Is it a profession/ occupation or technical discipline? Is it a science or is it art? Nurses themselves cannot agree on a single definition. It involves knowing and doing.
Many colleges consider it a technical program. Because of this designation many people feel that the respect it deserves is not present. There is a move to elevate the designation of nursing to a profession. The majority of the public would view it as a profession and a very honorable one at that. Continue reading
Let’s talk about other programs besides those talked about in secret # 14. Many schools offer an additional program called the TRIO-SSSP( not even sure what the initials stand for, only that they always called it the TRIO program). This is a federally funded program to serve associates degree seeking students. Students receive financial aid and other assistance. The school must apply for a grant to be able to administer this program. Continue reading
What do you do to beat the bad reputation of your school and get the competitive edge for the ideal job?
Consider every day that you are providing patient care at a clinical location as a job interview. Be looking for the perfect place to work. How will you know which floor of the hospital or clinical site is the ideal one to work? You will be asking and watching for answers to these questions:
- Are the nurses happy there and friendly?
- Are the nurses helpful to the students?
- Is it a team environment/ where everyone helps each other?
- Does the nurse manager have great leadership skills and get along with all team members? Continue reading
Nursing school is a full-time endeavor, unless you have found the option of a part-time program (a few exist, but are hard to find) the norm is full time.
The nursing courses will include classroom with a few exceptions of online programs. Your program may be a hybrid program which involves both online and classroom attendance. Most states & national accreditation boards dictate how many hours and general material that needs to be included. Continue reading
There are many different areas of nursing you can choose from. There is something for everyone. And if down the road, you become bored or maybe you just need a change or a challenge…..nursing has it. The pay may vary from one area to another. Let’s look at the latest figures for average pay for the different areas of nursing. These are for RN’s.This pay is the average in the U.S. Your area may differ, California is going to be significantly higher and a more rural area of the country may be a bit less. Continue reading
Nursing is a very broad field that includes a number of undergraduate degree, diplomas and certificate programs all aimed at protecting people health, treating and offering therapy to patients. You can join the bachelor’s degree directly from high school or after 1 or 2 years of college level study. For the associate’s degree or the diploma and certificate program you join via direct entry. Continue reading