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How to Find a Nursing Job You Love, If You’re Burned Out

The saying “a change is as good as a rest” holds true—particularly for nurses still grinding away in the trenches through the 4th wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Before you …

17 Tips for Working Through the Holidays as a Nurse

By Chaunie Brusie Look, there’s no way around it: you’re a nurse, odds are, at some point in your nursing career, you are going to work a holiday. Some nurses …

50 Best Gifts For Nurses and Nursing Students 2021

Updated by Kathleen Gaines, RN, BSN, MSN, BA, CBC Check out our ultimate gift guide for the special nurses in your life! As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying …

4 Major Differences Between ICU and Emergency Nurses

Alright, let’s talk about the pretty obvious differences between Emergency Room (ER) nurses and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses. If the photos above elicit a small chuckle or smirk, then …

Nurse.org ICON Awards 2021 - nominate now!

Nominations for our 2021 Nurse.org ICON awards are closed - check back for updates. With over 20 awards featured, we’re on a mission to celebrate influential nurses, nurse brands, nursing …

10 Highest Paying Countries for Nurses in the World

Travel nursing within the United States is one of the hottest trends because of the flexibility, high pay, excitement, and ability to travel the country. International nursing is a trend …

Nursing Unit of November 2021 - VOTE NOW!

Together we can do so much! Every month, Nurse.org will honor one exceptional nursing unit. We are looking for nursing units that demonstrate excellent teamwork and collaboration. No matter if …

8 Things to Research Before a Nurse Interview

By Demetrius Burns, Content Strategist at Incredible Health When applying for a job, it’s important to come equipped with knowledge about the company that you’re applying to. This is true …

Nursing Orientation: 10 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Time

What is Nursing Orientation? Nursing orientations are for new nurses or nurses who change specialties. Orientation can be overwhelming, but it's designed to ensure all nurses receive consistent information regarding …

Top 5 Cheap, Fast, Online MSN Programs

If you’re looking to further your education or advance your career with a master’s degree in nursing, chances are, you’re probably curious if an online degree could be right for …

Know Your ABGs - Arterial Blood Gases Explained

An arterial blood gases (ABG) test is a blood test that measures the acidity, or pH, and the levels of oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) from an artery. The …

This Is The Reason Why Nurses Are Not “OK” Right Now

My friends are all leaving me, and I don’t blame them. Throughout the past six months, it seems as though every week I walk onto the unit, I hear that …

This Free Virtual Nurse Well-Being Conference Puts Nurses First

Zach Smith, BSN, RN Zach Smith is a nurse innovator, content creator, and co-founder of NurseGrid The well-being of our nation’s nurses balances on a teeter-totter, fluctuating up and down …

I’m a Nurse and I Miss The Joy I Used To Feel

As an ER nurse, I am more nervous than ever for the future of our hospitals. When I say this, I am not referring to the catastrophic outcomes that have …

Top 5 NCLEX Review Courses for 2021

Medically reviewed by Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN on September 15, 2021 You have successfully completed nursing school, but now there is one last hurdle to jump before you can receive …

10 Non-Bedside Nursing Job Ideas

Medically reviewed by Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN on September 15, 2021 Hospitals will always need bedside care, but more and more nurses are looking for jobs beyond the hospital, especially …

15 Highest Paying Nursing Jobs in 2021

Medically reviewed by Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN on September 13, 2021 The highest paying nursing jobs are: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - $183,580 General Nurse Practitioner - $111,680 Clinical Nurse …

This is The REAL Nursing Shortage

There are systemic issues causing nurses to leave the profession. It's time to address those issues. This is the REAL nursing shortage. "Yes, nurses are leaving the profession, but the …

Signs You Failed the NCLEX (And What to Do If You Did Fail)

The final hurdle to become a fully licensed Registered Nurse is the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). To some, this is a daunting feat requiring countless hours of preparation and …

What's on the NCLEX-RN Exam? What to Expect and Tips to Survive

If you're preparing to take the NCLEX-RN, you're probably wondering what to expect? What will the test consist of? How long does it take to get your results? How should …

The Pros And Cons To Working "Only" 3 Days A Week

As a nurse, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard that it must be amazing to “only” work three days a week. The truth is, it’s exhausting. …

Top Mental Health Resources for Nurses During COVID-19

More than ever before, COVID-19 has exposed how our nurses and healthcare workers are at an increased risk of mental health struggles. Suicide has always been an "unspoken" secret within …

Male Nurses Earn $5,000 More Per Year Than Female Nurses, Study Finds

Three thousand registered nurses across America were surveyed earlier this year by Nurse.Org in order to shed some light on salaries. Based on the assumption that the average salary for …

Nurse.org In the News

About Nurse.org Started in 2015, Nurse.org impacts the lives of nurses and nursing students by publishing thought-provoking content and launching culture-changing initiatives. Contact Us For media inquiries, please reach out …

This is Why Nursing Innovation is More Than a “Fad”

This is a guest article written by Bussenius, H. & Hayes, R. on behalf of Emory University. They said nursing innovation was a fad, they were wrong. The last decade …

4 Reasons Why Nurses Need Mental Health Days

By Portia Wofford @lipstickandstethoscope The occupational stress associated with the nursing profession is a problem. More nurses are experiencing depression and anxiety, caused by their jobs. According to the Robert …

5 Tips For an Effective Bedside Shift Report

Bedside shift reports are the essential transmission of patient information between incoming and outgoing nurses in a patient care setting. This nursing communication provides for the continuity of safe and …

How Much Does Nursing School Cost?

Updated 7/26/2021 Although nursing school is most certainly an investment in your future that will more than pay itself off, paying for your education as a nurse could present an …

10 Best Shoes For Nurses 2021 - Review By Nurses

Updated 7/22/2021 What are the best shoes for nurses and healthcare professionals? It seems like a simple question. But, the answer can get really complicated. Not just any old walking …

12 Incredibly Cool Nursing Specialties You've Never Heard Of

Trying to decide on your nursing specialty? Finding your passion in the field of nursing might be easier than you think. There are so many opportunities that can move your …

This is How I Went From Nursing Student To Medical Device Sales Rep

The beauty of choosing a nursing degree is that having your credentials as an RN opens up an entire world of career paths for you. You can choose to work …

Compact Nursing States List 2021

What are Nursing Compact States? The Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) is an agreement between states that allows nurses to have one license but the ability to practice in other states …

What To Bring To Nursing School 2021: The Ultimate List of Must-Haves

If 2020 was the year of the nurse, then 2021 may just be the year of the student nurse. I mean, it makes sense, right? The world has seen—now more …

10 Podcasts Nurses & Nursing Students Need in Their Life 2021

When it comes to living life as a nurse, no one can fully understand what your days and nights consist of like another nurse. Only another nurse can appreciate the …

I’m A Nurse And I Grieve - How To Cope With Patient Death

By Wali Khan, BSN, RN Follow @Wali_khann on Instagram Picture this, you arrive to work, receive the assignment and mentally begin to prepare for the task at hand. You create …

10 Tips To Fight Sleep Deprivation as a Nurse

No matter how old you are, what occupation you hold, or where you live in the world we can all agree that sleep is essential to functioning properly on a …

This is Why Stressed Out Nurses Need More Support From the Workplace

By: Chaunie Brusie, RN, BSN It probably comes as no surprise to anyone to hear that nurses are under unprecedented levels of stress, but a new study by the Ohio …

10 Tips For Caring For LGBTQIA+ Patients

Ensuring that individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) have access to the care that they need is still an evolving discussion in healthcare. And …

ANA\California Launches Taskforce To Address Racism in Nursing

This is a guest article contributed on behalf of the American Nurses Association\California. It is co-authored by: Charlotte Gullap-Moore, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, Kim Brown Sims, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, & …

Why You’re Never Too Old To Become a Nurse

Becoming a nurse is a lifelong dream for some; however, sometimes that dream doesn’t become a reality until later in life. Thanks to second-degree nursing programs across the country, it’s …

BALA Shoes Review By Nurses 2021

Just a few months ago BALA Shoes sold out within the first week of their debut launch with over $1M in pre-sales. Proof that nurses have been longing for a …

These 5 Nurse "Appreciation" Gifts Will Make You Feel Insulted

Nurses reveal the worst nurse appreciation “gifts” It’s that time of year again, when nurses everywhere are honored for the heroic acts they perform night and day...with rocks? Yup, it’s …

DNP Student Launches RN to NAP Delegation Study - Free CEU

This is a guest article contributed by American Nurses Association California member, Calah Hardin, BSN, PHN, RN. Stress is a prevalent issue in the nursing workforce, and despite the many …

How to Pass the NCLEX the First Time: 11 Tips from Real Nurses

You did it! You've graduated nursing school and now you're one step closer to becoming a registered nurse. Now, there’s just one small hurdle to overcome before you can officially …

Ask Nurse Alice Podcast

ASK NURSE ALICE Nurse.org In this podcast, Nurse Alice Benjamin, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, FNP-C, combines no-nonsense advice with thought-provoking interviews featuring top health experts, celebrity guests, and frontline nurses. As …

6 Myths vs Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccines

The development of three COVID-19 vaccines is the best hope for ending the ongoing pandemic. As the number of vaccine doses continues to rise and more Americans are eligible it …

ANA Launches Hub of COVID Vaccine Facts For Nurses

Today, the American Nurses Association (ANA), along with 19 other leading nursing and healthcare organizations launched COVID Vaccine Facts for Nurses, an educational resource to bring “critical, current, and culturally …

Why The CDC is “OK” With No Gloves To Administer Vaccines

A few weeks ago, I took my oldest daughter in for a flu shot. I signed the paperwork, looked over the informational pamphlet, and reassured her when the medical assistant …

4 Unspoken Truths About Nurses, PTSD and the Pandemic

If you’re a nurse and the pandemic has caused mental health issues know that you are not alone. Many nurses are suffering. You don’t have to suffer in silence, there …

Top 4 Struggles Affecting New Nurses in 2021

COVID-19 has forever changed the trajectory of nursing for experienced nurses but also for the next generation. Those in nursing school lost valuable clinical hours while those at the bedside …

3 Tips to Prepare Nursing Students For The Pandemic Workforce

By Maria Grandinetti, Ph.D., RN, BSBA, CNE When people think of nurses, the common perspective is skewed. We see nurses depicted in movies and stories as the professionals who give …

Types of Nurse Practitioners & Highest Paying NP Specialties

Becoming a Nurse Practitioner is a great way to take your nursing career to new heights. Beyond deciding that you want to go into an advanced nursing route, you can …

Nursing Students Are Graduating Early To Join The COVID Workforce

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on across the country, there is an ongoing need for qualified nurses. Experienced nurses continue to leave the bedside, nurses are consistently quarantined due to …

Top Time Management Skills for Nurses

By Lee Nelson Sandi Thorson works as a registered nurse on 12-hour shifts. In addition, this South Dakota nurse is a wife, mom, grandmother, and a student earning her master's …

10 Tips For New Nurses To Make You Feel Better At Work

Brittany Hamstra BSN, RN Embracing these nursing tips can help you become a better nurse and avoid burnout as you begin your nursing career. 1. Don’t be a wallflower Part …

21 Surprising Non-Bedside Nursing Jobs

Nursing is a rich and diverse field of practice. As a greater focus on wellness and preventative services spreads across the country, RNs are increasingly found in surprising industries. While …

15 Highest Paying Nursing Jobs in 2021

The highest paying nursing jobs are: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - $181,040 General Nurse Practitioner - $111,840 Clinical Nurse Specialist - $106,028 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - $105,658 Certified Nurse Midwife …

7 Tips To Get Into CRNA School, Even With a Low G.P.A.

Follow @wali_khann on Instagram! I believe at one point or another, every new (and seasoned) nurse aspires or at least thinks about becoming a CRNA as a potential future career. …

Work-From-Home Nursing Jobs You Can Do Anywhere

Working from home has become the norm across many industries during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Believe it or not, the field of nursing is no exception. Yes, most people picture …

How To Become A Cruise Ship Nurse

Nurses who love to travel, enjoy long breaks from work, and want to experience a one-of-a-kind career could make perfect cruise ship nurses. A cruise ship nurse provides care for …

Top 5 Cheap, Fast, Online MSN Programs

By Chaunie Brusie If you’re looking to further your education or advance your career with a Master’s of Science in Nursing degree, chances are, you’re probably curious if an online …

Nurse Practitioner Documents Getting The COVID Vaccine - What To Expect

By, Dr. James Simmons, DNP, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC Trepidation. Anxiety. Excitement. Just some of the emotions going through my mind as I walk from one of the makeshift Covid units …

6 Tips For New Nurses Who Feel Anxiety

Becoming a new nurse should be one of the most exciting times in your nursing career. You’ve overcome some hurdles, tackled some obstacles, and still passed the NCLEX! This is …

This is How 3 Emerging Technologies Are Transforming The Future of Nursing

By: Rose Hayes BSN, RN, MA This is a guest article contributed on behalf of Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University. 2020 has been a year of rapid …

Beyond The Bedside with Nurse Alice and Nurse Haskins

Nurse Alice and Nurse Haskins share their unfiltered advice on topics that matter most to the nursing community. It’s part mentorship, part lecture, and mostly a great conversation between nurse …

Highest Paying States for Nurses (Adjusted for Cost of Living)

By popular demand, we've adjusted our rankings for RN salaries to factor in the cost of living. To calculate the highest paying states and adjust for this, we took the …

Top 10 Best Scrubs For Nurses in 2020

Nowadays, there are two ways to get scrubs as a nurse, Grab any old pair that the hospital is giving out Shop online for the top rated scrubs that are …

7 Key Financial Planning and Investing Tips For CRNAs in 2020

This is a guest article by Shannon Klug, ChFC, CDFA, CLU, RHU, REBC, CASL, RICP, CTS, Founder and President, Blumark Advisors It may be years before we understand the true …

Daylight Saving Time 2020 is on Halloween During a Full Moon - Tips For Night Shift Nurses

If you’re a night shifter, get ready for a whole extra hour of Halloween night, because Daylight Savings Time just so happens to end at 2 a.m. on November 1st …

How To Become A Cruise Ship Nurse

Nurses who love to travel, enjoy long breaks from work, and want to experience a one-of-a-kind career could make perfect cruise ship nurses. A cruise ship nurse provides care for …

4 Steps to Becoming an Infusion Nurse

Infusion nurses are Registered Nurses that specialize in the administration of intravenous medication or therapies and the insertion of intravenous devices. We interviewed Michelle Berreth, an educator for the Infusion …

An Open Letter To The New Grad Nurses of 2020

Dear New Grad, I feel the need to apologize for the state of our current profession. By saying that, I don’t mean anything negative towards nursing in general, it’s actually …

This is How COVID-19 is Changing The Future of Nursing For Students and Tenured Nurses

COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has changed the face of America for the last several months, has forever changed the healthcare landscape. While the general population is learning to navigate …

This Juneteenth, 4 Nurses Share Their Stories & Solutions For a Better Future

Juneteenth is an annual holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. Also known as Freedom Day and Jubilee Day, the holiday lands on June 19th. And while …

Why Nursing is a Great Career Choice for Men

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of 2019 more than 12% of Registered Nurses in the U.S. are men. And while nursing has been a historically …

31 Top Nursing Interview Questions & Answers

Healthcare employers tend to lean towards asking behavioral-based interview questions. Behavioral-based questions are asked to get a sense of how the interviewee performs or behaves under specific circumstances. It is …

Remote Jobs For Nurses Spike as Telehealth Becomes More Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the US right as I scheduled several doctors' appointments for my husband and kids. But within the week, they were all canceled or postponed indefinitely unless …

Figs Scrubs Review By Real Nurses - Men's And Women's Scrubs

Affiliate disclosure: Figs scrubs provided these four nurses with a free pair of scrubs to test at work. Additionally, Nurse.org may receive a portion of sales via links on this …

10 Tips for Online Nursing Class Success

Attending nursing classes online can have a lot of benefits, like accommodating your current work schedule (hellllooooo night shift), allowing you to attend class in your pajamas, and fit in …

Best Jobs Of 2020 - #5 Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioners have consistently been ranked as one of the top 5 best occupations in the United States, thanks to its high marks in categories such as work-life balance, low-stress …

How to Become a Fertility Nurse

Brittany Hamstra, BSN, RN What is a Fertility Nurse? Fertility Nurses (also known as Reproductive Nurses) care for a variety of individuals, couples, and families who seek counseling or treatment …

Nurse Student Loan FAQ (with answers): Refinance, Deferral, Low Interest Rates & COVID-19

Nursing students throughout the country are being greatly affected by COVID-19, especially regarding school, student loans, and the future of loan repayment. On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed …

4 Ways Nurses Can Save Money on Student Loan Debt Amid COVID-19

While most Americans are socially distancing themselves at home, nurses and other healthcare workers are fighting against COVID-19. Many of them are also drowning in the student loan debt they …

How Nursing Students Are Rising Up To Fight COVID-19

There are a lot of rumors flying around about what will happen with nursing students during the coronavirus pandemic, especially now that hospitals need more help than ever to manage …

What Does a Travel Nurse Do?

Travel nurses are registered nurses who work in short-term roles at hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities around the world. Travel nurses help fill gaps in areas where there are …

Nurses Share 9-Tips To Decontaminate After Working Amid COVID-19

As more patients are heading into hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak, many nurses are becoming concerned about accidentally infecting their children or elderly family members at home--even nurses who are …

How to Conduct a Head-to-Toe Assessment

Updated: 4/7/2020 Being a nurse means being a lot of things to a lot of people. But one of the basics of nursing is performing a head-to-toe assessment. We've put …

5 Online COVID-19 Courses For Nurses

Nurses all around the country are being cross-trained to work in higher acuity or critical care patient areas as fast as possible to maximize efforts against COVID-19. But as nurses …

How To Read An Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG)

Updated: 4/6/2020 Regular, irregular, fast, slow, wide, narrow, stable, unstable. Does looking at a 12-lead EKG put your own heart into a lethal rhythm? Nurses are usually the first ones …

The Best Tax Tips & Deductions For Nurses, Nursing Students and Travelers

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional tax advice. Always consult your own CPA or tax preparer for tax advice. Tax season …

Some Doctoral-Prepared Nurses Use The Title, “Doctor” and It’s Causing a Heated Debate

As doctoral-prepared nurses become more mainstream, a debate between medical doctors and doctoral-prepared nurses, is growing more prevalent. The number of nurses with doctoral degrees has increased significantly in the …

ER Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview ER nursing is a special challenge because most emergency patients arrive without a diagnosis and sometimes without even an indication of the problem. ER nurses must work quickly …

10 Things Nurses REALLY Want for Valentine’s Day (Too Funny!)

By Chaunie Brusie Let’s be real—chocolates and flowers are nice any time of the day or night, but when it comes to romancing nurses, there are some clear ways to …

From RN to Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA): This is Why I Chose a Doctorate Over MSN

Do you have good communication and critical thinking skills? Do all of your coworkers call you to “stick” patients? Are you a multitasker? Do you want to advance your nursing …

CRNA - Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Jobs

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is one of the fastest-growing areas of nursing, and one of the most in-demand careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are …

5 Reasons a Nursing Degree is the Best College Major

If you’re considering what subject to major in, it is also important to consider what NOT to major in. Forbes recently released its list of the 10 worst college majors …

5 Tips For Dealing With Aches and Pains as a Nurse

By: Portia Wofford Eight to sixteen hours on your feet will cause anyone to be tired and sore at the end of a shift. Add those hours to the strenuous …

10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Nursing School

Whether you’re in nursing school now or are preparing to enter the world of scrubs and stethoscopes, we have some news for you: nursing school is like nothing you can …

What to Expect in Nursing School Clinicals: Top Questions, Answered

By Mariam Yazdi Nerves...confusion...chaos...all of the above?!?! Your first time in a hospital for clinic rotations can be daunting. While pulling up to the hospital parking lot at the crack …

AACN Hosts Elf on the Shelf Contest and the Pics Will Make You Laugh!

By Chaunie Brusie Win an #UnstoppableNurse Prize Pack, or just browse all of the creative ideas! The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) announced their annual Elf on the …

ANA Updates Nurse Staffing Guidelines To Support Flexibility

By Chaunie Brusie The updated principles support both nurse and patient-specific factors for staffing. In September, the American Nurses Association (ANA), released an update to its “Principles for Nurse Staffing,” …

Top 3 Pros and Cons of Online Nursing Classes

By: Portia Wofford Most nurses understand the benefits of furthering their education. Higher salary, more opportunities, and a personal sense of accomplishment are at the top of many lists. But …

Top 5 Highest Paying Nursing Degrees

By: Portia Wofford There are many different pathways to enter the nursing field. Registered nurses are in high demand and earn a median annual wage of $71,730 per year as …

5 Tips To Support Grieving Families During a Patient Death

Part of the art of nursing is learning how to craft your compassion and sympathy in professional situations. Because we deal with all cycles of life in healthcare, we must …

8 Tips If You Want to Become a Nurse But Have Bad Grades

If you’re looking to become a nurse but have bad grades or a low grade point average (GPA), you may be concerned about getting into nursing school. Nursing school admissions …

This Is Why K9s Are The Newest Team Members At Hospitals

K9 units work diligently in airports, assisting those with disabilities and protecting the public as police officers. Now, they're appearing in hospitals, assisting with security measures and sniffing out harmful …

You Should Join a Nursing Organization. Here's Why.

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, BA, RN, CBC Nursing associations are organizations devoted to the professional and personal development of members and to the general advancement of the profession. Joining a …

Nurses Unionizing: Benefits of Working in a Union Hospital

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, BA, RN, CBC Nursing unions, while prominent in some states, are not an option for all registered nurses. California currently has one of the largest and …

AGACNP - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Jobs

What Does An Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners Do? Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners (AGACNPs) are healthcare professionals with a specialization in acute care. These critical-care experts have also chosen …

This Nurse-Lead Organization Teaches Emergency Preparedness Worldwide

By Mariam Yazdi On January 12th, 2010 the country of Haiti was hit by an earthquake later known to be the "fifth-deadliest natural disaster in all of history." A total …

5 Things to Consider Before Going Back to Nursing School

[Articles-PB-Top] Deciding if you should go back to school for a higher nursing degree – whether it’s a masters in nursing science or nurse practitioner – is a personal decision …

Parish Nurse Salary & Career Guide

By Lee Nelson What is a Parish Nurse? Parish nursing, also known as faith community nursing, is a specialty practice of nursing that focuses on the physical, mental, and spiritual …

2 Nurses Share How They Opened Their Own CNA Schools

By: Portia Wofford More nurses are starting to realize their skills and knowledge can be useful — and lucrative — outside of their units. Nursing entrepreneurship has been on the …

Nurses Say Staffing Ratios In Long Term Care Facilities Are Unsafe

By: Portia Wofford Few would dispute that safe nurse staffing ratios are necessary. As nurses across the country rally for safe nurse-patient ratios on their units, long term care (LTC) …

9 Ways New Nurses Can Develop Strong Leadership Skills

By Tyler Faust Before graduating with my BSN, I knew I didn’t aspire to bedside nurse for long. I had my eyes set on nursing leadership early on in my …

4 Essential Skills That Will Make You The Best Nurse

By: Portia Wofford Most nurses have excellent clinical skills that they learned both through their education and on-the-job. He or she is knowledgeable about various disease processes and can quote …

‘Baby Night Nurses’ Are Making $800 a Day Working For Rich Families! Is It Worth It?

By: Brittany Hamstra, BSN, RN There’s a trend in the world of childcare that’s taking wealthy, metropolitan areas by storm: hiring baby night nurses. Highlighted recently in an article by …

8 Things Home Health Nurses Should Never Leave Home Without

By: Portia Wofford Home health nurses have quite an interesting job. On any given day a nurse can perform wound care, venipunctures, and check vital signs during a visit, while …

Working From Home in 2019 - 6 Telehealth Jobs For Nurses

By Chaunie Brusie A month ago, after dropping my older kids off at school and while safely parked with my youngest strapped in her car seat, I was able to …

RN Creates “Littlethanks,” Line of Thank You Cards Just for Nurses

By Chaunie Brusie Nursing can be a thankless job, but Isabelle Bertrand, 29, a Registered Nurse and Quality Improvement Clinician Lead from British Columbia, Canada, is aiming to change that. …

This “Rite Of Passage” Is The Same As Nurse Bullying And Here’s Why

By Mariam Yazdi After two years of travel nursing, I bopped into my home hospital to say hi to the unit that “raised me” and gave me the experience I …

Lateral Violence: 18 Steps To Overcome A Toxic Workplace

By Wali Khan Follow Wali on Instagram @wali_khann I’m hiding in the restroom. It is peaceful here. I’m by myself. My shift just started and I know my patients need …

This Doctor Was Criticized On Instagram And Her Clap Back Was Too Real

By Chaunie Brusie I have to admit that I have often thought of social media as a frivolous way to pass the time, a nice go-to when I can't sleep, …

Triage Nurse’s Important Role In Combating the Mental Health Crisis

By Portia Wofford Triage nurses play a significant role in the treatment of mental health patients who present at the emergency department (ED). One in eight visits to the emergency …

5 Tips To Help New ICU Nurses Who Feel ‘Stupid’

By Wali Khan, BSN, RN Follow @wali_khann on Instagram I remember my first week in the trauma ICU a wave of emotions hit me every day of my orientation and …

8 Tips To Help Bring The Magic Back to Nursing in 2019

By Mariam Yazdi Back in November of 2018, there was an article that was released about nurses being overworked, overstressed, and underpaid. Nurses are working two or three jobs just …

Hashtag #IAmYourDoctor Goes Viral - Exposes Stereotypes In Healthcare

By Chaunie Brusie Raise your hand if you’re a medical professional who has ever been told, “But you look so young!” by a panicked patient who is suddenly looking to …

Top 11 Nurses You’ll Meet At Work -This Will Make You Laugh!

By Mariam Yazdi, RN You may know one (or two), you may be one (or two). Let’s have a laugh! 1. The Over-Charter I get that if it wasn't charted …

3 Reasons Why Working As A Nurse During The Holidays Is Stressful

Being a nurse during the holidays can be a mixed bag. Since nurses work in an enormous variety of clinical and non-clinicals settings, every situation will be different; one common …

Meet The First Wound-Care Certified LPN aka “WOuNDER Woman”

By Portia Wofford Have you ever been the first to achieve a great feat? Do you remember all the naysayers and those "encouraging" you to pursue other avenues? The self-doubt, …

“Two Heads Are Better Than One” - Baylor’s New Buddy System Helps Nursing Students

By Chaunie Brusie A new study published in the Journal of Nursing Education has found that Baylor University’s innovative “2HeadsR>1” pilot program for nursing education is effective. The program launched …

Travel Nursing: How I Take Months Off Work To Live In Central America

Julia Kuhn, MS CCC-SLP Traveling Healthcare Professional Blogger at The Traveling Traveler Imagine waking up in Costa Rica, immersed in a new culture with a homestay family. You could hike …

GNP - Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Jobs

What Does A Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Do? Gerontological nurse practitioners (GNPs) are registered nurses (RNs) who have completed advanced training and who possess specific clinical skills to treat elderly patients. …

Child Trauma Survivor & Nursing Student Uses Instagram To Help Others

by Brittany Hamstra, BSN RN (Almost) Nurse Leah is an inspiration to us all. She started an Instagram account to share her experiences as a student in nursing school, and …

Nurse Hosts Podcast To Empower Young Minorities And It Will Make You Think

By Lee Nelson It became an eye-opening day for Valentine Ewudo, a travel nurse in a Los Angeles emergency room. During a 12–hour shift, he helped a world-renowned model. A …

Nurse Practitioner Launches Nursing Conference Empowering Millennials

By Mariam Yazdi She is intelligent, she is elegant, she is widely successful - and she's out to share that with all of us in the nursing community! Julia Eze, …

Nurse Owns Cannabis Consulting Firm For Chronic Pain Sufferers

By Portia Wofford Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Cited as the most common reason Americans access the health care system, it’s a leading cause …

Nurse Burnout Is Real: 7 Risk Factors And The Top 3 Symptoms

Featured image source: Instagram @nurseabnormalities by Danielle LeVeck: DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, CCRN After burning out twice in my own career and fighting burnout on a weekly basis, I felt others …

How To Get A Job At A VA Hospital

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC The Department of Veterans Affairs provides eligible veterans hospital care as well as outpatient care. This care includes preventative care, general and emergency …

Nurse Practitioner Writes ‘Nola The Nurse’ Children’s Book Collection

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by Cassandra Martinez, RN BSN With so many opportunities and countless information found in travel nursing, your greatest resource is your travel nurse recruiter. Your recruiter can literally make or …

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Nurse Achievement Award 2018 - Student Loan Assistance

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How To Move To Australia As A Travel Nurse

[Articles-PB-Top] By Mariam Yazdi “As nurses, we’ve worked so hard and have paid so much to get our degrees. Why not utilize them to their maximum worth? Take advantage of …

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by Brittany Hamstra BSN, RN Travel Nursing vs. Staff Nursing – are they really so different? What makes these two career paths so entirely unique? Here are some of the …

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Brittany Hamstra BSN, RN I used to be one of those pediatric nurses guilty of swearing I would never cross over to the dark side (AKA adult nursing). However, I …

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As most nurses realize during their careers, learning never stops. It’s essential to keep up to date with the latest medical technologies, standardized treatment protocols, and evidence-based nursing care. A …

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Travel Nursing With Kids: Meet The Family Who Sold Everything To Travel

by Brittany N. Garcia, BSN, RN, CPN, CCRN (Travel Nurse) Do you ever feel like you are just going through the motions and are yearning for something more? This is …

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Julia Kuhn, MS, CCC-SLP Traveling nurses change jobs as frequently as every 13-weeks. The ability to make a good first impression and work cohesively with co-workers is an important asset …

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by Lee Nelson While earning her BSN degree, Anna Dermenchyan, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, attended her first nurse’s convention. It was the National Student Nurses’ Association annual convention in Dallas. “This …

10 Tips to Make Over $100K as a Travel Nurse

by Brittany Hamstra BSN, RN Let’s be honest, one of the biggest draws of travel nursing is the impressive amount of money you can make. There are tons of memes …

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It would be logical to think that extroverts would be the ones to excel in the world of nursing because the profession is all about relationships and communication with patients, …

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By Nurse Blake I remember it like it was yesterday - the day I received my nursing degree. Truly, one of the happiest days of my life. If you’re like …

Festival Nursing: For The Love Of Music

by Mariam Yazdi, RN What happens when you combine health care and the music industry? Well, a lot of wonderful things and a lot of scary things. But putting that …

Summer 2018: Top 5 Locations For Travel Nurses

By Julia Kuhn, M.S. CCC-SLP Founder/Blogger at: https://thetravelingtraveler.com Calling all traveling nurses! Travel nursing is one of the best ways to see the country. Now is the time to pick …

Updated 2019: Happiest States For Registered Nurses

As nurses, it is our job to work to make others happy. But, what about your own happiness? The state you live in could be affecting your overall happiness especially …

Nurse Expert Advice: How To Deal With Doctors Who Bully

By Lee Nelson Nick Angelis, C.R.N.A., and M.S.N., is the author of How to Succeed in Anesthesia School (and RN, PA or Med School) and co-owner of the Florida-based BEHAVE …

Travel Nursing in an RV – Pros and Cons

By Mariam Yazdi, RN My husband and I are both travel nurses and we started our journey in San Francisco. We got a taste for the real estate there when …

20 Things Every Travel Nurse Needs To Own

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By Mariam Yazdi, BSN, RN I know most of us feel the same way: care plans are just an excuse to keep nurses busy for the sake of being busy …

5 Tips To Deal With Bad Smells As A Nurse - From The Pros

Dealing with not-so-pleasant smells is common in the nursing profession. Vomit, feces, infections, body odors...c-diff are everyday occurrences in the life of a nurse. Yes, some nurses eventually “get used …

2019 State-by-State Guide to RN Licensure: eNLC Update

This article was completed in collaboration with Kathleen Colduvell, BSN, RN, BA, CBC. Getting a Nurse license in a different state can be confusing due to differences in requirements, processes, …

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2018 Best Shoe For Nurses: Hoka One -Top 5 Styles

Without a doubt, the most important part of any nurse’s uniform is the shoes. Nurses spend most of their day on their feet and average about 5 miles of walking …

2020 Jaanuu Scrubs Review: Women's And Plus Size Scrubs

By Angelina Gibson Wearing pajamas...I mean, scrubs to work is awesome! Eh, that’s not always the case. Seriously, who actually likes to wear saggy, ill-fitting scrubs with hems dragging on …

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For a long time, it has been the contention of many in healthcare that there is a correlation between nurse satisfaction and patient outcomes. It makes sense when you think …

Will These Nurse Robots Take Your Job? Don't Freak Out Just Yet.

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10 Tips For Dealing with Difficult Patients

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Per Diem Nurse's Pay-Stub Goes Viral: $19K in 2 Weeks!?

Is it really possible to make over $19K in 2-weeks as a nurse in California? Yes, it is possible says Mike Kearse, a Registered Nurse who works PRN per diem …

“The Hangover Cure” - IV Therapy Nursing

By Lee Nelson IV Therapy is nothing new in the medical community. It has been used to treat all kinds of conditions. What is new is the celebrity attention it’s …

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So you think you want to be a nurse? You’ve watched them on the big screen, you’ve seen them in action on television, and you may have even observed them …

How to Work In The U.S as a Foreign-Educated Nurse

While there is a well-known shortage of registered nurses, current U.S. Immigration laws can make it difficult for foreign-educated nurses to obtain jobs. It is important for those interested in …

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By Mariam Yazdi, BSN, RN For a brief moment of time, Amazon released a job posting for a “new initiative,” looking for a “HIPAA Compliance Lead” - someone to create, …

Best Hospitals in Iowa for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 1,800 surveys of nurses from 314 hospitals in Iowa to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Iowa. 1. Iowa Lutheran Hospital DES …

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Staying up to date on current news and topics in a field is an important task to keep the mind and tools sharp, and this is especially true for nurses! …

A Career as a Camp Nurse

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No Pressure Here - Life as a Hyperbaric Nurse

By Lee Nelson When registered nurse Annette Gwilliam remarried, she and her new husband found out that they loved scuba diving. That became a huge part of their lives. They …

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By Lee Nelson Update 1/18/2018 11:00pm Beginning January 22, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort will have a new ‘temporary’ staff member - an onsite nurse. According to a report, the addition …

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By Dawn Papandrea You've learned all of the pertinent nursing skills and earned your credentials – now it's time to find a nursing job! Whether you're just starting out or …

5 Signs It's Time To Quit Your Nursing Job

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC Nurses stay at bad jobs for many reasons. But sometimes a nursing job is just too awful for you to continue. If you’re not …

10 Tips For Landing Your First Nursing Job - Even With No Experience

Getting your RN license has been one of your greatest achievements. Now it’s time to enter the nursing profession. Getting started might be a bit overwhelming at first since there …

Best Hospitals in Virginia for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 1,800 surveys of nurses from 314 hospitals in Virginia to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Virginia. 1. Virginia Hospital Center Arlington …

Travel Nursing With A Spouse: Top 5 Ways To Make It Work

By Mariam Yazdi, BSN, RN For many nurses and their families, the biggest deterrent to taking the leap and going on that first travel nurse assignment is - what is …

5 Key Steps To Quitting Your Nursing Job

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Nursing Care Plans: What You Need to Know

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10 Signs It's Time To Leave Your Nursing Job And What To Do Next

Being unhappy at one’s job can be overwhelming. It overtakes your life, your thoughts, and your emotions. But there could dozens of reasons why that unhappiness is coming through, and …

From Registered Nurse To Health Coach: Why I Left The Bedside To Follow My Passion

By Lee Nelson When Melinda Huffman worked as a cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist, she engaged her patients differently. She didn’t have that traditional expectation that patients should do as she …

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By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Recent natural disasters such as Hurricanes Irma and Maria crushing Puerto Rico and Hurricane Harvey devastating Texas there has been an overwhelming need …

Nursing Demand By State: 2018 Projections

By Nurse.org Staff Writer Nursing continues to be one of the most in-demand professions today. Yet a new HRSA study released in July seems to indicate a change from the …

It is Time to Implement Federal Nurse Ratios

Despite overwhelming support for proposed Federal RN ratios from nurses who have been in the trenches and experienced firsthand the stress and problems that can arise from assigning too many …

4 Reasons Why December is the Best Month to Find a Nursing Job

You might be surprised to learn that December is actually the perfect time to secure your next nursing job. People tend to assume that hospitals are gearing down towards the …

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By Miriam Yazdi Tensions between Medical Doctors and Nurse Practitioners have seemed to grow more intense this year. The backlash seems to be a result of the increased independence granted …

Best Hospitals in Missouri for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,118 surveys of nurses from 107 hospitals in Missouri to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Missouri. 1. St. Louis Children's Hospital SAINT …

How to Stay Positive When You Work in Hospice

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC When you meet a hospice nurse, you might look at her and say, “I could never do that kind of nursing; it’s so depressing.” …

Sky-high Pay For Ultra-Specialized RNs: 6 Nursing Salaries That Will Shock You

Highly specialized nurses work with some of the most interesting and rare patient populations in the medical field. Because the skills needed for such specialties are often the result of …

Best Hospitals in Louisiana for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 944 surveys of nurses from 111 hospitals in Louisiana to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Louisiana. 1. Woman's Hospital BATON ROUGE, LA …

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By: Mariam Yazdi, BSN, RN Is it sleep time? Is it work time? With a variable/rotating shift schedule, life fluctuates from week to week and from shift to shift, and …

Best Hospitals in Arkansas for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 735 surveys of nurses from 72 hospitals in Arkansas to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Arkansas. 1. Arkansas Heart Hospital LITTLE …

Space Nursing: Boldly Going Where No Nurse Has Gone Before

By Dawn Papandrea It's a very noble thing to want to become a registered nurse, but what if you found out you could take your career to outer space and …

Nurse-Patient Ratios and Safe Staffing: 10 Ways Nurses Can Lead The Change.

The subject of nurse-patient ratios comes up often in nursing circles, and can often be a topic of discussion in state legislatures around the United States. Ratios are also a …

Best Hospitals in Tennessee for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 1,198 surveys of nurses from 100 hospitals in Tennessee to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Tennessee. 1. CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga …

Understanding the Glasgow Coma Scale

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), designed in 1974, is a tool that has the ability to communicate the level of consciousness of patients with acute or traumatic brain injury. Developed …

Best Hospitals in Maryland for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 559 surveys of nurses from 49 hospitals in Maryland to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Maryland. 1. Mercy Medical Center BALTIMORE, MD …

Some Nurses Are Personally Against Vaccines.

By: Mariam Yazdi Earlier this season, a Facebook post from a nurse in Ohio gained media attention for its controversial demeanor. Evidently, the nurse had been administering flu vaccinations, and …

How To Draw Blood Like A Pro: Step-By-Step Guide

Phlebotomy, the practice of drawing blood from a vein, is a proficiency that all nurses should learn in their career. While not commonly taught in nursing school, programs recommend nursing …

Best Hospitals in Ohio for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 2,210 reviews from 163 hospitals in Ohio to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Ohio. 1. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, …

Best Hospitals in New Jersey for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 595 surveys of nurses from 66 hospitals in New Jersey to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of New Jersey. 1. Englewood Hospital and …

18 Resources To Help You Advance Your Nursing Career: No Matter Experience.

A curated list of resources for becoming a nurse, advancing in the nursing field, and researching salary information. Becoming a Nurse Discover Nursing Bureau of Labor Statistics: How to Become …

Nursing Compact States List & Salaries Ranked (Infographic)

By Nurse.org Staff Did you know that there are 25 states where nurses do not have to get a new license if they move?

Best Hospitals in North Carolina for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,598 surveys of nurses from 109 hospitals in North Carolina to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of North Carolina. 1. WakeMed Raleigh Campus …

Best Hospitals in Massachusetts for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 521 surveys of nurses from 68 hospitals in Massachusetts to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Massachusetts. 1. Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital …

Best Hospitals in Kansas for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 509 surveys of nurses from 96 hospitals in Kansas to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Kansas. 1. The University of Kansas …

9 Things You Should Know About Single-Payer Healthcare

By Amy Blitchock The U.S. just got one step closer to Single-Payer Healthcare. Two weeks ago, Sen. Kamala Harris became the first to co-sponsor a “Medicare For All” bill proposed …

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By Amy Blitchok Part of what makes nursing an attractive career path is high demand and job security. Again and again, studies have indicated that there is a high demand …

Best Hospitals in New Hampshire for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 165 surveys of nurses from 26 hospitals in New Hampshire to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of New Hampshire. 1. Catholic Medical …

Nursing Organizations Urge Trump To Keep DACA Dreams Alive

By Nurse.org Staff Writer Updated Wednesday 4:19pm PST: "I'm a Nurse thanks to DACA," stated Gabriel Rodriquez. She continued, "I want people to know that DACA has done great things …

Best Hospitals in New York for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,747 surveys of nurses from 176 hospitals in New York to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of New York. 1. NYU Winthrop University …

Disaster Relief Nursing: Everything You Need To Know About This Heroic Specialty

By Angelina Gibson Luis DeRosa, a Trauma Resuscitation Nurse and Federal Disaster Response Team Member, was preparing to give a speech in front of hundreds of nurses at a conference …

Chip Device Heals Injuries In Seconds

By Angelina Gibson Picture this - you suffer a car accident and your leg is broken. Within moments a small chip-like silicone device is placed on the broken leg - …

Best Hospitals in Kentucky for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,075 surveys of nurses from 87 hospitals in Kentucky to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Kentucky. 1. Baptist Health Lexington Lexington, KY …

How Nurse Practitioners Are Transforming Emergency Response

By almost any measurement, the 9-1-1 emergency response system has been a success. However, this success has also resulted in an increase in calls from low-acuity callers, adult “superusers,” and …

Terror Attacks: Nurses Must Be Prepared

By Amy Blitchok The Barcelona terror attack that took place on August 17th, 2017 was one of the deadliest events in that city’s recent history. It left 13 people dead, …

Why Is Everyone Packing Up And Becoming A Travel Nurse?

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Nurses around the country have learned that travel nursing has many perks and benefits. Travel nursing offers a chance to explore new places, …

Racism Against Nurses of Color is an Open Secret and This Is Why

By Angelina Gibson “I don’t want any colored nurses in my room.” If that statement makes you think of a time over 50 years ago, you might want to think …

Best Hospitals in Michigan for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,411 surveys of nurses from 125 hospitals in Michigan to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Michigan. 1. University of Michigan Health System …

You're Making It Weird: Opposite-Sex Physical Exams [Infographic]

By Sean Dent, ACNP An important part of nursing is maintaining patient dignity and privacy while providing optimal care. As nurses, we treat the person, not just the disease. This …

Best Hospitals in Georgia for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,579 surveys of nurses from 130 hospitals in Georgia to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Georgia. 1. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at …

Best Hospitals in California for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 1,800 surveys of nurses from 314 hospitals in California to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of California. 1. Eisenhower Medical Center Rancho …

I'm On A Boat: The Life Of A Yacht Nurse

In this article: How To Become A Yacht Nurse Nursing Duties Salary and Benefits Yacht Nurse Job Outlook By Lee Nelson Exotic ports of call with crystal blue waters and …

Best Hospitals in Florida for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org ranked the best hospitals in Florida state for nurses to work for based on nurse's ratings and reviews. 1. Morton Plant Hospital Clearwater, FL Average Rating 4.597% Recommended "Great …

40 Leaders in Nurse Education Share Their Best Advice for Getting Hired

We asked 40 influential leaders in nurse education to share their best advice for getting hired after graduation. Here's what they said. Kim W. Hoover, PhD, RN Dean, School of …

Best Hospitals in Colorado for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org ranked the best hospitals in Colorado state for nurses to work for based on nurses' ratings and reviews. 1. Children’s Hospital Colorado Average Rating 4.5Recommended 100% *Magnet Hospital “Great …

All Successful Nurses Have This One Thing

By Beth Boynton, RN, MS Did you know that emotional intelligence (EI) can advance your nursing career? Your emotional quotient (EQ) measures how you read and respond to your emotions …

Should I Join A Nurses Union? Pros And Cons

By Pete Gerardo Should you join a nurses union? At first glance, the question may not seem especially relevant. After all, the percentage of American employees who belong to unions …

Best Hospitals in Arizona For Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org ranked the best hospitals in Arizona state for nurses to work for based on nurse's ratings and reviews. 1. Phoenix Children's Hospital Average Rating 4.6Recommended 96% "Management is awesome …

4 Reasons Nurses Quit (And What You Can Do Instead)

It’s no secret that there’s a worsening nursing shortage. And when too many nurses leave the profession prematurely, the crisis only deepens. [Articles-PB-Top] The number of nurses exiting the profession …

Best Hospitals in Washington for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org ranked the best hospitals in Washington state for nurses to work for based on nurse's ratings and reviews. 1. EvergreenHealth Medical Center Average Rating 4.7Recommended 100% "Great teamwork with …

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Correctional Nurse

The following is a guest post by Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN, nurse author and educator specializing in the field of correctional healthcare. Learn more about correctional nursing from her …

Should I Work For A Magnet Hospital?

By Pete Gerardo Since the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) unveiled its Magnet Recognition Program in 1993, the designation “Magnet Hospital” has become a coveted honor that attracts nurses and …

What Nurses Hate About Technology (And What They Love)

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC In the 21st century, nursing and technology have become inextricably linked. Wearable tech, electronic medical records (EMRs), and other innovations are now common. …

Rasmussen College: Preventing Burnout and Preparing Future Nurses

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC Why do nurses burn out and leave the profession, often before they’ve truly fully launched their careers? During a recent conversation with Kelly McCullough, …

Ask Nurse Keith: Feeling Stagnant In My Nursing Career

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC As a career coach for nurses, I’m often asked very similar questions by many nursing professionals. Our challenges may feel unique to us, but …

9 Tips For Reigniting Passion For Your Nursing Career

By Beth Boynton, RN, MS Most nurses start out with enthusiasm for their chosen profession. It’s so exciting to pass the NCLEX, get your license, find a job, and start …

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By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Nurse salaries differ in cities across the U.S. due to cost of living and other factors. If you’re thinking of moving, knowing the …

Ask Nurse Keith: Nursing Outside of the Hospital

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC As a career coach for nurses, I’m often asked very similar questions by many nursing professionals. Our challenges may feel unique to us, but …

What Nurses Are Saying About The American Health Care Act (AHCA)

By Nurse.org Staff Writer It wasn’t all that long ago that the healthcare community was in a frenzy about how President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) would affect how we …

Ask Nurse Keith: Do I Really Need Another Nursing Degree?

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC As a career coach for nurses, I’m often asked very similar questions by many nursing professionals. Our challenges may feel unique to us, but …

Nursing Informatics Job Opportunities and Salaries

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BCHealthcare and nursing in the 21st century are completely tied to technology and informatics, and nurses need to stay up to date. Electronic medical records …

Service Animal or Pet: How Can You Tell?

By Anne Devine, MA, BSN A malamute in the elevator. A fluffball in an interpreter’s purse. A sweet little “therapy dog” in registration. This really happens in healthcare settings. As …

The Nurse's Guide To Finding A Job

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC When searching for a nursing job, there are a number of strategies that can be helpful in conducting a successful search and finding the …

11 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Nurses

Nurses value productivity and efficiency. While some nurses get along just fine with pen and paper, many nurses rely on apps and technology. Let’s explore twelve tools that some nurses …

Must-Know Tips To Stay Emotionally Healthy As A Nurse

Written By: Courtney Sladek You know the feeling. Whether you’re a student nurse or have practiced for more than a few decades, once you step into the world of nursing …

Do Nurses Need An ADN or BSN?

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC As a career coach for nurses, I’m often asked very similar questions by many nursing professionals. Our challenges may feel unique to us, but …

Caring For Babies With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) occurs when a baby is exposed to drugs in the womb; consequently, the baby goes through withdrawal following birth. …

Nurse Bullying: Stand Up And Speak Out

By Kathleen Colduvell, RN, BSN, BA, CBC Some would argue that the nursing profession demands more from its nurses than it gives. Working 12-hour shifts, coping with trauma, managing multiple …

Why Every Nurse Should Have A LinkedIn Profile

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC LinkedIn is the largest online network for working professionals. Nurses’ careers can greatly benefit from LinkedIn, and creating a solid profile is a great …

Q&A With Nurse B: How Do I Set Boundaries With Students?

Welcome to Q&A with Nurse B featuring Beth Boynton, RN, MS. In this 10-part weekly series, we'll be navigating common conflicts in nursing and healthcare with an eye towards shared …

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By Anne Devine, RN, BSN, BA, CBC You’re a nurse, and you like working with complex patients in the hospital. So you’ve decided to become an acute care nurse practitioner …

Nursing Tips: How To Build Rapport With Your Patients

Image credit: National Cancer Institute, 2007 By Beth Boynton, RN, MS Nurses learn about therapeutic communication and relationships in nursing school, but in the fast-paced, real world of nursing, some …

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By Anne Devine, RN, BSN, BA, CBC Healthcare is a complex business these days, and there’s probably no one who feels it more than the person diagnosed with a serious …

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By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC On March 31st, 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program released its Occupational Employment and Wages Report for data from …

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By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC When you’re a new nurse, it’s easy to become anxious about doing everything right and starting your career on the right foot. We know …

Nursing Care For Transgender Patients

Laverne Cox. Caitlyn Jenner. Amazon’s series Transparent. Transgender issues are becoming more visible in pop culture, and in real life and healthcare, too. The New York Times reported that the …

Q&A With Nurse B: Day Nurse Left My Patient In Pain!

Welcome to Q&A with Nurse Beth Boynton, RN, MS. In this 10-part weekly series, we'll be navigating common conflicts in nursing and healthcare with an eye towards shared accountability and …

Here’s How Not To Get The Flu This Season

By Sean Dent, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN Ahh, the flu season -- that time of year when we’re all on the lookout for the potentially lethal (or at least very virulent) …

Q&A With Nurse B: How Do I Get Help While Being Bullied?

Beth Boynton, RN, MS specializes in communication, collaboration, and workplace culture. She offers advice on how to navigate common conflicts in nursing and healthcare with an eye towards shared accountability …

Nursing Workplace Culture: Change Begins With You

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC Workplace culture in nursing and healthcare is so important to job satisfaction, staff retention, and patient outcomes. Culture isn’t always talked about, but nurses …

NP Practice Authority Grows - March 2017 Update

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC With legislative sessions currently taking place in many states around the U.S., bills related to nurse practitioners and their nursing scope of practice have …

Q&A With Nurse B: How Do I Articulate My Value?

Beth Boynton, RN, MS specializes in communication, collaboration, and workplace culture. She offers advice on how to navigate common conflicts in nursing and healthcare with an eye towards shared accountability …

Where Am I Going?  The List of Hospital Unit Acronyms Every Nurse Should Know

Getting around a new hospital can be confusing, especially for newer nurses who have so much to learn and don’t yet know the acronyms designated for certain areas. If your …

Twelve Job Interview Tips for Nervous Nurses

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC While some nurses may be very comfortable with job interviews, there are some in the nursing profession who feel nothing but nervousness on their …

Q&A With Nurse B: Overheard A Mean Conversation!

Welcome to Q&A with Nurse Beth Boynton, RN, MS. In this 10-part weekly series, we'll be navigating common conflicts in nursing and healthcare with an eye towards shared accountability and …

The Culture of Safety - Part 1: No Innocent Bystanders

By Beth Boynton, RN, MS When I attended graduate school in 2003, I studied organizational development and behavior, group dynamics, coaching, and emotional intelligence, all of which added depth and …

How To Deal With Toxic Coworkers Who Bully In The Hospital.

Beth Boynton, RN, MS specializes in communication, collaboration, and workplace culture. She offers advice on how to navigate common conflicts in nursing and healthcare with an eye towards shared accountability …

Misplaced Loyalty: Staying When It's Time To Go

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC For a nurse, workplace and employer loyalty is a concept that can be important in terms of feeling a sense of belonging and meaning …

Q&A With Nurse B: Co-worker Keeps Calling In Sick!

Beth Boynton, RN, MS Beth Boynton, RN, MS specializes in communication, collaboration, and workplace culture. She offers advice on how to navigate common conflicts in nursing and healthcare with an …

This One Resume Tip Could Get You The Job You Want

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC Nursing resumes haven’t changed that much over the last few decades, but there is one major flaw that many nurses overlook in their resumes. …

How to Display Your Nursing Credentials

Alphabet Soup!! That’s what many nurses refer to when they discuss all the letters behind nurse names on name badges and signature blocks. It can be very confusing to those …

What To Do When You Get A Promotion And Your Coworkers Are Not Supportive.

Beth Boynton, RN, MS specializes in communication, collaboration, and workplace culture. She offers advice on how to navigate common conflicts in nursing and healthcare with an eye towards shared accountability …

5 Ways Trump's Travel Ban Could Affect Nurses

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC No matter your political persuasion, the travel ban recently imposed by the Trump administration has a far-reaching impact that many are still grappling to …

Informational Interviews and Your Nursing Career

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC Have you ever used an informational interview to move your nursing career forward? Did you know that informational interviews are a form of professional …

Music Therapy And Rehab Nurses

By Nurse.org Staff Writer Music is the universal language. It can set the tone, create an atmosphere, change anyone’s mood, and be a helpful remedy and therapeutic intervention for certain …

Superbugs, Nurses, and Antiobiotic Resistance

By Keith Carlson BSN, RN, NC-BC The news of a 70-year-old Reno woman dying from a pan-resistant “superbug” has swept through medical and nursing communities in early 2017. Nurses, physicians, …

Q&A With Nurse B: Off The Clock And Still On The Unit!

Beth Boynton, RN, MS specializes in communication, collaboration, and workplace culture. She offers advice on how to navigate common conflicts in nursing and healthcare with an eye towards shared accountability …

Five Ways To Keep Social Media From Hurting Your Career

By Beth Boynton, RN, MS It’s no secret that the political landscape has left many people -- including nurses and other healthcare professionals -- feeling concerned as the country becomes …

A Medical Improv Activity: Breaking Tension & Improving Communication

By Beth Boynton, RN, MS Happy New Year! 2017 is ringing in with all sorts of possible changes in healthcare and nursing. Whether you are excited or worried or both, …

The Trump Presidency - What Does It Mean For Nurses?

By Nurse.org Staff Writer Hopefully, you’ve been able to pick your jaw up from the floor after last night’s surprising (some would even say shocking) results served up by the …

How Being a Single Mom Makes You A Better Nurse, And Vice Versa

By Lee Nelson Every morning, as the sun begins to rise in the Bronx, Stephanie Frazier starts her day by getting her four daughters up. After fixing their hair, cooking …

3 Ways Better Communication Leads to Better Scheduling

By Nurse.org Staff Writer No matter what industry you’re in, scheduling hourly workers can definitely be a hassle. This rings especially true for the healthcare industry, just because of the …

What Is Senior Care Auditing?

by Dr. Cathleen V. Carr, JD PhD Senior Care Auditing is a new service expected to grow substantially over the next 30 years as the population of seniors sharply increases. …

The Meaning Behind Nursing Titles

Written By: Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC In terms of educational options related to the nursing profession, there are a plethora of programs available to students. It is important …

How To Care For Patients From Different Cultures

Navigating the unique cultural and religious needs of your patients can be unnerving. You could accidentally offend your patient or their family by not knowing about a crucial cultural practice …

Life In The Intensive Care Unit

Written By: Marissa Mararac The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Working in a hospital ICU is serious business; it takes an understanding mind, quick thinking, and time and dedication to achieve …

Criminals Beware: Forensic Nurses Are On The Case

Written By: Lee Nelson When Vikki Vodosia met the little six-year-old boy to do his exam, she was taken back by his politeness and sweetness, especially after all the horror …

How Nurses Cope With Mass Shootings And Attacks

Written By: Lee Nelson For staff members at The Medical Center of Aurora, Colorado, every time they hear about another mass shooting, there is a sense that they've been here …

7 Habits All Nurses Should Pick Up

Written By: Dawn Papandrea When your work revolves around the ill/sick for a living, as many nursing professions do, it's important to be vigilant about staying healthy. Interacting with patients, …

What You Can Do About The Nursing Shortage

Written By: Dawn Papandrea Anyone who's interested in nursing as a career has probably heard that there's a nursing shortage, and that it's expected to become more pronounced in the …

Nursing Is In Transformation, And That's Good For Nurses

The nursing profession, at its core, has always been about caring for patients. However, it was once a female-dominated career in which nurses essentially served as assistants to male doctors, …

Top 3 Misconceptions About Travel Nurses.

When I was a new grad nurse, I started working in an ICU that was getting ready to expand. We were adding 12 beds, hiring on more nurses, and doing …

Maintaining Healthy Work Relationships for Nurses And Doctors

Believe it or not, maintaining a healthy working relationship is often the most difficult thing for some nurses to accomplish in their career. This is usually because we are trained …

Nurses VS. Other Careers; Similarities And Differences

Written By: Dawn Papandrea Choosing a career can be a difficult decision for many people, especially if one of the considerations is nursing. Yes, it's a lucrative and fulfilling career …

Must-Read Social Media Advice For Nurses

by Carlton G. Brown, PhD, RN, AOCN, NEA-BC, FAAN Over the last several years, the world has witnessed the explosion of social media and other electronic communication like Facebook, Twitter, …

Dementia Patients: Reaching the Unreachable

New employees of the psychiatric unit at one regional hospital in Seattle have an interesting component built in to their orientation. After the obligatory spiel of hospital rules and regulations, …

U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100 Jobs of 2016: Where are Nurses?

Released online January 26th, 2016, U.S. News and World Reports announced the best jobs of 2016 . And the best part about it? Heath care jobs take most of the …

PNP - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Jobs

What Does A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Do? A pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced training and clinical experience who provides both primary and specialty health …

PMHNP - Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Jobs

What Does A Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Do? Psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioners are the advanced practice registered nurses (RNs). These specialists have completed advanced training and …

PMHCNS - Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Jobs

What Does A Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Do? A psychiatric and mental health clinical nurse specialist (PMHCNS) is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced education and clinical …

Nurse Burnout Isn't Fatal: My Perspective

by Rachel, Seattle area RN Burnout. We’ve all heard the term, and it’s often used to describe nurses. Nurse burnout can describe someone who has worked too many days in …

5 Reasons Working Night Shift Is Totally Worth It

by Rachel Johnston, Seattle area RN It’s 3 AM, and you’re at work. You’re exhausted. One of your patients won’t stop screaming, and another has just pressed the call light …

ONP - Oncology Nurse Practitioner Jobs

What Does An Oncology Nurse Practitioner Do? An oncology nurse practitioner (ONP) is a type of advanced practice nurse. All ONPs are registered nurses (RNs). They assist patients and families …

3 Things I Wish I Could Say to My Patients’ Family Members

by Rachel Johnston, RN I recently had a patient that had suffered from a massive stroke. It left the family devastated. This particular patient was mechanically ventilated, on the cardiac …

CNS - Clinical Nurse Specialist Jobs

What Does A Clinical Nurse Specialist Do? A clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is one of four types of advanced practice nurses. These registered nurses (RNs) have advanced education and clinical …

CNM - Certified Nurse Midwife Jobs

What Does A Certified Nurse Midwife Do? A certified nurse midwife (CNM) is a registered nurse (RN) who cares for women and infants prior to, during, and following pregnancy. A …

FNP - Family Nurse Practitioner Jobs

What Does A Family Nurse Practitioner Do? The family nurse practitioner (FNP) is among the four designations of advanced practices nurses. These registered nurses (RNs) have a graduate education in …

Survival Tips for Night Shift Nurses

By Lee Nelson Throughout the country every night, nurses put on their uniforms or scrubs and head to work while almost everyone else is sleeping. It’s one of those professions …

CMCN - Certified Managed Care Nurse Jobs

What Does A Certified Managed Care Nurse Do? Certified managed care nurses (CMCNs) provide oversight of patient care focused on preventive measures to help keep costs down. In managed care, …

5 Nursing Specializations that will Transform or Advance your Nursing Career

Written By: Dawn Papandrea When you think of nurses, you probably envision people dressed in scrubs attending to patients, taking vital signs, filling out charts, and providing other bedside care. …

Interview Tips when Dealing with Your Own Health Issues

Interviewing for a nursing job can be a complicated process in and of itself because of all the qualifications and necessary credentials needed to enter the field. For aspiring nurses …

APRN - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Jobs

What Does An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Do? Registered nurses (RNs) who have completed advanced clinical and educational requirements can become Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). There are currently approximately …

ANP - Adult Nurse Practitioner Jobs

What Does An Adult Nurse Practitioner Do? All adult nurse practitioners (ANPs) are registered nurses (RNs) who have become advanced practice nurses. While their focus is on seniors, ANPs also …

Can Nurses Replace Doctors?

Patients are increasingly turning to nurse practitioners instead of physicians for a number of reasons. For one thing, they may be more accessible since physicians’ offices are sometimes overcrowded and …

How to Make Technology Work for Your Nursing Career

Gone are the days when nursing was just about hands-on patient care and manually filling out medical charts all day long. Today’s nurses are not only skilled health care practitioners, …

Tips on Choosing the Right Nursing Job

Written By: Lee Nelson Nurses, these days, have many choices of where they want to work from big metropolitan hospitals to cruise ships to corporate headquarters to clinics in neighborhood …

OR Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview Operating room (OR) nurses are also known as surgical or perioperative nurses. These nursing specialists take care of patients before, during, and after their surgeries. They often function …

ICU Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses are specialists also known as critical care nurses. They are responsible for making sure that acutely and critically ill individuals and their families …

Rehabilitation Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview Many people believe that rehabilitation nurses work only in rehabilitation hospitals or in rehabilitation departments of a general hospital. They also work at long-term care facilities, physicians’ offices, …

PACU Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

By Vonda J. Sines Salary Overview Post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) nurses are specialized professionals. These registered nurses (RNs) provide intensive observation and treatment of patients who have undergone anesthesia. They …

Oncology Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview Oncology nurses are very specialized. Although their work involves individuals with various types of malignancy, all these patients suffer from cancer. These nurses deal both with critically ill …

Telemetry Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview Telemetry nursing is a specialization within nursing. These nurses use high-tech equipment to measure life signs, dispense medication, and communicate with patients. Most work in hospitals or similar …

Labor and Delivery Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Written By: Vonda J. Sines Salary Overview Labor and delivery (L&D) nurses work in a specialty that’s unusual because it involves care to women and infants during four stages: pregnancy, …

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Careers

For Registered Nurses (RNs) who are seeking an advanced career that offers high earnings potential and highly specialized patient care, look no further than becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. …

Geriatric Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview Geriatric nurses typically work with patients at least 50 years old. The medical care they provide includes relieving pain, assisting with hygiene and making routine assessments of treatment …

Clinical Nurse Specialist Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview A clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is a professional who works as an expert clinician in a specialized area of nursing. A specialty area could be a particular population …

Adult Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview Healthcare professionals sometimes refer to adult nurses as gerontological nurses. These professionals are registered nurses (RNs) and provide services to adults who are usually at least 60 years …

The Good and Bad of Using a Healthcare Recruiter to Find that Perfect Job

A job search can be overwhelming and tiring, and become a full-time job itself. Working with a professional healthcare recruiter might help gear up that search for the perfect nursing …

Networking Tips to Advance Your Nursing Career

Written By: Dawn Papandrea No matter what career direction you take in today’s nursing job market, it’s important to be a good networker. In a nursing career in which there …

Nurse Practitioner Salary and Career Opportunities

Written By: Vonda J. Sines Salary Overview A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse (RN) who is also an advanced practice nurse. These professionals provide primary as well as …

Nurse Anesthetist Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) are nurses with advanced degree (master’s Degree) and advanced training who specializes in administering and monitoring patients receiving anesthesia. [Articles-PB-Top] While admission to …

Getting the Nursing Job: Resume Tips for RNs

Written By: Dawn Papandrea You’ve taken all of the coursework, put in the clinical hours, and passed the NCLEX exam and have received your license to practice as a Registered …

Benefits and Opportunities as a Travel Nurse

If you are a person who likes adventure, seeks out new places to eat and play, and loves meeting new people, travel nursing might just be your ticket. Whether you …

Registered Nurses: Salary Facts and How to Earn More

How RN Salaries Compare to Other Nursing Jobs Before diving into the various RN specialties or which areas of the country offer the most lucrative opportunities for nurses, you might …

Psychiatric Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Psychiatric nurses, also known as mental health nurses, take care of patients of all ages with mental health diseases such as bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, and depression. These professionals are …

Acute Care Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Written By: Vonda J. Sines Salary Overview Acute care is a nursing specialty. Nurses in it generally work with patients for only a short time. Typical duties might include treatment …

Nurse Administrator Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview Nurse administrators are individuals who enjoy the challenges of leadership and the elevated compensation that accompanies them. GraduateNursingEDU says that these nurses work in a number of healthcare …

Neonatal Nurse Salary and Careers

Written By: Vonday J. Sines Neonatal Nurse Salary Data Neonatal Nurse (RN): Highest earners: $92k Median earners: $58.5k Lowest earners: $40k The median salary for Neonatal Nurses (RN) is $58,500. …

Pediatric Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview Pediatric nursing is like most nursing specialties in that demand is high and expected to grow. Nurses skilled in this specialty will be needed even more in the …

Nursing Informatics Salary and Career Opportunities

Written By: Vonda J. Sines Salary Overview Nursing informatics is a specialty area of nursing. It combines knowledge of nursing, communications, and information science in order to convey and manage …

Nurse CE and CEU : Continuing Education for RNs

Becoming a nursing professional (whether it’s an RN or an advanced nurse practitioner) requires a strong educational foundation. Nurses earn a bachelor’s or advanced degree and pass the required certification …

Nursing Careers : Tapping Into Endless Opportunities

To become a nurse, you must have a genuine interest in the wellness of others, and it is a career that requires giving time and attention to people, according to …

Best Hospitals in Illinois for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,502 surveys of nurses from 169 hospitals in Illinois to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Illinois. 1. Rush University Medical Center Chicago, …

Family Nurse Salary and Career Opportunities

Salary Overview Family nursing is a specialty that encompasses many responsibilities. These nurses meet family health needs through medical assessments, guidance, teaching, counseling, and direct care. They treat family members …

Nurse Manager Salary and Career Opportunities

Many nurses are surprised to learn that nurse management is actually a nursing specialty. Some nurse managers choose a supervisory clinical path, while others move into administration. Sometimes jobs bridge …

ACNP - Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Jobs

What Does An Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Do? An acute care nurse practitioner ( ACNP ) is an advanced practice nurse who specializes in acute care nursing. Some choose a …

NNP - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Jobs

What Does A Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Do? A neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced practice training and skills. NNPs in this specialty work with infants …

Nurse Practitioner Careers

What Do Nurse Practitioners Do? A nurse practitioner performs these important roles, according to Johnson & Johnson: Diagnosing disorders Prescribing medication Creating treatment plans Ordering laboratory test Nurse Practitioner Job …

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