Category: Nursing

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CME Requirements for MDs, PAs, and NPs

CME Requirements for MDs, PAs, and NPs

There is no doubt that maintaining certification can be complicated and different practitioners must meet different CME requirements. Whether you [...]
Scope of Practice: Physicians and Advanced Level Practitioners

Scope of Practice: Physicians and Advanced Level Practitioners

The standing definition of “scope of practice” is “the activities that an individual healthcare practitioner is permitted to perform within a spec [...]
NCLEX® Test Day Preparation Tips

NCLEX® Test Day Preparation Tips

You went through years of nursing school, spent hundreds of hours studying, woke up early, stayed up late, and now FINALLY it’s time for the final [...]
Understanding the Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice

Understanding the Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice

If you are in healthcare, you have no doubt heard the term “silver tsunami” to refer to the growing population of seniors in the United States. As [...]
CE Requirements for RNs and NPs

CE Requirements for RNs and NPs

Like everything in nursing, continuing education (CE) requirements for Registered Nurses (RN) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) can seem confusing at f [...]
The Highest Paying Nursing Specialties

The Highest Paying Nursing Specialties

If you’re a nurse, you’ve likely heard the phrase, “no one ever goes into nursing for the money,” but there are ways to make an above average livi [...]
Relaxation Tips for Nurses

Relaxation Tips for Nurses

Long hours, high-stress scenarios, on your feet for what seems forever. As a nurse, you’re highly susceptible to burnout, depression, and physical [...]
Old  Nursing Skills You Don’t See Anymore

Old Nursing Skills You Don’t See Anymore

The medical field is always growing and changing. Over time, many of the most popular medical techniques are eliminated. While you may think that [...]
Nursing Positions That Don’t Require Working Weekends

Nursing Positions That Don’t Require Working Weekends

From the first day of nursing school, it’s made clear that working nights and weekends are part of the job. Wanting to become a nurse without a wi [...]
The History of White Nurse Uniforms

The History of White Nurse Uniforms

Nurse uniforms have been slaves to fashion for centuries. It began with Florence Nightingale’s nurses - the first to wear uniforms - and continued [...]
CPNP-PC Exam Replaces Retired PPCNP-BC Exam

CPNP-PC Exam Replaces Retired PPCNP-BC Exam

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Certification retired the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP-BC) exam [...]
Nurses: Unwritten Rules for Dating Physicians and Patients

Nurses: Unwritten Rules for Dating Physicians and Patients

Given the long hours spent on the job, sooner or later there is bound to be a love interest. Depending upon your point of view, this may be a bene [...]
Disclosing Personal Mental Illness as a Nurse

Disclosing Personal Mental Illness as a Nurse

In online forums and chat rooms, nurses are asking if they have to disclose mental health issues on job applications. The wording varies by state [...]
5 Certified Nurse Midwife Exam Prep Questions You Need to Know

5 Certified Nurse Midwife Exam Prep Questions You Need to Know

Congratulations on earning your degree in nurse midwifery. Now the only thing standing between you and becoming a certified nurse-midwife is the A [...]
How to Fulfill Your ANCC Pharmacology Requirement Fast & Easily

How to Fulfill Your ANCC Pharmacology Requirement Fast & Easily

There are more than 234,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in the US and all of them have “prescriptive authority” as part of their profession [...]
7 Famous People You Never Knew Were Doctors and Nurses

7 Famous People You Never Knew Were Doctors and Nurses

If the daily grind has you dreaming of leaving medicine to pursue a different career, let's just say you wouldn't be the first. Honestly, who know [...]
6 Reasons Nurses Get Fired: Social Media Mistakes, and More

6 Reasons Nurses Get Fired: Social Media Mistakes, and More

The unfortunate truth is that nurses get fired. Not laid off, not transferred - fired. It’s uncomfortable to contemplate and discuss, but nurses n [...]
Nurses Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Nurses Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Nurses are the most honored and trusted profession in the United States. A Gallup poll shows that 84% of Americans - four out of every five - rank [...]
Are APRNs Happy with Their Career Choice?

Are APRNs Happy with Their Career Choice?

When you ask if advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) are happy with their career choices, you hear a resounding “yes”. Of course, there are [...]
How to Nail Your Nursing Interview

How to Nail Your Nursing Interview

Interviewing can be tough. It can rattle even the most seasoned nurse. It seems that the more you want a job, the more stressful the process becom [...]
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