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    Become a Nurse Practitioner

    Become a Nurse Practitioner
    If nursing is your passion, why not go back to school? It seems every other nurse is doing just that, and it’s no surprise. An advanced education offers many benefits. For instance, here are five ways that going back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner can take your career to the next level. 1. Open doors to new opportunities: An advanced education ...
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    State Licensure Factsheet: State-by-State Information

    State Licensure Factsheet: State-by-State Information
    In the United States, boards of nursing are the administrative bodies responsible for the regulation of nursing in each state and territory. These government agencies administer the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX – RN) and the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX – PN), and issue licenses based on which prospective nurses passed those examinations. Fours ...
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    Nurse Practitioner

    Nurse practitioners provide basic preventive health care to patients, and increasingly serve as primary and specialty care providers in mainly medically underserved areas. The most common areas of specialty for nurse practitioners are family practice, adult practice, women’s health, pediatrics, acute care, and gerontology; however, there are many other specialties. In most states, nurse practitioners can prescribe medications. h4. Median Annual ...
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    The Certification Possibilities are Almost Endless

    The Certification Possibilities are Almost Endless
    Congratulations! You have graduated from nursing school. Maybe you have also passed the NCLEX- RN and are ready to practice. Now, where can you go? What kinds of specialties are out there? And what certifications are offered for the RN? Of course, as a Nurse Practitioner or as a Certified Nurse Midwife there are certifications you can get that validate your ...
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    The Diploma Education for RN

    The Diploma Education for RN
    Another possibility for nursing school is to get a nursing diploma (as opposed to a BSN or ADN) from an accredited school. These programs are often hospital based but have connections with local community colleges. This is a good choice if you are looking for a nursing degree that will educate you to perform well, in an in-patient setting immediately on ...
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    Social Change and the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner

    Social Change and the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
    There are so many paths to take in education after you have gotten your RN licensure and one path is that of a nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health. Why take this road? The role of the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, WHCNP, is varied and exciting. Your patients will be essentially healthy women through the lifespan. For the young women ...
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    Become a Nurse - Career Specialties

    Become a Nurse - Career Specialties
    Most registered nurses choose to follow a career path focused on a specific nursing specialty that fits their personality and intellectual interests. Some specialties involve being certified by a professional board or association which will often increase a nurse's wages and long-term promotion potential. Below are links to several profiles of popular nursing specialties. Each profile includes the average salary and ...
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    A Doctor in Nursing Uniform?

    A Doctor in Nursing Uniform?
    Being a nurse that is interested in continuing my education in upcoming years, I obviously love hearing/reading about how the nurse practitioner is the "next best thing" in the medical profession. The autonomy is yearned for, the medical malpractice burden is less than that of an MD, the opportunities for research are endless, and the pay is great. Some people even ...
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    5 Nursing Certifications to Increase your Value

    5 Nursing Certifications to Increase your Value
    If you want to broaden your nursing knowledge or take the next step in your career, upgrading your degree is far from your only option. Nursing certifications can add value to your degree and help you specialize in one area of the profession. Here are a few popular choices for you to consider: You could be an 1. ACRN (AIDS-Certified RN), ...
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    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Advancing your degree is the best way to get ahead in your nursing career. Whether you want to specialize in pediatrics, trauma, or community health, getting your degree will give you the knowledge and experience you need to reach your goals. You will be qualified for better jobs, have more experience, and make networking contacts necessary for a successful nursing career. ...
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    Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Clinical Nurse Specialists develop uniform standards for quality care and work with staff nurses to ensure that those standards are being met. They are required to possess strong managerial skills and an ability to anticipate potential staff/patient conflicts. For more in-depth information check out the article Clinical Nurse Leaders. h4. Median Annual Salary $76,209 h4. Educational Requirements Related Links Article: NursingLink’s ...
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    Advanced Practice Nursing and the 2015 DNP

    Advanced Practice Nursing and the 2015 DNP
    The word is definitely out. Maybe since it’s now 2011, the rumor mill is churning more. The Internet and the bedside seem to be fraught with opinions, questions and down right confusion. From my own circle of the world it seems that everyone wants to know ‘what is up’. Let me clear the air and maybe shed just a shred of ...
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    Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Average Salary: $76,000 Clinical Nurse Specialists develop uniform standards for quality care and work with staff nurses to ensure that those standards are being met. They are required to possess strong managerial skills and an ability to anticipate potential staff/patient conflicts. For additional information on this field, please see the entire Clinical Nurse Specialist profile. Next: Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Previous: Nurse ...
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    3 Perks of an NP Degree

    3 Perks of an NP Degree
    Having been a nurse for the past 30-plus years and about to complete my DNP, I wanted to reflect on my career path. I’ve come to the conclusion that returning to school for my MSN and NP was my most satisfying career move. Once I completed my NP, several new career opportunities became available. I’ve been an Emergency Department NP for ...
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    Fast Track to a Nursing Degree

    Fast Track to a Nursing Degree
    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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    5 Reasons to Get a PhD/DNP

    5 Reasons to Get a PhD/DNP
    Less than one percent of all American nurses have a doctoral degree. But if the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has its way, that will soon change. Last year, the IOM, in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released The Future of Nursing, a summary of its two-year study of nursing and healthcare. The report says nurses need to take on ...
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    PhD in Nursing Explained

    PhD in Nursing Explained
    What would Florence Nightingale think if she came back to life for a day? Would her goal of making nursing a respectable profession have been met? And what of Linda Richards (born Malinda Ann Judson Richards), the first professionally trained American nurse? What would she think if she saw that not only are nurses now trained according to strict guidelines, but ...
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    What You Should Know to Become a Certified Nursing Assistant

    What You Should Know to Become a Certified Nursing Assistant
    With the healthcare industry growing every year and with the long term projections expected to continue growing steadily, you can't go wrong choosing a career as a certified nursing assistant. However, there are a certain number of courses and certifications that have to be met in order to become a CNA. Many CNA's work in the long term and residential nursing ...
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    About Accelerated Programs for BSN and MSN

    About Accelerated Programs for BSN and MSN
    Many people decide after they have completed their education they really want to be a nurse. Several years ago, nursing schools started admitting these students, to “accelerated” programs. For those who have completed another course of study and have a degree in another major, these accelerated programs allow for completion of a nursing BSN in as little as eleven months. At ...
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    How Much is a Nursing Degree Worth?

    How Much is a Nursing Degree Worth?
    The nursing profession is expected to have a shortage of 1,000,000 nurses by 2016. With the dire need for new blood in the healthcare industry, there is a national push to start training the next generation of nurses who will provide aid and care to aging baby boomers. Because of this, nursing is one of the few recession-proof jobs in today's ...
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