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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

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 Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. DNP vs. NP—the acronyms are so similar, but how do they differ?  You might … Keep Reading

6 Remote Nursing Jobs You Can Work From Home


Here’s what to consider on your remote nursing job search. Remote nursing jobs are becoming increasingly popular, thanks to technology making healthcare more accessible. Along with the need for positions to become virtual, and the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the role of nurses, more nurses are using their skills in work-from-home positions. Here are a few … 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

Most In-Demand Nursing Jobs of 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the 2021 nursing job outlook and creating hiring needs in specific areas, effective immediately Nursing and healthcare trends that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic may be here to stay. The resulting shifts include an increase in distance-treatment, heightened mental illness rates, and the lasting consequences of COVID-19 on an already … Keep Reading

How to Lead Millennial Nurses


Learn strategies and best practices for nurse leaders to improve engagement and retention of millennial nurses.   In 2016, millennials surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in the United States. The Pew Research Center defines millennials as anyone born between 1981 and 1996 (24 to 39 years old). Millennial nurses now make up one-third … Keep Reading

16 Unique Nursing Careers


Sometimes, you reach a point in your career where you need a change. Whether you feel burnt out, seek a new challenge, or desire to be on a different professional path, career changes for nurses are a natural occurrence. There are so many unique nursing jobs available to you, including a multitude of non-bedside nursing … Keep Reading

3 High-Demand Jobs For DNP-Prepared Nurses 


The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree gives graduates the foundation, skills, and knowledge to excel in leadership or advanced clinical roles in nursing. The DNP is a terminal degree focused on clinical practice and the development of leadership skills. A DNP allows nurses to enter high-level positions in the industry and is an excellent … Keep Reading

5 Things to Know Before You Start Your Doctoral Program


I started my doctoral program in 2013. Now, at the end of 2020, and I am finally making progress toward completing my dissertation. The road to earning my doctorate — such as the Doctor of Education (EdD) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs offered at Aspen University — has been interesting, filled with ups … Keep Reading

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