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
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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Despite the many factors that create uncertainty in health care, one thing remains constant – nurses form the backbone of the health care system. Nursing is a trusted and respected profession because almost all nurses enter the workforce with a desire to make a difference in their communities. Though the responsibilities are complex and the duties demanding, nurses count it a privilege to help patients through the vulnerable periods in their lives.
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Nurses play an integral role in every health institution. They are essential for the proper running of hospitals, clinics, and other health-related institutes. A Nurse is usually the first health care personnel a patient will meet at hospitals and clinics. The demand for Registered nurses is particularly high because of the roles they play in health institutions. Registered Nurses (RNs) are responsible for checking and recording the patients’ vital signs, symptoms of their illness/disease, updating the patients’ records and noting … 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
In the midst of a nationwide nursing shortage, employers in Alaska are going to great lengths to recruit new nurses. The University of Alaska Anchorage has increased its resources to produce professional nurses capable of filling vacant positions in the state. The University has more than doubled the number of graduates, which has helped to ease the nursing shortage in rural areas. The increase in the number of schools offering the associate’s degree in nursing program and the baccalaureate degree … Read the rest
Nurses play a critical role in meeting the incessant demands of the evolving health care system. The aging baby boomer population, imminent retirement of more than 50 percent of the workforce, and greater access to health care contribute to the need for more health care professionals. With their training and skills, registered nurses can help to fill gaps in the wide-open areas of patient care. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the supply of registered nurses is … Read the rest