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GCU Nursing Students NCLEX Pass Rate 98.2%

Grand Canyon University nursing students have once again made the news with their spectacular licensing test results. These new scores raised the bar to a 98.2 percent first-time pass rate for QTR 1,...

The Importance of Furthering Your Education for Professional Development

While there are several pathways to begin your career in nursing, we now know that there are better patient outcomes and more career opportunities for nurses who go on to further their education. Don...

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Most people understand what a nurse is. Usually, they picture someone taking care of sick people. Frequently this care takes place in a hospital. There are several pathways nurses can pursue after the...

The Benefits of Meditation for Health Care Professionals

Within the health care profession, it is common not to work the typical nine-to-five workday. Healthcare never stops. Therefore, you may work the day shift, the night shift and everything in between....

Travel Nursing: Choose Your Own Adventure

Travel nursing is a unique opportunity to choose your own adventure. Whether you want to experience a big city like New York, the beach life in Malibu or get more connected to nature in Portland,...

Working in Hospice

My first experience with death as a nurse was my first day of clinicals as a nursing student. I walked in, bright and early, to greet my patient – faking confidence that I knew what I was doing – and...

Certified Nurses Day: Why Become Certified?

Every March 19, nurses worldwide who earn and maintain the highest credentials in their chosen specialty are honored. Certified Nurses’ Day was created in 2008 by a collaboration between the American...

Answering Common Questions about the Use of Pet Therapy in Patient Treatment

There are many different elements involved in patient treatment, and nurses need to stay in-the-know about all of them. If you’re a registered nurse, then Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing...

Using Compassion and Kindness to Promote Better Patient Outcomes

Caring for patients is a ministry that nurses feel called to perform. Although nursing is an inherently compassionate profession, it’s all too easy to lose sight of these values in the rush to get...

The ‘Talk’ about HPV Vaccinations

Short for human papillomavirus, HPV is one of the most common STIs in the United States (CDC, 2018). If persistent HPV infections occur, it could lead to cancer and genital warts (CDC, 2018). This...

About Health & Wellness with Purpose

The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is comprised of diverse health care disciplines, including nursing, health care administration, athletic training, public health and health care informatics. We are united by the common goal of training the next generation of health care professionals and leaders to effectively address health care challenges. The content of this blog includes perspectives on current health care topics, discussion about health care trends, a showcase of successful alumni and faculty and posts about our passion for our respective fields.


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