The need for nurses to continue learning to the graduate degree and beyond is a direct response to their increasing responsibilities in the complex health care system. A decade ago, nurses received more mileage from their pre-licensure education. The training provided by the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) was sufficient for many nursing roles, but today is barely recognized as the ticket for entry into nursing. The shift in health care calls for nurses to build on their education to … Read the rest
There are many paths to a career in nursing. You can choose from the Associate Degree in nursing (ADN), the Bachelor of Science in nursing, or the less popular Diploma in Nursing. The ADN program is offered at community colleges and career-focused nursing schools and is designed to be completed in two years. The four-year BSN is offered at colleges and universities, and like the ADN, prepares students for the Nursing Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The ADN is widely popular … Read the rest
Patients rely on nurses to provide safe and quality care. The mass of tests, equipment, and medical jargon can be overwhelming to patients already bogged down with disease or injury, but nurses can help them navigate the healthcare system if they have the right skills and insight. The nursing community joined forces with the Institute of Medicine in its identification of a need for highly educated nurses who can take a collaborative approach to care. Nurses’ efforts are a vital … Read the rest
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
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
New innovations in healthcare are geared towards the improvement of life expectancy and quality of life. New treatments and ways to deliver care are the result of pressures to improve quality, increase efficiency, reduce costs, and lower medical errors. The healthcare industry is right now making innovative changes to respond to the healthcare demands of retiring baby boomers and the society at large who are suffering from multiple chronic diseases. While these changes are underway, the onus is on nurses, … Read the rest