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Qualities of a Nurse Leader

I have been a nurse for over 30 years, and have had the good fortune to work with excellent nurse leaders in a variety of settings. One of my first clinical positions was in a busy Emergency/Trauma Department at a suburban hospital.

5 Steps in Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

Evidence-based practice is “the use of the best scientific evidence, integrated with clinical experience and incorporating patient values and preferences in the practice of professional nursing care (Houser, 2015, p. 12). In your RN-BSN program you... more

Tips for Choosing an RN-BSN Program

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2015) reported there are 679 RN to BSN programs available nationwide, including more than 400 programs that are offered at least partially online.

My Career Path as a BSN Professional Nurse

By listening to the stories of professional nurses as they reflect on their journeys to achieve the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN), we are inspired by the tales of their ambition and aspirations that provided them the courage to reach

How Will a BSN Degree Enhance My Nursing Career?

I am often asked this question by Registered Nurses (RNs) and laypeople alike. Those outside of health care do not always understand the many different degrees nurses can earn, and the reasons why they choose a particular path in education.

Tips for being successful in an online RN-BSN program

You’ve made the decision to continue your education an earn your BSN degree, congratulations on taking this important step! Maybe you are new to online education, or perhaps you took other courses before?

Evidence-based Practice in Nursing

Evidence-based practice in professional nursing is a relatively new term in concept and in practice application.

End-of-Life Care: Things Your Textbook Won’t Teach You

Nurses care for patients across the lifespan, during times of joy such as the birth of a new baby, and times of challenge, as can be the case when a patient is facing the end of his/her life.

What Type of Nurse Do I Want to Be?

It takes only knowing that you want to be a nurse and then the opportunities are unlimited! So what type of nurse do you want to be?

ANA Nursing Code of Ethics: The 9 Provisions of the Nursing Code of Conduct

A most interesting and critical component of professional nursing education today surround nurses’ principled thinking and their moral reasoning abilities in the practice environment.

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