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Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program Resources

Reading about nursing and health care helps keep you up-to-date on developments in the field. On this page you will find articles about careers trends, innovations, technology and more. Knowledge can help expand your perspective and create new ideas in class as well as in your professional life.

How to Ace Your Upcoming Annual Review: Guide for Future Nurse Leaders

An annual review can cause stress and anxiety for nurses – but it doesn’t have to. While it might seem daunting at first,...


Five Ways an Online MSN Makes You More Marketable

Many nurses wonder if taking the plunge and earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is a worthwhile investment of time...


10 Ways to Boost Your Nursing Career and Get Promoted

Every nurse wants to become better at what they do. There are many ways to advance in your career, but most of them begin...


10 Tips for Using an Online Nursing Program to your Advantage

Make sure you are in a program or have found a program that will continue to challenge you. An online MSN program’s focus...


Does One Size Fit All? State Mandated Nurse: Patient Ratios

If you ask any woman, that would be a flat “NO”. But seriously, there is no question that our current health care system is...


Health Care Policies: Nursing’s Role in Patient’s Decision Making and Health Promotion

Policy and advocacy, when mentioned in the same sentence can at times seem like an oxymoron. There are varying definitions...


Fourteen Characteristics of Magnet Hospitals

The Magnet Recognition Program, initiated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 1990, recognizes healthcare...


Four Stages of Professional Stance and How They are Applied in Nursing Practice

Nurse educators, nurse leaders and nurse administrators are some of the most in-demand professionals in the country and...


Four Factors to Consider in Nursing Qualitative Research

It is imperative that Masters-prepared nurses walk away from their MSN program with a thorough understanding of how to...


Florence Nightingale’s Philosophy of Nursing: Have we met the Mark?

History has provided us with many examples of nurses’ contributions to our communities. But, what sets us apart as a...


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