Oklahoma City University Online Nursing Blog
A nursing resume should be thought of as a first impression. Whether a hiring manager is considering you for a job, or an admissions advisor is reviewing your experience for a spot in an academic program, you want to be confident in how your nurse resume represents your experience, education, nursing skills, and soft skills.
With so many online nursing programs in the market today, it’s difficult to know which are reputable and which are not. Learn how to choose an online nursing school that meets key criteria to prove its legitimacy.
You should approach the responsibility of continuing education as an opportunity to invest in yourself. Fortunately, you typically get to choose how you want to earn your nursing CE credits. From figuring out if it's required for your state or not, understanding the importance of CE and what types of things you could learn, let's dive into figuring out how to get the most from your continuing nursing education.
Enhancing diversity in nursing is especially critical for establishing quality healthcare for all patient populations. Find out why diversity in nursing is so important and learn about research that supports the fact that a more diverse nurse staff is likely to be able to provide better professional nursing care.
I'm a nurse first: Meet Pamela Stokes, MHCA, DNP, RN, Kramer School of Nursing’s Business Development leader
Dr. Pamela Stokes knows, “Nursing is never boring.” Read about our business development leader’s journey through nursing from clinical roles to administration and consulting. Learn why Dr. Stokes believes advanced nursing education opened doors for her own career and how it can help yours as well.
Even when you know that nursing school is a good investment for your career progression, covering tuition can still feel like a hurdle. Read on to get some tips on how to find and apply for scholarships and what resources are available at Oklahoma City University.
Beth Pittman awarded OCU Kramer School of Nursing’s first DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty
For the first time, the Kramer School of Nursing at Oklahoma City University bestowed a DAISY award upon a faculty member for demonstrating excellence in instruction. Keep reading to learn more about Beth Pitman, MSN, ACCNS-AG, CNE, and the award.
Wondering what it takes to assume a leadership role in nursing? We’ll unpack what a nurse leader does and what business skills can help you advance in this competitive and lucrative arena.
How do you treat all patients equally while treating them as individuals? This is a crucial lesson for all nurses and especially those who work in settings where the patients they treat are culturally very different from the staff at the clinic or hospital–like nurses working in settings with large Indigenous populations.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses considers patient advocacy to be one of the most important roles of a nurse. Provision three of the Code states that nurses are entrusted to promote, advocate for and protect patients’ health, safety and rights.
Opaline Deveraux Wadkins played such an influential role in both advancing and desegregating the field of nursing that former Oklahoma Governor Davin Borin declared November 14, the day she retired, a state holiday.
Nurses take on tremendous responsibility in all healthcare settings, making a big impact on the quality of care received.That’s part of the reason there’s been a concerted effort to increase the number of bachelor’s prepared nurses.
Ready for a career shakeup or looking for a job that aligns more closely with your interests? The great thing about working as a nurse is that you have highly in-demand practical and soft skills that can take you into all sorts of environments and niche roles.
Because of the inherent high risk for burnout in nurses, it’s important when working in the profession to know what warning signs and symptoms to look for, the risks associated with nurse burnout as well as methods for avoiding the causes of burnout.
As you increase your level of education, especially in nursing, your options open up further and allow you to specialize in a certain area of interest or role that appeals to you. Higher levels of education also often correlate with higher salaries and better shift hours. The degree you should pursue depends on where you’re at in your career, your professional goals, as well as practical considerations like how much time you’re willing to spend in school.
Earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is a pretty reliable way to elevate your nursing career in a number of aspects. An MSN can lead to more secure employment opportunities, increased responsibilities, the ability to practice in more specialized health services–and of course– higher salaries.
If you needed to receive care from a hospital and had the ability to choose where to go, what sorts of criteria would you consider to find the best option? Would you consider the hospital ranks in regard to its nursing team? Magnet Program Recognition is all about attracting the top nursing talent and improving care.
What if Siri and Alexa became your nursing coworkers? While that might be a bit of an exaggeration, AI is already being used in healthcare settings and researchers are excited at the potential it has to improve care and efficiency. How can you, as a working nurse, expect to see AI show up in your field and how can you take advantage of it? Read on to find out.
Even when you love your career and are excited to progress forward it can be hard to imagine how you’ll balance going back to school among all your other commitments and responsibilities. Fortunately, attending nursing school online has become a viable and respected option for pursuing a higher degree, building new skills and taking your career to the next level.
“Nurses Make a Difference,” isn’t just the theme of this year’s National Nurses Week, it’s the ethos of Oklahoma City University online nursing programs. Read more to learn about the week of recognition and why it matters.