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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...



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....



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...



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...



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...



How to Get the Most Out of Online Masters in Nursing Faculty

The facilitation styles of online faculty vary greatly. Some faculty are in the online masters in nursing course daily, others only a few times a week. You will be able to tell what type of faculty you have in the first week of a class. Look at...



Online Masters in Nursing Portfolio Development

Creating a portfolio of your accomplishments is something every Masters in Nursing student should know how to do. A portfolio is a collection of accomplishments to help demonstrate various skills for potential employers. Think about what...



Writing Academically in an Online MSN Program

The information that follows is based on years of teaching at the graduate nursing program level and repeated corrections noted on papers submitted by new graduate nursing students. Writing academically is almost the opposite of nursing...


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