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Here you will find nursing articles and blogs from School of Nursing thought leaders from Rasmussen College.

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5 Signs You Should Consider Earning an MSN Degree

No matter how your career path has unfolded so far, an MSN is worth considering. But how do you know if it’s the right decision for you? Read on to see some of the signs you might be an ideal MSN candidate.

RN vs. BSN: What You Should Know

As you've likely discovered in your research, a nurse is never just a "nurse" — a nurse can be a licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), nurse practitioner (NP) or numerous other job titles. We've already covered the LPN versus RN debate, now let's explore RN versus BSN.

7 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Pediatric Nurse

You've always been interested in becoming a pediatric nurse. But it’s important you know what you’re getting into before you dive into nursing school, so we connected with a handful of medical professionals and compiled information so you can be properly informed.

LPN vs. CNA: Choosing Your First Step in the Nursing Field

For those new to the nursing field, both the certified nursing assistant (CNA) and licensed practical nurse (LPN) positions are great ways to get your start in the field. We created this side-by-side comparison to help you determine which path is best for you.

RNs Get Real About the Pros and Cons of Being a Nurse

There probably wouldn’t be more than three million nurses in the United States if there weren’t some attractive benefits of the career. However, there are always going to be a few negatives attached to every job as well. This list of pros and cons will help you decide if the benefits outweigh the drawbacks

Top 25 Types of Nurses Employers Are Looking to Hire

It’s helpful to have a good understanding of the types of nurses out there before taking the next step on your career path. We identified 20 types of nurses you could become, and that's only a portion of your options. Get a sneak peek at these in-demand opportunities.

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