Articles tagged with nursing careers

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.

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.

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.

LPN vs. RN: The Advantages of Being a Registered Nurse

Many students like the idea of becoming an RN, but aren’t sure if they can justify the extra effort, time and money required when an LPN track would put them in the workforce faster. If you’re looking for some tangible reasons to go down the RN path, you’re in luck because there are plenty! We combined government data and expert insight to identify four facts that suggest this is the right route for you.

What is it Really Like to Be a Neonatal Nurse?

Your passion for your own children (or any baby you pass by in the supermarket, for that matter) is drawing you toward a career in neonatal nursing. But it takes more than a love of infants to succeed in this specialty. We gathered the facts about this rewarding position so you can decide if it's the right choice for you.

6 Lies You Learned from Movie Nurses

If you’re a fan of medical TV shows and movies, you might be curious if the portrayal is accurate. We enlisted nursing pros to set the record straight and bust the common myths of movie nurses.

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