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Top apps for nurses in 2019

As smart phones become more and more integral in our lives, the American Nurse Today team would like to share some of the top apps for nurses in 2019! These apps all have features...

Power up your education with innovative technology

Tools for organizing, studying, and learning. Whether you’re a traditional student or returning to school to further your education, finding the best online tools and apps can help make studying and life easier and more...

The role of adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioners

This growing field offers opportunities in a variety of settings. Your perspective of the nurse practitioner (NP) role may be shaped by the NPs you encounter at work. Perhaps you think that adult-gerontology acute care...

Is becoming a nurse practitioner right for me?

This advice will help you make an informed decision. When I ask nurses why they want to be a nurse practitioner (NP), many struggle to find an answer. Before applying to graduate school, do your...

School skills: What successful nursing students do

Mastering these skills can help you reach your educational goals. Congratulations on your decision to return to nursing school. Your continued pursuit of knowledge is important for the future of nursing, healthcare, education, and research....

DNPs: Healthcare change agents

Find the right program to meet your professional goals. After feeding your curiosity about the differences between the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) in nursing and how they complement each...

Going back to school: How to make the leap successful

Debra A. Wolff, DNS, PCNP, RN, author of Advancing Your Nursing Degree: The Experienced Nurse’s Guide to Returning to School, is president and CEO of Nurses Ready for the Next Step and adjunct faculty...

Boosting HPV vaccination rates: A call to action

Faculty Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, is a nurse practitioner at Michigan Healthcare Professionals in Farmington Hills and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit,...
catching hpv vaccine

Position Statement: Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) supports an intentional and concerted effort to improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates—with the goal of ending cancers caused by HPV. All nurse practitioners...

This week is International Infection Prevention Week!

This week is International Infection Prevention Week, and American Nurse Today recognizes the importance of raising awareness of infection prevention. American Nurse Today offers several resources, including our Technology’s Role in Infection Prevention Advisor Series,...

Sexually transmitted diseases: An update on retesting guidelines and reinfection prevention strategies

Approximately 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur in the United States each year.1 To help healthcare providers (HCPs) treat these infections and prevent new infections, the CDC has issued Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015, an...

Social media in healthcare: A 360-degree view

What to do when patients record you working. Takeaways: Misuse of social media occurs when users (patients or nurses) post information that isn’t their own, is derogatory, or invades another’s privacy. When patients post information...

The pressure is on: Why you should get your BSN

Have you been thinking about going back to school to get your bachelor of science in nursing (BSN)? The good news is that nurses with BSNs or higher degrees are in greater demand than...