Nursing is a demanding but rewarding profession. It is as much as calling as a career, which is the reason many pursue this pathway in spite of the challenges to entry. Nurses positively affect patients’ lives, so much they have been consistently rated as the most respected profession according to Gallup research polls. The role of nurses in the recovery of health and well being is but one of many reasons to become a nurse. Job security, competitive salaries, flexibility, … Read the rest
Job cuts are unavoidable in a sluggish economy, but there’s at least one profession that remains unaffected by recession: nursing. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to switch jobs, a degree in nursing provides job security in addition to all the other great benefits. The aging baby boomer generation in need of greater medical care is one of the primary reasons for the rise in the health care jobs. Hospitals and other health care facilities have to expand their … Read the rest
A shortage of registered nurses in Maine affects the ability of the healthcare system to meet consumer demands. Nurses within the system face longer shifts and additional burdens, and the quality of care patients receive is less than optimal. Colleges offering the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program are admitting more students to prepare them for employment in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare institutions. While there are a lot more graduates the gap between supply and demand is … Read the rest
Tennessee’s nursing shortage is projected to be the highest of all the south-eastern states. The crisis is so grave that the Tennessee Center for Nursing has been a recipient of funding from the Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future to devise solutions to the nursing shortage. The Health Resources and Services Administration expects that the state have the capacity to only fill half the demand for registered nurses by 2020. To this end, colleges offering the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) … Read the rest
Registered nursing programs prepare adults to care for the sick, injured, and aged. The extensive training, when combined with compassion and selflessness, makes for proficiency and success in the field. While the physician’s focus is on healing, nurses care for patients’ emotional and physical health. They build up patients’ hope and courage, share the pain and anguish of the family, and closely monitor patients’ response to treatments, which could be a lifesaving work in itself.
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The decade-long debate over which degree should be the credential for entry into nursing has not slowed enrollment in the associate degree in nursing (ADN) program. Reports show steady enrolment in the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) program as the American Association of College of Nursing and other associations make plain the benefits of the advanced degree. But in spite of their recommendations in a draft position, “The Baccalaureate Degree as Entry-Level Preparation for Professional Nursing Practice” many prospective nurses … Read the rest
Nurses make up a vital part of the patient care team. They develop, manage, and evaluate patient care plans and fill leadership roles at hospitals, community clinics, and other organizations. Nurses form more intimate relationships with patients than physicians since they work with them all day, taking care of their most basic needs. Patients depend on nurses to monitor their progress, clarify medical jargon, administer medications, tend to their personal care needs, and offer information and support to their families.… Read the rest
An unprecedented growth in the population of seniors poses a challenge to the healthcare industry. As the largest workforce in healthcare, nurses are especially affected. One study found that one out of five Americans are over the age of 65, and many of them suffer from multiple chronic conditions, which increases the need for long-term care. The volume of nurses approaching retirement also impairs the industry’s ability to meet the demand for care in hospital wards and clinics. More than … Read the rest
Nursing is a rewarding, exciting, and challenging career. By saving the lives of others, developing lifelong relationships, and offering emotional and physical comfort to patients, nurses enrich their own lives. The profession is one of only a few that offers multiple paths to entry, job security, diversity, and numerous opportunities for advancement. Add the current shortage of nurses to the picture, and you’ll see that it’s a great time to become a nurse.
There’s a shortage of nurses in North … Read the rest
Nurses are always on hand to dress wounds, offer comfort, deliver babies, and simplify a physician’s jargon. The need for nurses swings from one extreme to the next, but as a substantial segment of the workforce (80% according to the Hawaiian Employment Outlook) stands on the threshold of retirement, the sector will need a strategic plan to fill their positions. The AARP projects that the United States will have a shortfall of 1 million nurses by 2020. Though the Hawaiian … Read the rest