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What is Magnet Status?

What is Magnet Status?

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) recognizes hospitals that provide the highest quality of care via their nursing staff through its Magnet Recognition Program. 


The Difference Between Nurse Practitioners and Doctors

The Difference Between Nurse Practitioners and Doctors

Chances are good that your next doctor’s appointment might find you treated by a nurse practitioner rather than your primary care physician.


The Relationship Between Nursing Unions, Job Satisfaction and Quality Patient Care

The Relationship Between Nursing Unions, Job Satisfaction and Quality Patient Care

Nurses are under constant pressure to provide the best patient care possible. Learn how nursing unions have become a critical component in this effort, while simultaneously increasing retention rates and driving positive job satisfaction rates.


Negative Media Messaging Inaccurately Portrays Registered Nurses’ Roles

Negative Media Messaging Inaccurately Portrays Registered Nurses’ Roles

Nursing is constantly portrayed inaccurately by several media outlets. 


Expansion of Nurse’s Scope of Practice

Expansion of Nurse’s Scope of Practice

States are beginning to expand the role of nurses with graduate level education. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) are now able to administer a wider range of care and prescribe many drugs without supervision from a doctor.


Infographic: Average Day in the Life of Nursing

Infographic: Average Day in the Life of Nursing

Take a peek into an average day in the life of Nursing with this infographic.


Qualities That Make a Good Nurse

Qualities That Make a Good Nurse

Learn to be a good nurse by knowing the best qualities that the good nurses have.


The Hottest Gear for Nurses

The Hottest Gear for Nurses

Advances from improved fabrics for scrubs to more sophisticated wearable technology mean increased comfort for nurses and better, more efficient patient care.


Nurses Must Be Advocates for Their Patients

Nurses Must Be Advocates for Their Patients

Learn about the basis of nursing advocacy, the core values, and how nurses advocate for their patients from Jacksonville University School of Nursing.


6 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Patients

6 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Patients

Being hospitalized is stressful and emotionally taxing, and dealing with upset and angry patients is a part of nursing. There are ways to gain control and defuse a confrontation, with the first being to remember patients are upset at their situation, not at you, personally.