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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

Gayle Achieved Her BSN Dream and Embraced Every Detour Along the Way


Completing the RN to BSN program with a perfect GPA was a professional and personal victory for Gayle Coyne. Decades earlier, when she applied to a music program in Wisconsin, the university would not accept her hard-earned nursing diploma and told her she wasn’t college material. She triumphantly proved them wrong. Now at 75 years … Keep Reading

In Conversation: Dr. Kameko McGuire on Mental Health Awareness for BIPOC Nurses and Communities


Amid the pandemic, the mental health of healthcare professionals has been a great concern. The loss of patients and coworkers accompanied by long and stressful work hours and staffing issues exacerbates physical and mental exhaustion. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) healthcare professionals are underrepresented and disproportionately affected.  With the complicated state of race … 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

Nursing Resume Do’s and Don’ts: How to Craft a Strong Resume


It’s time to find a nursing job, and the first step is making sure your resume is top-tier. But what should you have on your nursing resume? What are hiring managers looking for? What should a registered nurse resume look like? Whether you’re a new nurse getting their start or an experienced RN seeking a … Keep Reading

10 Things Everyone Should Know Before Starting Nursing School


Congratulations on your decision to become a registered nurse! While this is an essential first step to landing your dream healthcare job, there are many things you should know before you begin your studies and start your nursing journey. Now is a great time to manage your expectations about your pre-licensure and nursing school demands … Keep Reading

Get to Know Jaclyn: RN to BSN Student and Phoenix Scholarship Recipient


Jaclyn Sonenschein started preparing to become a nurse when she was a young child. Crafting casts out of paper and tape, she wanted to help all her imaginary sick toys feel better. These days her patients are children themselves at Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH), where she works as a floor nurse and relief charge nurse … 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

Meet Your Tampa BSN Pre-Licensure Program Director: Zachary Nethers


Dr. Zachary Nethers’ career spans many areas, from the army and EMT to bedside nursing and academic leadership. But all of his accomplishments are driven by three things; his love for education, travel, and serving communities. Even though Dr. Nethers already obtained multiple advanced degrees, his own student journey continues as he currently pursues an … Keep Reading

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