Critical thinking in nursing is the evaluation of information through observation, experience, and communication that leads to a decision for action.
Professional Development for Nurses
Once you’ve got things figured out at work, you may start to feel the itch to discover and conquer your next challenge. Plus, best practices are constantly evolving and new evidence is brought to the forefront, so nurses are constantly in a state of learning and growth. Nursing certifications, advanced degrees, and continuing education are all vitally important aspects of nursing professional development.
These articles are focused on professional development for nurses and will aid in your journey in growing as a nurse.
Beyond yearly CEU requirements, there are some nursing CE requirements by state that must be taken before you get your license. Let’s look at them.
If you have to write out goals for nursing evaluations during your performance review process, I go over a few great ideas and ways you can structure yours!
Maybe you feel pretty comfortable in your role. Here are some simple things to consider when you want to know how to become a better nurse.
If you are a nurse and have anxiety, you may want to consider job options that are not high-acuity. Let’s talk best jobs for nurses with anxiety.
Medical errors are the third cause of death in the United States. Understanding the difference between malpractice vs negligence nursing is essential.
These highly-rated podcasts for nurses are packed with instant access to the top healthcare experts, academics, researchers, and policymakers.
Goals provide a keen sense of motivation, direction, clarity, and purpose, they are critical to the success of every nurse.
Let’s discuss the responsibilities, qualities, and characteristics of both positions to determine how they are different.
How to become a nurse administrator. Let’s look at this rewarding career choice that can prove very successful.
Do’s and don’ts of your first nursing conferences, in hopes that it will help you navigate your first nursing conference like a pro!
Nursing preceptors are a vital component of the nursing education process. Preceptors play a role for nursing students and new graduate nurses as they orient to the floor and get acclimated to the hospital. A nursing preceptor may be involved with a preceptor for a day or several weeks. The preceptor role can vary slightly, […]
Find answers to all your questions about CSC nursing certification in this complete guide. Learn how to study for it, how many practice hours you need, and more! CSC Nursing Certification – What You Need To Know Have you ever wondered how to get a CSC nursing certification? I’m going to answer all your questions […]
The Cardiac Nurse Certification is for nurses caring for critically ill adult cardiac surgery patients. Learn how to get your CSC with this guide.
Read all about the CMC certification process including the eligibility requirements and how to pass so you can become a certified cardiac nurse.
Originally published October 2019. Updated December 7, 2021. Please check respective websites for updated information on pricing and features, as this is subject to change. Let’s be honest. There are a few CCRN prep courses or CCRN prep books out there, and they can get pretty pricey. Most certification reviews do not provide refunds, so […]
Nursing conferences are fun but can be pretty overwhelming. In this episode, we discuss some practical tips to get the most out of the experience.
I’ve talked to a lot of nurses lately who feel pressure to go back to school and make more money with an MSN of some sort. Obviously, universities are all about the chance to get a few more years of tuition from them. There are other options besides heading back to the classroom, and one […]
Labor and Delivery nurses work in the happiest place in the hospital. Where else do you get to go to birthday parties all day and night long? If you love adrenaline, babies and a little bit of everything, the “Baby Factory” might be the place for you! Labor and Delivery is a mix of the Emergency Department (ED), Medical-Surgical, Operating Room (OR), Recovery Room, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and Critical Care all mashed together into one exciting unit!
The term nurse influencer is relatively new in the nursing profession. With the constant evolution of social media, technology, and communication, there is a new opportunity for people in all walks of life to share their journey. The nursing profession is no exception.
Nurse influencers are popping up all over the place: from those sharing their nursing school journey, experienced nurses sharing tips for newbies, nurses in mainstream media looking to educate the public, to hilarious and touching nurse memes and stories that only other nurses truly get and appreciate.