With spectacular views and breathtaking wildlife, Alaska offers the nature lover an abundance of scenery for pleasure and relaxation. There are a lot of activities for those who love the great outdoors, but the state’s severe shortage of medical practitioners might be too daunting, even for the most avid outdoorsman. The shortage of primary care providers is a pressing concern for stakeholders across the United States where there are about 6,000 federally designated areas with a shortage of primary care … Read the rest
The demand for nurses in Wyoming, and around the country, far outweighs the supply. The gap between demand and supply is expected to widen due to the shortage of nurse educators and resources at nursing schools. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massive job growth for nurses, including advanced practice registered nurses, who can help fill the need for primary care in rural Wyoming. Although the Wyoming State Board of Nursing recognizes four categories of APRNs, there is no … Read the rest
Efforts to increase the primary care workforce in Oklahoma have been futile as the state sorely lacks physicians to provide care for residents. At a rate of 75 doctors per 100,000 residents, Oklahoma has the second lowest ratio in the country. The Department of Health and Human Services identifies medically underserved populations in 71 out of 77 counties and nine counties – in their entirety – have been designated Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Lack of training facilities in the rural … 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
For a nurse intent on lifelong learning, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is a given as it paves the way for greater responsibility in healthcare delivery, higher pay, and opportunities in academic and research. To obtain a license to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Louisiana, a registered nurse must complete graduate study at the masters or doctorate level. This level of education gives a registered nurse the additional training to conduct physical exams, … Read the rest
Nurses form the largest single profession within the health care sector. As such, their education is critical to the delivery of high-quality care. The Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN) provides registered nurses with the specialty education to deliver care tailored to specific populations. They are empowered to make high-level judgments that will change the lives in patients in the evolving industry.
In the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) published report, ”The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” is … Read the rest
Professional nurses are needed to care for patients at all levels. Beyond the routine care, registered nurses can prepare themselves through graduate nursing programs to meet the demand for skilled practitioners. The masters of science in nursing prepares students for national certification in a specialty area. Graduates are able to administer anesthesia, provide primary to patients in rural areas, or treat psychiatric illnesses based on the area of practice. Lack of resources in the education of nurses, demand for competent … Read the rest
One of the best strategies to address the demand for health care professionals in the United States is to make full use and increase the number of nurses practicing at the advanced level. Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) include nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and certified nurse midwives. In the State of Indiana, scope-of-practice regulations affect not only the growth of the profession statewide but also the ability of APRNs to meet the population’s needs. A move to full prescriptive … Read the rest
Advanced practice registered nurses, especially those practicing as nurse practitioners, help to fill a challenging gap in healthcare. Through the delivery of essential primary care services in medically underserved areas, residents no longer have the make long and costly trips to other counties to get much-needed care.
In Utah as in other states, there are thousands of residents living in areas where access to health professionals is limited. In some towns, there are no physicians, and the limited overall supply … Read the rest
Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) care for thousands of Massachusetts residents, including seniors, newborns, expectant moms, and mental health patients. Their specialized education and training prepare them to practice beyond the duties of a registered nurse. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Board of Registration in Nursing recognizes several APRN roles: Nurse Practitioner (CNP), Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), and Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PCNS). There are countless studies that confirm APRNs’ … Read the rest