• Do You Want to Become a Nurse?

    School has started again and this year’s high school juniors and seniors are preparing for their future. If you are thinking about becoming a nurse, you should read Before You Decide to Become a Nurse. There are a lot of deadlines coming up rapidly such as college applications and NET or TEAS testing arrangements. It’s also time to explore financial aid options and start the FAFSA process. Some scholarship deadlines are rapidly approaching. Be sure you have these dates on your calendar and keep them in your sight. Nursing schools are impacted and many have long waiting lists. Each year schools turn away thousands of qualified students. Make sure you…

  • Looking for Something Beyond the Bedside??

    Things got a little crazy this week. I was out of town and didn’t have a chance to get anything written here. I did find some interesting blogs for nurses and one that really caught my eye…. Alternative Nursing Careers. It’s a great resource for those looking for a field beyond the bedside. Check it out. Many times I get questions from readers about what else is there and so many hospital nurses who feel stuck and just want to give up entirely. There are many alternatives for nurses.

  • Finding an Accredited Nursing Program

    How do you find an accredited nursing program? What is an accredited program and Why does it have to be accredited? These are important questions to understand and consider in searching for a nursing program that fits with your own criteria. There are other factors to consider as well. What does impacted mean? Along with the shortage of nurses, we have a shortage of nurse educators and this means that nursing programs are overcrowded and many have long waiting lists. Candidates who are at the top of their game are usually the first ones to get admitted. One way to hedge your bets is to apply to several programs. Find…

  • Why Should I Become a Nurse?

    Why should you become a nurse? Nurses are in demand and will be for many years to come due to a shortage of nurses as well as an increasing demand for more nurses. As the population ages and grows, the demand for health care is growing. Health care careers will continue to top the list of fastest growing professions well into the next decade. Registered nurses will be among the top of that list. This means job security, and nurses will be able to demand higher salaries and better benefits for many years to come. Consider a career in nursing! photo: Microsoft.com