Five Tips for Writing Your Nursing School Application Essay

This month my post theme has focused on issues surrounding advancing your nursing career. Getting an advanced nursing degree has its challenges and writing the nursing school application essay is probably one of those areas with which people struggle. As someone who has read many application essays, in this post, I’ll give

Getting an Advanced Degree in Nursing: The Application Process

This month’s posts focused on advancing your nursing career by deciding to go back to school and get an advanced nursing degree. In today’s post, we’ll talk about first major hoop to jump through once you’ve made the decision to return to school: the application process. Tips on writing your

Getting an Advanced Degree in Nursing: What Type of Nursing Program is Right for You?

Last week we started talking about advancing your nursing career by deciding to go back to school for an advanced nursing degree – be it BSN, MSN, or PhD/DNP. That post covered the types of questions to ask to see if you are ready to go back to school. This post will outline

Career Advice: Making the Decision to Get an Advanced Degree in Nursing

Wow, it’s August already! Of course, that means we’re nearing the end of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere) and getting ready to go back to school. Nursing students may have taken the summer off, but many take classes through the shortened summer semester or summer quarter sessions.  For many nurses,

Sleep: Life’s Rejuvenator

Guest Author: Debra A. Wolff I’m very excited to welcome my colleague Debra A. Wolff, DNS, PCNP, RN as a guest author for the last post of the month.   Dr. Wolff is the president/chief executive officer of NURSES-Ready for the Next Step, a business to help prepare nurses for

Sitting is the New Smoking? Health Benefits of Standing vs. Sitting

“Sitting disease” is a (non-medical) term given to the long-term effects of sitting too long and a sedentary lifestyle, in general. Recently studies have been published about the health effects of desk jobs – that is, any job for which the employee sits for most or all of the day.

Practice Mindfulness for Personal Wellness

This month’s blog theme is personal health and wellness and this post is about being present in the moment — whether you are sharing that moment with family or friends or having some time to yourself — being mindful of the moments of our lives leads to greater satisfaction and greater

Expert Advice: Take Time Off to Reconnect and Rejuvenate!

This post is publishing on July 4th — so Happy Fourth of July to readers in the US! It’s July and it’s the middle of summer is here in the US and many parts of the Northern Hemisphere; it’s the middle of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Whatever the season where

How to Craft a Search Strategy to Answer Clinical Questions

This is part two of two posts to foster your ability to systematically frame your questions to craft a search strategy that will offer you the best chance at finding the relevant and valid evidence you need to answer those questions, in the most time-efficient manner possible.  The first post

Identifying and Building a Clinical Question for Research and Evidence-Based Practice

This post is the first of two parts for crafting an efficient search strategy for research studies and for evidence-based practice (EBP) projects. In this post, I’ll provide 4 steps to get you halfway to writing a search strategy. I’ll show you how to identify a clinical question and your knowledge

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