A Nurse’s Job Doesn’t Always End When the Shift is Over

September 25th, 2014 by

cprAs a nurse, you probably get a lot of phone calls from friends and family wanting medical advice. They want to know what they should do about their health concerns and need to be assured regularly that their symptoms are not a sign that they are dying from Ebola, Swine Flu, West Nile Virus or Cholera. [...] Read More

NCSBN Revises Definition of Entry-level Nurse

September 2nd, 2014 by

young entry level nurseEvery graduate nurse dreads taking the NCLEX – the state board exam required to obtain a license to practice in the United States. This test is used to measure the minimum skill and knowledge needed for safe and effective practice by an entry level nurse. Previously “entry level” was defined as a nurse having no more than six months of experience, but has been redefined. The entry level designation is now a nurse that has no more than 12 months of experience. [...] Read More