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One of the best ways that you can serve your patients as a nurse is to improve your knowledge and work to be the best possible nurse you can be. Thanks to technology, it is possible for you to learn more about the human body — and update yourself on the latest medical information — from trusted resources. If you want to learn more about the body, you can do so with help from open courseware.

Open courseware offers you college classes, including masters degree and PhD degree level classes, to help you learn more about various subjects. You can get access to these materials for free, learning at your own pace. You won’t be able to college credit for these classes, but you will be able to expand your knowledge. Here are some great options for improving your medical knowledge:

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Pediatric nursing can be a fulfilling career. Many health care professionals with master of science in nursing degrees find themselves drawn to helping children. There are even MSN programs designed to help nurses choose a specialty like pediatrics. If you enjoy children, and if you are interested in helping them through illness and injury, you might consider pediatric nursing. It also helps to be able to work with parents as well, explaining different procedures and helping parents know how to help their children once they leave the hospital or office.

If you are interested in pediatric nursing, here are 25 top blogs you can read to learn more about caring for the smallest of patients: [click to continue…]