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 … [Read more...] about 3+ Tips to Keep Your Sanity While Completing a Masters in Nursing Program
It’s no secret that the nursing profession is one of the most demanding fields in healthcare today. This infographic by University of San Francisco’s Online MSN takes a close look at how obtaining a Master’s in Nursing can help existing nurses further both their education and their careers. Roles as clinical nurse leaders, … [Read more...] about Why Get Your Master’s In Nursing? [Infographic]
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 … [Read more...] about Nurse Practitioner or Doctor of Nursing Practice? [Infographic]
Guest Blogger: Linda Lindsay, BS, MSN, NP-C, Clinical Editorial Director for PearlsReview. Do you know Certified Nurses Day is on March 19? Many still ask, “What are the differences between licensure and certification?” Some use the terms interchangeably, but they both are quite different. Licensure is mandatory and signifies … [Read more...] about Stand out! Get Certified!
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 … [Read more...] about 5 Full-Tuition Scholarships for its Master of Health Informatics Program
When I discovered nursing informatics and healthcare informatics, it was like a dream come true. I was completing my BSN coursework, and I began researching options to further my education in nursing. I realized fairly quickly that I wasn't interested in most of the educational pathways that many of my nursing peers were … [Read more...] about Becoming an Informatics Nurse: Going Beyond the Bedside
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 … [Read more...] about Five Exciting Careers for MSN Graduates
Guest Blogger: Ronald Behr Nurse Managers retain, recruit and manage nurses. They are also responsible for creating a work environment that allows nurses to function optimally. Nurse managers have the most challenging and important role in hospitals, according to Patricia Folcarelli, RN, MA, a member of the board for the … [Read more...] about What Makes an Ideal Nurse Manager?
Guest Blogger: HEALTHeCAREERS. Many new grads and well seasoned nurses have often asked: “How do I Strengthen my Resume?” "What can I do to set my resume apart from other nurses?" "What are hiring managers looking for when they are looking at a nurse resume?" For most job applications, you will attach a resume to an … [Read more...] about How Nurses Can Make a Powerful Impression With Their Resume
I have had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with many several nurse entrepreneurs who are using their backgrounds in healthcare and their nursing knowledge to impact nursing and healthcare beyond the bedside. In an effort to better inform nurses of the flexibility of our chosen profession, and to spotlight some examples … [Read more...] about Nurse Entrepreneur Spotlight: Avoid Medical Errors, Pat Iyer, MSN, RN, Lncc
With the implementation of meaningful use in healthcare, and the requirement of EHR for physicians by 2015, there is expected to be creation of 50,000 new jobs in healthcare informatics. This is welcome news to a struggling economy, and very welcome news to nurses who wish to get their nerd on. After searching through various … [Read more...] about Getting Into Nursing Informatics: HITECH EHR EMR Certification
In this post, guest blogger Chris will exam the typical workday and responsibilities of a Clinical Analyst Consultant (also known as an informatics nurse). Life of a Consultant Clinical Analyst Use this table of contents to jump to any section. My role as a Consultant Clinical Analyst Day 1 in the Life of an … [Read more...] about Life of a Consultant Clinical Analyst In the Nursing Informatics Department