A practicum is an exciting time for nursing students earning their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). The experience helps you gain expertise by applying what you have learned to a live healthcare setting. With so much to be gained, it’s important to make sure that you make the most of your time through proper planning and execution.

Consider these tips to increase your success when embarking on your own practicum. READ MORE

April showers bring exciting news for nurses. A new tool has been developed which can provide nurses more information at the bedside when assessing patients. A study shows that nurse-physician collaboration can lead to lower HAI infection rates. And dedicated education units offer nurses the chance to continue learning on the job in a structured way. READ MORE

Between classes, labs, homework and life, there’s no shortage of activities to keep a nursing student busy. It’s important to give adequate time to all the priorities in your life, but it can sometimes seem like there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

So what’s a nursing student to do when it comes to finding study time? READ MORE

Fun and exciting things are happening every day at Chamberlain campuses across the nation. We bring you these stories so you can get a glimpse of campus life and see our extraordinary nurses in action.

Here’s a look at some recent events from a few of our campus locations. READ MORE

On Friday in early May, I was posting a job lead from a local employer seeking graduates from our upcoming June class when a student came in to my office, sat down and worriedly exclaimed, “I need a job!”

It would have been tempting to hand him the job flyer and start prescribing tactics to help him. But when faced with career question, it’s important to make sure your core values and skills align with the career you choose. READ MORE

The first full week of April brings exciting news for nurses. Nurse practitioners in Nebraska have received full practice authority, continuing the trend among states enacting such laws. Nursing schools are looking for qualified and passionate teachers to help educate the next generation of nurses. And nursing homes are poised for a step-change in culture and care, a change which directly affects care providers. READ MORE

Everyone has a story about why they chose to become a nurse. We recently asked our Facebook Fans to share why they embraced nursing in their lives.

The following 10 comments are candid responses from our fans which offer insight into the driving factors that brought them to their calling.

Discover the shared motivations you have with your fellow nurses and add your own in the comments below. READ MORE

The start of April brings with it exciting news for nurses. A new role has emerged at many high profile healthcare organizations, one which puts the patient experience at the forefront of care. Research offers insight into the benefits of increased emotional intelligence for nurses. And technology continues to play a bigger role in patient education, empowering patients to be more involved in their own care. READ MORE