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, […]
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.
Full disclosure: I am a white American and this is from my perspective, written to help other white individuals looking to understand another race. I cannot claim to fully understand the black experience. Over the years, it’s been important to me to understand to the best of my ability. I’ve read, listened, and watched a […]
The charge nurse is the boots-on-the-ground leader and a role model for a unit. It can be a stressful job, but it can also be fun and empowering as you gain knowledge and experience. In this episode we chat about charge nurse responsibilities and some tips for new charge nurses.
We don’t stay new nurses forever. And some of our earliest Fresh RNs are now precepting newbies of their own! In this episode we discuss when to start precepting, your role as a preceptor, and the challenges that come along with it.
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.
As a new nurse, ACLS certification might be one of your career goals. This guide will introduce you to the certification and prepare you for the next steps.
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 […]
In this episode, we interview Karen Kesten, DNP APRN CCRN-K CCNS CNE who is currently the chair of the certification board of directors for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). We talk about nursing certifications and why they are important to our profession, plus how to become certified
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.
You are probably prepared for what to expect during your orientation, whether it be from discussions during nursing school, friends, or from personal research on the web. The role of the nurse preceptor? Responsibility, Preparation, and Personalities. I want to talk to you about orientation a little differently. I want to share with you orientation from my point-of-view, as a nurse preceptor. It is important to me that you understand…
Hey all – this week’s guest post is by none other than Sean Dent, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN! We realize how confusing the whole nurse practitioner world is right now, especially for those of you just beginning nursing school who know you want to eventually become an NP. Check out this post that outlines the options! […]
Most posts about social media for nurses focus on don’ts and the fear factor… OMG YOU’LL GET FIRED! DON’T’ DO IT!But, let’s be real. Most nurses use social media. Most people use social media. Heck, try to walk down a hospital hallway and NOT see someone in scrubs on some form of social. Instead of […]
Few nurses hold a master of science in nursing degree, so finding someone to discuss graduate nursing education with can be challenging. Even for myself, I remember many of my questions went unanswered when I first began to consider graduate school, as I knew no one who had pursued that level of education. In the […]
This post on the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) FlexPath program is sponsored by and crafted with Capella University; however, all opinions are my own. At the beginning of last year Capella University launched a new learning format for their RN-to-BSN program they describe as self-paced called FlexPath. Being a self-starter that style of […]
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This post has been sponsored by Capella University. Please see my disclaimers page for more information on our partnership. Continuing your nursing education is an exciting time. Making that decision is a big deal! Congrats! However, a lot of thought should go into which school and program you choose. Deciding you want an MSN, applying […]
This post contains affiliate links I get quite a few emails from people looking to start their own blog and looking for some tips and advice. Below is my advice on how to start a nursing blog! Before I start, I want to say one very important thing. If you’re doing this for the money […]