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Continued nursing education is a big decision in a nursing career. Do you specialize in an area? Do you go back to college? Do you earn certificates? These are all hard to answer questions that only you can supply the answers to. Many, in the nursing field, take online continuing education courses to further their careers. However if going back to college is more for you then you might want to review this article. By Sheryl L. Stogis From Nurse Together Nursing Education Choices: Which One Is For You? Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Nurse Educator, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Entrepreneur, Health
Latest in nursing news is the shortage of primary health care providers. Lucky of all of us nurse practitioners might have found a way to solve this problem. With the looming 30+ million Americans looking for health care insurance, nurse practitioners are combating the shortage by informing the population of their alternatives by aggressive media marketing, grass root campaigns and through social media marketing. Their goal is to increase awareness that there are quality healthcare providers that are affordable to the average American. For more please review this article: By American Academy of Nurse Practitioners From Via SacBee Nursing News:
Big thing in nursing news this week is its National Nurse Week. Every year between May 6th and the 12th, we as a nation honor our hard working nursing professionals by giving them a whole week of recognition for their efforts! Like most people, you might be unfamiliar with how this week came to be. How did this week long celebration get started? An article from Nurse Together has the history of National Nurse Week. By Dana Feld From Nurse Together Nursing News: How National Nurse Week Started. According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), there are nearly 3.1 million registered
Continuing Nursing Education through your career has a number of advantages to it. Anymore the step from RN to BSN or BSN to MSN is getting easier and easier for nursing professionals to continue their nursing education. Many nurses have easy access to continuing education resources online. There are a number of online nursing certificates and online nursing degrees. Not only should you continue your nursing education because of convenience but you should also think about future licensing requirements and how higher nursing education would look on your resume if you choose to advance your nursing career. An excellent article
If you are already an RN and thinking about advancing your career, perhaps you should choose a nursing specialty practice. With so many nursing fields to choose from, you might have a hard time selecting one. Are you interested in legal nurse consulting, forensic nursing, nursing education, patient education, surgical nursing, holistic nursing, etc. You have a long list! In the end you need to decide on what makes you happy. What you enjoy doing. Lastly what nursing specialty field could you do for the rest of your life. Perhaps this article below about choosing your specialty
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It is never easy going back to school or taking a continuing education course especially if you are a nursing student. It is also never easy being a full time parent. When you combine the two together, your family life and nursing studies can be quite time consuming. There is an excellent article by Sue Heacock from Nurse Together, that can give you some advice. Nursing Education and the Trials of Being a Parent I was in nursing school when my daughter was a toddler. I was the class president and in charge of the pinning ceremony. We planned