Why Nurse Practitioner is Ranked the Best Job of 2024

From improving public health and showing compassion to others, to reaping the rewards of a competitive nurse practitioner salary, the role of nurse practitioner is among the highest standards of nursing and offers plenty of benefits. In fact, a recent study showed that 90% of surveyed nurse practitioners were satisfied with their jobs in 2022, […]

Primary Care Shortages and the Role of Family Nurse Practitioners

The United States is facing a primary care shortage. There are not enough family doctors to meet the demand, and the deficit is expected to grow. Luckily, family nurse practitioners are stepping up to help fill the void. They play a key role in addressing the primary care shortage by building the same lifelong relationships […]

Communication in Healthcare: The Nurse-Physician Relationship

Communication in healthcare is one of those topics people generally meet with an eye roll when it comes up in a staff meeting or at a conference. Communication difficulties comprise interactions between nurses, patients and physicians, but frequently cited is the complex relationship between nurses and physicians. The SBAR (Situation, background, assessment, recommendation) tool for […]

RN vs BSN Salary: Advancing Your Nursing Career

Becoming a registered nurse (RN) typically involves obtaining an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Recent developments in healthcare have led to ADN-prepared RNs continuing their education to boost employment opportunities. Salary figures reflect the focus on education, too. An RN with an associate degree versus an RN […]

Online Networking for Nurses

The internet gives people new ways to create communities. Now you can discuss and discover new topics not just with your family, friends and co-workers, but with people who have vastly different experiences than yours. As a professional, this can be life-changing. It can open new avenues for career advancement. It can bring news of […]

Compact Nursing States Expand With eNLC

There is a nursing revolution taking place in the United States. With the 26th state joining the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators was formed in July 2017. The new system revises the old NLC increases access to healthcare, protects patient safety, and allows registered nurses and licensed […]

What Is Geriatric Nursing?

Geriatric nursing refers to the care of elderly patients. In this specialty, healthcare providers focus on issues that affect older individuals, such as Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis. The aging population is a leading reason for why registered nurses have such a strong job outlook. “Demand for healthcare services will increase because of the aging population, […]

How RNs Can Practice Patient Advocate Nursing

Registered nurses are the most frequent point of contact with patients in healthcare. They “provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members,” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They typically work as part of a team […]

How Demographics Affect Healthcare and Nursing Practice

Recent demographic shifts will have major implications for the U.S. healthcare system, both in terms of the delivery of patient care and the practice of nursing. According to experts at Kansas State University, improved public health and clinical care have led to an increase in the average life span, meaning that by the year 2020 […]

Two Years Later: How Kynect Has Impacted Kentucky’s Healthcare System

Since its second enrollment period ended in March, Kentucky’s health benefit exchange has been celebrated by state government leaders as a success story of the Affordable Care Act. Known as Kynect, the exchange has provided thousands of uninsured citizens with health insurance coverage. It has also drawn its share of controversy. Although much of the […]