Applying to nursing school can be stressful. We understand. But with a solid plan and a little help from NursingCAS, you’ll be on your way to enrolling at your dream school in no time. These 5 ways to ensure a successful application will, if followed, set you up for success and make the application process […]
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The most common terminal degree pathways for nursing are the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy of Nursing), and the DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice). Generally the PhD is a research-focused degree, while the DNP is practice-focused. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, “DNP-prepared nurses are well-equipped to fully implement the science developed by nurse researchers […]
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There are a lot of factors to consider when you are searching for nursing programs. One factor that should be at the forefront of your search is accreditation status. If you are interested in furthering your education by attending a nursing program, you should become familiar with the basics of nursing program accreditation and why […]
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Nursing is unique because there are many points of entry into the profession. Many individuals don’t realize they are interested in nursing until they have already graduated from college with a degree in another discipline. Kevin Hsu is one such student who recently graduated with his Master of Science in Nursing at Rush University College of Nursing. […]
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It can be difficult to come back mentally from the holiday season. Brandon, a Leadership Council Member for the Graduate Nursing Student Academy, shares some tips and tricks to get ready for the spring semester. During my first year as a PhD Student, I had a 6-week break between the conclusion of the fall semester and […]
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A nurse residency program is meant to help recent graduates transition into clinical practice. Residency programs typically last from 6 to 12 months and serve as an opportunity for graduates to hone critical-thinking and evidence-based decision making skills. Residents have the opportunity to learn not just how to serve patients and families more effectively, but to […]
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You’ve passed the NCLEX, become a Registered Nurse, and have some work experience – now what? Maybe you are looking to level up in your career, switch from practice to teaching, or simply want to expand your knowledge of nursing. If this is the case, you may want to pursue a doctoral degree. Many people […]
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Accelerated programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels are a growing trend in nursing education. These programs are geared toward those who have a degree in another field, and want to pursue nursing as a second career. Programs tend to be shorter than the typical four-year nursing degree, which appeals to more experienced students who would prefer to […]
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Recently, there has been a lot of discussion in the nursing community surrounding the impending nursing shortage. As a result, doctorally-prepared nurses are in high demand to prepare a the next generation of nurses and contribute to scholarly research. Nursing students aiming for a doctoral degree may choose between the DNP and PhD/DNS. Many students pursuing […]
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Travel nursing is one of the many sub-specialties available to current RNs. Travel nurse assignments typically last 13-26 weeks and nurses can choose where they work. This high degree of flexibility combined with competitive compensation means it is a role growing in popularity. We caught up with Emily Millman, a current travel nurse, to get […]
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