2019-20 Education Guide

2019-20 Education Guide

Education can be the key to professional success. Whether you’re a new or experienced nurse, returning to school to get your BSN or an advanced degree can make the difference between thriving and stagnating in your career. Tap into the articles presented in this year’s education guide for tips and thoughtful advice on nursing education. 

Education Guide Content


The pressure is on: Why you should get your BSN

By Catherine Spader

The opportunities for BSN-prepared nurses continue to grow.


Going back to school: How to make the leap successful

By Catherine Spader

Follow an expert’s tips for a successful school entry.


Nursing informatics: The EHR and beyond

By Tanna L. Nelson and Cheryl D. Parker

Informatics nurses increase efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance patients’ lives.


DNPs: Healthcare change agents

By Rebecca Shipley, Barbara Chapman, Chiquesha Davis, Christian Garrett, Sonya Grigsby, and Cyndi B. Kelley

Find the right program to meet your professional goals.


School skills: What successful nursing students do

By Jennifer Chicca and Teresa Shellenbarger

Mastering these skills can help you reach your educational goals.


Is becoming a nurse practitioner right for me?

By Deborah Becker

This advice will help you make an informed decision.


The role of adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioners

By Heidi Elgart

This growing field offers opportunities in a variety of settings.


Power up your education with innovative technology

By Lisa Shustack

Tools for organizing, studying, and learning


Presentations: From commitment to call to action

By Tresa Kaur

Making a connection between your opening and closing engages the audience and enhances learning