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How To Be A Nurse Mentor


At some point in their nursing career, every nurse needs a mentor. Mentoring is a great way to foster and strengthen relationships amongst fellow nurses, improve nursing skills, and cultivate and diversify nurse leaders. The Institute of Medicine’s 2013 Future of Nursing report identifies three specific benefits of being a nurse mentor.  The reports states … Keep Reading

Is It Time To Make A Nursing Career Change?


Friend of Aspen, Sarah Jividen from Mother Nurse Love, shares 5 main reasons why it might be time for nursing career change and tips for transitioning into a different nursing career path.  The first few years of working as a nurse are equal parts challenging and exhilarating. After countless tests, papers, and simulation labs, you … Keep Reading

How To Become A Certified Nurse Midwife


Are you interested in a career in labor and delivery, but you want a more hands-on approach? Does the excitement of caring for an expecting mom and being up close and personal during delivery excite you? Are you interested in gynecology as much as you are nursing? Nurse midwifery may be the right career for … Keep Reading

Does Your Child Want To Be A Nurse Like You?


Friend of Aspen, Sarah Jividen of Mother Nurse Love shares her advice on what to highlight should your son or daughter say they want to be a nurse like you: My children love to emulate me. I see it when they wear my shoes around the house and insist on using the same type of … Keep Reading

How To Get A Nursing Job At A VA Hospital 


One of the most coveted nursing jobs is working for The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). With over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States. According to Va.gov, the VHA provides care at 1,255 healthcare facilities, including … Keep Reading

Self-Care Tips to Avoid Nurse Burnout During COVID-19


Friend of Aspen, Keith Carlson, aka Nurse Keith shares his advice on how to practice self-care to evade burnout.    COVID-19 has brought an existential threat to humanity’s doorstep, and few have been untouched in these unprecedented times. Stress, anxiety, and burnout are very real for nurses, and to avoid negative consequences, disciplined attention to … Keep Reading

How to Find the Right Nurse Mentor


Please enjoy this guest author post from friend of Aspen, Raquel Miller, RN, BSN aka “Nurse Rocky”. Raquel is an ICU travel nurse and founder of Hey Nurse Rocky, a platform that promotes creativity, community, and confidence building in nursing.    “Generally speaking, there are two kinds of learning: experience, which is gained from your … Keep Reading

What Can You Do With an MSN In Nursing Administration?


As a continuation of our MSN in Administration and Management series, experienced nurse administrator and author, Maureen Bonatch answers the question “What can you do with an MSN in Nursing Administration?”   The physical demands of years of working as a floor nurse influenced my decision to return to school. I wanted to work toward … Keep Reading

RN to BSN Resume Refresh Tips


As a healthcare professional and RN working towards your BSN, your nursing career needs to keep moving forward, even as your education continues. You may be working per diem or part-time — if not full time — as you pursue your bachelor’s, and you doubtless have bills to pay and mouths to feed. In other … Keep Reading

Nurses Guide to Magnet Hospitals


In 1993, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) announced it’s Magnet Hospital Recognition Program for Excellence in Nursing Services program. The American Nurses Association and the ANCC recognize Magnet hospitals as those who create and sustain a culture of excellence. In 1997, the program became known as The Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program. But what … Keep Reading