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Why Earn Your MSN? Students Share Their Stories

Posted on Wed, Jul 20, 2016

When an individual receives their RN certification, their nursing education is far from complete. Today, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is merely a baseline. Nurses now have the opportunity to pursue additional positions of expertise thanks to the advent of Master’s and Doctoral degrees in nursing.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, graduate programs

Which Advanced Practice Nursing Role Is Right for You?

Posted on Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Nurse Practitioner. Nurse anesthetist. Nurse midwife. Clinical Nurse Specialist.

These four roles have come to define the final stage of the journey for nurses who want to reach the pinnacle of their professions.

People outside of healthcare may assume there’s quite a bit of overlap between these professions. In small ways, that’s true, but in big ways, it’s really not. Although they all start with someone becoming an RN, these four titles are quite different in scope. Different tasks, different departments, different ways of interacting with patients.

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Topics: nurse education, Family Nurse Practitioner, graduate programs

Positivity Shapes Lauren’s Journey Through Nursing School

Posted on Thu, Jun 23, 2016

As a child, Lauren had to receive an allergy shot every day. For most kids, this would be a scary prospect, but Lauren's Great-Aunt Deanna's skill as a nurse helped forge an early love of the profession. Deanna maintained a friendly, positive demeanor while giving the shots, making them much easier to bear.

These daily interactions inspired Lauren to bring the same comfort to patients. Now in her third year of nursing school, Lauren has quickly fallen in love with Nebraska Methodist College.

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Topics: nurse education, student organizations, student spotlight

Why Nurse Educator Degrees Are In Season This Summer

Posted on Tue, Jun 21, 2016

More nurses than ever are finding enrichment by moving toward a career doing something they probably never expected: teaching.

The country needs nurses. Desperately. But in order to address the seriously problematic nursing shortage taking place across the nation, the country also needs people to teach those nurses. As such, nurse educators are highly in demand, and nurses young and old are flocking to these jobs for myriad reasons.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, graduate programs

TRIO SSS Helps Nursing Student Overcome Barriers

Posted on Mon, Jun 06, 2016

Shawn isn’t a traditional nursing student. For one thing, he’s already enjoyed a successful brokerage career in Sarasota, Florida. For another, well, he’s a dude in a traditionally female workplace. And unlike most students fresh out of high school, he has to balance college with his own job and a family that includes four daughters.

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Topics: nurse education, financial aid, student spotlight

Why the Time Is Right to Jump from BSN to MSN

Posted on Wed, Jun 01, 2016

You’ve been through college. Put in the time. Got through the NCLEX with flying colors.

But now, months or years removed from school, the idea of going back gets brought up. Maybe you’re seeing the numerous positions nurses can hold in modern healthcare, or perhaps you simply enjoyed the world of academia and love the idea of learning new things.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, graduate programs

Jake Demonstrates The Value of Having Men In Nursing

Posted on Fri, Apr 08, 2016

Men in nursing are in the minority: They make up just 10 percent of the U.S. nursing population. So you can imagine that Jake, a student at Nebraska Methodist College who had dabbled in four different majors, took his parents by surprise when he announced, out of the blue, that he wanted to be a nurse.

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Topics: nurse education, student life, nursing

Determination Takes Abby from Mexico to NMC Nursing School

Posted on Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Abby's parents always wanted the best for their children – even if that meant making the tough decision to move from Mexico to El Paso, Texas, as undocumented immigrants when Abby was just six years old.

After several formative years, the family was deported to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Both Abby and her sister, Claudia, remember this as the lowest point in their educational careers. 

"Going back to Mexico was our hardest journey. We were used to English and the American education system. We were in shock," said Claudia.

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Topics: nurse education, student spotlight, nursing

APRNs: Why The Time Is Right to Earn Your DNP

Posted on Mon, Mar 07, 2016

As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, you may feel like you’ve already reached a comfortable spot within your profession. So why is it more important than ever that you complete your education with the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree?

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, online education

In-Depth Guide to the Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2016

Nurse-Educator-Teaching-Class.jpgFinancial aid is at the top of every college undergrad’s mind around this time of year, but it’s important for graduate students to think about some of the opportunities for tuition assistance that are out there as well.

This goes doubly so when you’re a nurse considering a Master of Science in Nursing degree. If you’re interested in a career as an educator, there’s one resource you absolutely must look into: the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP).

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Topics: nurse education, financial aid, nursing