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Opioid and non-opioid analgesia during surgery

Understanding how and why anesthesia providers select analgesic agents. Takeaways: Many options exist for managing intraoperative and postoperative surgical pain. Medications used for pain...

Ready, set, go…to school!

With 79.6% of employers now requiring or having a strong preference for nurses with a baccalaureate degree and a growing demand for nurses, there’s...

Interprofessional education

Combining skills and knowledge from different disciplines enhances patient care. By Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN   In 2003, the Committee on Health Professions Education of the...

Can nursing meet the 80/2020 goal?

Progress is slow but steady as RNs head back to school to get their BSN. By Janet Boivin, BSN, RN Will 80% of RNs hold a...

Your doctorate and the path to persistence

Completing your doctorate requires support and more. By Nancy Bellucci, PhD, RN, CNOR High attrition rates for doctoral nursing students (reported to be as much as...

Lifelong learning: Is a post-master’s certificate the right option for you?

It may be the key to opening the door to new opportunities.   By Meigan Robb, PhD, RN, and Teresa Shellenbarger, PhD, RN, CNE,...

Ready to change specialties?

Make sure you know yourself and what you really want.   By Janet Boivin, BSN, RN Deciding to change your nursing specialty can require as...

Returning to nursing school? Keys to success

Preparation will help ease the transition. By Teresa Shellenbarger, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, and Meigan Robb, PhD, RN   Congratulations! You have decided to pursue additional nursing...

Is an accelerated nursing program right for you?

This challenging approach to nursing education offers plenty of rewards. By Janet Boivin, BSN, RN Even with a 3.8 GPA from the University of Florida, Katrina...

Frontiers of nursing education

As student needs and priorities shift, education adapts. By Janet Boivin, BSN, RN In less than half a century, nursing education has advanced from a highly...