Claim Your Nursing Superpower and Elevate Your Career


Superheroes are commonplace in American culture, and while caped crusaders regularly leap across screens both big and small to save the day, nurses are real live human beings whose superpowers are much more worthy of our attention. From empathy, compassion, and emotional intelligence to technological innovation, business acumen, and multi-casualty trauma response, nurses do amazing … Keep Reading

Nurse Midwife Certification: The Complete Job Guide for 2023


If you’re considering a role in labor and delivery, but desire more direct involvement, then obtaining your nurse midwife certification may be the perfect option for you. This field allows nurses to combine their skills in caring for expecting mothers and being present during deliveries (and afterward). If you’re passionate about gynecology and nursing, obtaining … Keep Reading

Nurses and the Brave New World of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies


Nurses in the field of psychedelic-assisted therapies (and cannabis nursing, for that matter) are seeing an exponential increase in career opportunities. These new roles offer fascinating alternative avenues to professional fulfillment, and now that the word is out, let’s explore the new world of psychedelic-assisted therapies.  What is Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP)? First, some context: research … Keep Reading

5 Dynamic Strategies for Creating the Nursing Career You Want


Nursing is an exciting career path with numerous professional avenues for those curious and ambitious enough to pursue it. And for those nurses seeking something away from the usual hospital job, there is a robust list of career alternatives to explore, some of which may be surprising. (Disney or NASCAR nurse, anyone?) However, a happy … Keep Reading

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

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

Why It Is Still the Best Time for Nursing School


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight the value of the nursing profession. As this global crisis continues, it is becoming more evident than ever that it is a great time to start — or advance — your career as a registered nurse. Here are eight reasons why it is still the best time for nursing … Keep Reading

Why Nurses Should Care About Public Health


Public health is a crucial aspect of modern-day society that generally happens in the background without much conscious awareness of the general public. However, without the public health machine churning daily on behalf of the citizenry, many key indicators of health and wellness — including life expectancy, infant mortality, vaccination rates, and the control of … Keep Reading

Student Spotlight: Dyslexia Can’t Stop This DNP Candidate


Aspen University DNP student Simone Kessler, RN, BSc, BSN, MSN, began her nursing journey when she was 13. The England native was introduced to the field through vocational and pre-nursing courses that she took throughout her teens. She loved biology, and nursing felt like a natural fit for her. “We learned how to bandage, take … Keep Reading

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