According to the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) have been a part of the health care system in America for over 60 years. A CNS is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and . . .
According to the 2010 Census, almost one in five Americans, or about 56.7 million people, have a disability. Over half of these Americans (or one in ten) reported that their disability was severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that half of all adults, about 117 million people, had one or more . . .
Some nurses primarily treat patients in a specific age group, while others work with patients who have different medical issues. Nephrology nurses work with patients that either have kidney problems or are at risk for developing these problems. Path to Becoming a Nephrology Nurse If you want to become a nephrology nurse, you must first . . .
If you want to work closely with patients who truly need you, you might be interested in becoming a critical care nurse. These nurses work with patients who need close monitoring due to serious or complex issues. IMAGE SOURCE: Wikimedia Commons, public domain Path to Becoming a Critical Care Nurse To become a critical care . . .
Some of the most rewarding specialties in the health care industry involve bringing new life into the world and caring for newborn babies. As a nurse, there are different career paths you can take to these roles. Two of the most popular nursing careers that involve working with babies are nurse midwife and neonatal nurse. . . .
Anesthesia is the medicine used to relieve pain, numb a part of the body or put a patient to sleep so that health care professionals can perform medical procedures. Administering anesthesia is a challenging job that requires precision. Giving a patient too little anesthesia can result in the patient feeling extreme pain or waking up . . .
Both nursing assistant and home health aide are careers in the health care industry that you can attain without investing much time and work earning an education. These careers don’t offer the high salary of a registered nurse (RN) role, and the scope of their job duties is considerably smaller. If you aspire to become . . .