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Online degree programs allow students an opportunity to access affordable nursing education without having to commute to school. Here's a closer look at what prospective nursing students need to know about selecting an online nursing program, from evaluating faculty credentials, to considering your educational goals, and thinking about your future career paths.
Though nursing graduates will find themselves looking for jobs in a favorable employment climate, it's still important to be well-prepared for job interviews. Researching prospective employers, preparing responses to commonly asked questions, participating in mock interviews, and following up after the interview are just a few tips to landing a nursing job.
Nursing is often a fast-paced and high-stress job, and there are a number of skills you may not necessarily be able to master from classroom instruction alone. These six professional skills, from communication to critical thinking and teamwork, can help nurses perform at their best even when trying to get through the final hour of a long shift.
As our online presences have become ubiquitous, so too has the need for social media do's and don'ts to maintain professionalism and prevent breaches of etiquette. As medical professionals, nurses have additional factors to consider when maintaining their online presence, both to respect boundaries and to protect the privacy of their patients.
A recent article from US News and World Report quoting CTU’s Dean of Nursing, Ruth Tarantine, suggests that online nursing students may face a few unique challenges when entering the job market. However, there a few simple ways that recent online nursing grads can advocate for themselves and their degree program when talking to prospective employees.
For many people who have been to the doctor's office lately, chances are you may have been treated by a Nurse Practitioner (NP). With people in the United States making more than 916 million visits to NPs annually, Nurse Practitioners are in high demand.1 Plus, the workforce of NPs is expected to grow by roughly 19% by the year 2020.2 For those who already have a background in nursing, it might be worthwhile to explore the option of becoming a nurse practitioner.
If you’re already a working registered nurse (RN), but haven’t earned your bachelor’s degree in nursing, now is a good time to consider heading back to school. A master’s in nursing may also be an option for you if you are more interested in nursing education and administration than daily one-on-one patient care.
This year, the American Nurses Association has chosen “A Culture of Safety” as the theme for National Nurses Week. For CTU, it’s a wonderful opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication of our own nursing students and recent graduates. In this article, Ruth Tarantine, Dean of the College of Nursing, offers some useful strategies for preventing medical errors and contributing to the culture of safety in the healthcare setting.
Whether you’re just starting out as a nursing student, have been a student for a while, are a new nurse or have been working for decades, one of the nursing conferences we’ve highlighted in this article is bound to pique your interest. From general nursing to ambulatory nursing and critical care, there are many options to choose from this year.
Nurses are always needed, and their career outlook is good. Like all careers, however, simply getting that first job isn’t the end of the career path. We’ll help you navigate the wealth of available nursing career paths and highlight the qualifications for each option.
This year, the American Nurses Association has chosen “A Culture of Safety” as the theme for National Nurses Week. Ruth Tarantine, Dean of CTU’s College of Nursing, believes that nurses are largely responsible for creating a culture of safety within a healthcare setting. She offers tips on how nurses can improve safety in their workplace by setting examples for care excellence and patient advocacy, becoming better communicators, and educating tomorrow’s nurses with safety best practices.
According to a recent study, over 60% of nurses reported physical or mental side-effects of work-related stress within the last year.1 With long hours, often fast-paced work days, and high demands for patient care, proper stress management for nurses becomes increasingly important. From managing stress during your shift to efficiently de-stressing in your off hours, these tips can help you avoid burnout.
Medical technology is constantly advancing, but a recent article by acclaimed writer, Alec Ross, suggests that the field of robotics could soon play a major role in the world of nursing and patient care. Sound like science fiction? Here are 4 facts that nursing students and graduates should know about the coming age of robotics.
Being a great nurse is about more than stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, and a pair of comfortable shoes; in addition to those tangible tools, a nurse needs to be equipped with the right tools for success.
We’ve highlighted 9 emotional assets to add to their tool box. Learn more about CTU’s dedication to the continued success of nurses.
Professional networking is the act of building relationships, communications, and connections in the workplace-related world. While the careers of nurses are unique in many aspects, they can benefit greatly from professional networking.
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Copyright © 2017 Colorado Technical University (CTU). All rights reserved. No information may be duplicated without CTU's permission. The CTU logo is a registered trademark of Career Education Corporation. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. Programs vary by location and modality; see catalog for details. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. See the Accreditation & Licensure section for information on the agencies that approve and regulate the school's programs, including relevant complaint procedures here. Find employment rates, financial obligations and other disclosures below.