Could Pediatric Nursing Be Right for You?
April 9, 2013 - As you might suspect, pediatric nurses should love caring for children. But beyond that, they also need to enjoy working with families, have the ability to engage children in ways that are playful and positive, possess an abundance of patience, and be able to maintain healthy boundaries with their patients and families. Professional curiosity, adaptability and creativity can also help them succeed.
New Graduate Nurses: Make Your Career What You Want It to Be
August 13, 2012 - The ink isn’t dry on your nursing license and already you’ve had your first epiphany as an RN--“People are looking to me for answers now.” Simulation labs, nursing theories and hours of didactics won’t prepare you for the first time one of your patients yanks off their IV and gown and wanders into the hall at 2 a.m. naked.
Best Jobs: UC San Diego Study Reveals Top Ten Hot Careers for College Graduates
May 26, 2011 - In a graduation season of high unemployment rates, a new career path study from the University of California San Diego Extension reveals some of the hottest career plan options for college graduates in this recovering economy. The full study is available at http://extension.ucsd.edu/specialreports.
U.S. Nursing Schools Transform Master’s Education by Adopting New Standards
April 12, 2011 - In a bold move to transform nursing education at the graduate level, nursing schools affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) voted at the Spring Annual Meeting to endorse The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, a set of national standards for preparing nurses to have a high impact in the healthcare environment. These Master’s Essentials, an update to an earlier version adopted in 1996, reflect current and future nursing practice at the master’s level, which demands expert application of evidence-based practices, quality improvement methods, outcomes measurement, systems knowledge, and leadership skills. The adoption of the new Essentials comes at a time when leading authorities, including the Institute of Medicine, are calling for educational innovations to enhance the preparation of nurses for contemporary practice.
Retirees and New Graduate Nurses: The Wild Cards Impacting the Nursing Shortage
February 18, 2011 - While America’s recession raged, many nurses held off retiring, picked up more hours or returned to the workforce, putting the looming nursing shortage on a temporary hold. But as the economy improves, the population continues to age and more citizens join the ranks of the insured, the country will again face a serious shortage of professional caregivers.
Loyola University School of Nursing adds D.N.P. Executive Leadership Track
January 19, 2011 - Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing has expanded its Doctor of Nursing Practice program for post-masters nursing students who wish to excel in an executive leadership career. The D.N.P. program already offers a doctorate degree for master’s nurse practitioner students who wish to specialize in women's health, gerontology, pediatrics and family/adult care.