DNP Programs Alaska

With a projected 60 percent increase in the 70+ population, Alaska has one of the fastest growing senior population in the nation. Physical and mental disabilities limit the activities of those 65 years and older have become complicated with the shortage of health care professionals to meet them where they are. Primary care forms the foundation of care to this and other groups, yet is the area of health care that is most affected. The rural nature of Alaska makes … Read the rest

MSN Programs Alaska

With spectacular views and breathtaking wildlife, Alaska offers the nature lover an abundance of scenery for pleasure and relaxation. There are a lot of activities for those who love the great outdoors, but the state’s severe shortage of medical practitioners might be too daunting, even for the most avid outdoorsman. The shortage of primary care providers is a pressing concern for stakeholders across the United States where there are about 6,000 federally designated areas with a shortage of primary care … Read the rest

BSN Programs Alaska

The question of the ADN vs. the BSN is one that every prospective nurse must answer. The extra steps needed to get the bachelor’s of science in nursing might seem pointless, when you can become a registered nurse and begin working in just two years. But there are several reasons why the BSN is gaining popularity as evidenced from the rise in enrollment in the program. The extra time you spend in school will give you a wider skill set … Read the rest

RN to BSN Programs Alaska

Scores of nurses are pursuing the baccalaureate degree in nursing and other advanced degrees in response to rapid and complex changes within healthcare. The RN to BSN program is a convenient way for nurses to prepare for greater responsibilities and executive positions in nursing. More health care employers require nurses to have a BSN degree as several studies show that BSNs have a positive impact on patients and achieve better results. According to a 2014 survey conducted by the American … Read the rest

Alaska RN Requirements and Training Programs

In the midst of a nationwide nursing shortage, employers in Alaska are going to great lengths to recruit new nurses. The University of Alaska Anchorage has increased its resources to produce professional nurses capable of filling vacant positions in the state. The University has more than doubled the number of graduates, which has helped to ease the nursing shortage in rural areas. The increase in the number of schools offering the associate’s degree in nursing program and the baccalaureate degree … Read the rest