Should a school nurse be a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse?

Answer Every state requires that school nurses hold a registered nursing (RN) license. Depending on the state, additional certification may be required. The National Board for Certification of School Nurs... Read More »

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Is a registered nurse first assistant a clinical nurse specialist?

A registered nurse first assistant is not a clinical nurse specialist. A CNS is a specialized nurse practitioner, with similar responsibilities as a physician. A RNFA must be a certified perioperat... Read More »

How many years of school does it take to become a registered nurse?

It takes two to four years of schooling to become a registered nurse (RN). Prospective RNs can earn a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), finish an associate degree in nursing (A... Read More »

What is the difference between a family nurse practitioner and an advanced practice nurse?

The educational path for a nurse practitioner requires the study of a specialization, causing the career to fit under the umbrella of the term "advanced practicing nurse." Yet, all advanced practic... Read More »

Home Health Nurse Vs. Acute Care Setting Nurse?

Nursing care can be effectively provided in a variety of settings. For example, the home health nurse provides nursing care in the patient's place of residence. The acute care nurse provides care i... Read More »