Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare industry. A nurse is typically the first person a patient interacts with within various healthcare settings, and they support patients, patients’ families, and other healthcare professionals. And much like doctors, nurses can specialize … Continue reading A Guide to Oncology Nursing and Becoming an Oncology Nurse
Registered nurses who want to advance their careers with a master’s degree should consider the quickly growing and influential field of public health. While there is no specific certification for nurses to become public health nurse practitioners, with the right … Continue reading What is a Public Health Nurse Practitioner?
Despite popular belief, it is extremely common for a person to change their career multiple times throughout their working life. In fact, with the rise of online learning and flexible degree programs, it’s easier than ever to earn a new … Continue reading Becoming a Nurse Later in Life: A Guide for Adult Learners
Whether you are a nurse or nursing student, chances are you have considered the question: “Should I get my Master’s in Nursing degree?” Whether you’re looking to gain more specialized skills and training, more authority in the workplace, or make … Continue reading Should I Get My Master’s in Nursing Degree?
When visiting a doctor’s office, the first person patients interact with is often the nurse. Due to the diversity of roles nurses fulfill, job security in nursing is astoundingly high. Throughout their shift, registered nurses provide various services to help … Continue reading Is There Job Security in Nursing? Yes, and Here’s Why.
Whether you’re a high-school senior who is interested in the medical field, or you are established in your profession but considering a career update, becoming a nurse qualified with an MSN, or Master of Science in Nursing, is a life-changing … Continue reading The Top Benefits of a Master’s Degree in Nursing
Pediatric nurses are cornerstone figures in many children’s health development as they work with patients who have not reached adulthood and their families. From newborns to teenagers, pediatric nurses provide medical care to ensure children of all ages grow into … Continue reading A Guide to Pediatric Nursing: What You Need to Know to Become a Pediatric Nurse
A master’s degree in public health offers a unique and differentiated skillset for nurses looking to advance their careers. Likewise, the experience that comes with working as a registered nurse can provide a fantastic background for a career in public … Continue reading What Can You Do as an RN with an MPH Degree?
Imagine for a moment that you lived somewhere remote. Your small town is surrounded by mountains — the nearest major hospital is hours away, and the only jobs that exist are retail jobs that pay little and offer few, if … Continue reading Discovering the Power of Compassion: Goodwin Nursing Students, Past and Present, Reflect on Appalachia Mission Trip
The public health and nursing fields have a lot in common. Both utilize education and awareness to promote better health, and both are focused on helping others in need. While registered nurses (RNs) help individual patients through direct, essential care, … Continue reading How to Transition from an RN to MPH Program
Whether you are a nursing professional looking to advance your career or just starting in the healthcare industry, you should understand the different nursing opportunities available. Two of the most popular nursing career paths are the nurse practitioner (NP) and … Continue reading Nurse Practitioner (NP) vs. Registered Nurse (RN): What’s the Difference?
When you think of a nurse, you may think of the professional who draws your blood at the doctor’s office, or who checks on you throughout your hospital stay. While these are common tasks for registered nurses (RNs), this career … Continue reading 11 Nursing Responsibilities that Every RN Should Know
There have long-been misconceptions and myths about nursing, and with strict patient privacy laws, the public can never have complete transparency regarding all the responsibilities of a registered nurse (RN). Consequently, from plagues to pandemics, nursing stereotypes have slowly contributed … Continue reading 6 Stereotypes and Myths About Nursing [and the Sincere Truth!]
Bruce Hoffman, MSN, FNP, is the program director for the associate degree in Nursing (ADN) program, and he was also one of the earliest graduates from Goodwin’s RN-to-BSN program. We recently asked Professor Hoffman to give us a look into … Continue reading Q and A with the Program Director: Associate Degree in Nursing
There is no doubting the value of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The BSN degree can position registered nurses for high pay potential, professional advancement, specialized career paths, and leadership roles. Research shows that a BSN education can … Continue reading Top Alternatives to the Four-Year Nursing Degree
Nursing informatics is becoming an increasingly popular career choice. Registered nurses (RNs) who wish to step outside the scope of direct patient care and take on a more data-driven, behind-the-scenes role may choose to become an informatics nurse. What is … Continue reading How to Become an Informatics Nurse
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are some of the most highly educated nurses who provide patients with primary care and other important, high-level medical services. While NPs have similar duties to registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners have the medical authority to diagnose … Continue reading How Long Does it Take to Get Your MSN and Become a Nurse Practitioner (after a BSN)?
People from diverse professional backgrounds gravitate towards earning a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) for very similar reasons! An MPH offers exciting career advancement opportunities, not to mention a way to make a poignant impact on the greater healthcare system. … Continue reading Should a Registered Nurse (RN) Pursue an MPH?