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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

What Does the NCLEX-RN Exam Consist Of?

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 …

Nursing Degrees and Levels: Which One is Right for You?

There are sooo many ways to become a nurse and even more pathways to advancing your nursing education. From the diploma nursing degrees of the past to today’s PhD and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Day That Made Me Rethink It All!

By Ashley Newson As a senior trauma nurse, I felt I had built up quite the wall. I had dealt with hundreds of traumas and many awful situations, and I …

How to Become a Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Updated 6/23/2021 Nurse Practitioners earn a higher salary, have more responsibility and more career opportunities than many other types of nurses. This guide will cover what a nurse practitioner does, …

Continuing Education Guide

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

Meet Kathy Quan: Influencing Nurses for Over Thirty Years

Kathy Quan has been a nurse in home health care for over thirty years. She was also a field nurse who then moved into the roles of nursing supervisor and …

Nurses Ranked #1 Most Ethical Profession By 2017 Gallup Poll

Update: December 27, 2017 Yesterday, the Gallup organization released the 2017 results of their poll for the most honest and ethical professions - listing nurses as the top profession for …

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 …

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 …

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 …

6 Important Norovirus Tips for Nurses

Image Credit: Alissa Eckert. Provided by CDC/Jessica Allen. By Kathleen Colduvell, RN, BSN, BA, CBC Norovirus is a common disease that nurses may come into contact with on a regular …

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