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Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN

Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN

Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, also known as The Nerdy Nurse, is a community manager for Next Wave Connect.

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Bethany J. Phoenix, RN, PhD, CNS, FAAN

Bethany J. Phoenix, RN, PhD, CNS, FAAN

Bethany J. Phoenix, RN, PhD, CNS, FAAN, is the coordinator of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing specialty at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Ruth C. Shinnar, RN, MSN

Ruth C. Shinnar, RN, MSN

Ruth C. Shinnar, RN, MSN, has worked as a neuroscience clinical nurse specialist at New York’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Mountefiore Medical Center for over twenty years.

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Marianne Shaughnessy, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP-BC

Marianne Shaughnessy, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP-BC

Dr. Marianne Shaughnessy is the president of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.

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Keith Carlson, RN, Certified Coach

Keith Carlson, RN, Certified Coach

With 17 years of nursing experience, Keith Carlson works mainly as a home healthcare provider; yet, his skills and interests extend far beyond nursing.

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Kathy Quan, RN, BSN, PHN

Kathy Quan, RN, BSN, PHN

Kathy Quan is a registered nurse, published author, and freelance writer covering topics across the nursing field through her publications and websites.

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Wendie Howland MN, RN-BC, CRRN

Wendie Howland MN, RN-BC, CRRN

Wendie Howland specializes in life care planning for individuals with catastrophic conditions.

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Susan Sims-Giddens, BSN, MSN, EdD

Susan Sims-Giddens, BSN, MSN, EdD

Susan Sims-Giddens, BSN, MSN, EdD, is currently an associate professor and director of the online BSN to MSN program at Missouri State University.

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Denise Atkinson, BSN, RN, SANE-A

Denise Atkinson, BSN, RN, SANE-A

Denise Atkinson is the President of the Georgia Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN).

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Articles

Nursing Degrees Explained

By Lisa M. Davila, BSN, MS

Here’s the rundown on CNA, LPN, ADN, BSN, accelerated MSN, DPN and PhD degrees. When it comes to the world of nursing, the letters that follow your name can represent your academic degree, type of license...

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What It's Like to Be a Nurse

By Lisa M. Davila, BSN, MS

To be a nurse, you need a strong stomach and a thick skin. Your schedule can be erratic and shifts may rotate from week to week or day to day. You are the primary coordinator and problem solver for your patients’ care...

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What to Expect in Your First...

By Lisa M. Davila, BSN, MS

Once you’ve completed prerequisites, you will take specialized courses that are directly related to the practice of nursing. You’ll also focus on how to do a physical assessment, and take classes...

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Choosing Nursing for the...

By Robert Gluck

Devotion to patients is the primary reason to choose nursing as a career. It’s all about one’s passion to help others, but there’s also the the clinical side of nursing, and that should be part of any decision making process...

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Is Nursing a Good Career...

By Jennifer Fink, RN, BSN

More than almost any other career, nursing offers the flexibility that so many moms crave. Nursing also offers opportunities for professional development and advancement. Like motherhood, nursing is a demanding job...

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Certified Nurse Assistant

By Nicole Galan, RN

Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are important members of the healthcare team, helping the patient with their most basic physical and emotional needs. They assist the patient in performing basic self-care...

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