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An Interview with Lifetime Learner Keith Cunningham

A Lifetime of Learning for Ameritech Graduate Keith Cunningham

For nurse Keith Cunningham, lifelong learning isn’t just a philosophy. The 53-year-old former small business owner recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He’s taking a year off from school to get a few certifications, then he plans to return for a master’s degree. “You’re never too old to set a new goal or ...

Start Strong: 4 Tips for a Great Semester

As the shadows get longer, the nights turn crisp, and summer comes to an end, it’s back to school for millions of students across the country. For college students starting or returning for nursing or other healthcare degrees, it’s exciting to take a big step toward a new career. A few ideas to keep in ...

Comforting during a tragedy

Nurse Advocacy: How to Assist During a Tragedy

When tragedy dominates the headlines, it’s easy to feel useless, helpless, and afraid. Nurses and other healthcare professionals may feel the added weight of responsibility. Since tragedy takes so many forms and comes upon us unexpectedly, it can be hard to know where to start preparing. But a few smart moves can put you in ...

Keep Your Cool: 5 Tips for New Nurses in a Patient Emergency

As a new nurse, sooner or later you’re going to run into an emergency situation. Something will go wrong for one of your patients, and it quite literally can become a matter of life and death. These situations are tense and stressful for even the most experienced medical practitioner, and they can be almost overwhelming ...

Creating an NCLEX study plan that will help you pass the exam

Passing the Licensure Exam: An NCLEX Study Plan

Once nursing students finish their clinical rotations and courses and graduate from nursing school, one final hurdle looms between them and their first nursing job: the National Council Licensure Examination, commonly known as the NCLEX. If you graduated from a good nursing school, you’ve already learned the foundations and the specialized knowledge you’ll need to ...

When you're ready to become a registered nurse, these are the steps you'll take and requirements you'll need.

Becoming a Registered Nurse: The Steps You’ll Take and Requirements You’ll Need

The process of becoming a registered nurse may look simple on a piece of paper — or web browser. You go to and graduate from nursing school. You pass the NCLEX. You find your first nursing job. Bing boom bang you’re a nurse. The scariest step in many careers would be that finding-a-nursing-job part, but given the ...

If you need to work during nursing school, these are the qualities you should look for in a nursing school job.

8 Qualities of the Best Jobs During Nursing School

In a perfect world, all nursing students could start their first semester only concerned with four things: comprehension of the material, studying, clinical, and passing the NCLEX. Unfortunately, life gets in the way. We have responsibilities — families, bills, friends, among other obligations — that don’t stop just because we start school, which often entails ...

Top things to know before your first day of nursing school

5 Things You Should Know Before Your First Semester at Nursing School

First, a congratulations is in order. You’ve been accepted into nursing school, and matriculating is one of the biggest steps you take in the journey toward your dream career! But after the dust settles, a hard reality sets it: Oh, no — you’ve been accepted into nursing school. You’ve probably heard it from working nurses ...