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Nursing Resources


What is a Clinical Nurse Leader?

The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) advanced generalist role was developed in the United States by the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in order to prepare nurses to lead efforts in improving patient care in an ever changing...



14 Steps to Improve Nursing Work Environments

There is a critical need for skilled leaders within the field of nursing. Nurses who assume leadership positions are responsible for managing health care settings such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, rehabilitation centers and hospices. These...



Nurses’ Thought Processes During Medication Administration

Nurses have a complex, many-faceted role in administering medications and are the last link in the safety net to prevent errors. The medication administration procedure is focused on the five rights: the right patient, drug, dose, route and time...



Nursing & Patient Safety in the Operating Room

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing industry is predicted to grow 26% by the year 2020, larger than other occupations.1 Advances in medical technology, the rise of the aging population, and an increased emphasis on...



8 Leadership Skills Nurses Need To Be Successful

As well as being compassionate, patient and caring, as a nurse you also need to be able to demonstrate leadership skills from the start of your career. Currently, the healthcare system is in a state of flux, which makes planning ahead difficult....



The Effectiveness of Music in Patient Recovery

While nurses are highly encouraged to earn advanced degrees, it is also important for nurses to practice “lifelong learning” and continued education to meet the growing demands of the health care system. Saint Xavier University...



6 Steps of the Evidence-based Practice Process

The nursing profession is undergoing a revolution. Today's nurses are strongly encouraged to achieve advanced nursing degrees and higher levels of education to prepare for the demands of our fast-moving, technologically advanced health care...



Managing Change: An Online MSN Degree Can Help

Deciding to put in the effort and time required to achieve your professional goal of a Master of Science degree in Nursing can be very exciting. If you’re an RN who has earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, you know firsthand the...



Conferences: Abstract Submission For Nursing Conferences

Call for Abstracts

Now that you have all this great knowledge from your online MSN course projects, it is time to submit the information to present at a nursing conference. Many of the nursing organizations hold regular conferences. Check with...



Writing Curricula Vitae for Online Masters in Nursing Degree Students

A curriculum vita is a compilation of one’s education, employment experience, and scholarly works. The “CV” is best written for Masters in Nursing Science degree nurses seeking academic positions.  The best way to begin is to find an example and...


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