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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
August 15, 2017

The rise of startup companies, expanded technologies that make working remotely accessible and a proliferation of freelance or short-term opportunities have significantly transformed the way people work across the United States. Nomad Health is hoping to bring this flexibility to the healthcare industry.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
July 12, 2017

2017 has been quite the year for Jennifer Kalenkoski, RN, who was recently elected as 2017-2018 president of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). After graduating with an associate’s degree in May, Jennifer moved to Rochester, Minn., to begin her career in the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit (PCU) at the Mayo Clinic this fall as she completes a Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. We recently spoke to Jennifer about her nursing journey and how she manages her busy schedule, as well as NSNA’s plans for the upcoming academic year.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
July 12, 2017

As the number of nurses reaching retirement age each year continues to grow, hospitals like University of Missouri Health Care are faced with the challenge of recruiting and retaining qualified nurses. Learn more about the creative solutions the hospital has employed to address the problem.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
June 28, 2017

In many regions of the world with limited access to healthcare providers, nurses play an essential role in reducing the burden of pediatric disease. We recently spoke with Michele Morin, RN, MSN, about her experiences traveling to Rwanda and Ghana to assist and train local healthcare providers, and the differences between pediatric nursing domestically and abroad.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
June 23, 2017

While midwives are well-known for attending births, certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) also provide various levels of prenatal, reproductive and primary care for many patients. We spoke with Samantha, a recent graduate of the Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) program at the Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies in Washington, D.C., about the unique aspects of her specialty and why she loves being a CNM.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
June 15, 2017

Are you drawn to a nursing career, but want to avoid working in a hospital setting? Visiting nurses meet patients where they are, by providing care for them in their homes. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, home healthcare is one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries. Read on for five reasons to consider becoming a home healthcare nurse – and why this growing specialty is an attractive career choice for many nurses.

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