Types of Nursing Degrees

        Recently, I graduated from Nursing School with my 4th degree in Nursing. I was shocked to know people still do not understand nursing education. People would ask me, “Are you finally an RN.” What? I just completed a DNP in Nursing. I have been a nurse educator for the last ten years. People also ask, “Why do you need a doctoral degree to teach nursing?” There is a need to educate the general public on nursing degrees and programs. I have been a nurse for over 22 years. Many people start their nursing career providing basic nursing care. You can start you nursing career with a certificate in nursing. There are a few nursing training programs available to complete. Nursing Training Certificate Programs (CNA) (LPN’s take NCLEX-PN) CNA – Certified Nursing Assistant – takes six weeks-6 months and developed by a technical school. Passing the state exam is required to be certified. LVN/LPN – Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse – takes 1-2 years and developed by a technical school. Passing the NCLEX is a requirement to practice. In 1990 after returning home from Desert Storm, I decided to pursue nursing instead of medicine. I started out as a home health aide and a sitter. I did not take a course to do either. I wish I had completed a CNA program. I always knew I would pursue an education in nursing. Many people may be ready to pursue a degree to become a registered nurse. Entry into Nursing Degree Programs (upon completion can take the NCLEX-RN) Diploma in Nursing – takes three years and the...

Holiday SPECIAL : 18 inch Nurse Doll, 2 FREE Books & 1 FREE DVD

          The Story Behind THE NURSE DOLLS I am a mother of three children. Each time I left for work in my white coat and scrubs, my children would ask, “Are you a doctor or a dentist?” I would respond, “I am a Nurse.” They would ask, “What is a Nurse?” I could not find any toys on store shelves or online in 2009 to educate my children about Nursing and health topics. So, I decided start a product line with books, DVD’s and dolls to educate children about Nursing. My goal is to inspire children to become a future, student, and eventually a Professional Career Nurse. Explaining the ins and outs of my profession to my children inspired me to write my first two children’s books, N is for Nurse, and Wash Your Hands, from the Adventures of Nurse Nicole series. True to life, my books describe a mothers’ explanation of Nursing to her three children. In addition to the books, I also created an animated DVD explaining how nurses and mom’s outsmart germs, entitled, “The Battle of the Germs“. As a mom and a Nurse, my #1 job is to protect my children from the illnesses germs can cause. Hand Washing is the #1 way to fight off Germs!! The NURSE DOLLS are 18 inch dolls. The Nurse Dolls are a unique, creative and career oriented doll line, which is sure to have a positive future impact on the current Nursing shortage in the United States. As a Nurse educator, I feel a calling to better educate our youth about healthcare issue’s and invite young children to pursue the profession of Nursing. With their beautiful craftsmanship...

You Can Become A Professional Nurse – Mentorship Program

Today is a great day to be a nurse. Nurses are role models to the public. Nurses are natural educators and on the front line of healthcare. First you must get into Nursing School and Succeed!!! Do You Have The Skills & Keys? This is where the Nursing Success College can help!! We are offering 2 FREE chapters from the Amazon Best Seller, “You Can Become A Professional Nurse.” https://xa217.infusionsoft.com/app/form/2freechapters To be ready to be successful in nursing school, and get the advanced training you need to bring you to the success level, then you should seriously consider attending the 8 week course: YOU CAN BECOME A PROFESSIONAL NURSE!   The Nursing Success team has been working to provide you with the opportunity to have more success in nursing. We have developed an 8 week course from all 30 chapters in the, “You Can Become A Professional Nurse,” book and workbook. You Can Become A Professional Nurse – 8 week Nursing Mentorship Course Outline Week 1 Module                 Phase 1: Pre –Nursing Chap 1 – Introduction to Nursing Chap 2 – Nursing As A Calling Chap 3 – Pre-Nursing Courses Week 2 Module Chap 4 – Pre-Nursing Tests & Application Chap 5 – Pre-Nursing Financing Chap 6 – To Work or Not to Work Chap 7 – Real Talks – Personal Life Week 3 Module             Chap 8 – Mindset & Coping with Stress Chap 9 – Letter of Acceptance Chap 10 – Culture of Nursing Chap 11 – Daily Habits & Future Success Week 4 Module                Phase 2: Nursing School – Real Talk Chap 12 – Time Management Chap 13 –...

Too Many Nurse Jobs, Not Enough Nurses

When it comes to nursing jobs, some may say that there are not enough nurses to fill those positions. With many schools and vocational centers, there are many nurses graduating each year. However, while many graduate, there are more that simply just do not get into the schools altogether. Despite people saying that nursing jobs have been on a freeze, nursing is still said to be one of the top careers in 2011. Statistics show that there are going to be over three million jobs added by the year 2018. However, will there be enough nurses to fill these jobs? With many of the baby boomers turning sixty-five, they are eligible for Medicare and since Medicare offers better health coverage than some, this gives the need for more and more nurses and positions to care for all of the patients. In addition to the baby boomers getting over the age of sixty-five, there is also the fact that they will be retiring, making more nursing jobs open. Many are calling on advanced practice nurses to provide primary care so they can fill in the gaps left by a shortage of primary care physicians. This helps to provide more medical care where a doctor may not be available. Society needs to do everything it can to get the word out so that the increase of nurses can fill all the new jobs that are to come. In addition to more jobs opening and the need for nurses rises, comes the point of nurses wanting to go to school for nursing but not being able to afford the schooling and training....

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