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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

Big Data an Healthcare Advancing the Nursing Practice

There has been a lot of effort driven towards leveraging big data, to support clinical decisions in nursing. Nurses require real-time information to make timely, critical decisions at point-of-care. The ability to integrate and analyze disparate data, and make sense of them with speed and accuracy in order to positively impact outcomes, is no small feat.

Working in healthcare organizations with complex IT landscapes, and networks with multiple clinical, financial, and claims systems that must be integrated is merely the tip of the iceberg of the big data challenge. Big data can support improved decision making by offering a comprehensive and synthesized understanding of patients, nurses and organizations. Read more