New models of care and the aging baby boomer population increase the demand for nurses in almost every health care setting. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates demand for registered nurses will grow 7 percent between 2019 and 2029. Even as health care needs heighten demand, the reduction of the active workforce as a large number of nurses near retirement age create even greater challenges for health care employers.
Nursing programs such as the Associate Degree in Nursing provide … Read the rest
An Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) provides the foundational education needed to become a registered nurse in a shorter time than it takes to complete a Bachelor of Science degree. This option is the most common pathway to nursing. The degree typically requires a commitment of two years but may require an extra year of study to complete the general education requirements. If you’re constrained for time and money, the ADN program will confirm your eligibility to take the National … Read the rest
Patients and families rely on nurses to hold their hands through tough times, simplify their decision-making, and be their advocates. In the fast-evolving world of healthcare delivery, nurses are doing more. They form the largest part of the healthcare team and can be found at the bedside or in the boardrooms influencing decisions that impact the entire healthcare system. To direct the efforts of healthcare teams, the next generation of nurses must be prepared for practice in the transformational healthcare … Read the rest
While there are many reasons to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), the primary motive for getting the degree is to become an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). MSN graduates can apply for licensure as an APRN in Tennessee after passing a national certification exam related to their specialty. Apart from APRN preparation, the MSN may also provide advanced training in specialty care, such as mental health, pediatrics, administration, research, and education.
There’s mounting pressure upon nurses to … Read the rest
Registered nursing is one of the most in-demand profession. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent by 2026 – faster than the average for all occupations. As an aspiring nurse, you’ll be happy to know that job opportunities abound for those who take the time to complete proper training and certification.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program combines liberal arts and science with core nursing courses … Read the rest
With years of nursing experience under your belt, you may be questioning the benefits of going back to school. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is the first step to career advancement. It will broaden your employment opportunities, boost your salary, and pave the way for specialized care. Like most nurses, you’d probably have to balance school with full-time employment and other commitments. The fully online RN to BSN program is designed with working nurses in mind. It 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