Although nurses are appreciated year-round, National Nurses Week is a widespread event celebrating the tremendous effort and contributions that nurses make daily to countless lives in their communities. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has supported and advocated for the nursing profession since 1896.
With the rise of distance learning, college course work is at present more accessible than ever before. Students in remote locations can become part of classrooms halfway around the globe; others can complete continuing education or new degree paths following a full day's work.
Many nurses earn an ADN to get started in an entry-level nursing position. However, earning a BSN later on can help to improve job security, create opportunity for leadership and career advancement, and allow for specialization.