Nursing

How to Go Back to School While Working as a Nurse

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After several years with a successful career in nursing, you may be contemplating the pros and cons of going back to school. Earning a master's degree is an excellent way to further your career: It can boost your salary, make you more employable or allow you to take your career in a new direction, such as becoming a teacher.

Tips for Teaching Nurses

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If after a long career in nursing you're looking for something new and different, it may be time to earn a master's degree in education and begin teaching a new generation of nurses.

How to Land Your Dream Nursing Job

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There is no question that there are plenty of jobs available for registered nurses - their employment rate is growing faster than average - but how do you go about scoring your dream job? Sometimes the best jobs in nursing are never even advertised, so after earning your online nursing degree you may have to take a less traditional approach to your job search.

How Nurses Balance Work and Life

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Because health care is such an important and occasionally unpredictable field, it can be difficult for people with a career in nursing to balance work and life. While it's certainly important to be devoted to your career - after all, you went into nursing for a reason - finding balance will help you be a happier, healthier nurse, and that will improve your patient care.

Scholarship Helps Mom with 5 Kids, 5 Jobs Earn BSN Online

L’via Weisinger

Five jobs and five kids couldn’t keep L’via Weisinger from accomplishing an educational goal 25 years in the making.

Yes, we said five jobs. And five kids—from age 5 to three who are in college.

Is Working in the OR Right for You?

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One of the reasons having a career in nursing is so exciting is because there are so many possible specializations. Nurses can works in hospitals or doctors' offices, or even help patients by administering home care.

From the Nurse’s Mouth: Why a Nursing Degree Matters

May 6-12, 2012, is National Nurses Week. WGU offers six online nursing degree programs and is proud to join the nation in celebrating this noble profession.

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RN. BSN. MSN. As with most fields, there are many levels of education a nurse can pursue to advance his or her career—and just how far to take your education depends on your goals as a nurse.

Gladys Adjei-Poku: Nurse, International Caregiver, Mother, and WGU Student

May 6-12, 2012, is National Nurses Week. To celebrate, WGU Connection is profiling this WGU online nursing student. Enjoy other National Nurses Week activities, including a hoodie giveaway contest, at the WGU Facebook page.