Special Reports for Nurses

American Nurse Today: 2017 Education Guide

Education Guide 2017 American Nurses Association

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Lifelong learning: Your catalyst for success
By Deborah E. Trautman
Your options for professional growth may depend on investigating new nursing care delivery models and continuing your education. Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, shares her insights on how you can advance your nursing career.

Why should you continue your education?

Learn how continuing your nursing education will open doors to more opportunities, help you stay competitive within the nursing profession, lead to increased earning potential, and ensure you’re always providing the best care possible.

Pathbreaking educational options for 21st-century nurses
By Janet Boivin
“I consider nursing to be your gold card to the world,” says Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, CEO of the National League for Nursing. “An RN license has prestige. It means you can go almost anywhere you want in the world and find a meaningful job.” In this article by Janet Boivin, BSN, BS, RN, read more about what Malone and other successful nurses have to say about blazing a new career path.

How to fund your nursing education
Continuing your education isn’t cheap, but you’ll find that there’s a lot of assistance out there. Learn what organizations can help you and the steps you need to take.

Career options for nurse educators
Do you know the difference between a nursing professional development specialist and an academic nurse educator? Find out everything you need to know about the qualifications and roles and responsibilities of these two types of nurse educators. You may end up on a new career path.

Is advanced practice nursing for you?
By Janet Selway
Have you considered making the move to advanced practice nursing? In this article by Janet Selway, DNSc, ANP-BC, CPNP-PC, FAANP, you’ll learn about the different APN specialties as well as the education you’ll need to make a successful career change.

A look at each APRN role
Read what follows for a description of each advanced practice reg- istered nurse (APRN) role and the education programs that pre- pare nurses for each one.

Landing your dream job
By Debra Siela, Renee Twibell, and Juanita Brand
You may think you know everything you need to know about resume writing and job interviews, but don’t fool yourself. There’s always more to learn to make sure you stand out from the pack when pursuing your dream job.