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Tips on Handling a Nursing Career and New Parenthood

You have graduated from nursing school, walked your pinning ceremony, received your nursing pin and passed the NCLEX.  Now it's time to start your nursing career, your life and often your family.  Nursing is a demanding profession, overall, with some professions considered to be even more challenging than others. And it can generally be pretty [...]

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RN to BSN Programs and getting you new Nursing Pin

With the call for more nurses to have Bachelor of Science (BSN) degrees by the year 2020, it has become imperative for us to understand just what this would mean to Registered Nurses (RNs). If you’re a registered nurse, and have yet to get your BSN, here are some things you’ll need to know about [...]

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5 Trending Non-Traditional Nursing Careers

The health care industry has undergone plenty of changes in the past decade alone. As it becomes more specialized and, in a way, complex, nurses graduating from nursing school, earning their nursing pins and are branching out into careers that normally wouldn’t have been possible a few decades ago. Various nursing programs are now paving [...]

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Trading Your RN Nursing Pin for a BSN Nursing Pin

Maybe it is time to upgrade your RN nursing pin to a BSN nursing pin?  With the call for more nurses to have Bachelor of Science (BSN) degrees by the year 2020, it has become imperative for us to understand just what this would mean to Registered Nurses (RNs). Remember it is easier to become [...]

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Types of Nursing Pins and Degrees

Just as there are many types of nurses and nursing specialties, there are also quite a number of nursing programs available for aspiring nurses, all with varying course lengths and requirements. Before you even start to inquire about nursing courses, you’ll first need to determine which type of degree and nursing pin that you would [...]

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Starting Your Nursing Career as a Licensed Practical Nurse

LPNs or Licensed Practical Nurses are an important part of the health care team. Trained to work in various areas and aspects of health care, LPNs do a tasks that range from wound care to the feeding of infant patients. They are often confused with LVNs, or Licensed Vocation Nurses. In reality, however, both titles [...]

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Work from Home Options for Nurses Who Have Kids

Work schedules for nurses can be pretty daunting, which might lead you to wonder: Can I still work as a nurse when I become a mom? The answer is, of course, a big resounding “Yes!”.Particularly for nurse-moms of newborns, the need to want to stay home and care for their child would be expected. Fortunately, [...]

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​Nursing Specialties Projecting High Demand in the Future

The field of nursing has in recent years experienced a boom, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics stating that the demand for nurses will soar by at least 26% by the year 2020 in the United States. What this means for nurses and those who are planning to go to nursing school and graduate with [...]

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Juggling Nursing School and Family Life

Finding a balance between nursing school – whether for a BSN or an advanced degree – and your personal life can be quite difficult. It’s all the more so for those who already have families to take care of, particularly younger children who need their parents’ constant presence and guidance. However, being able to go [...]

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Pros and Cons of Working the Night Shift in Nursing

Working as a nurse wouldn’t give you a weekdays-only, 9 to 5 schedule – and it’s the norm in the healthcare industry. Nurses often have to work on shifting schedules, which can mean going to work while everyone else is already getting ready for bed. There are definitely good and bad points about working at [...]

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