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Getting Real: Nursing Today

Explores the realities of a nursing career through the voices of experienced nurses, showcasing hands-on, personal skill-building programs and tools for nurses.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
July 9, 2018

As an assistant professor at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) and recipient of a 2017-18 Fulbright Global Scholar Award, Lori A. Spies, PhD, RN, exemplifies how a career in nursing can create additional opportunities to change the world on a global scale. Dr. Spies is currently collaborating with healthcare providers in India, Vietnam, and Zambia to research the best education practices in combating noncommunicable diseases, and she recently shared with us the triumphs and challenges of global nursing.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
June 26, 2018

In November 2017, the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) School of Nursing Simulation Center introduced an addition to its inventory of cutting-edge technology: Robo-Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (RoboAPRN).

Getting Real: Nursing Today
April 25, 2018

Instigating positive change for patients throughout the world is part of what makes nurses a driving force in healthcare, and for Genevieve Handy, MSN, CPNP, being a catalyst for positive change has become a driving purpose in life. At the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) 66th Annual Convention plenary session presented by Johnson & Johnson earlier this month, Genevieve shared her story with thousands of student nurses in attendance and explained why nurses should be recognized as change makers—not just care takers.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
April 19, 2018

As a senior student in the nursing program at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., Ruben Rodriguez-Negrete, Jr., president of the Emporia Men’s Assembly of Nurses (EMAN), hopes to inspire future nurses and fuel positive conversation around men in the nursing profession. We recently spoke to Ruben about his experience with EMAN, and how the organization is working to inspire more men to pursue a career in nursing.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
February 14, 2018

For nurses at all points of their careers, a mentor is an invaluable resource. Whether they are aspiring to take on a new role, grow in their current role, or become a stronger leader, nurses can turn to their mentors for experience-based guidance and honest advice.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
December 15, 2017

Throughout this year, nurses who have recently started careers in various specialties have shared advice, inspiration, and insights for students considering different nursing paths. Whether you are heading into your final semester of nursing school or beginning a career of your own, here are some of the best pieces of advice we’ve received this year to guide you on your journey to becoming a nurse.

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