Despite the job market taking a dip on a global scale, the nursing industry continues to develop alongside the rising need for qualified nurses. However, according to the American Society of Registered Nurses, 43 percent of registered nurses haven’t been able to find employment after 18 months between 1st January 2009 and 31st March 2010. Why aren’t these graduates landing jobs when the vacancy rate has increased in recent years? According to the Texas Woman’s University associate dean Dr. … [Read more...] about Can Accelerated Nursing Programs Increase Your Likelihood of Getting a Job?
Guest Blogger: Melissa Steele Earning a graduate degree in nursing, such as a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is an excellent decision for your career. Having a nursing graduate degree allows you to advance in the rapidly growing field of advanced practice nursing. How fast is nursing growing? According to a recent Georgetown University study, the unemployment rate in nursing overall is just 4.8%. And, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for nursing will be a huge 26% … [Read more...] about 5 Super New Scholarships for Graduate Level Nurses
Guest Blogger: Jenna It's fall, which means that high school seniors can no longer put off the decision about where to go to college and what to study in school. Savvy high school students are probably already aware that most four-year degree programs generate thousands of dollars of student loan debt per graduating student, and that many college graduates are having trouble finding work in their fields. However, the health care field is booming. The Center for Health Workforce Studies states … [Read more...] about Advice to High School Seniors Interested in Healthcare
Highly-educated nurses are increasingly depended on for primary care due to physician shortages. And, when it comes to the medical field, the number of programs nurses can take to further their education is countless. But, with so many programs out there, how is one to choose the path that's right for them? Looking at factors such as work experience, passions, available time for studying, and financial goals is a good first step. Check out this infographic below, which compares two nursing … [Read more...] about Nurse Practitioner or Doctor of Nursing Practice? [Infographic]
Have you ever wanted to use your nursing degree to make a bigger difference in the world? Taking care of patients at the bedside is vital and it’s improving the world one life at a time, but what if you could improve the world in a different way? There are so many nursing specialties where you can really hone your nursing practice and specialize in a area that you feel passionate about. Have you ever thought about working in nursing research? What if you could use your nursing background to … [Read more...] about What is Research Nursing and How Can You Make it Your Career?
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. Online programs are often a good choice for working professionals, especially nurses and other professionals who often work overnight shifts or other shifts outside of normal business hours. An online program lets you study when it … [Read more...] about How does a Busy Nurse Juggle the Job and Further Education?
If you’re interested in getting into the field of nursing informatics getting a master in nursing or health informatics can give you a competitive edge. It doesn’t guarantee you a position, but it certainly can help you edge out other hopefuls who are BSN (or less) prepared. While I myself am not MSN prepared, I certainly see the value. I also know that one of the primary reasons that many nurses avoid getting their MSN is due to high tuition costs. This is especially true in an unsteady … [Read more...] about 5 Full-Tuition Scholarships for its Master of Health Informatics Program
Thank you to EasyNCLEX for sponsoring this post. Preparing for the NCLEX can be stressful beyond belief. One of the best pieces of advice you will ever get about the NCLEX is to take as many practice tests as possible. There are entire books and websites devoted to practice NCLEX questions. However, no matter how many times you take a test out of a book it cannot fully prepare you for the experience of taking a test on computer. To be a nurse you must pass the NCLEX. I’ve had my RN … [Read more...] about NCLEX Test Prep with EasyNCLEX.com
Guest Blogger: Carlie Schneider As a registered nurse, you may have career aspirations that surpass what your RN or BSN degree has prepared you for. You may be aware that the demand for nursing professionals with advanced skills continues to increase nationwide. The U.S. Department of Labor recently reported that demand for MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) degreed professionals in medically underserved areas is at an all-time high. How to Earn Your MSN Degree Requirements can vary from … [Read more...] about Five Exciting Careers for MSN Graduates
Guest Blogger: Melanie Gueira If you’re trying to decide if you should enroll in a criminal justice graduate program or a master of health administration program, why not combine your passion for both fields? You could seek a criminal justice degree and work in health care, or you could seek a degree in health administration and work in law. Health Care Law As a health care lawyer, you could specialize in two areas. You could help doctors defend themselves in malpractice situations, or you … [Read more...] about How to Combine a Love for Law and Health Care
Guest Blogger: Jenna Keeping your science classroom safe is top priority for all science teachers. This includes anatomy and microbiology professors and lab coordinators as well. Your students cannot learn in an unsafe environment. By instilling in your students the importance of using safety tools, you’re helping to establish good habits and keeping them safe from harm. Basic Equipment or Comprehensive Equipment? The type of safety equipment available depends on how extensive your … [Read more...] about Science Classroom Safety Tips
Master’s degrees vary in their usefulness, but it’s safe to assume that most individuals who pursue the Master of Health Administration (MHA) come out with a pertinent degree that qualifies them for a variety of careers that are both within their chosen sphere and on the front lines of influencing, shaping and developing public health issues. The fact is, jobs in the health care field are experiencing a surge in numbers, growth which isn’t likely to slow any time soon. Now more than ever, … [Read more...] about Where a Master of Health Administration Can Take You
If you are are interested in advancing your nursing career, there single, most effective method, would be furthering your education. As nurses we have many assets that we utilize to provide patient care. These range from technical skills, knowledge, critical thinking skills, and leadership abilities. But we can always stand to have more tools in our nursing toolbox. To keep current on the fundamentals of nursing. To put this in perspective, I’ll offer an example. Being a nurse can be compared … [Read more...] about Education Adds to Your Nursing Toolbox
A recent survey of over 1,000 RNs suggests that there are several barriers preventing implementation of evidenced-based practices to improve patient outcomes. One of the primary barriers mentioned was resistance from nursing leadership. Also ranking high on the list were politics and organizational cultures. The cultures that avoid change are certainly damaging to implementation of these standards of care. There is a disconnect among new graduate nurses and seasoned nurses in understanding the … [Read more...] about Evidence Based Practice: Nurses Barriers to Implementation?
Many nursing students struggle with making a decision about whether they should work or focus completely on their education while they are in nursing school. If you are in nursing school or are exploring nursing as a potential career, you may find yourself asking: Should I work while going to working school? Will I be able to make the same grades? What about my kids and family? Will I have any time for them? Will I be able to pay my bills if I don’t work during nursing school? These … [Read more...] about To Work on Not to Work While in Nursing School: That is the Question