While there are many reasons to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), the primary motive for getting the degree is to become an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). MSN graduates can apply for licensure as an APRN in Tennessee after passing a national certification exam related to their specialty. Apart from APRN preparation, the MSN may also provide advanced training in specialty care, such as mental health, pediatrics, administration, research, and education.
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A career as a nurse offers many rewards. Higher life expectancy among the aging population has created a higher demand for health care professionals, which includes nurses. Statistics from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics bears record of the growth in the profession. According to a 2017 report, the demand for registered nurses is projected to increase 15% by 2026. Registered nurses form the largest group in the health care team, so the projected growth in the profession is … 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
As a registered nurse, you might be considering ways to take your career to the next level. One of the primary pathways to career advancement is to complete a master of science in nursing (MSN) program. This graduate program is essential for advanced practice, but it requires a substantial investment of time and money. The degree prepares students to make a difference in the lives of others, from a specialized standpoint, and lead the next generation of nurses. Graduates are … Read the rest
Nurse practitioners belong to a category of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), which also includes nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists. APRNs complete rigorous academic and practical training in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program in preparation for national certification and a specialized role in care. Upon licensure by the South Dakota Board of Nursing, APRNs will be eligible to diagnose and use therapeutic methods to treat patients. They are essential to the delivery of care … Read the rest
The demand for primary care is on the rise, mostly due to the growing healthcare needs of the aging population, longer life expectancy, and greater access to healthcare by persons who had little or no coverage. In spite of the heightening demands, trends reveal a decline in the number of primary care physicians. The challenges that North Dakota’s rural population places on the health care system was the subject of a 2017 biennial report released by the UND School of … Read the rest
Continued education is essential to career advancement in nursing. More than that, advanced education is now critical to getting a job in most healthcare settings, as hospitals require advanced degrees from nursing staff. In the United States, the demand for advanced practice nurses is higher than ever. The aging baby boomer generation and the prevalence of chronic illnesses and complexity in care require nurses to demonstrate the skills and learning to meet industry challenges regarding primary care. Add the demand … Read the rest
In the Institute of Medicine’s, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, published in 2010, the committee emphasized the need for nurses to reduce gaps in care. As primary care providers, nurses not only increase access to health care services but also implement care plans for diverse patients, reduce infection rates, prevent medication errors, and facilitate the transition of patients from hospital to home.
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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
To effect the change needed to improve healthcare, registered nurses must be willing to change and improve themselves. Graduate nursing programs, such as the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), provide the additional training RNs need to become the leaders of tomorrow. Yet, there are several reasons, besides the desire to effect change, which drives nurses to graduate study. Many nurses seek additional education to boost their salaries, take an active role in the evolution of nursing, or to deliver … Read the rest