Category: Nursing

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Non-Traditional Nursing Career Options

Non-Traditional Nursing Career Options

When the general public thinks of nurses, they usually imagine the nurses that work at the bedside in hospitals. Even throughout nursing school, m [...]
Nurse Residency Program FAQs

Nurse Residency Program FAQs

It's recommended that all new graduate nurses receive training in a formal nurse residency program to jumpstart their careers. Nurse residencies a [...]
The Different Types of Advanced Practice Nurses

The Different Types of Advanced Practice Nurses

(This article originally appeared on NurseAbnormalities.com by Danielle LeVeck, DNP) Let’s face it, nursing can be confusing. There are so many dif [...]
Improving Your Chances of Applying to NP School with a Low GPA

Improving Your Chances of Applying to NP School with a Low GPA

It happens to the best of us. Perhaps you weren’t the most diligent of undergrad nursing students and your GPA reflected it. However, now you are [...]
How COVID-19 Has Affected My Role as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

How COVID-19 Has Affected My Role as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

When I graduated and became a licensed and certified pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) last summer, I had no idea that my first year working as a PNP [...]
Landing Your First Nursing Job after Graduation

Landing Your First Nursing Job after Graduation

It is no secret that landing your first nursing job straight out of nursing school is no easy feat. We hear time and time again that there is a “n [...]
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 [...]
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