The primary care shortage could dip to an all-time low with a deficit of up to 33,000 primary care physicians nationwide. How will those in need or urgent primary care get the treatment they need? The solution lies in nurse-managed health centers that are cropping up in areas across Kentucky. The new delivery model may not be a permanent solution for those opposed to the role of advanced practice registered nurses in primary care, but it presents a viable means … Read the rest
Advanced practice registered nurses who complete the master’s of science in nursing are prepared to fill the void of primary care providers in Kentucky and across the nation. Although more Americans have access to health insurance, there has been no corresponding increase in the physician workforce to tend to their needs. Nurse practitioners can help fill this need by assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients the same way a physician would. They provide much of the same care as a physician … Read the rest
Nursing is a good choice if you’re looking to enter a profession where there’s much demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected a 19 percent growth for the profession between 2014 and 2024. While the statistics may seem promising to nurse hopefuls, the reality is that the market favors highly experienced and educated nurses. Employer trends in the hiring of nurses educated at the bachelor’s degree or higher became pronounced after the Institute of Medicine published The Future of … Read the rest
The continuous demand for nurses bodes well for those looking to get a job, but it increases the pressure on colleges and universities, state boards, and nursing associations that are looking for solutions to this crisis in health care. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes yearly reports depicting a growing shortage of nurses to care for the population’s need, yet many nurse graduates may be questioning the viability of the data when they encounter roadblocks in their search for employment. … Read the rest
As people seek to live longer lives and cope with chronic illnesses, healthcare professionals are tasked with providing the tools to promote health and wellness. In the case where demand exceeds supply, the population will be affected. The aging population and greater access to care are identified as the primary reasons for the demand for professionals to care for people suffering from chronic conditions such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
According to the American Nursing Association, nurses form the largest segment … Read the rest