Thanks in part to TV dramas, emergency nursing – or emergency department (ED) nursing – is one of the highest-profile and most recognizable nursing specialties. These nurses treat patients who are critically ill or injured, often when time is of the essence and the cause or extent of the illness or injury is still unknown. READ MORE

We are proud of our accomplished faculty, whose experience and leadership in and out of the classroom plays an important role in shaping the experiences of the students they teach. Doctors Robin Kirschner, Ellen Poole and Muder Alkrisat are three of our many extraordinary faculty members who are helping us continue our tradition of graduating extraordinary nurses. Read about each of them below. READ MORE

As the world becomes increasingly global and technology-driven, nurses are addressing the complex patient needs of diverse populations in more advanced healthcare settings. To help students better understand a wide range of patient needs and healthcare environments, nursing schools are incorporating more experiences outside of the classroom to complement learning and better prepare nurses for real-world patient care. READ MORE

An inspiration for all nurses, U.S. Rep. Lois Capps, RN was honored this week on the heels of her announcing her retirement. It’s nurses like Capps who illustrate the impact nurses can make from the bedside to the boardroom, or in this case the halls of Congress. READ MORE

The end of 2014 brings a time to celebrate as well as to reflect for nurses. Looking back, the profession has been ranked as the most honest and ethical one for the 13th straight year. Looking ahead, nurses consider what changes they would like to see in healthcare in 2015. And as the calendar page turns, it’s as good a time as any to find out more about disaster preparedness in the workplace. Read more about these stories in Nursing News Trending Now.


Do you like the idea of working independently, in a varying environment, while making a huge impact on patients and their families? Home health nursing may be the specialty for you.

Home care nurses travel to patients’ homes to treat people who were recently discharged from the hospital or suffer from chronic conditions. A special subset, hospice nurses, treats those who are terminally ill.

Many home care nurses are employed by or affiliated with a hospital, but others work for independent agencies.


 Choosing your nursing school is no small task. Your choice will guide your education and your future career.

But no two nursing schools are exactly the same. Factors like cost, distance from your home and time to completion all vary from one institution to another.

So how can you narrow down your choices and choose the nursing school that is right for you?

Here are the top five factors we recommend considering when comparing nursing schools.


The Institute of Medicine recently published “The Future of Nursing,” an infographic that highlights the growing number of nurse practitioners in the U.S. The number of nurse practitioners per primary care doctor more than doubled between 1995 and 2009. These advanced practice registered nurses will help meet rising demand for healthcare services due to the projected 32 million new insured patients under the Affordable Care Act1 and looming shortage of 63,000 physicians by 2015.2 READ MORE