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.
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
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!
Nursing 2011, 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?
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
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, February 2016
Choosing a pathway: PhD or DNP?
Nursing 2015, 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