Pain Management with Opioids

By Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN

The third new continuing education course for Advance Practice RNs fromNursingCE.com on the subject of pain management covers the topic of opioid prescribing. This is the third in the 3-part series of CE courses on pain management for nurses and APRNs designed to help enhance nursing education, knowledgebase and improve quality…

Advanced Pain Management for Nurses

By Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN

Pain management is an essential skill in nursing. Pain is often referred to as the fifth vital sign although the benefit of this has come under some scrutiny in light of the opioid crisis and over prescribing issues. However, understanding pain and its effects on basic physical and mental health…

Continuing Education for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

By Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN

Advance practice nurses have either a master’s degree, a post master’s certificate, or a doctorate in nursing which is practice focused in one of four specialty areas. These specialties are Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Anesthetists. Most states consider the APRN license as a separate entity…

Preview of New APRN Osteoporosis CEU Course

By Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN

A few new courses for Advance Practice RNs have appeared on the Nursing CE.com site and more are in the process of being published. These courses have been designed specifically with APRNs in mind. The APRN credential is considered separate from the RN licensure and must be renewed separately as required by rules specific to…

Should Older Nurses Retire Early?

By Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN

This is an age-old question and discussion. On one side, who wouldn’t want to retire early if they could? Travel, spend more time with grandchildren, garden, enjoy a hobby, live a leisure life sounds divine. On the other, knowledge, experience and wisdom are not easily replaced. Most nurses will tell…