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BSN vs. MSN: Which Nursing Program is Right for You?

When you’re new to the nursing field, it can be challenging to determine the best educational path forward, especially if you’re just starting out or wanting to switch careers. Yet in both scenarios, you’ll find that a quality education will be a critical component for your success—and the more you have of it will directly ...

RN vs. BSN: What’s the Difference?

After you’ve decided to pursue a career in nursing, the next step is to explore what educational path is best suited to you and your future career goals. For many prospective nursing students, this boils down to a question of: what’s the difference between RN vs. BSN? The simplest answer is that RN is a ...

Nursing Specialties: What Kind of Nurse Gets Paid the Most?

Over the course of their careers, many registered nurses make the choice to pursue a particular area of specialization. This can prove to be a wise move, as specialization often leads to a higher salary, stronger employment outlook, and increased job security. What’s more, choosing a specialty can give you more autonomy in your job ...

How to Pass the NCLEX-RN Exam: 8 Helpful Tips

If you’re a nursing student, you already know that to become a nurse you have to pass the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-RN. Passing the NCLEX-RN exam can be a daunting prospect for would-be nurses. But try to keep this in mind: if you’re graduating from a qualified nursing school, you are already equipped ...

Nursing School Survival Kit

Starting nursing school equipped with all of the necessary supplies can help you feel confident and prepared when you begin your program. But for many new nursing school students, it can be tricky to know what kind of medical and organizational tools would be the most useful to bring along with you. That’s why we’ve ...

Nursing is universal but licences aren’t. Find out how to work beyond your borders.

How to Get Started in International Nursing

The entire world needs nurses. Unlike manufacturing or tech, healthcare is not an industry that can be outsourced or concentrated in a particular area. It needs to be everywhere. That means nurses need to be able to cross borders and go where they’re needed most. What follows is a general outline of how to work ...

Find out what two experts have to say about clinicals, one of the hardest and most rewarding parts of nursing school.

What Are Nursing School Clinicals?

Nursing school goes far beyond the classroom. Sure, you’ll spend plenty of time listening to lectures and reading up on anatomy, but eventually you’re going to have to put your knowledge to use. Clinicals get you out into the world where you can do that. They’re known for being challenging, but clinicals offer students valuable ...

Find out what unusual workplaces you might end up in if you become a nurse.

Weird Places Nurses Can Work

Becoming a nurse can take you places—and we mean that literally. While the majority of nurses work in hospitals or nursing care facilities, there are plenty of other types of work environments that will appreciate your skills. Some are luxurious, some are strange, and some demand that you be as hard as nails. Not all ...