A bachelor’s degree in nursing opens the door for not only patient care but leadership roles in the field of healthcare. BSN nursing is a commitment to lifelong learning and positions you for career advancement through the master of science in nursing. Unlike the associate degree in nursing, the BSN program has a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice to promote and restore health for diverse clients.
Professional nurses are always in demand. There is a special need for those who … Read the rest
If you want to make an impact on others’ lives through hands-on care, nursing may be the profession for you. The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing provides speedy preparation for the National Council Licensing Exam. In just two years, you can complete the foundational preparation that will qualify you to take the exam and provide competent, professional, safe, and evidence-based practice in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, long-term care, and other medical settings. As a registered nurse, your role will … Read the rest
Primary care in the United States has a new face as nurse practitioners’ (NPs) assume more of a physician’s role. Over 40 percent of adults in rural areas who are suffering from one or more chronic conditions are already receiving care from registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses. The widening gap between the demand for primary care and the availability of primary care physicians would be a lot worse if it were not for the contributions of APRNs. There’s … Read the rest
Recognized as the 21st state in the union to permit full practice for nurse practitioners, Maryland offers excellent opportunities for advanced practice. The state’s Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority Act gives nurse practitioners the authority to prescribe certain drugs without an attestation agreement. NPs also have the freedom to establish their own clinics and provide high-quality care to residents, especially those in rural and underserved areas. A key benefit of the established Act is the ability to NPs to close … Read the rest
One of the most obvious solutions to the current nursing shortage is to increase enrollment in registered nursing programs to produce new nurse graduates. The Maryland Board of Nursing in collaboration with national nursing associations and nurse educators is making significant strides in attracting more students. Nursing schools have increased their capacity to accommodate more students and reduce the number of qualified applicants who are turned away each year. While the associate’s degree is the most common path to registered … Read the rest
Employment opportunities for registered nurses are on the rise. A million new opportunities are expected to arise by 2025 – a growth rate that is faster than the average for most other occupations. The projected demand does not include the creation of jobs caused by the large number of nurses who are expected to retire in the next decade. While the industry seeks to boost size of the workforce to meet public demands, there’s also an increasing emphasis on quality, … Read the rest
Registered nurses form the largest segment of the health care workforce, with more than 79,000 in Maryland alone. In emergency rooms, where patients arrive expecting immediate care for serious health threats, registered nurses help to stabilize emotions of both patients and their families and orchestrate care in such as way as to maximize positive patient outcomes. In long-term care, registered nurses attend to aging seniors and those who are disabled to promote health and prevent diseases. In these and other … Read the rest