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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 ...

Students deciding which nursing school is right for them

7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Nursing Program

  Just like any other degree program, the process of choosing a nursing program can seem intimidating. Many great programs are scattered all across the country, so it definitely can be hard to narrow your choices down. And though the goals for every prospective nursing student might start off similarly — to finish nursing school, ...

A wound care nurse treating a patient

Wound Care Nursing: Everything You Need to Know

Registered nurses are a tough bunch. But even many nurses have one thing that makes their stomach churn. If for you that’s an infected burn, an open wound, or treatment of an osteotomy, then you might want to pass on the opportunity to become a certified wound care nurse. Many specialties exist that don’t treat ...

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 ...

Advice for student nurses starting clincal

The Best Advice for Nursing Students Starting Clinical

Just like the first day of your nursing school, chances are, you’ll be feeling a little anxious your first day of clinical. This is completely normal. Your preceptors were in your shoes at one point — so was every other nurse out there, too — and they understand that this is your first experience with real patients. ...

Surviving nursing school evening classes

How to Succeed in Nursing School Night Classes

Most people, when told to envision a classroom, will think of a room with desks or tables, maybe a podium, and a large window, filling the room with sunlight. That last part is significant because, like most jobs, most educational settings occur during the day. When we imagine ourselves in school or a new job, ...

5 Things You Should Know about Psychiatric Nursing

Mental illness finds a way of touching all of us, either directly and personally or through our friends and family, the people we love. It’s a confounding form of illness because it so often eludes logic. Affected people and families can feel hopeless, but there is comfort knowing that countless professionals are in the world ...

NCLEX Wednesday #15 – NCLEX Lab Values

It’s that time again. Wherever you are in the process of studying for the National Council Licensure Examination, the study tips we’ve assembled in this series and our free ebook should help you pass the NCLEX. For this set of NCLEX study tips, we’re going to do something a little different. Instead of giving you a handful of ...