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September 16, 2011 
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The Current State of Nursing Education, Part I - BSNs, Certification and Professional Development 
Current State of Nursing Education, Part I
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

Completing a nursing program to obtain licensure represents the beginning, not the end, of a nurses' educational preparation. With a rapidly changing health care environment, more nurses are seeking specialty certification and baccalaureate degrees.
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The Current State of Nursing Education, Part II - Graduate Studies  
Graduate Nursing Student
 
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

Nurses are increasingly returning to school for graduate degrees to gain more knowledge and skills to thrive as the country looks toward nurses to fulfill more primary care needs, implement new health information technologies and navigate changing reimbursement models.
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 Spotlight on Nursing
Five Tips for Advancing Your Nursing Career
Five Tips for Advancing Your Nursing Career
By Megan M. Krischke, contributor

Where will your nursing career take you in the next five years?  What about the next 10 or 20?  If you'd like to have a little more control over your career path, it pays to heed the advice of successful nurses who have gone before you. NurseZone recently spoke with four distinguished leaders in the field who shared their wisdom and advice for taking your career to the next level.  READ FULL STORY 

America's Nursing Schools: Where We Are Now
America's Nursing Schools: Where We Are Now 
 
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

As the new school year unfolds, many nursing leaders and nursing workforce experts are looking toward the future with measured hope.
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Devices & Technology
Mobile Health Care Moves Beyond the Cell Phone 
mHealth 
 
By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

When it comes to mobile health care technology (mHealth), cell phones are just the beginning. Today's mobile tools--and those coming down the pike--put health care in the hands of the provider and the patient in ways never before seen.
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The 10-Year Anniversary of 9/11 
The 10-Year Anniversary of 9/11
 
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

Time's a funny thing. In many respects, it seems like only yesterday that jets crashed into New York's World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. Yet on the other hand, it seems hard to remember a time when boarding an aircraft was a simple matter.
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