The 2011 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Focus on Education, cautioned that much of nursing education failed to prepare students with critical decision-making skills that are integral to improving patient care in the..
Graduating and passing the NCLEX-RN® are two of aspiring nurses’ top objectives. Unfortunately, they don’t always come easily. To help our pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students succeed in school and on the licensing ..
When I went to nursing school, students were expected to be independent and self-motivated. We were left on our own to figure out how to survive. Mine was not a unique experience and it was certainly not unique to nursing. Many college freshme..
Forty-eight years ago this fall, I enrolled in a diploma nursing program at a school two towns over from mine. I chose nursing for a simple reason: my mother had always wanted to be a nurse. She encouraged me to follow that path, and the dutif..
As a bored 16-year-old one evening in 1964, I reluctantly agreed, after much prodding from my sister, to go to the local hospital to work as a volunteer. It was a cold December night during the holiday season break from school. I soon became a..