There are two primary doctoral degrees for nurses. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or the Doctor of Nursing Science (DNSc) is research-focused and prepares nurses to generate new evidence to improve the profession. The second, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, is a practice doctorate that prepares nurses to function as experts in advanced practice and lead out in the application of evidence to improve practice from a clinical, administrative, or academic point of view.
The state of the primary care workforce in Mississippi is more critical than other states. More autonomy for nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses have been presented as a viable solution for the acute shortage of primary care doctors –especially for residents in rural areas. A nurse practitioner is an individual who has obtained the authorization to treat certain medical conditions based on the completion of a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) or doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and … Read the rest
You’ve made the major decision to become a nurse. But that’s just the first step. Since there are several paths to nursing (the associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree and the lesser known diploma in nursing), you must explore your reasons for choosing nursing in order to select the right nursing program. The fact is that you’re more likely to succeed in the profession if you set specific goals. Though graduates of the ADN, BSN, and Diploma in Nursing programs are all … Read the rest
Do you need a bachelor’s degree to become a registered nurse? Truly, there are multiple paths to entry-level nursing. In Mississippi, as in other states, graduates of the associate degree in nursing (ADN) and the bachelor of science in nursing programs are eligible to sit the NCLEX to practice as a registered nurse. Graduates of both programs hold the same titles and likely will perform the same duties in a hospital or other medical setting. That said, BSN graduate has … Read the rest
As the frontline members of the health care team, nurses save and improve lives by assessment, caring for, and monitoring patients to determine and provide the help needed to preserve health. Nurses’ role in healthcare is wide and varied, but they must collaborate with other professionals to bring relief to patients. They coordinate care delivery with physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals and determine whether the treatment plan is a success.
One of a nurse’s most … Read the rest