MSN Programs South Dakota

Nurse practitioners belong to a category of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), which also includes nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists. APRNs complete rigorous academic and practical training in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program in preparation for national certification and a specialized role in care. Upon licensure by the South Dakota Board of Nursing, APRNs will be eligible to diagnose and use therapeutic methods to treat patients. They are essential to the delivery of care … Read the rest

BSN Programs South Dakota

Widely publicized reports of a shortage of professional nurses have garnered wide interest from persons who are just starting out in the world of work and those looking to make a career change. As the Baby Boomer population continues to age, and the percentage of seniors climbs to one in five nationals, the need for nurses will not taper off. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 12 percent increase in employment for nurses by the year 2026. … Read the rest

RN to BSN Programs South Dakota

More and more hospitals are establishing higher standards of education for nurses in response to rapid advances in healthcare and increasing complexities in patient cases. Many of them will only hire nurses who hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing or higher. Key among these is Magnet-designated hospitals, recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in care. More than limiting their new hires to nurses holding a BSN degree, they are requiring existing staff to get a BSN, at … Read the rest

South Dakota RN Requirements and Training Programs

An unprecedented growth in the population of seniors poses a challenge to the healthcare industry. As the largest workforce in healthcare, nurses are especially affected. One study found that one out of five Americans are over the age of 65, and many of them suffer from multiple chronic conditions, which increases the need for long-term care. The volume of nurses approaching retirement also impairs the industry’s ability to meet the demand for care in hospital wards and clinics. More than … Read the rest

DNP Programs North Dakota

Increased access to health care coverage by almost 32 million Americans places additional strain on the overburdened primary health care workforce. The population in rural North Dakota is especially at risk as less than 10 percent of the state’s physicians live and practice in these rural counties. One major factor that contributes to the primary care shortage in rural areas is the decision by medical students to pursue specialties outside of primary care. Specialists in other areas can earn as … Read the rest

MSN Programs North Dakota

The demand for primary care is on the rise, mostly due to the growing healthcare needs of the aging population, longer life expectancy, and greater access to healthcare by persons who had little or no coverage. In spite of the heightening demands, trends reveal a decline in the number of primary care physicians. The challenges that North Dakota’s rural population places on the health care system was the subject of a 2017 biennial report released by the UND School of … Read the rest

BSN Programs North Dakota

When you decide to become a nurse, you’ll have several tough decisions. One of them is the path you’ll take to becoming a registered nurse. The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing are the most common paths to entry. Diploma programs offered at teaching hospitals are less common but still available. Graduates of the three pathways must all pass the NCLEX licensing exam to practice as a registered nurse. While employers are likely … Read the rest

RN to BSN Programs North Dakota

A Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is the ticket to multiple career opportunities, career advancement, and higher salaries. Graduates might assume roles in education, administration, research, leadership, and advanced clinical positions. The potential for career mobility is greater for BSN graduates. A registered nurse with an associate degree in nursing can get the benefits of a BSN through the RN to BSN program, which facilitates a seamless transition to the advanced degree. The program builds on the nurse’s existing … Read the rest

North Dakota RN Requirements and Training Programs

Nursing is a rewarding, exciting, and challenging career. By saving the lives of others, developing lifelong relationships, and offering emotional and physical comfort to patients, nurses enrich their own lives. The profession is one of only a few that offers multiple paths to entry, job security, diversity, and numerous opportunities for advancement. Add the current shortage of nurses to the picture, and you’ll see that it’s a great time to become a nurse.

There’s a shortage of nurses in North … Read the rest

DNP Programs Hawaii

Advanced practice nurses (APNs) play a vital role in the healthcare delivery system. Nurse practitioners, a category of advanced practice nurses, account for a substantial part of the clinical workforce and up to 42% of them provide primary care. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) are both options for a registered nurse seeking to prepare for certification as a Nurse Practitioner. Graduates fill a gap in primary care for the underserved and … Read the rest