Dreaming of a career as a nurse? There many factors that may lead someone into the nursing profession, but the cost of tuition and the length of study can be significant factors in your decision. The longer the course of study, the less time you have available to work, and the more student debt you will accrue! Luckily there are many options available to become a nurse. You can … [Read more...] about How Long Does it Take to Become a Nurse?
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Lactation consultants are in demand right now. With more and more hospitals looking for health care providers who are trained to recognize, prevent, and solve breastfeeding problems, it’s a specialty you shouldn’t really miss. How to Become a Lactation Consultant Like most nursing specialties, you’ll need to undergo training, complete courses, and be certified before you can … [Read more...] about How to Become a Lactation Consultant
A job as a hospice nurse isn’t for everyone. Let’s look at the hospice nurse salary, job requirements, and help you decided if this job is for you. What Does a Hospice Nurse Do? Hospice nurses are registered nurses (RNs) who provide care for terminally ill patients. They work with patients, their families and other healthcare professionals during the final stages of life. … [Read more...] about Hospice Nurse: What’s the Salary & Is It For You?
The road to becoming a nurse is long and laborious. If you're not sure about the path you're going to take, the process can be twice as difficult. You can even end up spending more money and time than you’re supposed to. If you’re not sure where to start, the guide below can teach you exactly how to become a nurse. How to Become a Nurse Learn everything about being a … [Read more...] about How to Become a Nurse
What is an Advanced Practice Nurse? Advanced practice nurses are registered nurses that receive additional training and education to play a more advanced role in the healthcare system. They may have a master's degree, post-master's certificate, or practice-focused doctor of nursing practice degree. With their advanced training, they have the expert knowledge, clinical … [Read more...] about What is an Advanced Practice Nurse?
If you’ve ever asked yourself “what is forensic nursing” you may be considering a change to what you consider the best nursing specialty or becoming a new nurse. This relatively new nursing specialty provides a valuable service to patience that often experience vicious crimes. Let’s dive in and learn a little more about the nursing specialty, the career prospects, and how to … [Read more...] about What is Forensic Nursing?
To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; that is to be a nurse – Rawsi Williams - Nurses are one of the oldest and one of the largest roles in the healthcare system. Nurses play an active role in just about every aspect of healthcare, from the Emergency Department to Mental Health Clinics, to home health care, to … [Read more...] about What Do Nurses Do?
The healthcare profession is a field that’s only growing in scope and demand with each passing day. New innovations in the field of medicine and technology are opening up doors for many new professions within the field of healthcare. Nursing, one of the oldest and noblest professions, is no longer viewed as the traditional job where caring for patients is the only requirement. … [Read more...] about How to Become a Legal Nurse Consultant
So -- how much does an RN make? The simple answer is it varies by location, but we'll dig into that as well as stigmas around nursing and pay in the following article. We have already talked about the highest paid nurses. So now let's talk about salary. Nursing is one of the most selfless and giving professions in existence. Unfortunately, there is often a stigma associating … [Read more...] about Registered Nurse Salary – How Much Does an RN Make?
To practice as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), you must first complete a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and pass the PMHNP exam. Upon completion, you'll be able to claim the PMHNP-BC credential which allows nurse practitioners to practice autonomously in 27 states. If you're here, then you've sought … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Pass the PMHNP Exam and Earn the PMHNP-BC Credential
Being a nurse is emotionally rewarding. You make a real difference in the lives of the hurting and sick people you interact with every single day. The money can also be pretty good, if you find the right career path. We've already talked about how much an RN makes. To give you some goals, here are some of the highest paid nurses so you can decide if one of the high paying … [Read more...] about What are the Highest Paid Nurses?
Congratulations on your pregnancy. For most it’s a time of celebration and joy, but also a challenge at any academic level in nursing school- often leaving a package gift of joy and stress. I also participated in the unconventional scenario of being pregnant in grad school, formulated so my due date would be timed after graduation. How to Manage Being Pregnant in Grad … [Read more...] about How to Manage Being Pregnant in Grad School
If you've ever searched a hospital job board for an ICU nurse job description, you'll likely find something very different than what the job actually entails. Guest Blogger Courtney shares with us the dirt on what being an ICU nurse is a really like. We've discussed what ICU stands for, so now let's look at the ICU nurse job description. Have you ever thought about … [Read more...] about The Real ICU Nurse Job Description
Have you ever considered becoming a maker nurse? Nurse inventions are being used by healthcare professionals every day to improve patient care. It really makes a lot of sense, if you think about it. Nurses are natural problem solvers. They think on their toes and work on the fly to solve problems for their patients. If they're short of supplies, they improvise. If an ostomy bag … [Read more...] about Nurse Inventions – Could You Become a Maker Nurse?
Becoming a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is a career goal for many nurses. In fact, when I was in nursing school nearly half of the class stated that becoming a CRNA was their future goal. It's nurse surprising since CRNAs are some of the highest paid nurses with earning potential much higher than the typical registered nurse salary. However, many nurses and nursing students are … [Read more...] about CRNA: Nurse Anesthetist Career Guide