Nursing Career Articles

Today, a degree in nursing provides a variety of opportunities and nursing career paths, such as clinical nursing,
management, advanced practice, academic teaching and corporate level leadership. Lippincott® Nexus Nursing Institute is pleased to provide you with this collection of nursing career articles to inspire and support your professional goals. Discover tips for finding your first job and bridging the gap between school and practice, as well as resources related to career development and certification.
Getting Started

  • Brush up your professional nursing résumé Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, November/December 2018
  • Own Your Nursing Career Nursing 2018, January 2018
  • Creating a Credible and Ethical Curriculum Vitae Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, November/December 2017
  • Cinéma vérité: Envisioning a nursing career Nursing2015, December 2015
  • Launching your professional career Nursing2015, September 2015
  • Securing your first clinical nursing position Nursing2015, August 2015
  • Beginning Your Professional Career: Advice From A Chief Nursing Officer Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing, March/April 2015
  • Developing a professional nursing portfolio Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, February 2015
  • The Curriculum Vitae: Gateway to Academia Nurse Educator, December 2014
  • Strike gold when interviewing for your first nursing job Nursing 2014, May 2014
  • Calling all job seekers: Seven steps to success Nursing 2013 Critical Care, September 2013
  • Writing an Employer-Focused Resume for Advanced Practice Nurses AACN Advanced Critical Care, June 2013

Certification and Licensure

  • Nursing Certification Boards By Specialty Nexus Nursing Institute
  • Certification Matters Journal of Trauma Nursing, November/December 2017
  • What’s the Benefit of Certification? Orthopaedic Nursing, November/December 2017
  • How Specialty Certification Influences Professional Practice The Journal of Nursing Administration, March 2017
  • Compact state licensure: Take the “fast lane” to nursing practice Nursing 2016, December 2016
  • Increasing professional nursing certification Nursing Management, August 2015
  • The value of certification: What do pediatric nurses think? Nursing Management, February 2015
  • CE Professional Licensure Protection Strategies American Journal of Nursing, December 2012
  • CE Legal Clinic: Common Misconceptions About Professional Licensure AJN, American Journal of Nursing, October 2012


  • Effectiveness of strategies and interventions aiming to assist the transition from student to newly qualified nurse: an update systematic review protocol JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, February 2019
  • Stages of Transition and Transition Shock Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, July/August 2018
  • Job and Role Transitions: The Pathway to Career Evolution Nursing Administration Quarterly, July/September 2017
  • CE Healthcare Transformation and Changing Roles for Nursing Orthopaedic Nursing, January/February 2017
  • Setting yourself up for success in a new organization Nursing Management, November 2017
  • Changing course: Mid-career nurses and the job search Nursing 2016, January 2016
  • Making a change to pediatric nursing 2015, September 2015
  • Transitioning from staff nurse to clinical faculty, part 1 Nursing 2014, November 2014
  • On the Horizon: Nursing as a second career Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2011

Career Advancement and Leadership

  • Transitioning Emerging Leaders Into Nurse Leader Roles Journal of Nursing Administration, July/August 2018
  • Authentic Leadership: Practices to Promote Integrity Journal of Christian Nursing, April/June 2018
  • The Challenges of Leadership The Health Care Manager, April/June 2018
  • The Keys for Success: Leadership Core Competencies Journal of Trauma Nursing, November/December 2017
  • Leadership in Nursing: The Importance of Influence Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, November/December 2017
  • Climb high! Career ladders Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, May/June 2017
  • The Role of Incentives in Nurses’ Aspirations to Management Roles JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, June 2014
  • Nurses’ Self-Efficacy and Academic Degree Advancement Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, June 2014
  • Team Concepts: Climbing the clinical ladder—one rung at a time Nursing Management, May 2013
  • Manager matters: Transitioning new leaders: Seven steps for success Nursing Management, February 2013

Career Satisfaction

  • Retiring with Intention AJN, American Journal of Nursing, April 2018
  • CE An Investigation into the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Practices of RNs AJN, American Journal of Nursing, April 2016
  • Deciding if and when to retire Nursing 2016, August 2016
  • Rethinking Career Management Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, June 2014
  • CE Original Research: Changing Trends in Newly Licensed RNs AJN, American Journal of Nursing, February 2014