DNP Programs New Jersey

As the American healthcare system adjusts to the Affordable Care Act, increasing medical costs, and a shortage of primary care physicians, New Jersey’s shortage of doctors is expected to get worse in the next decade. In 2013, one report found that there was only one primary care physician for every 2,500 residents. To alleviate the shortage, experts are recommending the use of urgent medical care and advanced practice nurses to bring convenient and affordable care to individuals suffering from common … Read the rest

MSN Programs New Jersey

Primary care is a scarce commodity in New Jersey, and the volume of persons with increased access to health care will further exacerbate the already stressed system. The state needs more primary care doctors to meet patient care demands fueled by an aging population. One way state officials propose to deal with the physician shortfall is to increase the autonomy of advanced practice nurses (APNs). APNs are licensed specialists who use their graduate-level training to treat patients. In New Jersey, … Read the rest

BSN Programs New Jersey

Nurses are needed all over the United States to care for an aging population who are in need of extra care. The bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) prepares students to meet the explosive need for health care professionals in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, government agencies, and other health care settings. The degree requires a greater time and financial commitment than the associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), but it yields terrific career opportunities for graduates. While more than 60 percent … Read the rest

RN to BSN Programs New Jersey

The job outlook for nurses is positive, especially for nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) or higher. In 2014, nearly 65% of new BSN graduates received job offers at graduation compared to 25% of ADN graduates. Nurses with a BSN degree or higher are valuable to employers for several reasons. One factor that employers most often consider is the link between higher nursing education and improved patient outcomes as described by an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report. In … Read the rest

New Jersey RN Requirements and Training Programs

A most unsettling consequence of the nursing shortage in New Jersey and across the nation is the effect it has on the availability of patient care. A major segment of the Baby Boomer population is settling into their senior years and will require more health care. Sadly, with staffing stretched to the limit, many hospitals are unable to meet the population needs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing both project that the shortage … Read the rest