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Tired of the Hospital? Career Alternatives for the Nursing Professional

If you were to ask a random person on the street what nurses do and where they work, it’d be fair to assume that many replies would sound something like “nurses take care of sick people in hospitals.” Meanwhile, a significant number of nurses hold the opinion that acute care is the only “real” nursing. … Keep Reading

The Nurse as Universal Champion

Known as the heart of healthcare, nurses have long been champions of those in need. Most nurses have developed a deep empathy and compassion for those less fortunate, underserved, or overlooked by society. Add in a nurse’s technical skills, academic history, and critical thinking abilities, and you’ll come closer to understanding that nurses are the … Keep Reading

Our Guide to New RN Grad Jobs

Nursing is one of the most rewarding professions there is, so if are you a new RN grad, well done! You’ve already made one wise, life-changing decision by joining the ranks of some truly amazing caregivers. It’s no surprise that new nurse graduates may feel a little dazed and confused as they enter the workplace; … Keep Reading

Nursing Quotes For Every Kind of Mood

No one ever said nursing was an easy job. While it may not be easy, nursing is definitely a rewarding career. But what do you do if you are feeling down, disenchanted, or burnt out in your role? What could you do to battle the dwindling spark that once lit up your days? Here are … Keep Reading

Why Become a Nurse: 7 Pros and Cons to Help You Decide

Are you thinking about becoming a nurse? If so, you’re not alone. The role has risen in popularity since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and there are no signs of it slowing. Surveys show that, despite the pandemic, nursing school admissions have grown by almost 6% since 2020. So, if you’re here, you’re likely … Keep Reading

5 Tips to Navigate Being a Mom in Nursing School

People say being a mother is the most challenging and most rewarding job you will ever have. Nursing will undoubtedly come in as a close second. Being a mom has also likely prepared you well for nursing school, but you will face demands that your classmates without children simply don’t have. Do not let this … Keep Reading

20 Things Prospective Nurses Need to Know

Have you been thinking about becoming a nurse? It’s become a popular career choice, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Surveys showed that, despite the challenges introduced by the pandemic, nursing school admissions surged by almost 6% in 2020. But, what’s important to know before making this big step?  This article will discuss … Keep Reading

What is the HESI Exam and How to Prepare?

​​The HESI is a set of standardized, computer-based tests taken by prospective and current nursing students. The HESI A2 is an entrance exam, and the other test is the HESI Exit Exam. Of course, it is no surprise that high-stakes tests like these can cause a lot of anxiety. However, upon completing these exams, it … Keep Reading

What are Clinicals in Nursing School? What to Expect

Clinicals are the most exciting and most terrifying part of nursing school. You will be taking care of real patients with real medical issues, in real life. Of course, you will have guidance and help every step of the way, but this is your chance to practice being a nurse before becoming a nurse. Nursing … Keep Reading

12 Important Tips on How to Survive Nursing School

Nursing school can be challenging. We want you to know how to survive nursing school, so we’ve supplied the following tips, gathered from decades of experience working in the field with patients. An education in nursing can launch a satisfying career in healthcare. Certainly, your experience as a nurse will be shaped by how you … Keep Reading