ADN vs. BSN – The Big Debate

Obtaining your BSN will open many doors for you in your nursing career. A BSN makes nurses more desirable to employers who may want to hire someone who has advanced education. Most nurses after they have worked the floors for many years get burnt out and need a slower pace or feel they need a change. With a BSN, you can move into management. Management is highly recognized and can lead to a large pay increase. You earn respect from employees and learn to be a leader. An ADN teaches the nursing student fundamental and basics of nursing. Those include creating care plans and performing everyday nursing skills. With a BSN, the nurse has to think more outside the box, with creditable research, leadership, […]

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Nursing Ethics – Ethical Dilemmas Faced By Nurses Everyday

Ethics is the study of practical reasoning. Nurses face ethical dilemmas on a daily basis. Ethical behavior is determined by many factors. What one person considers ethical may be vastly different from a person approaching a situation with a different point of view. The word ethics is derived from the Greek word for character. Nurses are charged with using ethical concepts in their delivery of patient care. Ethical concepts include providing care which is good, correct, and rational. Patients need to be provided opportunities to express their freedom of choice in procuring services and determining how they want to be cared for. The ethical nurse recognizes that he or she is obligated to provide individualized care which will assist the […]

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Ten Tips to Getting Hired for Nursing Graduates

Recent statistics and news stories lead people to believe that there is no current nursing shortage. Nothing could be further from the truth.  I say this despite having friends who have been unable to find employment as nurses. New graduates are frustrated since employers are not hiring. Nurses in the workforce are frustrated due to working without enough staff. All statisticians agree that the nursing workforce is aging. At least one million nurses will be retiring within the next ten years. In addition, as baby boomers age, the need for nurses will increase dramatically. However, at this time, health care organizations are feeling a budget crunch. Nurses are needed, but positions are not being filled due to financial setbacks and […]

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What is Shadow a Nurse Program?

Many young people want to experience a career for a day or more before deciding to dedicate years of studying in college. That’s what a shadow a nurse program is all about, experiencing the career of nursing for a short time to see if it’s right for you.These types of programs are usually offered to high school students during their senior year. If you are not a high school student and would like to participate in this program, call the human resources department at your local hospital and inquire if they can arrange for you to shadow a nurse. Most hospitals are happy to oblige, since nurses are always needed and will be in more demand as years go by. […]

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Pros and Cons of Nursing as a Second Career

Are you an older adult stuck in a dead end job wondering why you have not made a step towards your future? You are never too old to become a nurse. Nursing has increasingly become a high interest for older adults who are interested in making a career change. Do not delay your career advancement, now is the right time to go back to school. Why Nursing? Job security is a frightening topic these days. Nursing is a field of high demand. You do not have to fret about finding and holding onto your job when you are a nurse. People are always going to get sick, have babies, need school nurses, camp nurses, and more. Nursing is always changing […]

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