Focus On: Achieving Your Advanced Nursing Degree

Are you considering pursuing an advanced degree in nursing? The time to do it is now! With options such as online programs and employer-based incentives, achieving an advanced degree in nursing is within reach. Explore the articles below and learn why it is important to further your education and how to put a plan into action. Also, take a closer look at the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. 



What educational preparation means for your career and our profession.

Certified and Advanced Degree Critical Care Nurses Improve Patient Outcomes
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, March/April 2019

Advanced Degrees: Meeting the Needs of Nurses and Patients
Nursing Management, July 2015

POLICY & POLITICS: Interview with a Nursing Policy Leader: A Hopeful Look at a Changing Profession
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, January 2014

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Are You the Best Leader You Can Be?
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, January 2014

Education goes a long way
Nursing Management, July 2013

Education matters: Does higher learning yield higher income?
Nursing Management, July 2011


Making decisions and putting your plan into action.

Graduate Education Options for Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses
Nursing2018, July 2018

Disruptive Innovation in Graduate Nursing Education: Tipping the Scales for Online Education
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, September/October 2016

Strategies for Pursuing a Master’s Degree
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, June 2016

Navigating a Research-Focused Doctoral Program in Nursing 
Nursing Management, January 2016

So you want to...Get an MSN
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, June 2015

Picking your priorities: An educational pathway
Nursing Management, February 2015

So you want to...Go back to school
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, February 2015

Is online education right for you? [CE]
Nursing Management, April 2013

How to Finance Your Dreams of Further Education
Lippincott’s 2012 Nursing Career Directory, January 2012

Going Back To School 101
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, August 2011

Thinking Of Going Back To School? Just Do It!
Nursing2011, March 2011

Can You Go the Distance? Attending the Virtual Classroom
Orthopaedic Nursing, December 2010


What does it mean to be a doctoral prepared nurse?

The DNP Degree: Are We Producing the Graduates We Intended?
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, May 2019

A closer look at the DNP degree
The Nurse Practitioner, April 2018

DNP Preparation in Supporting Critical Skills for Magnet® Program Directors
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, June 2017

Time to Define the DNP Capstone Project
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, March/April 2017

The Doctor of Nursing Practice as a Catalyst for Health Policy Change
Journal of Addictions Nursing, July/September 2016

Opening doors: The practice degree that changes practice
The Nurse Practitioner, April 2016

Assessing DNP impact Using program evaluations to capture healthcare system change
The Nurse Practitioner, April 2016

Scholarship in Clinical Practice: An Update on Recommendations for Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, February 2016

Choosing a pathway: PhD or DNP?
Nursing2015, August 2015

So you want to...Get a DNP
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, August 2015

The Future Shortage of Doctoral Prepared Nurses and the Impact on the Nursing Shortage
Nursing Administration Quarterly, March 2014

CE Back to School! Selecting a DNP Program 
Nursing Management, November 2013

DNP-prepared APRNs: Leading the Magnet® charge
Nursing Management, July 2013

Advanced Practice Nursing: Understanding the DNP
Journal of Christian Nursing, December 2012