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Focus on…Education

February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

Use your critical thinking skills to ace your next exam.

The key to successful test taking is accurately identifying what the question is asking.
Carefully read the entire question.
Nursing test questions give you all the information you need to know to find the answer the question.

By Debra . . .

February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

Preparation and perseverance will help you find the right preceptor and site.

Before beginning your preceptor search, know your school and specialty requirements for clinical preceptors.
Perseverance is key to a successful preceptor search.

By Ginny Moore, DNP, WHNP-BC, and Sharon Fleming, DNP, PNP-PC

Janie Dee’s . . .

November 2017 Vol. 12 No. 11

Caring, supportive mentors can help ease faculty shortage.

Mentoring is one strategy to help solve nursing faculty shortages.
Good mentors lie at the heart of every good mentorship program.
Mentors and mentees must be carefully matched to ensure that a positive relationship develops.

Addressing the U.S. nursing shortage . . .

November 2017 Vol. 12 No. 11

Nurse-driven device innovations and inventions can improve patient care.

Several institutions already recognize the importance and power of a combining nursing with more extensive science and engineering education and experiences.
As primary healthcare providers, nurses should and can be at the forefront of medical invention and innovation.
Providing . . .

October 2017 Vol. 12 No. 10

Deciding between a traditional classroom education or an online program requires some research.

There are a variety of reasons for nurses to further their education and many options and styles of nursing programs from which to choose.
Advances in electronic technology including computers and the internet have made researching . . .

September 2017 Vol. 12 No. 9

Preparation, organization, and involvement are your keys to success.
Going back to school is an exciting—and sometimes scary—endeavor. First, pat yourself on the back: You had the courage to step outside your comfort zone and now have the opportunity to grow as a nurse. You’ll likely find . . .

February 2017 Vol. 12 No. 2

Author: Deborah Lindell, DNP, RN, CNE, ANEF; Debra Hagler, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN; and Kathleen Poindexter, PhD, RN, CNE

Have you been toying with the idea of earning a doctoral degree in nursing? Maybe you want to pursue a career in research, teaching, or advanced practice and you know that another degree can help you achieve those goals. You may, however, not know whether you should go for a . . .

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