2021-2022 Education and Career Guide


All about the DNP project

Understanding the process helps ensure a successful project. The final doctor of nursing practice (DNP) project provides students with the opportunity to systematically translate the best current evidence…

Career SWOT analysis

Use this analysis tool to strategically plan your next career moves. Editor’s note: This article is an excerpt from Rhoda Redulla’s book Fast Facts for Making the Most…

Growing nursing career opportunities

Learn which careers are in demand. Nurses’ contributions to the nation’s healthcare system have never been more apparent than they are today. The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened understanding…
evidence-based MSU

Implementing evidence in nursing education

This article is sponsored content supplied to American Nurse Journal by Michigan State University College of Nursing, East Lansing, MI, and is not peer reviewed. We’ve all heard this excuse…

Is nurse practitioner the right career for you?

Consider personal attributes and circumstances before you decide. The nurse practitioner (NP) role, which was developed in the 1960s in response to a shortage of primary care providers,…

Nurse-led Podcasting to Amplify Nursing

There has been an influx of nurse-led podcasts over the past couple of years, which is great! I love nothing more than nurses using their expertise and creativity…
PhD vs. DNP

PhD vs. DNP

Find fulfillment by making the right choice. Nurses have two options for pursuing a terminal degree—doctor of philosophy (PhD) and doctor of nursing practice (DNP). Choosing between a doctor…
telehealth and nursing care

Telehealth and nursing care

Healthcare delivery changes during the pandemic may be permanent. Telehealth became a primary means of healthcare delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic, and, as Joelle Fathi, DNP, RN, ARNP,…
advanced skill

Transitional care nurse role

Collaboration improves outcomes. Mrs. C, an 81-year-old widow with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, and diabetes, is admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. This active…
travel nursing

Travel nurse essentials

Don’t leave home unprepared. A recent rise in media coverage surrounding travel nursing related to the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with record-high compensation rates have many nurses considering leaving…

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