There are some nurses who think that after they graduate from a nursing school that the time for education has passed. They devalue the continuing education for nurses (CE) credits that they are required to complete (by their facility or their state). But, perhaps if they looked at CEs a little differently, there would not be such a great resent for this valuable tool in nursing practice. You owe it to yourself and the patients you serve to continue to enhance your nursing practice through … [Read more...] about 7 Benefits of Continuing Education for Nurses
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For many continuing education for nurses is a requirement to keep their license current. But the value and importance of continuing education isn't always clearly defined. In this article, we'll answer the question what is continuing education, provide different examples, and explain why it is important for nurses. Adults that work full time or part are all aware of the problems surrounding the topic of job security. Most professionals understand that they may work for several employers … [Read more...] about What is Continuing Education and Why is it Important for Nurses?
In this article, we’ll dig into the different types of nursing master’s programs and share tips to help you be successful in any program you choose. Completing a master’s in nursing program is a seemingly daunting challenge. If you’re like most nurses, you’ve got a lot going on. Carving out even a few hours a week to devote to academic endeavors may seem nearly impossible. Fortunately, with today’s technology and varying options for earning a degree, there are programs available that will … [Read more...] about 3+ Tips to Keep Your Sanity While Completing a Masters in Nursing Program
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 out tips and resources to pass the PMHNP exam. We've compiled a short list, but believe the best strategy is to utilize a … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Pass the PMHNP Exam and Earn the PMHNP-BC Credential
Studying to be a nurse is a tough job. I mean, nursing school is so hard! Carrying around 30-40 pounds of textbooks and supplies like a laptop, clipboard, water bottle and other medical supplies and equipment every day to school gets seriously old. While I did see a few nurses using collapsable milkcrate-type devices to haul their garb, what you really need is a good backpack to carry all your books and supplies comfortably all-day long. Fortunately, there are a plethora of options of … [Read more...] about 5 Best Backpacks for Nursing Students
Like most nursing students, there came a point in my education where I literally slammed my textbook shut late one evening and yelled, “Why is nursing school so hard!?!”. The more people I talked to about my nursing school headaches, the more I find that so many people struggled during their nursing school years! I couldn’t help but wonder just exactly why nursing school is so hard to muddle through. As I chat with colleagues or with students who are going through the nursing programs now, … [Read more...] about Why is Nursing School So Hard?
New grad nursing jobs are coveted and require an edge to ensure they secure both an interview and the position. Nursing expert, Beth Hawkes, has curated hear years of experience helping and mentoring nurses into an incredible resource that is a must-have for any new nurse graduate. We caught up with her. The Ultimate Guide to Landing New Grad Nursing Jobs What made you decide to write a book on the ultimate guide to landing new grad nursing jobs? As a nurse leader with extensive hiring … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Landing New Grad Nursing Jobs
You have been thinking and thinking about what career path to choose. There are so many options in the health field! You have finally made up your mind: you are going to be a nurse! It just makes perfect sense. You are kind, compassionate, empathetic, have great interpersonal skills and attention to detail. Another tough decision awaits you: LPN or RN? I have rounded up 10 articles that explain the Differences Between a Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse and will help you make that … [Read more...] about Resources on the Differences Between a Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse
With over 3 million nurses in the United States it’s not surprising to hear about ways they practice nursing that are a little less traditional. Nurses are becoming authors at an increasing rate and bringing quality content to a growing library of books for nurses. It’s not surprising that the best nursing books are written by men and women who have actually practice nursing and can identify with other nurses. And these nurse author aren’t just writing text books or “how to” guides for nurses. … [Read more...] about 5 Excellent Books For Nurses By Nurses
You’re so excited when starting nursing school and student loans are so easy to get that it seems like no big deal to get a few. You take out the loans and sign on the dotted line because you’ve dreamed of this career and you know it’s what you want to do with your life. Fast forward a few years and congrats, you indeed are a Registered Nurse, but now you are scratching your head at the end of each month trying to ﬁgure out where all your hard earned money went. Reﬁnancing Your Student … [Read more...] about 3 Things to Consider Before Refinancing Your Student Loans
If you want to get better at auscultation and enjoy the convenience of documenting the sounds auscultated by transferring them to a computer using cutting-edge Bluetooth tech, look no further than Littman electronic stethoscopes. Digital stethoscopes have been here for quite some time now. As advanced instruments that are superior in quality to traditional stethoscopes, they are designed to drastically improve the accuracy of diagnostic procedures. Even though there is nothing fundamentally … [Read more...] about Is the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope better than other stethoscopes?
How Many CC's are in an Ounce? We really need to start with another question: how much is 1 cc? CC and ml are equivalent. So... cc to ml is 1 to 1 or 1cc = 1ml. Now your question is: how many ml in an ounce? That is what you are really asking when you're looking to convert cc to ounces. So many hospitals don't even allow the use of CC in charting. There are approximately 30ml in an ounce. So there are 30 ccs in an ounce. 30 ml = 1 oz or 30 ccs = 1 oz To convert oz to ml (or … [Read more...] about How Many CCs in an Ounce and Other Common Nursing Questions
Every year students preparing for nursing school find themselves asking the question "What is the TEAS test?" If all the core classes, applications, and fees aren't enough, many nursing programs add an exam called the TEAS test to the nursing school application process. Since the process of applying to nursing school can be very competitive, having another facet to review a potential nursing student's skills can be helpful. It can also help students who may have a lower GPA to get a more … [Read more...] about What is the TEAS Test and How Can I Study for It?
We are excited to partner with Concordia University Wisconsin to bring you this post. I write frequently about the importance of continuing education for nurses. Although there are many courses focused on various aspects of nursing care, there are few focused on enhancing the writing skills of healthcare providers. As nurses we are often responsible for charting complex patient procedures, plans, outcomes, and progress. We are also sometimes tasked with creating proposals, writing papers, … [Read more...] about Free Writing Course for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals
Imagine going to a foreign country and suddenly becoming ill and require emergency surgery. When you awaken from the procedure you find yourself with a nurse at the bedside. She can't understand you and you can't understand her. It's an unpleasant reality that is lived by many Spanish-speaking patients in the United States every day. However, something can be done to improve their experience and the patient care you deliver. Nurses can learn a few key phrases to help those patients feel more at … [Read more...] about 10 Phrases Every Nurse Should Know in Spanish