The urgent need for more healthcare professionals is impacting the delivery of healthcare across America. The exploding baby boomer population coupled with a shortage of professionals to supply preventative care and health education to communities places undue strain on the existing workforce. New York is one of many states where there’s a shortage of primary care physicians, and the unavailability of primary care will go up as more residents acquire health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
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The predicted shortage of primary care providers, brought on by the growing population and an influx of newly insured persons, is a huge concern for health care administrators. Expanding the role of advanced practice nurses, particularly nurse practitioners, is one way state legislators respond to the need for primary care in rural and medically underserved areas. Given the trend to use APNs in these areas, it is easy to understand why the demand for specially trained nurses is predicted to … Read the rest
Several research studies link a highly educated nursing workforce to higher quality, patient-centered care. A key recommendation of the Future of Nursing report published by the Institute of Medicine is to increase the education of the nursing workforce where at least 80 percent of practicing nurses will have a bachelor’s degree or higher by 2020. If you’re considering a career in nursing, enrolling in a BSN program from the onset will improve your chances of employment, job satisfaction, professional advancement, … Read the rest
The demand for highly skilled registered nurses is on the rise as healthcare becomes increasing complex. The State of New York accepts several routes for entry into practice, but the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is the preferred credential among employers and is gaining traction as the minimum preparation for professional practice. The American Association of College of Nurses already recognizes the BSN degree as the minimum educational preparation for practice in the complex healthcare environment. The Institute of … Read the rest
Out of all healthcare occupations expected to grow at least 21% by 2020, jobs for registered nurses will have the highest growth and salary. The increase in aging Baby Boomers and greater access to health care will drive the need for more nursing staff at medical facilities. Once considered a middle-skill job by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the role of nurses has expanded to become a high-skill job as nurses focus on preventative care. The expanded role of nurses … Read the rest