National Nurses Month and Week kick off with great trending stories. A hospital in Illinois has launched a program that has physicians shadow nurses in order to create a better understanding of their role and how physicians can help in their day-to-day. The spotlight is shined on nursing in rural areas to showcase the unique aspects of work in this setting. And a fun nurse hall of fame quiz lets you test your knowledge of notable nurses. READ MORE

Positive stories top nursing news for the end of April. Although seen as an uphill climb, more organizations are recognizing the need to shift to value-based care when treating patients. ADVANCE for nurses has announced the winners of its Best Nursing Teams of 2015. And male nurses continue to enter the profession. READ MORE

Transferring from one college to another is a process that can come with various questions. How long will it take to transfer? Will your completed course credits count in your new institution? Is there a specific admission representative you should speak to about transferring?

If you’re considering transferring to Chamberlain College of Nursing for a post-licensure program, Associate Director of Admissions James Pistorius offers the following tips and advice on how to best prepare for the move. READ MORE

Exciting news for nurses puts the focus on care and informatics. A new national initiative to help improve healthcare quality and lower costs has been announced. A study finds the benefits of keen observation by nurses for their patients. And tips for getting the most out of informatics, as well as embarking on a career in the nursing specialty, are shared as the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) wraps its annual conference. READ MORE

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