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    How to Get Back Into Nursing if You’ve Dropped Out

    How to Get Back Into Nursing if You’ve Dropped Out
    As an RN with several years’ experience in acute care nursing and supervision, along with more than two decades of experience in community health and education, my best advice to current nurses considering a leave from the field—for whatever reason— is to stay current with their license and skills. Even if that simply means working per diem one weekend per month, ...
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    Forensic Nursing

    Forensic Nursing
    Is CSI your favorite TV show? Then forensic nursing may be your calling. This broad field includes death investigations, sexual assault victim examinations, trauma centers, or child advocacy. The common denominator is being part of law enforcement. Sample job description: “Provide physical, forensic, and emotional evaluation of sexual assault patients without physician presence...available as needed for courtroom testimony.” More: What About ...
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    How Does a CNA Become an LPN?

    How Does a CNA Become an LPN?
    While both Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are both required to work under the supervision of a doctor or registered nurse, LPNs are given greater responsibility and thereby receive higher salaries than their CNA counterparts. LPNs, referred to as Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) in California and Texas, make the natural "second step" between CNAs and RNs. The ...
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    How to Prepare for the NCLEX

    How to Prepare for the NCLEX
    You have just completed years of nursing school, you have requested licensure from your state and you have registered to take “the exam.” What do you do now? How can you be sure you will pass the test that will allow you to practice? How do you stop feeling so anxious about the test and your future? The NCLEX is an ...
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    Complete Your RN Program

    Complete Your RN Program
    Nursing Clinicals clinicals to be stressful at first. You worry about whether you will make a mistake that could actually harm a patient. Nursing students joke about this (“I made it through clinicals today with out killing anyone!”) but the truth of the matter is that you can find yourself in some very stressful situations. Mental Preparation Be prepared for an ...
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    Choose the Right Path

    Choose the Right Path
    Did you know that there are different ways of becoming a nurse? How do you know which path to choose? Here is some information from the Department of Labor to help you decide: You can obtain one (or more!) of several degrees in order to become a nurse. The first of which is a Licensed Practical Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse. ...
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    Tips for Getting into Nursing School

    Tips for Getting into Nursing School
    Given the nursing shortage, it's unfortunate that nursing schools reject many eager prospective nurses each year. In 2007, nearly 31,000 qualified applicants were turned away due to a shortage of faculty and resources, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. In Maryland, nursing schools are "bursting at the seams," says Tracy Jamison, director of admissions at the University of ...
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    4 Reasons to Add a Foreign Language to Your Nursing Transcript

    4 Reasons to Add a Foreign Language to Your Nursing Transcript
    It seems to take a long time to get into a nursing program. Some people wait several years. They have completed all the pre-requisites, and the basics, what can they do while waiting? What can they do that will add to their value as a nursing professional? Having knowledge of a foreign language will add value to your resume and breadth ...
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    Get Into the School of Your Choice

    Get Into the School of Your Choice
    By now you know that there is a nursing shortage. What people don’t think about is the shortage of nursing instructors that goes along with this. What does this mean for you? It means that you may be facing waiting lists and steep competition among prospective nursing students. You will need to do everything possible to make sure you get to ...
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    Top 10 Best and Worst States to be a LPN/LVN

    Top 10 Best and Worst States to be a LPN/LVN
    There is a projected need for 309,000 LPN and LVNs needed in the United States by 2016. LPN and LVNs are one of the most in demand professions in America, but with so many job openings, it begs the question: Where should you work? NursingLink is committed to providing its members with the most most pertinent career research available. Below is ...
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    20 Reasons Why You Should Be a Nurse

    20 Reasons Why You Should Be a Nurse
    Have you considered a career in nursing? It’s a very rewarding career, both monetarily and emotionally. Making a difference in people’s lives and bringing them hope and cheer is not something that you can achieve in just about any career. Read on to know why the nursing career is so rewarding. 1. There is great demand for nurses at present and ...
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    Comprehensive NCLEX Study Guide - Quiz Yourself!

    Passing the NCLEX exam is one of the most important steps en route to becoming a nurse. Though it is inevitable that it, like all exams, will make prospective nurses stressed and feeling overwhelmed, there are several important tips that may serve to mitigate these pressures. First of all, It is important to remember that the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN are designed ...
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    ADN vs. BSN

    ADN vs. BSN
    Twenty five years ago, nursing instructors told their students that in just a few years there would be no Associate degrees in nursing. All nurses who hoped to work as registered nurses would need to be Bachelor’s or Master’s trained. Today, according to Nancy Tucker, Dean at Pacific Union College in Angwin, California, two thirds of nursing graduates every year complete ...
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    10 Qualities of a Great Nurse Educator

    Looking for a career change? Health care is one of the fastest growing professions out there, but every day, prospective students are being turned away because of a lesser-known shortage: there aren't enough Nurse Educators to teach them all! As a nurse, you are already ahead of the curve if you're interested in becoming a Nurse Educator. After all, you ...
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    Is an Accelerated BSN Program Right For You?

    Is an Accelerated BSN Program Right For You?
    Whether looking to add meaning to their workdays or find a new vocation after being laid off from a foundering industry, career-changing professionals are increasingly turning to accelerated bachelor's programs in nursing. Accelerated BSN programs train folks with bachelor's degrees in other fields to be nurses in 12 to 18 months. The number of accelerated BSN programs has grown dramatically, from ...
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    Take the Prerequisites

    Take the Prerequisites
    If you elect to go the BSN or ADN route, here is a list of the prerequisites you most likely will be required to take: * General Biology * General Chemistry * Organic Chemistry * Microbiology * Anatomy & Physiology * Mathematics * Statistics * Nutrition * Developmental Psychology * English Composition * Multicultural Studies * General Education This list is ...
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    Nursing Specialties to Advance Your Career

    Nursing Specialties to Advance Your Career
    If you're an experienced nursing professional, there are a number of opportunities in advanced practice nursing you could pursue. [widget:301] Advanced practice nurses fall into four categories: nurse practitioners (NPs), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and clinical nurse specialists (CNSes). All require advanced education (typically leading to a master's degree) and clinical experience. After that, certification and state ...
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    Get 30 Credits Toward Your BSN – Online!

    Get 30 Credits Toward Your BSN – Online!
    Online Learning From a Renowned University Located in Jacksonville, Florida, JU is a regionally accredited university with one of the largest online RN to BSN programs in the country. But you don’t have to live in Florida or even the U.S. to learn from the best. With Jacksonville University’s online learning program you never have to visit campus or follow someone ...
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    Jacksonville University’s Online RN to BSN—Your Rx for Success

    Jacksonville University’s Online RN to BSN—Your Rx for Success
    With 30 FREE credits for your active U.S. RN license and transfer credits that never expire; you’re closer to a BSN than you think. Jacksonville University’s flexible online RN to BSN program is perfect whether you’re an RN with a rigorous schedule, a deployed military nurse or a traveling nurse. Enjoy 100% online convenience and the ability to learn anywhere, 24/7. ...
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    Associate Degree in Nursing

    Associate Degree in Nursing
    Offered through community and technical colleges, an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) can be completed in as little as two years if you took all the science prerequisites (typically microbiology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, algebra and psychology) in high school. It will take you three or even three-and-a-half years if you need the science prerequisites, which are part of every nursing program, ...
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