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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

65 Pediatric Associations

The lists below includes pediatric professional organizations.  The American Academy of Pediatrics is a very strong national organization; virtually the state listings below are affiliated chapters.  Each of them however is an active regional organization, with regular meetings, officers and membership services.

  1. Academic Pediatric Association
  2. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  3. American…

Friday, February 12, 2010

Why Should I Pursue My BSN Degree?

No matter where you live or what your focus, a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN), can help provide the skills necessary to improve income potential and to open the door for advancement opportunities. RN’s are currently in high demand. Those who choose to enhance their existing skill sets can earn more. The degree also allows individuals to stand out from the crowd, providing a differentiation that gives them a “leg up” in an economy where promotions and new opportunities are few. A BSN degree provides a strong foundation for leadership and management. If you are considering moving into a management role for a new…

RN to BSN Schools

Prospects for nurses are increasing in all areas of the country. This is in part due to the expansion of the healthcare system. Another contributing factor is the aging baby boomer population. The result of these two areas has left a shortage of nurses. Employment rates are expected to grow by almost 25% by 2016. Although a two-year degree is required for a graduate to be able to sit for NCLEX-RN, many are attending four-year Bachelor’s degree programs. These degrees teach research, leadership, theory and nursing management in addition to the basic nursing skills. They use cutting edge technology and the focus on the latest healthcare techniques. 

BSN Schools Ratings & Rankings

There are many different types of nursing programs. There are online options, campus based programs, and specialized nursing schools. The BSN schools are accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and have consistently high educational standards. The University of Washington School of Nursing has been rated among the schools for several years in a row. Faculty members have been honored at the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year awards and have received the American Public Health Association’s Executive Director Citation. Its program addresses many of the challenges in health care at the local level, as well as through global initiatives. It…

10 RN to BSN Jobs & Career Pathways

As the healthcare industry becomes more complex, the demand for qualified, quality nurses has increased. The scope of opportunities is ever increasing and the experiences offered outside a traditional healthcare setting are providing more rewarding careers. Here are some of the career pathways for nurses who hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.

  • Travel Nursing is quite an exciting field where nurses fill short-term needs in towns and cities across the globe. The per hour pay is higher than is afforded in a traditional healthcare and nurses get…

How to Apply to RN to BSN Schools

The idea of going to school for your RN to BSN degree can be an exciting prospect. Researching different schools and deciding where your interests lie can be fun. However, the process of filling out applications and the admission process can be a stressful. If the program is not on a rolling admission, it is important to keep track of the deadlines for the various application components. Although grades are important, they are not the only piece of information that college admissions departments use to screen candidates. They want to see that you have been involved in extracurricular activities. It shows that you are well rounded and…

Should I Study at an Online RN to BSN School?

More and more people are paying their bills, watching movies and meeting with their friends online. The Internet has changed many aspects of our everyday lives. As a result, many people wonder if an online RN to BS school is the best way for them to enhance their skills or if they need to find a local program. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has approved and accredited…

How to Get Scholarships for RN to BSN Degrees

The prospect of going to school and getting a degree is exciting. However, it is also expensive. There are many types of financial assistance for RN to BSN degrees if you know where to look. One of the first things to do is fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as it is a requirement for financial aid eligibility. Once the application has been submitted, it…

How to Choose Among RN to BSN Schools?

Once you have decided to attend nursing school, it is time to begin researching the schools that have the RN to BSN degree that you want. There are several factors to take into consideration during your search. Depending on your needs, some aspects of your decision may weigh more heavily than others. There are many nursing degree options available. Some students may be making the decision to get their…

How Long Does it Take to Finish an RN to BSN Major?

Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers for those who enjoy helping others. Many Registered Nurses (RN’s) are making the decision to enhance their skills by earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The RN to BSN Major has been designed for students who are working full or part time as a registered nurse. As a result, the programs are very flexible. Depending on the program selected,…