6 Tips That Will Help You Negotiate a Better Nursing Salary

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC

For many nurses, the job search process – resumes, cover letters, interviews, etc – is an anxiety-producing endeavor. Professional development is given woefully little attention in most nursing schools, so graduates are often on their own to improve their skills over time. One aspect that seems especially difficult for nurses is salary negotiation. Nurses apparently…

Nursing CEU’s vs Contact Hours: What’s the Difference?

By Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN

With the eye always on improving quality of patient care and outcomes, the healthcare industry has focused on a lifelong learning process. The philosophy of Continuing Education is to enhance professional practice as well as to learn about advances in healthcare all in the interest of professional development to improve the quality of patient care and outcomes.…

The Average RN Salary By State

By Holly Rinehart RN ASN

The national registered nurse median salary in 2016 was $68,450. However, salaries for registered nurses vary by state, with locations on both coasts having higher median salaries than the Midwest or southern regions.  The level of education that an RN has also influences their salary. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN),…

9 Things You Need to Know About Continuing Education for Nurses

By Beth Hawkes

Sarah was coming up on her second nursing license renewal . Two weeks before the expiration date, she added up her accrued contact hours. One of the certificates from a conference she attended did not have a provider number…would it be accepted? Did her prior nursing school classes count? Sarah soon realized she was 15…

The Importance of Nursing Continuing Education – Nursing CE

By Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN

Nursing is a lifelong learning process. You never learn everything you need to know in nursing school. However, the most important thing you learn is that if you don’t know something, or have never performed a procedure, you must ask for assistance and, when necessary, supervision. The field of medicine and healthcare is constantly evolving…