Making Holistic Nursing A Reality

by Rebecca Cohen RN, EdD, HNB-BC, eNews Editor for the American Holistic Nurses Association. Article originally published for AHNA.  Holistic nurses know that it is important to become a therapeutic partner with their patients, and that they cannot necessarily promote a patient’s optimal potential to heal physically when he/she is […]

National Nurse Anesthetists Week

We’d like to extend our thanks to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for leading the celebration in National Nurse Anesthetists Week! This week we highlight one of the four major advanced practice areas for nurses: those who administer care in a variety of settings such as medical centers, community […]

Free Online Nursing Journals

Whether you are currently in nursing school and conducting research for a paper or already working as a nurse and looking to stay abreast of professional developments, nursing journals should be required reading. Unfortunately, subscribing to and reading too many journals can be prohibitively expensive and time-consuming. In recent years, […]

The Importance Of Nursing Specialty Certification

Jacqueline Stewart is a registered nurse and the president of the American Board of Nursing Specialties. Certification is a popular topic in the nursing world. You have no doubt noticed the professional credentials adorning the name tags and resumes of your colleagues.  As prevalent as specialty certification is, it surprises […]

Pathways In Nursing [Infographic]

Becoming a nurse can be a complicated process, particularly when it comes to determining the necessary degrees, examinations and licensure. Do you need a Master’s in Nursing to become a Nurse Practitioner? Should you take the NCLEX-RN or the NCLEX-PN? What licensure is required to become a nurse midwife? In […]

National Nurse Practitioner Week 2011

In recognition of the important contribution that Nurse Practitioners (NPs) make to the nation’s health care, National Nurse Practitioner Week will be celebrated this week, from November 13 to 19. The observance is sponsored by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the first and the largest professional organization for […]