Category: Nursing

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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

Nurses uniforms have been slaves to fashion for centuries. It began with Florence Nightingale’s nurses - the first to wear uniforms - and continue [...]
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 [...]
NCLEX RN® Question Banks: Kaplan vs. UWorld vs. BoardVitals

NCLEX RN® Question Banks: Kaplan vs. UWorld vs. BoardVitals

If you’re preparing to take the NCLEX-RN® exam, you might be overwhelmed by all of your options for preparing for it. We're here to help. We've st [...]
Instagram & Twitter Profiles For Nursing Students to Follow

Instagram & Twitter Profiles For Nursing Students to Follow

Depending upon the platforms you access, social media can be either a source of entertainment and laughter or a swamp of divisiveness and useless [...]
The Essential Items Nurses Keep In Their Nursing Bags

The Essential Items Nurses Keep In Their Nursing Bags

If you want to read one of the very best essays ever written on handbags, (probably the only one ever written on the subject, you have to read Nor [...]
4 ANCC & AACN Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP Free Practice Questions

4 ANCC & AACN Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP Free Practice Questions

Are you preparing for the ANCC or the AACN Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Board Exam? BoardVitals released two AG-ACNP question b [...]
How I Re-Entered The Workforce As An NP After 10 Years

How I Re-Entered The Workforce As An NP After 10 Years

After finishing graduate school and working for a few years as a Family Nurse Practitioner, I took some time off to raise my family: 10 years to b [...]
10 Tips and Tricks for the NCLEX PN® exam

10 Tips and Tricks for the NCLEX PN® exam

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions under the directions of physicians (doctors and surgeons) and registered nurses in a variety of healt [...]
Should I Sit for My Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification?

Should I Sit for My Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification?

A question many nurses working in critical care ask themselves is whether or not to sit for the CCRN certification. I certainly did, and for me, t [...]
Try These Family Nurse Practitioner Practice Questions

Try These Family Nurse Practitioner Practice Questions

Here are some free Family Nurse Practitioner practice questions from the AANP FNP & ANCC FNP BoardVitals question banks. Family Nurse Practit [...]
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