Inside the Nurse Residency Experience

A nurse residency program is meant to help recent graduates transition into clinical practice. Residency programs typically last from 6 to 12 months and serve as an opportunity for graduates to hone critical-thinking and evidence-based decision making skills. Residents have the opportunity to learn not just how to serve patients and families more effectively, but to do so in line with the policies, procedures, and technology commonly used at their institution. Tara O'Connor is a resident and...
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A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Pursuit of a PhD

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion in the nursing community surrounding the impending nursing shortage. As a result, doctorally-prepared nurses are in high demand to prepare a the next generation of nurses and contribute to scholarly research. Nursing students aiming for a doctoral degree may choose between the DNP and PhD/DNS. Many students pursuing doctoral degrees do so while also holding full or part time jobs. Cassandra Godzik is one such student. She is currently employed as ...
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See the World as a Travel Nurse

Travel nursing is one of the many sub-specialties available to current RNs. Travel nurse assignments typically last 13-26 weeks and nurses can choose where they work. This high degree of flexibility combined with competitive compensation means it is a role growing in popularity. We caught up with Emily Millman, a current travel nurse, to get her thoughts. Emily grew up in northern Vermont, and decided to become a nurse while enrolled in the Burlington Technical Center's Medical and Sports Sc...
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