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5 Tips for Mastering an Accelerated Nursing Program

If you're thinking of going back to school for your RN degree, an accelerated program can be very appealing. Accelerated programs mean you can graduate faster, which means you spend less time in school, and more time getting into your new career (and higher salary) sooner.

4 Benefits of Getting Your BSN

If you want to become a nurse, it's probably a good idea to start with your BSN or have a clear plan to get your BSN if you have an ADN. Nurses that hold a BSN are more sought after than nurses with a diploma or an associate's degree. Plus, there are many other benefits of getting your BSN degree—fr...

Why Nursing Clinicals Are So Important

Nursing clinicals will probably be the most significant part of your career as a nursing student. Clinicals helps you begin to get the hands-on experience needed for a successful career in nursing. With the tools, knowledge, and resources you gain from clinicals, you'll have a rewarding and long-las...

Tips for Surviving Your First Year as a Nurse

Getting through nursing school and passing the NCLEX exam are tremendous accomplishments, but they are only the beginning of your career as an RN. Being a successful nurse will require you to learn and adapt frequently. You'll often make quick decisions as you become more familiar with the needs of ...

Continuing Your Nursing Education During COVID-19

Has COVID-19 put a halt on your plans to continue your education? With the on-going pandemic, you may be wondering how you will finish your nursing degree. Luckily, there are online learning options for people who want to continue their education remotely.

5 NCLEX-RN Myths and Facts

Are common myths holding you back from taking the NCLEX? Many people have anxiety about taking the NCLEX and for a good reason. This test, also called the National Council Licensure Examination, is essential for aspiring nurses to begin work as an RN. However, the preconceived notions you have about...

How to Become an RN If You're a CNA

Working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a great introduction to a career in health. But, if you're like many CNAs, your long-term goal is to become a Registered Nurse (RN). The good news is that the career outlook for RNs is brighter than ever. Employment growth for nurses is expected to r...

How to Make Your Nursing School Application Stand Out

The career outlook for nurses continues to be promising. In fact, employment for RNs is projected to rise by 16 percent through 2024, with 439,300 jobs added. Still, nursing programs are notoriously competitive to get into. You can expect rigorous admission standards at both the associate degree (AD...

What to expect out of nursing school clinicals

If you know anything about nursing school, you know it goes far beyond the classroom. As with any other program, you'll spend lots of time reading and listening to lectures, but what makes nursing school unique is the hands-on experience you get. Clinicals allows you to get real-life experience in t...

Choosing the right nursing program

Deciding to become a nurse is one of the most significant decisions you'll make in your life and one that should come with much thought. One of the first things you'll decide is what nursing school you'll attend. Selecting the right nursing program can have a huge impact on the direction of your car...

Affording Nursing School with Achieve Test Prep

If you're thinking about starting as a nursing student, paying for nursing school is probably at the top of your mind. Figuring out how to afford nursing may be a significant cause of stress in your life.

Why should I consider a nursing bridge program?

If you're a nurse who wants to take your career to the next level, but you don't want to go back to school full-time, nursing bridge programs may be the right fit for you. Nursing bridge programs consider your previous schooling and nursing experience and helps you earn your nursing degree at an acc...

What to expect on the ATI TEAS exam

If you're an aspiring nursing student, you may have heard of the TEAS exam, but you may not know much about it. Many nursing programs require that you take the TEAS during your nursing school application process. The TEAS helps nursing schools weed out applicants and choose only the most competitive...

10 Common Questions (and Answers) About the NCLEX

You can find information all over the web about the NCLEX, but where to start? The NCLEX test is one of the most important tests you’ll face as an aspiring nurse but it can be hard to see the forest from the trees, especially with so much information out there about the exam. Thankfully, we’ve compi...

Keeping the Kids busy while you attend your online prep course

Keeping the Kids busy while you attend your online prep course A Class session is 3 hours long -- that is a long time to focus your attention away from the kids so important reminders include: we do take a 15 min break halfway through. You can use this to check on the kids, and refocus them onto a n...

Fun Facts about Nursing

To become a nurse, you must learn a great deal –and good nurses never stop learning. But it doesn’t hurt to take a break and read about some nurse facts that don’t involve saving patient lives. Here are some interesting facts about nursing that you might find entertaining –and don’t worry, there isn...

3 Common Misconceptions About Online Nursing Programs

  If you're interested in advancing your nursing career by leveling up your certification, you've probably thought about taking classes online. Great idea! Online classes, such as LPN to RN or RN to BSN bridge programs, might be perfect for you. They're easier to fit into your schedule than traditio...

Want to Ace Every Exam in Your RN Program? Make Drug Cards

  Nursing school can be challenging. In fact, a 2018 study in the UK determined that more than 25% of nursing school students drop out entirely [1]. Why do so many students bail out on their nursing degrees? One big reason is that they feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of material they need to le...

4 Big Reasons Every LPN Should Consider an LPN to RN Bridge Program

“Are LPNs Being Phased Out?”  It's a question we hear more and more often these days—and if you happen to be a Licensed Nurse Practitioner (LPN), it's one of the most important questions in the world. The good news is, your job is probably safe. At least, for now. There's currently a nursing shortag...

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