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The Facts about your Nursing Career

Nursing is the nation’s largest health care profession with more 3.1 – 3.6 million registered nurses practicing nationwide. Despite its large size, many more nurses are needed into the foreseeable future to meet the growing demand for nursing care. As you plan or consider a career as a registered nurse, you should know these facts:

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for registered nurses will grow faster than most other occupations through 2018.
Nursing students comprise more than half of all health professions students.

Nurses comprise the largest single component of hospital staff, are the primary providers of hospital patient care, and deliver most of the nation’s long-term care.  Read more

Online Nursing Program via Duquesne University and Pearson partnership

Duquesne University has partnered with Pearson Education, a worldwide education publishing and assessment company, to expand access to its online nursing degrees.

The partnership will focus on Duquesne’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN-BSN completion, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, where Pearson will offer comprehensive online program management services, including marketing, recruitment, student support, help desk support, and student retention services.

“Partnering with Pearson will enable Duquesne University to rapidly bolster our existing, nationally ranked nursing program and significantly expand the reach of our School of Nursing,” said Mary Ellen Glasgow, dean and professor of the Duquesne University School of Nursing, in a statement. “In doing so, we’ll be well positioned to prepare a greater number of nurses to become expert clinicians and health care leaders dedicated to improving the overall quality of patient care in the rapidly changing profession of nursing.” Read more

Nursing Informatics, a Rewarding and Dynamic Career Option

Opportunities in Informatics are Plentiful and Require Advanced Degree Offered By Online Nursing Schools. Nursing informatics is a healthcare trend that is here to stay; and according to a nursing professor at American Sentinel University, nurses working in the specialized field of nursing informatics are thriving in healthcare.

“Nurse informaticists are in high demand due to federal regulations and the Medicare program. Healthcare staff and hospital administrators are required to use technical resources such as the electronic health record (EHR) to improve healthcare quality, safety, and efficiency,” says Ramona Yehle Ph.D., MS, RN, adjunct professor, graduate nursing programs at American Sentinel University. Read more