Tag Archives: Nursing Careers

Nurse Leaders: Step Up

Congratulations to the graduating nursing classes of 2012! I wondered what the job market would be like for my new colleagues, so I started looking at the openings for registered nurses on the west coast. Three metropolitan areas: Seattle, Portland … Continue reading

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Talking MSN with Jennifer Scott: FNP Practice

When looking at the commitment involved in earning an MSN, it’s nice to talk to nurses who have “been there, done that.” Part two of my interview with family nurse practitioner Jennifer Scott looks at her practice, the impact of … Continue reading

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Talking MSN with Jennifer Scott: What You Need To Know

It’s time for another edition of “Talking MSN”! This time, we’re talking with fellow blogger and family nurse practitioner Jennifer Scott. Jennifer blogs about her life as a family nurse practitioner at The Nurse Practitioner’s Place. Today, she provides primary … Continue reading

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Friends in High Places

I will admit it. Any time I see anything to do with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), I wince. CMS pours forth policies, programs and regulations pertaining to patient care. Hospitals implement them (or they don’t get … Continue reading

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What About the Rest of Us?

When in doubt, go to the source. Everyone is talking about the IOM/RWJF Future of Nursing (FON) report. Has anyone actually read it? I just downloaded it as a PDF and opened it on my iPad – 702 pages. Whoa. … Continue reading

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Inspire!

Imagine a charter high school with a nursing focus. It actually exists! The Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter opened this month in Providence with 130 students. I wasn’t familiar with the concept of “middle college”, but it’s a … Continue reading

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Not Just Another Brick In The Wall

“We don’t need no education.” Where did that come from? I don’t usually channel Pink Floyd while blogging. Maybe my subconscious is kicking in; I’ve been reading articles on nursing education and feeling  guilty that I changed my role-option from … Continue reading

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Role Options – What Do You Want To Do With Your Career?

So, what do you want to be when you grow up? Odd question to be asking yourself 32 years into your career, isn’t it? I just couldn’t think of any other way to phrase it. There I sat, BSN in … Continue reading

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The MSN: Why Do You Want This?

Can we talk frankly here? Why do you want this degree? The MSN represents a multi-thousand dollar investment. Most will go into debt to achieve it; student loans, lines of equity. This is money that must be paid back whether … Continue reading

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Welcome To Our New (And Much Improved) Blog!

Today is a big day for MastersInNursing.com; we’re welcoming Kim McAllister, our new featured blogger and we’re thrilled to see what she has in store! The employment of registered nurses is set to grow 22% through 2018, and the demand … Continue reading

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