Welcome to the Nurse's Education Center, brought to you by Lippincott's NursingCenter at http://www.nurseseducationcenter.com. If you've ever considered taking steps to further your education and your career, this resource will help you on your journey.
When I received my bachelor's of science in nursing degree in 1984, going on for further education was the furthest thought from my mind. But as I began my career journey, I quickly came to realize that to provide the best care for my patients, I had to be open to learning something new every day. I needed to know where and how to find the best information. Off to school I went, juggling a family and a full-time job, and in 1998, I completed my master's of science in nursing degree and graduated as a nurse practitioner.
Fast forward to the present day: I'm now back in school working towards my doctor of nursing practice through an online program while still juggling family responsibilities and a full-time job.
Healthcare is evolving at a breakneck pace, so we need to think differently about how we deliver care. Research shows a clear link between higher levels of nursing education and better patient outcomes. Furthering your education will give you the problem-solving skills you need to deliver the highest quality care.
Going back to school is challenging. That's one of the reasons the Lippincott team developed the Nurse's Education Center: to make your journey a little easier. This site offers you guidance on choosing the right school and program, plus tips on finding funding and scholarships, moving forward in your career, and finding the balance between school, work, and family life. Drawing from some of the top journals in the nursing profession—American Journal of Nursing (AJN), Nursing2012, Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, Nursing Management, and The Nurse Practitioner—the Nurse's Education Center will provide information to assist you as you transition through your education and career journey to become a leader in the nursing field.
Anne Dabrow Woods, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC
Chief Nurse and Publisher, Wolters Kluwer Health
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