Nursing Education

Finding a job can be challenging for newly graduated nurses

Most people in the United States interested in the nursing field have heard of the nursing shortage, with much emphasis placed on predictions of a severe shortage in the near future. For many newly...

Keeping prelicensure BSN students abreast of COVID-19 disease management

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the delivery of nursing classes and changed the clinical requirements that boards of nursing set for each state. These changes can have an impact on patient safety and clinical...

Nurse preceptors and new graduate success

Use these strategies to enhance new nurse clinical reasoning skills. Takeaways: The stress associated with the transition from nursing school to clinical practice can lead many new graduates to leave the profession. A hospital transition-to-practice...

How might COVID-19 impact the future of nursing?

The world is facing a challenging 2020, topped by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses and other healthcare team members have been given the daily task of learning how to cope with the unknown. We...

Healthy conflict management starts at the top

Nurse leaders must model standards of behavior. When Ann O’Sullivan, MSN, RN, CNE, NE-BC, ANEF, provides conflict management training for nurses, she discovers that even the most educated nurses can have trouble with effective communication....

Frequently asked questions about palliative care

Nurses can serve as leaders as they help patients and families through a difficult time. Takeaways: All nurses must be competent in providing palliative and end-of-life care. Nursing advocacy includes being able to recognize symptoms...

What works: Assessing and addressing care management education and competency

Onboarding program designed to reduce turnover, increase morale, and improve care. Takeaways: Challenges faced within care management at Beaumont Health’s eight acute-care campuses included navigating within the complexities of the payer and healthcare systems and...

Partnerships and innovation: The future of nursing education

Collaboration, design thinking, and competencies are critical to prepare nurses to work at the top of their practice. Takeaways: Nursing education is evolving to prepare nurses for new challenges. Changes implemented by nursing programs during...

Midcareer nursing advancement

Reflect, be objective, and tap into your network. Many career advancement tools and techniques are available, but they need to be used with conscious intention, curiosity, and diligent effort. If you’ve been a nurse who...

School survival skills

You’ve decided to return to school to get your bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree, but you’re nervous about how you’ll manage. Here are a few strategies to help you not just survive...

Forging your career from the start

Takeaways: Start your career planning early with guidance from instructors, mentors, and clinical staff. Every day on the clinical unit is a job interview. The interview is an important time to showcase your accomplishments. In...

Choosing the right NP education

Takeaways: Choosing the right NP specialty can be difficult decision for the RN ready to move forward with education and career goals. Knowing educational options for selecting the right degree and the right type...

The places you can go with a BSN

Answering why, what, and where can enhance your chances for success. Congratulations, you’ve passed the NCLEX-RN exam and can proudly include RN after your name. The education you received to earn your associate degree in...