Joshua Tippy, RN, BSN, a nurse manager at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, knew he wanted to move up within his organization. He credits going back to school for his BSN as the impetus behind reaching that career goal.
“My BSN helped me attain a leadership role in nursing,” Tippy said. “An opportunity such as this has been one of the biggest blessings because I strive for excellence and am committed to professional growth and development.”
Self-assessment: Is it time to pursue your BSN? by Jan Lynch, RN, MSN; Cheryl Portner, RN, MSN; and Eileen Williamson, RN, MSN, all of Nurse.com
There are many advantages to having a BSN, but some nurses are unsure whether now is the right time to go back to school. Are you ready to continue your education and earn a BSN?
The return for the BSN by Joe Grace, Nurse.com
Many nurses are going back to school to earn their BSNs. We discussed nurses going back for more education with Jill Price, RN, PhD, MSN, CCRN, assistant dean of the RN-to-BSN online option at Chamberlain College of Nursing.
On our radar: BSN education by Nurse.com News
Follow the latest clinical and professional nursing news, including a university that will be the first academic institution in the U.S. and globally to offer a dual degree in nursing and biomedical engineering for undergraduate students.
BOOKS ON BSN EDUCATION
Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life and Everything in Between
Written by Theresa Brown, RN, BSN, PhD, a former English teacher, this book is her personal account of her first year as a hospital oncology nurse. The book recounts Brown’s personal journey as she struggles to care for her patients’ needs, both physical and emotional, and the side effects related to chemotherapy and other treatments. The book highlights the work nurses do to advocate for patients’ rights and wishes, in spite of difficult cancer treatments and hospital bureaucracies.
Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice: A Practical Guide for Nursing
F.A. Davis and Company
Employers expect new graduates to be well-versed in evidence-based practice, theory and implementation. The book, written by Lisa Hopp, RN, PhD, and Leslie Rittenmyer, RN, PsyD, CNS, provides a concise introduction to evidence-based practice to help nurses gain a full perspective of what it is and why it’s so important. It also offers guidance and tools that will help nurses immediately apply what they’ve learned to classroom and clinical settings.
Ethically speaking: Respect is necessary by Carol Taylor, RN, PhD
Amanda is in the 12th month of a 16-month accelerated second degree BSN program. Her life has never been more stressful. Married with twin 3-year-old sons, Amanda is struggling to meet her family and academic responsibilities. Not surprisingly, she is finding herself impatient with everyone — and she is not sure she likes the person she is becoming.
Legally speaking: Meeting continued competence by Nancy J. Brent, RN, MS, JD
You are probably quite happy with your performance as an RN during the past few years since you have graduated. Promotions, an increase in your salary, and requests that you fill the charge nurse position when needed are all indicative of your good nursing practice. Not only good practice, you might add, but competent practice as well.
FEATURED CE COURSES
Nursing Theory: At the Heart of Practice CE632 l 1.0 contact hour by Maureen Habel, RN, MA
The purpose of this program is to help nurses to realize how using nursing theory improves care for individuals, families and communities, to recognize types of theoretical works in nursing and to understand the basis of several nursing theories.
HCAHPS Is All About Patient Satisfaction CE559 l 1.0 contact hour by Charles F. Bombard, RN, MHA, CPHQ, FACHE and Catherine E. Jordan, RN, MSA, LNCC
Learn about the benefits of patient satisfaction surveys, the effect of patient satisfaction scores on hospital reimbursement, and discover ways to increase patient satisfaction scores.