Advanced practice nurses, particularly nurse practitioners, improve the delivery of health care services in an overburdened system. Aging baby boomers with a complexity of health concerns, raise demand for health care services. APNs provide effective health care services, not unlike that of a primary care physician, at an affordable rate and without loss of patient satisfaction – when compared to a physician’s services. They function throughout the health care systems in roles traditionally reserved for physicians, bringing life-saving care to … Read the rest
Sweeping changes in US health care include plans for increasing access for the 50 million under- and uninsured Americans. Health care reforms have contributed to a surge of new users tapping into a system already challenged by a rising senior population in need of care and an explosion of outpatient and chronic care needs. In the dozens of health professional shortage areas and medically underserved areas in Wisconsin, residents’ lives hang in the balance due to limited access to primary … Read the rest
Nursing is a rewarding profession, but it requires intellectual and ethical knowledge and skills to meet challenges head-on. Registered nursing is a calling to serve communities and people across their lifespans and make a difference in the world. Nursing education programs, therefore, prepares individuals to excel in this chosen profession. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four-year program that helps students navigate the complexities of health care. If you’re like most students, choosing a degree that will … Read the rest
Health care employers and national nursing organizations stress the importance of nurses earning a baccalaureate degree. At the same time, the profession as a whole faces a growing number of pressures, including workforce shortages and quality of care. As the Institute of Medicine seeks to increase the educational level of 80% of nurses to the baccalaureate degree and double the number of nurses with a doctoral degree, the shortage of nurses can only be met with a constant cycle of … Read the rest
The decline in the Wisconsin nursing workforce comes at a time when there’s a need for more nurses to tend to an aging population. The 16 million residents, who gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act, coupled with the aging baby boomer population place unprecedented demands on the health care system. Health officials now have to work with educators and other affected parties to attract new nurses to the rapidly growing industry.
Nursing education programs ensure students receive the training … Read the rest