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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.

Cultural Competency in Nursing Practice

Nursing practice is comparable to a puzzle, a multilayered culture of health care practice that modifies itself with every...


What Does the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Mandate Mean for Advanced Practice Nurses?

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing member institutions recently voted that advanced practice nurses must have a...


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...


EHR Integration into Nursing Practice

How many of you are facing the hard, fast push to adopt some form of electronic health record system (EHRs) or technology-...


Eight Leadership Skills Every Nurse Leader Must Have

As well as being compassionate, patient and caring, as a nurse you also need to be able to demonstrate leadership skills...


Essential Communication Skills for Nurse Administrators

The ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill for nurse leaders. Good communication skills are associated...


Five Ways Nurse Leaders Impact Performance

Health providers are consistently evaluating methods to improve quality of patient care. Research shows nursing leadership...


Five Ways Nursing Leadership Affects Patient Outcomes

In the challenge to improve patient care outcomes, attract and retain top-performing staff, and effectively prepare for...


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...


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...


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