A master’s degree in nursing can open up career options, increase your earning potential, and enhance your professional reputation. Earning an advanced degree while working, however, isn’t easy. Here are some tips on how you can balance work and higher education.
As a nurse caring is second nature to me. Well honestly, as a human being, caring is second nature to me, but the nurse in me makes me enjoy it. And we all know that unfortunately not everyone cares. I also know that as a nurse I am constantly battling the all-too-familar nursing diagnosis (or [...]
According to a fact sheet on the nursing shortage presented by the American Associate of Colleges of Nursing, healthcare is one sector of the job market that continues to grown, despite tough economic times. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that 283,000 jobs have been added in just the last year alone. In fact, [...]
This was the response I received when I sent this picture to some friends of mine this morning. It’s a legitimate question, really. I often forget that not everyone in the world is caught up in the same nerdy obsessions I have. So, I wrote her a 4 paragraph response detailing the how, why, and [...]
For the first two years of my nursing career I worked weekend option. This means I worked 7am to 7pm, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I could only have off 8 weekend days a year, for whatever reason, I still was obligated to work holidays, and the acuity of the patients was often much higher as [...]
Yesterday my little boy crossed the threshold from months to years. He will now referred to by many as a toddler rather than an infant. I just wish he’d actually start doing the toddling. Ty had walk, I’ve seen it! 4 steps 2 days ago. A few steps here and there yesterday. At this point [...]