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.


How to Keep Your Energy Up During a Long Nursing Shift

1. Hydrate
As you're running around between patients, it can be easy to forget to drink water, but it's important that you aim for drinking those eight glasses a day. Dehydration can make you feel sluggish, whereas being fully hydrated will flush toxins from your body and help you be your best self, so avoid those sugary drinks.


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.


5 Reasons to Pursue a Nursing Degree

We’ve all experienced the care of a nurse, whether it was the sniffles in elementary school or a serious accident that required a visit to the ER. Nurses have a collective gift: providing simultaneous care and comfort in stressful situations. If you’re considering the idea of joining the gifted league, review the following confidence-boosters to help you along the way.

You enjoy helping people.

If you’re interested in becoming a nurse, you probably have a passion for helping those in need. Whether you want to work in a pediatric wing or share your skills in the classroom, “helper” and “nurse” go hand-in-hand. You’ll help patients by taking care of their needs and help doctors to provide the best treatment possible. It’s a win-win.


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.


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