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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The decade-long debate over which degree should be the credential for entry into nursing has not slowed enrollment in the associate degree in nursing (ADN) program. Reports show steady enrolment in the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) program as the American Association of College of Nursing and other associations make plain the benefits of the advanced degree. But in spite of their recommendations in a draft position, “The Baccalaureate Degree as Entry-Level Preparation for Professional Nursing Practice” many prospective nurses … Read the rest