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

The final week of winter sends chills of excitement through the nursing community. The next generation of nursing education puts a focus on simulation, Nebraska moves forward with independence for nurse practitioners (NPs) and the technology of patient portals has positive implications for patients and nurses alike.

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We recently asked our Facebook fans what question they would ask a Chamberlain College of Nursing alumni. The responses we got back were many, and included lots of insightful questions. We shared the most common and popular questions with some of our alumni. Below are their responses.

If you’re still looking for more information about Chamberlain, add your question in the comments below or you can contact an admission advisor at 877.751.5783. READ MORE

As president of Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Addison, IL campus, Janet Snow, PhD, RN is able to help shape the minds of the next generation of nurses. Through campus-wide initiatives and her own personal interactions, Snow works to make an impact on each student to ensure they graduate as an extraordinary nurse.

Her drive for this goal is born of her own experiences as a nursing student, a practicing registered nurse and as a nursing educator. READ MORE

March 10 is the 10th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an annual, nationwide observance that sheds light on the impact HIV/AIDS has on women and girls. Each year throughout the month of March, federal, national and community organizations come together to offer support and hope, reduce stigma, share information, and empower women and girls to learn the importance of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. [i] READ MORE