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Common Nursing Interview Questions and How to Answer Them


Searching for a nursing job is exhausting, from filling out applications, uploading your resume and cover letter to passing readiness tests and assessments. By the time you finally land an interview, the process can be overwhelming. Nursing job interviews can feel intimidating for even the most experienced nurse, but interviewing can be something you conquer … Keep Reading

LPN vs. RN: What’s the Difference?


As the demands in healthcare rise, the need for nurses increases as well. Both licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) are in high demand across all healthcare specialties. If you have aspirations of becoming a nurse, you may be wondering: What’s the difference between LPNs and RNs? Which nursing education route should I … 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

History of the Nurse’s Cap and Why Nurses No Longer Wear It


Whether you’re an aspiring nurse in school or an experienced practicing one, today’s nurses have a variety of fashionable, comfortable, and unique scrubs to wear. Gone are the days of the starchy, pressed white dress and white nurse’s cap. Even though nursing apparel has consistently evolved, the old-fashioned white cap, or hat, continues to live … 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

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

4 Ways You Can Support Your Patient as a Remote or Telehealth Nurse


The widespread adoption of telehealth and remote nursing jobs has been increasing since the COVID-19 pandemic. Although patients may not physically come into an office for treatment, they still need support and guidance, now more than ever. With remote nursing, nurses can provide patient support and bridge the gap between health care and the community … 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

A Nurse’s Guide to Becoming a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)


Nurses are caregivers for all types of patients, and it takes a special amount of care and training to support a patient who has survived sexual assault or abuse. Aiding a patient with such trauma requires the work of nurses known as SANEs. What is a SANE? Sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) are forensic nurses … 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

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