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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Nursing Tip of the day

        Many people unfortunately will not understand why I suggest this. In my experience,  the day I started studying for NCLEX was the day I discovered ever answer to every question I had got wrong on prior exams. In retrospect, If I had looked at the NCLEX information sooner. I would have performed much better on exams. It does not have to be a formal review. Try purchasing a review book online. Or browser my blog for free review materials. Good luck and study hard! 

How to become a Registered Nurse

How to become a Registered Nurse
How to become a Registered Nurse

    Looking for information on becoming a registered nurse? Look no further! According to the American Nurses Association (ANA) the following is required to become a Registered nurse.


Every state and the District of Columbia has a board of nursing with a mission of protecting the public from harm. Governance of the practice of nursing includes:
Establishing requirements for initial licensure and retaining: basic education, continuing education and/or competency
Interpreting scope of practice parameters, defined by state statute (nurse practice act)
Investigating complaints of licensees and disciplinary actions


There is more than one educational pathway leading to eligibility to take the standardized National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)-RN. 

Diploma in Nursing, once the most common route to RN licensure and a nursing career, is available through hospital-based schools of nursing
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is a two-year degree offered by community colleges and hospital-based schools of nursing that prepares individuals for a defined technical scope of practice.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS/BSN) is a four-year degree offered at colleges and universities:
Prepares graduates to engage in the full scope of professional nursing practice across all healthcare settings
First two years often concentrate on psychology, human growth and development, biology, microbiology, organic chemistry, nutrition, and anatomy and physiology.
Final two years, often focus on adult acute and chronic disease; maternal/child health; pediatrics; psychiatric/mental health nursing; and community health nursing.
Is intended to result in a deeper understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence healthcare delivery
Includes nursing theory, physical and behavioral sciences, and humanities with additional content in research, leadership, and may include such topics as health care economics, health informatics, and health policy

Offer additional routes to advancing the expertise of registered nurses:
Master’s Degree (MSN) programs offer a number of tracks designed to prepare Advanced Practice Nurses, nurse administrators, and nurse educators.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs are research-focused whose graduates typically teach and/or conduct research
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs focus on clinical practice or leadership roles

**This information is sole property of the ANA and only used for informational purposes on this blog.

20 TOP Nursing Schools in the USA!!

 We are back with another list of 20 top nursing schools in the USA...Enjoy!!

School Name                                                  Location

  • Biola University                                                    La Mirada, CA
  • Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing                     Quincy, IL         
  • Brandman University                                           Irvine, CA                    
  • Brenau University                                                Gainesville, GA                      
  • Briar Cliff University                                            Sioux City, IA           
  • California Baptist University                                 Riverside, CA   
  • California State University, Bakersfield                  Bakersfield, CA                
  • California State University, Channel Islands            Camarillo, CA     
  • California State University, Chico                           Chico, CA            
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills            Carson, CA        
  • California State University, East Bay                       Hayward, CA     
  • California State University, Fresno                          Fresno, CA          
  • California State University, Fullerton                       Fullerton, CA        
  • California State University, Long Beach                  Long Beach, CA              
  • California State University, Los Angeles                 Los Angeles, CA           
  • California State University, Northridge                   Northridge, CA
  • California State University, Sacramento                 Sacramento, CA              
  • California State University, San Bernardino            San Bernardino, CA  
  • California State University, San Marcos                 San Marcos, CA             
  • California State University, Stanislaus                     Turlock, CA     

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