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Dolly Greene Earned Her BSN at 72 and Gained Newfound Confidence


Going back to school as a working adult is never an easy task. For Dolly Greene, embracing the challenge in her 70s was part of her dedication to learning and constantly evolving as a nurse. She graduated from Aspen University’s RN to BSN completion program in 2020, proudly achieving her dream of having the three … Keep Reading

What Is Nurse Burnout and How Do I Manage It?


In my early nursing days, I worked in a neuro/trauma unit. I was so thrilled to be there that I swore to do everything in my power to be the best advocate for patient care. So like any other nurse, I spent the first 18 months of my career running on pure adrenaline. That was … Keep Reading

RN and BSN Alumni Sandra Tripp’s Advice on Overcoming Self-Doubt


Throughout her childhood, Sandra Tripp had many career ambitions, but years of self-doubt fueled by naysayers stopped her from pursuing them. That was until her sick grandmother encouraged her to follow her nursing dream. After becoming a registered nurse, she decided to take her education even further, and in 2020 she graduated from Aspen University’s … Keep Reading

How to Manage and Reduce Nursing School Stress


With the competitiveness of nursing programs and applications, most students are excited when they finally start their nursing school journey. But between all of the exams, assignments, papers, simulation labs, and clinicals, many students wonder how they can succeed without completely stressing out in nursing school. Whether you’re an aspiring nurse in training or an … Keep Reading

5 Proven Ways To Study Better in Nursing School, According To Science


As a second-career nursing school student, I thought achieving my BSN wouldn’t be that hard. After all, I already had a bachelor’s degree in journalism and several years of medical device sales experience under my belt. I somehow figured that by working in the same vicinity as other nurses, I had absorbed some of their … Keep Reading

6 Remote Nursing Jobs You Can Work From Home


Here’s what to consider on your remote nursing job search. Remote nursing jobs are becoming increasingly popular, thanks to technology making healthcare more accessible. Along with the need for positions to become virtual, and the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the role of nurses, more nurses are using their skills in work-from-home positions. Here are a few … Keep Reading

7 Leadership Styles In Nursing: How Do They Impact You?


Is your manager an autocrat or a servant? You’re moving up in your career and about to assume a managerial role. Are you prepared? How do you want to lead? What are your leadership styles in nursing options? Leadership and management styles notably affect nurse performance and job satisfaction. Effective nurse leaders directly impact quality … Keep Reading

Why Nursing Professionalization Matters


How the ongoing professionalization of nursing is changing the industry forever. As healthcare professionals, nurses are consistently held in high esteem by the public. They see nurses’ individual and collective value as trusted professionals who serve the common good.  In the larger healthcare ecosystem, nurses have evolved from being seen as the simple handmaidens of … Keep Reading

Most In-Demand Nursing Jobs of 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the 2021 nursing job outlook and creating hiring needs in specific areas, effective immediately Nursing and healthcare trends that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic may be here to stay. The resulting shifts include an increase in distance-treatment, heightened mental illness rates, and the lasting consequences of COVID-19 on an already … Keep Reading

How to Lead Millennial Nurses


Learn strategies and best practices for nurse leaders to improve engagement and retention of millennial nurses.   In 2016, millennials surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in the United States. The Pew Research Center defines millennials as anyone born between 1981 and 1996 (24 to 39 years old). Millennial nurses now make up one-third … Keep Reading

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