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist is the highest-paid nursing career, with CRNA's earning $167,950 per year, on average. It's also one of the fastest-growing areas of nursing, and one of the …

CRNAs Will Need A Doctorate Degree By 2025

By Mariam Yazdi Over the past few decades, the CRNA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, role has evolved into a popular career choice for nurses who are interested in critical care …

CRNA vs DNP & DNAP: What's the Difference?

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, RN, BA, CBC Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is one of the fastest-growing fields for nurses and one of the most in-demand careers. According to the …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Nebraska

While nurses need to become licensed as a registered nurse (RN) to work in Nebraska, many hospitals prefer to hire nurses that have at least a Bachelor's of Science in …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Maine

Anyone who wants to become a registered nurse (RN) has two pathways to earning their license: an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN or ASN) or a Bachelor's of Science in …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in New Mexico

Anyone who aspires to be a registered nurse (RN), has two options: an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). While both satisfy …

Online RN to BSN Programs Compared: WGU vs. Chamberlain

Online RN to BSN programs are becoming more and more important to current Registered Nurses hoping to complete their bachelor’s degree in nursing. With work and family commitments, nurses don’t …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in New Hampshire

As part of New England, New Hampshire is close to major metropolitan areas and quiet rural towns. For nurses, this means you essentially have your pick of high-paying positions in …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Kentucky

For years, becoming a registered nurse (RN) was the minimum requirement for many nursing positions. However, standards for nursing have been increasing, and more hospitals are beginning to require at …

How to Get Your RN to BSN Paid For By Your Employing Hospital

If you’re a Registered Nurse working at a hospital, it is very possible that you are eligible to get some kind of tuition assistance from your employing hospital to help …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools of 2021

When you plan to become a registered nurse (RN), the nursing school and degree program you choose will play a role in your future career. The United States has a …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools of 2021

Medically reviewed by Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN on September 20, 2021 When you plan to become a registered nurse (RN), the nursing school and degree program you choose will play …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Montana

To work as a nurse in Montana, you must become a registered nurse (RN). To do so, you need to finish a minimum amount of schooling, gain on-the-job experience, and …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Idaho

To work as a nurse in Idaho, students must first become licensed as a registered nurse (RN). Idaho has specific requirements to become an RN, including a minimum amount of …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Iowa

Maybe you're from Iowa or maybe you've always wanted to live in the Hawkeye State. Whatever your reason, you can't go wrong with earning a bachelor of science in nursing …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Arkansas

To become licensed to work as a nurse in Arkansas, nursing students must pass the NCLEX-RN to become registered nurses (RNs). But earning your nursing license as an RN doesn't …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Mississippi

Tucked in the heart of the South, Mississippi is home to many excellent and nationally-renowned colleges and universities. Mississippi is also home to plenty of excellent hospitals and healthcare facilities, …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Nevada

While the desert is hardly the place you'd expect to find a career, nurses in Nevada receive excellent pay and work in both rural and urban areas. While all you …

How to Become a Nurse Fast | 5 Paths to Becoming an RN

Maybe you’ve always wanted to work in healthcare, or maybe you just need to get into a career that gives you a steady income with plenty of job security — …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Hawaii

Hawaii is a go-to destination for vacationers worldwide, but thousands of nurses call Hawaii home. Before you can start a nursing career in Hawaii, you must first become a registered …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Oklahoma

To become a registered nurse (RN), individuals must earn a minimum level of experience and education, then take and pass the NCLEX-RN. However, many hospitals are beginning to require nurses …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Tennessee

If you're interested in becoming a nurse in Tennessee, the best thing to do is earn a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) at a local school. Not only is …

Why Nursing School Accreditation Matters

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, BA, RN, CBC The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) evaluate nursing schools and programs in the …

Nursing Apprenticeships: How to Get Paid to Go to Nursing School

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, BA, RN, CBC There are plenty of paths that students can take to becoming a licensed Registered Nurse. Some students begin their nursing career by earning …

Certified Breastfeeding Counselor vs. CLC vs. IBCLC

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, BA, RN, CBC According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, there were 3.79 million babies born in the US …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Louisiana

In the past, becoming a registered nurse (RN) was more than enough to enjoy a successful nursing career. While nurses must still be RNs today, many hospitals are requiring nurses …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Missouri

To work as a nurse, students must pass the NCLEX and become a registered nurse (RN). But requirements vary from state to state, so completing a nursing program in Missouri …

This Is How To Become a Nurse If You Already Have a Degree

For those who are considering a career change into nursing and already have a bachelor’s degree in another subject — finance, restaurant management, even music — an accelerated BSN as …

MSN vs. DNP - Which is Better?

Choosing an MSN or DNP largely depends on your ultimate career goals — here’s a guide to help you decide which degree is right for you. If you’re a nurse …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Massachusetts

To become a registered nurse (RN), students need to be eligible for, take, and pass the NCLEX-RN. However, many nursing employers are beginning to prefer candidates that have a bachelor …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Washington

While you're required to become a registered nurse (RN) to work as a nurse, some states are also starting to require nurses to have a minimum of a bachelor's of …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Minnesota

To become a nurse, students must complete a state-approved program and become a registered nurse (RN). But to find the best position out of school — and to set yourself …

What To Know About Applying to Nursing Schools

While there may be a nursing shortage, U.S. News & World Report states that nursing programs remain one of the most competitive programs in terms of gaining entry. As the …

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 …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Connecticut

Anyone who wants to become a nurse knows that they need to attend nursing school. However, they may not know that the nursing school they choose will have a huge …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in South Carolina

Nurses who are just starting their careers want to live in an area with plenty of work. States with low costs of living are also ideal. To find the starting …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Oregon

In nearly every industry, higher education is often connected with higher pay and employability. Nursing is no exception, and with a national nursing shortage, earning a bachelor of science in …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Alabama

When looking for a position as a nurse, it can be easier to find a job in areas that have high nursing employment. But standards for nursing employment are rising, …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Wisconsin

Anyone who wants to become a nurse knows they need to attend nursing school. However, they may not know that the nursing school they choose will have a huge impact …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Utah

For some nurses, nothing is more important than finding a job in your ideal city or state. Fortunately, every state employs thousands of nurses. Also, because of the national nursing …

DNP vs Ph.D. in Nursing - What is the Difference?

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, RN, BA, CBC Nurses that have earned a Master’s degree and are ready for the next step may consider earning their DNP or Ph.D. Both are …

The Complete Guide to Nurse Midwife Programs

Registered nurses with an interest in advancing their careers while dedicating themselves to women’s healthcare may be well suited to becoming a Certified Nurse-Midwife. Certified Nurse-Midwives are Advanced Practice Registered …

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)?

FAQ: Is a clinical nurse specialist different than a certified registered nurse practitioner? The difference between a CNS and CRNP are very subtle. NPs practice autonomously and collaboratively with other …

Top 3 Reasons Nursing Schools Are Rejecting Applicants In 2019

It is a well-known fact that there is a significant nursing shortage across the United States. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the nursing profession is projected to …

The Pros To Second Degree Nursing Programs

The Growing Industry According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the nursing profession is projected to grow at least 15% between 2016 and 2026. This is much faster than …

The UItimate Guide to RN to CRNA Programs

If you are a registered nurse who is independent, dedicated to quality patient care and interested in advancing your career and earning significantly more income, then becoming a Certified Registered …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Indiana

Densely populated areas are excellent spots to begin a nursing career. Plenty of career choices exist in cities. But before beginning a career as a registered nurse (RN), you may …

Everything Nurses Need to Know About ACLS, BLS & PALS Certifications 2019

As nurses, education doesn’t end after passing the NCLEX. Nurses are required by law to have the basic skills needed to save a life, whether they work in a hospice …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Michigan

Nurses entering the workforce are finding that some hospitals now require nurses to have a bachelor's in nursing science (BSN). Not only is earning a BSN important for finding a …

Ph.D. in Nursing Guide - Salary, Benefits & Programs

If you are considering pursuing a Ph.D. in Nursing degree, you are aspiring to the highest level of education available within the nursing profession. The Ph.D. in Nursing degree is …

FNP Guide - Family Nurse Practitioner: Salary, Benefits & Programs

Deciding to pursue an advanced nursing degree is just the beginning: now you need to determine which type of advanced practice nurse you want to be. If you choose to …

NP Guide - Nurse Practitioner Degree: Salary, Benefits & Programs

Whether you are just beginning your nursing education journey or already have a nursing degree and have decided to pursue your Nurse Practitioner Degree (NP), the decision is one that …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Texas

As one of the largest states in the nation, it’s only natural for Texas to be home to dozens of top-rate nursing schools. To become a nurse in Texas, the …

RN to MSN: Was My Master’s Degree in Nursing Worth It?

The number of opportunities available to nurses can leave many uncertain about how to best advance their career. Fortunately for me, I had a good idea of where I wanted …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in California

Choosing a school to complete a nursing degree is a big decision, especially for students that want to find a nursing position in a specific state. To become a nurse …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to some of the oldest cities in the nation. The state is full of history, famous buildings, and institutions, including world-renowned colleges and universities. While a Bachelor …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Florida

Nurses know that they have to attend the right schools to get the best quality education they can, especially if they have long-term career plans. Florida is home to some …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Ohio

In terms of nurse employment, Ohio is among the best in the nation with 125,470 employed nurses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Ohio employs 23.03 nurses for …

10 Best Nursing Schools in Colorado

Colorado is one of the all-around top states for nurses. A nursing education earned in Colorado is going to be compliant with any requirements needed to become a nurse in …

10 Best Nursing Schools in Illinois

To become a nurse, individuals first need to earn an education. Students that choose to earn a nursing degree in Illinois are in luck since it’s among the top states …

DNP Guide - Doctor of Nursing Practice: Salary, Benefits & Programs

When you first made the decision to become a nurse, you chose a career rooted in caring and compassion. As your focus on the health and wellbeing of your patients …

Everything You Need to Know About the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree

Whether you are considering pursuing your Master of Science in Nursing Degree after years of nursing experience or as an individual holding a degree in another field, having your MSN …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in North Carolina

There are plenty of reasons to consider a career in nursing. Not only is nursing a rewarding career, but it’s also projected to be one of the safest long-term career …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Maryland

Maryland is home to some of the nation’s top hospitals, and they often have connections with local schools. For nurses looking to start their career, Maryland is an excellent location. …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Virginia

To have a long, successful career as a nurse, the first step to take is earning a nursing degree. It’s important to note that where you get your degree can …

10 Top Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs 2020 and How To Become A PNP

By: Kathleen Gaines MSN, RN, CBC For nurses that want to continue their education and specialize, finding the right school for their advanced practice degree is important - and becoming …

Top 5 Nursing Schools for 2019 And How To Decide On A College

If you're considering becoming a Registered Nurse (RN), college education plays a very important role in launching your career. Currently, the healthcare system is demanding the need for more and …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Arizona

When it comes to places to enjoy a long nursing career, it’s tough to beat Arizona. With some of the hottest temperatures around the year and plenty of affordable housing, …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in New Jersey

The school where you earn your nursing degree can play a huge role in determining your future career as a nurse. The Garden State of New Jersey has always been …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Georgia

The first step to becoming a nurse is getting an education, and the school where you earn your degree in nursing is going to have a big impact on your …

Nursing Degrees and Levels: Which One is Right for You?

There are sooo many ways to become a nurse and even more pathways to advancing your nursing education. From the diploma nursing degrees of the past to today’s PhD and …

ADN Guide - Associate’s Degree in Nursing: Salary, Benefits & Programs

When choosing a career in nursing, you have numerous options. Nurses play a critical role in the medical system, and when you pursue an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, you can …

How to Go From RN to DNP

For nurses, earning your DNP is often the ultimate career goal, leading to a potentially higher salary and more career opportunities. But earning your doctorate degree can seem daunting! It’s …

RN to Nurse Practitioner Guide

With the job outlook for Nurse Practitioners expected to progress at a higher-than-average rate according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, you may be considering advancing your education with …

CNA to RN Guide

Advancing your nursing career from a CNA to RN is a smart move towards securing a lucrative future in the nursing profession. Not only can it be incredibly rewarding to …

How To Upgrade Your Nursing License To An eNLC In 2018

As many nurses are already aware, the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) was implemented on January 19, 2018. Twenty-four of the original twenty-five Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) states made the …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Washington

For many nurses, the most important part of their career is getting the job they want in the area they love. However, those same nurses also know that the most …

Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in New York

To start or improve your career as a nurse, the most likely place to look is college. Many nurses have degrees, and higher paying positions often require more credentials. However, …

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 …

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 …

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