Whether you are a new grad or seasoned practitioner, you know nurses who have joined professional nursing associations. So what are nursing associations all about? Why should you join one and who has memberships in them? Explore answers to these questions.
Nursing informatics is a popular career path for nurses. But even if you don’t pursue a nursing informatics career — including those of you who think you know nothing at all about computers — you should understand how informatics impacts nurses and patients.
Outdated nursing licensure laws are a serious healthcare challenge, but we can address it together. Let's dive into full practice authority and why nurse practitioners in 28 states have barriers to practice without a collaborative agreement with a physician.
Advanced practice nurses are required to stay abreast of pharmacology. Nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists also need to take an advanced practice nurse pharmacology course every two years to renew their licenses and national certification. Are you current on the fast-changing medication landscape?
According to a survey by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 66% of you still believe mechanical ventilation sedation is necessary for patient comfort. Learn how your personal attitude can influence how you sedate patients.
When a longtime RN began her career in wound care, she never imagined educating clinicians would take her to American Samoa, an unincorporated U.S. territory in the South Pacific Ocean located 2,200 miles southwest of Hawaii. Learn more about her global wound care education impact.
An oncology nurse and nurse practitioner said she loved the meaningful work she did, but wasn't prepared for the compassion fatigue and burnout she experienced. As a result, she founded the nonprofit Songs for the Soul to help combat compassion fatigue in nursing.
Having a certified wound care nurse on staff makes a positive difference for both patient care and the bottom line. Use the data presented in this article to prove the value of the role and certification to your manager or organization.
Twenty-two states now allow nurse practitioners full practice authority, and 10 states have removed restrictions on NPs in the past 10 years. Find out how nurses recently influenced legislation in a few key states to allow more independent practice.
Nurses are seeing an increase in the number of newborns experiencing neonatal abstinence syndrome because of an increase in opioid use disorder during pregnancy. Find out how hospitals are helping these women with their addictions earlier in pregnancy.