Expert Interviews, Guides & Advocacy Issues in Nursing

The Nursing Colleges blog interviews experts in the nursing field about the most important topics in modern nursing, and where they think they’re headed. Through expert interviews, we explore the top advocacy issues in nursing, and spotlight the nurses who are leading the charge for change. 

Our features section also offers new and aspiring nurse practitioners (NPs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and other nurses the key resources and guides they need to help navigate the early stages of their education, training, licensure, and career. Our blog catches readers up on the most interesting conversations in nursing today, and gives them ways to join in, too.

By Matt Zbrog Calendar Icon December 30, 2022

Nurse-to-Patient Ratios – What to Know From the Experts

Today’s nurse staffing levels are being stretched by an aging Baby Boomer generation, an increase in average patient complexity, and a retiring segment of the nursing workforce. To make matters worse, many healthcare facilities are tempted to cut costs by keeping their nursing staff lean.

By Matt Zbrog Calendar Icon November 25, 2022

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education Resources – CE Opportunities

The nurse practitioner (NP) role is built on the bedrock of a robust education, and that education doesn’t stop after graduation. Continuing education (CE) ensures NPs are keeping up-to-date on the most current, evidence-based advances in their practice area.

By Matt Zbrog Calendar Icon October 31, 2022

National Nurse Practitioner Week 2022: Interview & Advocacy Guide

The nurse practitioner (NP) role has grown significantly since the first NP program debuted in 1965. From humble beginnings, the profession has come to include more than 355,000 licensed NPs, to whom Americans make over a billion visits every year. Today’s NPs are more educated, capable, and organized than ever, and they’ve become a crucial component of the American healthcare system.