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Mission

We believe that an educated nurse is a powerful part of the healthcare team. Our mission is to support and promote a well-educated nursing workforce, by helping current and prospective nurses navigate the dynamic career and educational pathways in nursing. We do this by providing relevant news and information; advice and interviews from students, nurses, and educators; and comprehensive information about all of the nursing school and degree options available.


Vision

At BestNursingDegree.com, we strive to be the most trusted and respected resource for nursing career and education information on the web. We will continue to educate the public, in order to attract, retain and advocate for passionate and motivated nursing professionals. By providing a full spectrum of nursing and educational resources, we will help transform the future of nursing, one educated nurse at a time.


Who We Are

Stefanie Hart, Website Director

Stefanie has over three years of experience in website design and interactive media management. Since stepping in as Director of BestNursingDegree.com, she has undertaken the tasks of maintaining, updating and improving the site, as well as the extensive nursing program database. She possesses respect for the value of education, and is constantly looking to improve the way we provide nursing education resources to prospective students. Her efforts ensure that, by visiting BestNursingDegree.com, you can connect to the nursing career and education resources you need. You can contact Stefanie by using our contact form below.

Shanna Shafer RN, BSN, Managing Editor

Shanna brings the face of nursing to BestNursingDegree.com. With almost ten years of experience as a Registered Nurse, she is well aware of the issues that affect nurses, students, and educators. Shanna has progressed through the nursing education and career pathways, beginning as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the field of Home Health and Hospice. She earned her Associate's Degree in Nursing, then successfully completed an RN to BSN bridge program while working full-time and raising a family. She began Graduate Nursing studies in 2011, entering a Master's of Science in Nursing program with an emphasis in Healthcare Quality.

Shanna has cared for patients in several different settings, taking a position as a new graduate RN in an American Burn Association certified Burn and Wound Care Center, where she served as charge nurse, education council chairperson, and a member of various facility-wide committees. After leaving the acute care setting, Shanna became the lead clinic nurse at a federally funded Community Health Center, providing nursing services to the underserved urban population. Shanna has also served as Quality Control Manager for a nurse owned and operated vascular access company, where she implemented evidence based practice initiatives, guided policy and procedure development, and designed data analysis and quality improvement company wide. Shanna has volunteered her nursing services in several locations, including schools, clinics and philanthropic organizations, and served as a faculty PhD research assistant, demonstrating her love of academia.

Shanna, like Josh, identifies herself as a lifelong learner, and believes that high quality education is essential to promoting and supporting the profession of nursing. You can contact her by using the contact form below.


What We Do

Founded in 2008, BestNursingDegree.com continues to improve and expand, so that our site can provide you with the nursing career and educational information you need, in one convenient location. We are grateful for the support of all of the schools and other institutions that list our website as a resource for their visitors. We are especially grateful to organizations such as the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the many other organizations that support and advocate for nurses across the United States. We are always looking to expand our reach and our impact on the profession, and welcome relationships with organizations and individuals who share similar goals. If you are interested in partnering with BestNursingDegree.com, would like to advertise on our site, or would like to know more about opportunities for collaboration, please contact us by using the contact form below.

We are also grateful to all of the contributors to the site over the years, including the writers, educators, students and nurse experts who have provided valuable information, articles and interviews for the benefit of our visitors. If you are interested in writing for BestNursingDegree.com, or if you would like to contribute an interview on your nursing speciality or expertise, please contact our Managing Editor with your ideas.

We have made every effort to ensure that the information, articles, and interviews on our side are accurate, relevant, and adhere to the privacy guidelines set forth by The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If you find an error, omission, or have a concern about any of the information on our site, please let us know by using the contact form below. We welcome your feedback, and thank you for taking the time to visit our site.

To learn more about the schools, degree programs, and nursing education and career options available to you, please contact the schools on our site by using the inquiry forms available.

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Stefanie Hart, Website Director

Shanna Shafer RN, BSN, Managing Editor