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6 Tips for a Successful DNP Project


A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a terminal degree that prepares registered nurses to perform at the highest level of nursing practice. A significant part of the DNP program includes a project and practicum that allows doctoral candidates to implement an evidence-based practice change in a healthcare facility. Coming at a critical point in … Keep Reading

Quiz: What Nursing Career Matches Your Personality?


For almost 20 years, Americans have rated the honesty and ethics of nurses the highest of all professions. Nursing is an in-demand profession that provides the ability to work in many different environments and roles—but do you know what nursing career route is right for you? Answer these questions to find out which area of … Keep Reading

DNP vs. Ph.D. in Nursing: What’s the Difference?


As more nurses prepare to further their careers and advance their education, the choice between a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D. in Nursing) degree can be overwhelming. While they’re both terminal degrees, the DNP and Ph.D. are two very different pathways in nursing. Because each degree has … 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

5 Ways a DNP Degree Can Change Your Career


There are many routes nurses can take for advancing their careers, and obtaining a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is one of the highest educational paths to venture. The terminal degree is an excellent choice for those who wish to specialize in roles beyond traditional ones and pursue leadership in nursing practice or advanced clinical … Keep Reading

3 Signs You’re Ready to Pursue Your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Are you a nurse who’s ready to take your career and education to the next level? Have you been considering what you can do to advance the nursing industry and your career goals? Then consider earning your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. This degree gives you the foundation to expand your knowledge and advance … Keep Reading

Should I Join a Nursing Organization?


Whether you’re a student nurse, recent grad, or veteran nurse, becoming a member of a professional nursing organization can have benefits. Networking, continuing education, and camaraderie are just a few membership advantages in a nursing organization, but there are also some obstacles or drawbacks. And sifting through all the organizations can be confusing. Here’s how … Keep Reading

DNP vs. NP: What’s the Difference?


If you could further your nursing education at the highest level to advance your career, what path would you take? Some may consider becoming a nurse practitioner (NP), while others may lean toward earning the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. DNP vs. NP—the acronyms are so similar, but how do they differ?  You might … 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

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