For many nurses, continuing education 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?
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?
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?
When I entered nursing school I didn't know very many nurses. I questioned everyone that I thought might know anything about nursing on what I needed to know to do well in nursing school. Unfortunately, I was given very little practical advice. But I don’t think it was the fault of the people that I had asked. I honestly think that many in nursing school struggle to make it through and wipe many of those memories from their brain. Sort of like how mothers somehow forget that agonies of … [Read more...] about 15 Things Every Nursing Student Needs to Know
There is a lot of nursing gear that is can make caring for patients a little easier. It can be difficult to find items that are of quality and recommended by a trusted source. It’s a good thing that we’ve already taken some of the work out of it for you and rounded up some of the best nursing gear on the web. Nursing Gear If you’re looking for the best shoes for nurses, best stethoscope, best nursing tote bags with pockets, or best gifts for nurses we’ve got you covered. Heck, we’ll even tell … [Read more...] about Guide to the Top Nursing Gear
Guest Blogger: Jenna Financial responsibility extends past just watching your everyday spending and nobody knows this better than college students. College is one of the biggest investments anyone will make in their lives and being responsible about it is vital if someone wants to get their degree with the least amount of debt possible. Those who want to study medicine will see the highest price for their degree with the average American medical school’s tuition coming in at nearly two hundred … [Read more...] about Have You Considered Caribbean Medical Schools?
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: 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
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 Institute of Nursing Healthcare Leadership (INHL). Folcarelli states, “They’re acting as the CEO for the [nursing] unit. They take care of all the needs that a typical business … [Read more...] about What Makes an Ideal Nurse Manager?
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
If you’re in trying to save money while in nursing school you are already aware of just how expensive textbooks are. But did you know that you have save money by renting your textbooks? Not only can you save money, but you can also decrease they amount of books you have to lug around by renting ebook versions of your needed texts. Your shoulders and back will thank you for that. To Rent or Purchase Textbooks? If you’re thinking about it, you need to check out textbook rental on Amazon to get … [Read more...] about How to Save on Textbooks: ebook and Physical Textbook Rentals
Guest Blogger: Len AKA the mommist You’re here because you want to pass the NCLEX-RN exam, right? If you don’t then you can continue Googling about One Direction or continue reading and pass the information to someone you know who’s itching to be RN-ized. In line with my topic, allow me to brag just a tid bit. I passed the NCLEX-RN exam in one take. Some of you might think, “Oh, maybe she’s uber intelligent that’s why she passed the exam in one take”. I’m not. Well, on good days (not today and … [Read more...] about Tips From a Nurse: How to Pass the NCLEX Exam
Guest Post All kinds of people become nurses, but those with a technical mind and an eye for technology can really make the best kind of nurse. In addition, being a science geek certainly pays off, particularly if you enjoy chemistry, since you’ll have to take about two years of chemistry to get a bachelor’s of science in nursing. The best nurses have a bit of nerd and a lot of good communication skills. Since you have to work in a team, it’s good if you can talk to other people, including … [Read more...] about Why Nerds Makes the Best Nurses
Finding gift ideas for nurses is pretty simple. For the most part, we like everything. However, if you want to be sure it's something useful for a nurse, this post has some great useful gift ideas for nurses. If there is a nurse in your life that you’d like to honor by gifting with a small token of your appreciation, there are several great and inexpensive items that any nurse would flip over. Whether it’s your mother, wife, sister, co-worker, and caregiver, there are some gifts that almost … [Read more...] about Great Gift Ideas for Nurses, Nursing Students, and Nursing Instructors