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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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What to Expect From an RN to BSN Online Program

Put your uncertainties to rest with this overview on earning your RN to BSN online. We heard your questions and concerns and spoke with Dr. Colleen Koob, an online Nursing Dean from Rasmussen College. Learn what to expect and how to get yourself ahead of the class!

5 Professional Nursing Skills You Need to Launch Your Career

It's no secret that nursing jobs are growing. But just because the positions are out there, doesn’t mean they give them to just anyone. It’s important to ensure you possess some important professional nursing skills. Learn about five qualities you need to succeed in the field.

10 Terrific Tips for New Nurses Dealing with Difficult Patients

You’ve heard the horror stories about unpleasant patients and will likely cross paths with one someday. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer that applies to every situation, but there are strategies you can use to help navigate tricky interactions with difficult patients. We enlisted seasoned nurses to get their best advice.

What is it REALLY Like Being a Nurse Anesthetist?

Whether you’re already working towards a nursing degree or just exploring the field, get the scoop on this specialty straight from a CRNA’s professional prospective. This insider insight can help you determine if this is the right career path for you!

Is RN to BSN Worth it? 9 Reasons to Level Up

It's normal to have questions and concerns when considering an RN to BSN program. But there are plenty of benefits to furthering your education as a nurse. We connected with some nursing pros to identify nine advantages that are hard to ignore.

5 Common Misconceptions About an LPN Career

An LPN career will not only grant you the job security and financial stability you’re seeking, but it will help equip you with the valuable skills and experience needed to advance your career down the road. Many nursing hopefuls avoid the LPN route because of some common misconceptions about the position. So if you’re one of those skeptics, this article is for you! We’re here to set the record straight about five false assumptions that may be deterring you from pursuing an LPN career.

7 Jobs for Nursing Students That Will Excite Employers

If you’re looking to gain some practical work experience before graduation, or maybe just want to earn some money while you’re in school, focus your efforts on a position in the healthcare industry. Not only will this allow you to experience the operations firsthand, but it could also give you a leg up when applying for your first job after graduation!

Nursing Burnout: Why it Happens & What to Do About It

Many nurses and nursing students can experience this feeling of burnout because of the rigor and intensity of their work or program. While nursing burnout may be a reality for some, it doesn’t have to define your career. Numerous studies can be found dealing with this issue, but we compiled all of the information in one place so you can educate yourself. Learn how nursing burnout is affecting the healthcare community and how you can avoid it.

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