On this page you’ll learn about our mission, vision, who we are, and what we do.
Before we talk about us, let’s talk about you. At Best Nursing Degree, we know the many challenges current and future nurses face. Whether you’re a working nurse looking to further your education and career, a professional wanting to make a career switch into the nursing field, or simply someone who is ready to take your first steps to becoming a nurse, we have resources that can help you.
We’re here to help you answer questions like:
- Which school is right for me?
- Should I earn my degree or certification online?
- Which program or degree is right for me?
- What nursing specialty is right for me?
- How am I going to pay for my education, and what scholarships am I eligible for?
- Do I have what it takes to be a good nurse?
- What are the benefits of becoming a nurse?
At BestNursingDegree.com, our mission is to help you answer these questions, and ultimately to connect you with the nursing program that’s right for you.
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.
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
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.
Casey Lozier, M.Phil, Web Content Strategist
Casey brings over eight years of content development experience to Best Nursing Degree. Like the other members of the BND team, Casey is a lifelong learner. She majored in history and minored in French at the University of Missouri and went on to receive her master’s in medieval history from Trinity College, Dublin. She originally planned to earn her PhD, but decided to switch focus and build a career in publishing and developing learning materials.
Casey attended the Denver University Publishing Institute before completing a stint at a literary agency in New York City. Next, Casey became a content developer for the textbook/learning material publisher Cengage Learning. After three years at Cengage Casey joined Study.com, where she spent over two years as a lead content strategist, planning and developing online college courses. Casey brings her experience to Best Nursing Degree, where she ensures our team creates and publishes the best resources on the web for nurses at all points in their nursing path.
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.