Tennessee’s nursing shortage is projected to be the highest of all the south-eastern states. The crisis is so grave that the Tennessee Center for Nursing has been a recipient of funding from the Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future to devise solutions to the nursing shortage. The Health Resources and Services Administration expects that the state have the capacity to only fill half the demand for registered nurses by 2020. To this end, colleges offering the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) … Read the rest
New innovations in healthcare are geared towards the improvement of life expectancy and quality of life. New treatments and ways to deliver care are the result of pressures to improve quality, increase efficiency, reduce costs, and lower medical errors. The healthcare industry is right now making innovative changes to respond to the healthcare demands of retiring baby boomers and the society at large who are suffering from multiple chronic diseases. While these changes are underway, the onus is on nurses, … Read the rest
A career as a nurse offers many rewards. Higher life expectancy among the aging population has created a higher demand for health care professionals, which includes nurses. Statistics from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics bears record of the growth in the profession. According to a 2017 report, the demand for registered nurses is projected to increase 15% by 2026. Registered nurses form the largest group in the health care team, so the projected growth in the profession is … Read the rest
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is becoming the new standard as nurses’ take on a broader and deeper range of responsibilities in healthcare. Understaffed wards, the aging workforce, patients with multiple chronic conditions, tight budgets, and pressure to go back to school are just some of the challenges nurses face daily. The BSN helps nurses rise to the day-to-day challenges and also empowers them to pursue advanced nursing education and create meaningful contributions that change the lives of … Read the rest
Nursing has and continues to be a dependable career choice. For decades, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected an employment rate that has consistently been faster than the average of all occupations. In the most recent Occupational Outlook report, the BLS projected a 15% growth in employment from 2016 to 2026.
The associate degree in nursing (ADN) remains the minimum educational preparation for licensure as a registered nursing. Many RNs who took this route to practice nursing are returning … Read the rest
Registered nursing programs prepare adults to care for the sick, injured, and aged. The extensive training, when combined with compassion and selflessness, makes for proficiency and success in the field. While the physician’s focus is on healing, nurses care for patients’ emotional and physical health. They build up patients’ hope and courage, share the pain and anguish of the family, and closely monitor patients’ response to treatments, which could be a lifesaving work in itself.
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If you’ve got your eyes set on a leadership role in a clinical setting, the Doctor of Nursing Practice is the degree for you. Nursing has numerous career pathways with different educational requirements, certifications, and degree of experience. The DNP is the terminal degree for the profession. It emphasizes advanced training in nursing systems, clinical practice, and organizational leadership, and depending on your chosen area of specialty, you’ll learn informatics, health care policy, and research. In a nutshell, the focus … Read the rest
Nurses who have specialized training are better prepared to cope with the complexities in healthcare. A master of science in nursing (MSN) delivers the specialty training registered nurses need to improve patient care and advance their careers. Nurses prepared at the MSN level can apply their knowledge to benefit patients, use their expertise to assume leadership roles, and clinical judgment to solve complex problems. Their advanced training will support autonomy in daily practice, empowering them to do more based on … Read the rest
Nurses make up the largest part of America’s health care professionals. There are four times as many nurses as there are physicians and their contributions are integral to the delivery of safe and quality patient care. Though the general public recognizes nursing as a trustworthy profession, as evidenced by the results of a Gallup poll, very few understand the role of nurses until they are in need of care. Their continuous care determines the success or failure of surgical procedures, … Read the rest
Professional nurses have a duty to continue their education to stay on top of medical advancements, technology, and research. Knowledge is power and never is it so critical as in its implications on patients’ lives. Continuing your education beyond the associate’s degree in nursing will broaden your career opportunities and open the door to specialty careers. More than that, it will improve your ability to make critical decisions, which could lead to positions in leadership.
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