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LVN Salary Guide

LVN Salary – by State There is a high degree of variability of LVN salary when compared by state. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States employs 695,610 LVNs/LPNs. The mean average salary is $43,200, with a mean hourly wage of $20.87.… Continue reading

Registered Nursing Programs

LPN vs RN It is not surprising that LVN to RN program options are similar to those of an LPN program, however there are some considerations that LVNs should be aware of. An LPN is a licensed practical nurse. An LVN is a licensed vocational… Continue reading

BSN Degree Programs

It is not a secret that there is a widespread nursing shortage in the United States. In fact, according to the American Nurses Association, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) predicts “…the supply in nurses in America will fall 36 percent (more than 1… Continue reading

The Male Nurse: Why So Few of Them?

Nursing schools and recruitment materials traditionally have had a feminine face. Administrators and recruiters are trying to change the face of nursing to include a more macho image in order to attract males to the profession. Continue reading

Nursing Quotes and Inspirational Sayings

The fine art of providing caring and healing touches is nowhere more evident than in those who pursue a nursing career. The Fine Art of Nursing “Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as… Continue reading

Male Nurses—An Untapped Labor Pool

Although they face stereotypes and discrimination, male nurses report high degrees of job satisfaction. Men are an untapped resource in the chronic shortage of nurses. Continue reading

Nursing RX: Long-term Success Factors for Nurses

Nursing is a demanding profession. Those who are able to succeed in it long-term use their altruistic, caring natures on themselves as well as their patients. Continue reading

The Downside of Nursing: Burn-out

“Burn-out” is a common complaint among nurses due to work overload, long hours and stress. The antidote to burn-out is self-care–nurses must nurse themselves. Continue reading

FAFSA and Nursing School Loan Strategies

While shopper’s remorse can sometimes be easily corrected by returning items to the store, it’s much harder to change course in the midst of your nursing education if you don’t put in the sweat equity to plan ahead for a rewarding education. And, to avoid… Continue reading