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Bridging the Gap between Nursing Theory, Research and Practice

As a nurse grows personally and professionally in his or her career, it is essential to bridge the gap between nursing theory and research, and actual practice.

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Which Nursing Pathway is Best for You?

From an associate degree in nursing to a Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice, the field of nursing offers many complex paths.

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Nursing Career Advancement: Explore Your Options

Want to advance your nursing degree? Explore nursing pathways, types of nursing degrees, and career advancement opportunities for Registered Nurses.

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How to Become a Nurse Practitioner

Looking to advance your nursing career? Learn to become a family nurse practitioner. Explore available paths, program duration, and career outlook now.

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How to Get a MSN Without a BSN

At Sacred Heart University, you also can enter the MSN program without a BSN, as long as you have a nursing license and a bachelor’s degree in any field.

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Why Should an RN Get an MSN Degree?

Completing an RN to MSN degree offers many advantages that can benefit your nursing career. Explore these benefits in this list.

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Top 5 Benefits of RN to MSN Online Programs

An online RN to BSN to MSN program allows you to earn two degrees through a single program of study and requires only an extra year.

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Hospice Care in the 21st Century

In hope of providing comfort and peace in the final stages of life, hospice care workers require compassion, a nurturing personality, and a thick skin.

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Where Are Nurses Needed Most? [Infographic]

Not all nursing opportunities are created equally. Consider all of your options with help from this infographic that shows where nurses are most needed.

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RN-BSN vs. RN-BSN-MSN: Which Is Right for You? [Infographic]

Choosing between a RN-BSn and RN-MSN program depends on your situation and your goals. Compare the benefits and major differences.

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What Type of Nurse Am I? [Infographic]

Whether you are a student embarking on your career or a practicing nurse, it’s never too late to ask "What type of nurse am I?" Find out in this infographic.

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What Does the Future of Long-term Healthcare Look Like?

The future of healthcare will be adaptive and innovative as it embraces new technologies and preventative care solutions to address patient needs.

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Top 5 Up-and-Coming Nursing Careers

The nursing field is one of the fastest-growing in the country, but specific nursing niches are expanding much more rapidly. Learn which ones.

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Nurses with DNPs: Leaders for a Changing Healthcare System

Sacred Heart University's online DNP programs prepare experienced nurses to advance their careers and become leaders in their field.

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What is the Career Outlook for a Nurse With an MSN?

Career options in nursing increase dramatically once you’ve earned a master of science in nursing degree and even more with a specialization.

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5 Ways an Online Program Benefits the Working Nurse

Furthering your education is one of the best ways to advance your nursing career, but going back to school can be difficult

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Communication in Nursing: Different Personality Types [Infographic]

Most patients are a mixture of different personality characteristics and a lot changes for the worse when people are under stress.

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Essential Early Career Advice for Nurses

Work on these six nursing advice steps to shine as a nursing career job applicant and to be a better nurse once you land the job.

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Most Fulfilling Nursing Jobs in Connecticut Going Unfilled?

Most nurses plan to seek employment in hospitals, but according to the BLS, the most aggressive job growth for registered nurses may be found elsewhere.

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Discovering Pediatric Nursing

Pediatric nurses not only work directly with children and their families, but they also serve as policy advocates for major change within health care.

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Nurse Administrator or Nurse Educator?

While Nurse Administrators and Nurse Educators have certain responsibilities in common, there are a number of differences as well.

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5 Times a Licensed Nurse Saved the Day

Both on-the-job and off-duty, nurses save the day, every day. Here are five real-life examples of a licensed nurse saving the day.

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The Origins and Meaning of Nursing

What began as a caretaker role born out of religious duty and charity, transformed over centuries to encompass the specialized skills nurses use today.

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How To Effectively Manage Time As a Nurse

Stress may occur, but careers in nursing are worth it. By mastering certain basic proficiencies, you can better manage your time – and your career!

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Common Personality Traits for a Family Nurse Practitioner

For a family nurse practitioner (FNP), personality is especially important because it can shape how your patients view you as a healthcare provider.

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Holistic Nursing Care: The Human Journey

Holistic nursing is an integrated way of thinking, reflecting, practicing, and being-in-the-world and ultimately, a way of approaching patients.

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Why Should Nurses Specialize?

Nurses who specialize in a specific niche have the opportunity to become experts in their field and influence practice, education and healthcare outcomes. Each nursing specialization is a leadership designation, though specific qualities and interests shape the area in which a nurse advances professionally. Pursuing a specialization is not only…

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Writing Careers for Nurses

Nurses are typically thought of as professionals that work within hospital walls or are employed in health care facilities, but this is not always the case. In the health care industry, nurses have the ability to take on a variety of different roles while still utilizing their education and skillset.

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The Many Roles of a Clinical Nurse Leader

What is a Clinical Nurse Leader? The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is an emerging role developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in collaboration with leaders in the nursing practice environment. A CNL makes it his or her mission to identify how to improve…

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How Nurse Care Affects Patient Recovery

Widely regarded as the nation’s largest health care profession, more than 2.7 million registered nurses work daily as patient advocates. Nurses operate within the front lines of responding to patient illnesses and conditions. The success of each nurse can be found not just in the care of their…

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What’s the Difference Between a Diploma in Nursing and a BSN Degree?

If you are interested in the field of nursing, you have options when it comes to the kind of degree you can earn. The more education you receive, the more career opportunities you will have and the more money you will earn. An RN nursing diploma is a good place…

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The Highest Paying Career Paths for MSN Graduates

There are a number of ways to advance and thrive in a nursing career, especially with a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. Nurses in general are among the most in-demand workers in our country. If one of the goals of your nursing career is financial, you will be interested…