Nurses are health care heroes who work tirelessly to maintain patients’ physical and emotional well-being. The profession offers numerous career options starting with the licensed practical nurse to specialized practice such as that provided by nurse practitioners and midwives. If you’re considering a career as a registered nurse, you can enroll in an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) and qualify to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam to work in a hospital, nursing home, school, or outpatient center. The … Read the rest
Residents in rural Alaska don’t have access to primary care as they should. According to the Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, there are 11 rural counties that lack a primary care physician. Thanks to policy changes granting nurse practitioners the autonomy to practice, nurses can now fill the void in primary care and practice without a doctor’s oversight. The adoption of this law is a welcome relief to nurses in Nebraska with a master’s … Read the rest
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses gain their knowledge and expertise through the rigorous Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. The specialized training helps registered nurses develop and apply advanced nursing principles to care for patients. The State of Nebraska licenses APRNs in four roles: Nurse Practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Certified Nurse Midwife. Advanced practice nurses, and nurse practitioners, in particular, help to fill the gap in primary care. In 2015, Nebraska elected to grant nurse … Read the rest
There are at least two options for preparing to become a registered nurse, so before enrolling, you’ll have to determine which degree would be best for you. The associate degree in nursing takes two years to complete and may have prerequisite requirements that must be completed before enrolling in the program. The associate degree may be completed in vocational schools and community college, and graduates will be eligible to take the licensure exam to work in various health care settings, … Read the rest
Consider your personal and professional goals. Do you foresee teaching, management, administration, or nursing leadership in your future? If you do, then a bachelor’s degree in nursing will be a critical part in achieving your objectives. Many employers require a BSN for employment. In fact, experienced ADN nurses who complete the BSN degree are in high demand among all healthcare employers.
The evolution of healthcare calls for a substantial increase in the BSN workforce. The Institute of Medicine recommended the … Read the rest
Nurses are an essential part of any and every healthcare institution. They play a pivotal role in patient care. Registered Nurses (RNs) are responsible for monitoring and recording patients’ behaviors, treatments and results, carrying out treatments and medications, blood drives and immunization campaigns. They can be found lending their services in the theater and the delivery room. Registered Nurses provide special care, counseling, and support to patients and their families where and when necessary. In some cases, RNs have the … Read the rest