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.
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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
Nurses work with patients during a most vulnerable period in their lives. They share in the joys of birth and offer comfort when patients take their final breath. They celebrate life’s miracles, and as miracle workers themselves, they use their training to nurse patients back to health. Nurses advocate for patients’ needs, use evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes, and meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of patients.
As the health care sector undergoes unprecedented changes, nurses will employ … Read the rest
As the frontline members of the health care team, nurses save and improve lives by assessment, caring for, and monitoring patients to determine and provide the help needed to preserve health. Nurses’ role in healthcare is wide and varied, but they must collaborate with other professionals to bring relief to patients. They coordinate care delivery with physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals and determine whether the treatment plan is a success.
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