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.
We do not set aside nearly enough time to express thanks for the many blessings that we have in our lives. I am glad that we have a day dedicated to be thankful and embracing family. Sometimes we forget just how fortunate we are and Thanksgiving is wonderful reminder to take a moment to count your many blessings.
In no particular order, and in no way encompassing the entirety of all things I am thankful for, I present to you some of my blog-worthy blessings:
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 grow, 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, […]
I’ve fallen in love with social media.
It has given me confidence when I had lost it as a nurse. It has given me strength where none existed before. Times where I have felt alone and without anyone talk to, twitter was always there. It has given me the ability to just get it out, say, heck even shout it, when there is something I need to say and no one to say it to. Too often we hold things inside that we may need to say, for fear of consequences. We don’t want to be judged. We don’t want to upset anyone. But social media is difference.
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 […]