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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7 Factors to Consider When Choosing A Nursing School

There are several things you need to think about when determining where to get your nursing education. The obvious choice would be your local community college. But one thing you will want to check out is how their graduates do when taking the test for their license. This should be fairly easy to find out. Call the college and they should be able to tell you or better yet you can find it here on our nursing programs directory. You will surely want to go to a college that you can feel confident will prepare you to pass the NCLEX exam. An acceptable passing rate would be at least 80%. Everyone’s needs are different depending on lifestyle, family needs, career […]

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Getting Your Nursing License

Ok, now you’ve finished your education and you are ready to get licensed so you can find a job and start nursing! There’s one more test you have to take. The NCLEX exam (National Council Licensure Examination) which is given across the country. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing is responsible for the content and design of these exams. There are only two tests—the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN. After you pass the RN licensure exam, you will not have to worry about it ever again! BSN, MSN and doctorate prepared nurses are still Registered Nurses. There’s no other licensure exam to take. Even though the name includes the word “National”, passing this exam does not give you a […]

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