Nursing Education

PhD vs DNP

Takeaways: The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) is a terminal degree designed to prepare experts in nursing practice. The doctor of philosophy (PhD) is a terminal degree designed for the research-focused nursing professional. PhD...

The new normal: Nurses as innovators

Nurses are leading the way to healthcare’s future. Takeaways: Nurses with innovation expertise have opportunities to develop, test, and implement products and processes to improve care. Nurses have been frontline innovators during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Money matters: How to fund your nursing education

That the cost of college is a common concern for nurses who want to advance their education isn’t surprising. But everyone has a different financial picture, so you want to estimate the actual costs...

Should you say “yes” to the job?

Three steps to finding your dream job. Whether you’re a new or an experienced nurse, you may not know where you’ll end your career or even what your next step will be. But with a...

Trending jobs

Takeaways: Many specialties will be in demand in the near future, including forensic nursing, health coaching, legal nurse consulting, nephrology, nursing, nursing healthcare innovation, nursing informatics, primary care nursing, and school nursing. Hear from...

Let’s hear it for the boys

To say that 2020 has been noteworthy so far would be an understatement. Globally, COVID-19 has rewritten what it means for humans to interact socially with one another safely. As a result, nursing school...

COVID and racism: Tipping points for change in 2020

We’re halfway through the year, and 2020 has become one that no one will forget. For months now, we’ve had to bear witness to global suffering and death as a result of COVID-19. Individuals,...

An open letter to my school nursing students

Teaching school nursing during COVID-19 has created challenges that forced me to pivot my course and take a 5-day intensive retreat-style experience and make it remote learning. It is a bit like being a...

Introduction to qualitative nursing research

This type of research can reveal important information that quantitative research can’t. Takeaways: Qualitative research is valuable because it approaches a phenomenon, such as a clinical problem, about which little is known by trying to...

Own your moment – Heal our nation

Every time you speak your truth and stay in your own power you help to create a society where others can do the same.   You are a nurse, and as a nurse, you care deeply...

Set goals to propel your nursing career

Education, certification, teaching, and active association membership are keys to professional growth. Many of us view nursing as a calling. We study hard, graduate, pass the NCLEX, get our first job, and earn required continuing...

Using simulation to boost job interview confidence

Can classroom simulation exercises increase student confidence in answering behavioral-based interview questions? Takeaways: Job interview preparation is vital for nursing students and is an important part of transition into the workforce. Designing a low-fidelity simulation...

COVID-19: A second-year nursing student perspective

March 11, 2020. The day during spring break that sparked a great amount of confusion and fear among the University of Pittsburgh student nurse population. In other words, the day the University of Pittsburgh...