Nursing & Healthcare

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How to Further Your Nursing Career with Continued Education

Few things last forever, but nursing is one of the few unique professions that are always needed. There will always be a need for professionals to help the sick and injured among us. There will always be a need for knowledgeable nursing professionals to show others how to improve their health. As a nursing professional, it's important to...

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What Was It Like To Be A Nurse During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Nursing can be an extraordinary career, but the demand for and shortage of nurses during COVID-19 has pivoted the way we see this profession - through a whole new lens. Nurses help enhance the quality of life measures, walk with patients through difficult medical diagnoses even into a terminal illness, and everything in between. Despite an often...

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Want a Lasting Career as a Nurse? Consider an MSN as the Best Path Forward

Kristen L. Mauk, PhD, DNP, RN, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, FARN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and Graduate Program Director In my long tenure of 39 years as a registered nurse, I remember obtaining my Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree as one of the most important stepping stones in my career. The graduate study opened my mind to thinking...

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5 Different Jobs you can get with a Nursing Degree

As one of the fields in greatest demand, a nursing degree opens the door for healthcare opportunities all over the world. From delivering babies to caring for patients with acute or chronic illnesses, nursing professionals can be found in a variety of settings including doctor’s offices, hospitals, home care, nursing homes, schools,...

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Top 10 Highest Paying Nursing Jobs

Updated September 29, 2022 Nurses find joy in helping others. It’s why they do what they do, but not all nursing specialties are created equal. So finding the right career path among the different nursing fields can make a big difference in your income potential and nursing career. To help you get ideas about what types of nurses can...

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100+ Year Old Nursing Practices You Won't Believe!

The next time you start your nursing shift, be glad you're not clocking in back in 1887 when some wild rules governed nursing practice standards. By that time, the Civil War had already helped give rise to the practice of nursing in hospitals instead of in people's homes. It also catapulted nursing into a credentialed profession, helping to...

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