Nursing News


New Heart Attack Guidelines Met With Controversy

A recent attempt by a group of cardiovascular experts to issue new guidelines and offer a risk calculator for patients who might be at risk of suffering a heart attack has come under fire from health professionals across the country.


E-cigarettes Coming Under Increasing Scrutiny

While cigarette smoking rates have declined rapidly over the past decade, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the use of e-cigarettes, cigars and hookahs has risen dramatically in recent years.


Texas Tops CDC List of Reported Flu Cases in October

Flu season is officially upon us, and a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contains an interesting piece of information for anyone who is pursuing a career in nursing in Texas.


Tips for Taking the NCLEX Exam

Before you can begin a career in nursing you will need to take the NCLEX exam to obtain your nursing licensure.


Need for Nurses with Advanced Degrees on the Rise

As the need for quality patient care continues to grow and the Affordable Care Act makes profound changes to the American healthcare system, there is an ever-increasing need for nurses with advanced degrees to take on leadership roles.

According to Jane Kirschling, a registered nurse and president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the number of nurses earning master's and doctorate degrees has been soaring in recent years, reported.


BSN Degrees Are Becoming Standard at Some Hospitals

By JC Cook

With a salary range of $40K-$80K a year, an unemployment rate under 2%, and duties that improve the health and well-being of the population and leave most with a sense of accomplishment, becoming an RN has been a good career choice for a very long time. But what path should you choose? Historically there have been three paths to becoming a registered nurse: the “hospital” diploma, the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN), and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN). At the completion of each of these programs, the candidate must pass the nursing licensure exam also known as the NCLEX-RN. For many years it didn’t matter which path you took, just as long as you passed the NCLEX-RN.


6 Fast-Growing Careers for Nursing Majors

Nursing is a valuable and diverse career, and the sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing a career path. Nursing isn’t limited to slow-moving private practice or the break-neck pace of emergency rooms. Thanks to growing demands, you’ll have your pick of almost any working environment. Take a look at the fastest growing specialties below. Whether you’re studying to become an RN, BSN, or MSN, you’re likely to find good options in these categories.