The terminal DNP degree provides the ideal educational preparation for nurses to manage health care systems, assume leadership roles, advocate health care policy and practice at the advanced level according to the American Nurses Association. The curriculum equips nurses with the competencies to meet the needs of the fast-changing healthcare industry. The DNP is still a fairly new educational pathway that differs from the Ph.D. While the Ph.D. focuses on preparation for research and an educator role, the DNP prepares … Read the rest
Advanced practice registered nurses, especially those practicing as nurse practitioners, help to fill a challenging gap in healthcare. Through the delivery of essential primary care services in medically underserved areas, residents no longer have the make long and costly trips to other counties to get much-needed care.
In Utah as in other states, there are thousands of residents living in areas where access to health professionals is limited. In some towns, there are no physicians, and the limited overall supply … Read the rest
The Utah Medical Education Council in a 2016 report, Supply of Nurses in Utah: The 2016 Survey of Registered Nurses, estimates that 94% (27,330 out of 28,948) of licensed registered nurses are practicing in Utah. According to the survey, 55% of Utah RNs obtain the associate’s degree as their first qualifying degree for entry into the workforce. In comparison, only 27% of prospects enroll in a BSN program in preparation for entry into nursing. Calls for higher degree requirements for … Read the rest
The demand for nurses is evidence of their key role in healthcare. They provide life-saving care and are strong advocates for patients. The changing face of healthcare will increase the demand for nurses trained at the highest level as the profession expands their scope of practice. In many regions, nurses provide primary care to meet the growing needs of the population. A study that pegged nursing as the most in-demand profession is especially true in Utah. The state’s population has … Read the rest
There’s a reason nursing has been listed as the most trusted profession for more than 15 years. According to an annual Gallup poll, the public has voted nursing as the most honest and ethical profession within the United States. Nurses are the ones most likely and most qualified to get families through difficult times, support sick patients without judgment or prejudice, and enlist the support of patients’ family members to help restore health. Nurses unselfishly work past their shifts … Read the rest