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    Masters of Science in Nursing

    Masters of Science in Nursing
    Individuals considering nursing should carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of enrolling in a BSN or MSN program because, if they do, their advancement opportunities usually are broader. In fact, some career paths are open only to nurses with a bachelor’s or master’s degree. A bachelor’s degree often is necessary for administrative positions and is a prerequisite for admission to graduate ...
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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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    State's New Scholarships Help Two-Year LPN Students

    A new scholarship will be available this fall to licensed practical nursing students at Calhoun Community College and other state two-year colleges. The Alabama Nursing Home Association Education Foundation will provide 44 scholarships statewide each semester, Executive Director Louis E. Cottrell said Monday. Each of the state's 22 community colleges offering LPN programs, including Calhoun, will get two $500 scholarships per ...
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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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    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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    10 Hottest Nursing Specialties for 2010

    Registered nurses still constitute the largest health care occupation, with 2.5 million jobs and growing — and 2010 promises to create even more opportunities. 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 ...
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    Advanced Degree: To Be or Not?

    Advanced Degree:  To Be or Not?
    So now, you have been doing hospital or clinic nursing for some time, maybe a year, or three years, or five, and you are thinking about a change of direction. Maybe you are beginning to succumb to the all-too-common “burn out” that new nurses seem to experience. Will more schooling help? Will one of a number of advanced nursing degrees help ...
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    Quality Management Professional Certification

    Quality Management Professional Certification
    As a nurse with a certification in healthcare quality management, there are avenues to influence the more global issues facing your organization and ultimately, patient care. This has become a time of cost saving, cost cutting measures. Who determines what budgets are reduced and where the work force adjustments occur? Of course it is not the floor nurses. However, floor nurses ...
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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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    Choosing Between an ADN and a BSN

    Choosing Between an ADN and a BSN
    I remember back when I was an art student just barely getting the ball rolling on changing my major to nursing. I knew that nursing was what I wanted to do and that switching majors and switching schools was the right thing for me, but the big question was where do I go? At the time, I didn’t know a lot ...
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    Nurse Practitioner

    Nurse Practitioner
    Average Salary: $78,000 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, advanced practice nurses can prescribe ...
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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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    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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    The Difference Between LPNs and RNs

    The Difference Between LPNs and RNs
    LPNs vs. RNs: Which role is more important? Who does more? Who works harder? The argument is nothing new. The LPN is quick to tell you she does so much more than make beds, give back rubs, and take vital signs. And the RN counters that she has more education and medical training and is called upon for more advanced procedures. ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Paramedic Bridge to RN Programs

    Paramedic Bridge to RN Programs
    Another innovation in nursing education and maybe another way to get more RNs onto the hospital floors sooner! If you are a paramedic but have been frustrated by the inability to advance in the medical field, this maybe the way for you to achieve some higher career goals with an abbreviated course of study. You still are expected to fulfill the ...
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