This striking, colorful graphic was created by a Minority Nurse reader named Kimberly Repollo, BSN, RN, a 22-year-old Filipino nurse who lives in Canoga Park, California. “I’m a nurse and I love making art,” Kim writes.
Pursuing a graduate nursing degree poses many challenges, from finding the right program to fitting classes into busy schedules. But there's one problem that always seems more common than others: finding a way to pay for it.
Companies, individuals, college deans, celebrities, even fictional characters— it seems like everyone has a Twitter account. And a Facebook account. Probably LinkedIn and a slew of others too. Do you need to be plugged in to these social media outlets? Of course not.
They jump into action when lives are on the line. They fearlessly face death and danger. They have to change into a special outfit before they can do their duty. While these behaviors sound a lot like a comic book superhero, all of these descriptions are true of nurses too.
As the population ages in unprecedented numbers and is living longer than at any other time in history, the field of gerontological nursing is facing big changes with staffing needs and day-to-day practices.
As online degree programs have increased in popularity over the last few years, many prospective students may wonder about the similarities and differences between online and traditional nursing programs.
Doctoral degrees require sacrifices on multiple levels—financial, personal, and professional. Two nurse professionals offer their advice for navigating this investment in the most advanced degree, and why it is worth it.
While the nursing profession has felt some effects of the economic downturn during the past several years, it still remains one of the most stable careers in the country. It's a profession that can't be outsourced, and many employers are hungry for well-trained nurses to join their organizations.
The American Assembly for Men in Nursing profiles the progress of its campaign for a 20% increase in the number of male nurses in the workforce by 2020. Through image marketing, research, and advocacy, male nurses are increasing their presence at the bedside as well as in today's culture.
Though you're probably aware of the legal troubles nurses sometimes face, no one starts a day on the hospital
floor braced for a legal showdown. But these things happen to the best of nurses. Hopefully, your career will be nothing but smooth sailing, but you should still prepare yourself with knowledge. Lawyer and former Texas Board of Nursing counselor Phong P. Phan offers an introduction to the process and some do's and don'ts for nurses.
A nurse educator of 15 years outlines best practice tips that new nurses aren’t usually taught in the classroom. From the clinical to the personal, these bedside words of wisdom can help new nurses achieve balance in their careers.
Nurses are implementing measures to protect themselves at work. With a patient's most stressful days being a nurse's everyday, pressure is bound to build up. Hospitals and health care institutions around the country are increasing their security for everyone's safety.
The expanding role of computers and technology in our lives has pervaded health care settings. This first column in a series on nursing informatics explores the future careers and job functions of nurses in technology.