If you’ve made up your mind to become a registered nurse, the Associate Degree Nursing is the fastest way to accomplish that goal. The ADN route is not as comprehensive as the Bachelor of Science Nursing, but you could be on your way to launching a rewarding career in just 24 months. ADN graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam to become registered nurses. Upon successful passage of this exam, you can begin practice and gain valuable … Read the rest
If you’re compassionate and courageous, attentive, flexible, empathetic and have good problem-solving skills and want to minister to others in a healthcare setting, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing may be a good fit for you. The program supports the development of skills that will enable you to function in the role of a professional nurse generalist. It will provide opportunities to engage in collaborative practice experiences that will set the foundation for meeting the needs of diverse patient populations.… Read the rest
Nursing is an art and a science. Nurses use their compassion, knowledge and competencies to care for patients during the most trying times of their lives. If you’re compassionate and want to care for others in a profession that offers job security, career advancement opportunities, and abundant rewards, nursing is a great choice.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is an advanced course of nursing studies that directly prepares nurses for leadership positions and the management of complex health care situations. DNP graduates are equipped with the ability to deliver health care to rural locations, set up research in a clinical environment, help educate nurses new to the profession, and embrace new healthcare developments as a leader in the field.
The DNP degree is a doctorate-level academic course for nursing that in … Read the rest
Advanced practice registered nurses, APRNs, are specially trained nurses who serve as primary care providers in medically underserved areas, such as the inner cities and rural areas. APRNs earn the privilege to practice after completing a master’s, post-master’s, or doctorate degree and receive certification in one or more of the four specialties of advanced practice: Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CNA), Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), or Clinical Nurse Midwife (CNM). Nurse practitioners in Minnesota make up 58% of … Read the rest
As the U.S. population ages, the number of health care problems escalates, especially with the increasing levels of long-term obesity and related maladies. Many health conditions become chronic, needing ongoing health care, and courses of treatment. Whilst this is a tragic situation for those affected, it does create a real need within the nation’s hospitals for highly qualified nursing staff who can provide exemplary patient care.
Licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and other medical professionals may have seen the future … Read the rest
The nursing crisis projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not include Minnesota. According to the Department of Employment and Economic Development, the state adds approximately 850 new RN jobs each year, not including the 930 jobs added to replace vacancies created by RNs, who leave the profession. With the Department of Nursing issuing 6,267 new licenses last year, it’s easy to see that supply exceeds demand. One of the best ways for RNs to gain a competitive … Read the rest
There are few professions as demanding or as rewarding as nursing. The health care needs of aging Americans with chronic diseases drive demands for nursing professionals who make up the largest sector of the healthcare workforce. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.7 million nursing jobs in 2012. The projected growth of 19 percent through 2022 will require an additional 1 million nurses to meet the demands of the U.S. population. Nurses supervise patient care, provide … Read the rest