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...

1st Annual Nursing Success Summit – May 14, 2016

      1st Annual Nursing Success Summit Date: May 14th, 2016  (11am-8pm) Location: Darien Bath and Body 1332 sycamore square, Midlothian, Virginia 23113 This is a Networking Event for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals to Meet & Greet and share information. Below are 3 options for Nurse Entrepreneurs to participate on Saturday, May 14th. This year we are offering FREE Vending located in a retail shopping area to nurses in business (please contact me if you plan to be a vendor). Bring tent, table & chairs. 1) 11-3pm Health & STEM Education Fair (FREE vending) 2) 4-6pm Perfume Making Session for Nurses (Additional Fee) 3) 6-8pm Dinner with Nurses in Business (Additional Fee) For questions and comments, please connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/252554655091040/271570973189408/ The Nurse Dolls would like to introduce the Nurse Nicole Doll & Nurse Linda Doll as nurse gifts for the next generation of nurses. Nicole M. Brown, MSN, RN Founder: The Nurse Dolls Founder: Nursing Success College http://www.thenursedolls.com/ http://nursingsuccesscollege.com/ Submit a...

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