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Types of Nursing Programs

MSN Degree

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The question on whether or not you should try to earn your MSN degree depends more on your specific situation and goals. Some of these goals could be that you are seeking a higher education experience, career advancement opportunities, professional status or even just a personal fulfillment. No matter the exact reason that has led(…)

DNP

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, also called DNP, is the top academic degree available to those working in the nursing field. Typically those looking to earn their DNP are Registered Nurses (RN) who are wanting to become a Nurse Practitioner. However there are other roles that someone can have while holding their Doctorate of(…)

BSN Degree

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The Bachelor of Science in nursing or BSN degree is a type of academic degree that can be completed in a four-year program from an accredited nursing school. This type of degree is concentrated in the sciences and in the principles of nursing. The student who graduates from a BSN degree program has received training(…)

RN To BSN Bridge Programs

RN To BSN Bridge Programs

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RN to BSN: Furthering Your Education, Expanding Your Options When you got your RN degree, you may have rejoiced thinking that you were done with schooling.  Most RNs who do not have a BSN have obtained an associate’s degree in nursing, although some diploma RNs may still be actively working. With an ADN, you were(…)

LPN To BSN Bridge Programs

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Expanding into Nursing as a Profession: LPN to BSN Getting your LPN was a great way to become a member of a vast and growing profession: nursing.  However, you may find that working as an LPN has a few disadvantages.  In many cases, you get paid far less than an RN for doing similar work. (…)

LPN To RN Bridge Programs

LPN To RN Bridge Programs

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Advancing Your Career: LPN to RN Training Licensed practical nursing is often an attractive proposition for someone who wants to go into nursing.  The courses do not take very long, they don’t require intensive college study, and they can be worked into a busy mom or dad’s schedule.  Getting your LPN is often a good(…)

Nursing Bridge Programs

Nursing Bridge Programs

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Nursing bridge programs, also called ladder or articulation programs, are designed to help LPNs and RNs earn a higher degree in the nursing profession. They build on the experience a nurse has already obtained in the field in order to meet the increasing demands of the current healthcare reform initiatives and increase the educational levels(…)

Overview of LPN-LVN Programs

Overview of LPN-LVN Programs

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If you are looking for a career in the healthcare industry that provides flexibility, a nice income, stability, and the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of others, then you may want to consider becoming a practical nurse. If this sounds like something you are interested in pursuing, here you can find(…)

LPN-LVN Job Description

LPN-LVN Job Description

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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) are different titles for the same position. They are practical nurses who perform basic nursing care for sick, injured, and disabled patients under the direct supervision of registered nurses and/or physicians. LPN-LVNs use their knowledge of the patient’s age, health status, and culture when providing basic(…)

How To Become An LPN-LVN

How To Become An LPN-LVN

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Are you looking for a career in nursing where you can make a nice income without spending a lot of time and money on school? If so, then you can train to become a licensed practice nurse (LPN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN) in as little as 12 months. After training as an LPN/LVN and(…)