Articles tagged with nursing

Don't Wait for the Mandate: 7 BSN Jobs Available NOW

The American Association for Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is requiring 80 percent of nurses employed by a hospital to have a BSN by 2020. We've compiled a list of 7 in-demand BSN jobs that you cannot wait until 2020 to check out.

Be the Head of the Class with these 8 Great Nursing Study Tips

If you’ve made it this far, you already know that a little determination and preparation can make your life as a nursing student a lot easier. Handling the workload in nursing school is just a matter of looking ahead and making a plan of attack. We asked nursing graduates and experts for their top nursing study tips.

6 Things that Surprised Me About My Nursing School Clinicals

To help you fight the fear of the unexpected, we spoke with Rasmussen College nursing student Camille Brueggen to share her insight and offer some advice for those following in her footsteps. Keep reading to learn about six things that surprised her during her nursing school clinicals.

Nurses Share 8 NCLEX Tips that Helped Them Excel on Exam Day

Rather than spending your time dreading what’s to come, remember this is a hurdle every nurse has had to jump before earning his or her scrubs. So who better to learn from than those who have gone before you? We compiled NCLEX tips from seasoned nurses to help you pass the test with flying colors. Keep reading to hear their advice.

A Crash Course in Patient Safety: 6 Things News Nurses Need to Know

The statistics around deaths as a result of medical errors are alarming and explain the recent initiatives around general patient safety and well-developed patient safety initiatives. Being up-to-speed on these issues is a must for any new nurse entering the field. Keep reading for an overview on patient safety and its importance. You’ll also receive some important insight from experts in the field as you prepare to embark on your own nursing journey.

The Nursing Debate: 8-Hour Shifts vs. 12-Hour Shifts

There were the Hatfields and the McCoys. The Sharks and the Jets. The Yankees and the Red Sox. And then there was the 8-hour versus 12-hour nursing shift debate. Join us as we take a closer look at the potential benefits and risks at the bedside and in the nursing profession.

Online Diagnosis: How Nurses Can Decipher the Fears From the Facts

Nurses are used to seeing patients who are convinced they’ve contracted a terminal illness because of an online symptom checker. So how can you effectively treat these patients and sort fact from fiction? We spoke with medical professionals who are experienced in treating patients who have received an online diagnosis.

The Beginner's Guide to Working in a Nursing Home

You love caring for others, but are you really cut out for working in a nursing home? Is it that different from other nursing settings? We spoke to seasoned nurses to see what they liked best about long-term care in a nursing home – and their answers may surprise you! Here’s what they have to say.

Nursing Credentials 101: From LPN & LVN to BSN & DNP

Before choosing the program that best fits with your career aspirations, you have to decipher the alphabet soup of nursing credentials. We created this guide to help you wade through the sea of abbreviations as you start down the path of identifying which one might appear after your name one day.

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