By Vance Hobbes With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in March 2012, some 30 million new patients have been able to access healthcare of which they were previously unable to. With health professionals already squeezed for time and unable to fit any more patients on their schedules, there must be some way of absorbing these additional patients into hospitals and clinics. How will this be possible then? An immediate solution to this problem is to open the opportunity for registered nurses and advanced practice nurses to take on some of the responsibilities previously exclusive to doctors. Now I am certainly not suggesting these nurses should take over…
An Online Master’s Degree for Working Nurses
For many nurses who work long hours and start out at the low end of the totem pole, it’s a dream to work for some of the magnet status hospitals alongside top doctors and physicians. Nursing students often don’t realize that there are easier ways than slugging it out for years in a hospital. You can gain more experience and training with a master’s degree. While nurses are expected to be registered as a minimum requirement, those who excel beyond these simple requirements will advance farther than others and gain better positions at the top medical facilities. But how do RNs have the time to go back to school to…
Is the CRNA Path Right for You?
This guest article was contributed by Catherine Santos who frequently writes about Nursing education like CRNA Schools. When choosing the right nursing career path to follow, one must consider several things. The individual must first be passionate about the job duties of the selected occupation. The candidate must also be willing to put forth the time and effort to obtain the proper training for the position. In addition, the salary must match the individual’s personal desires. CRNA is one of many nursing jobs a person seeking a career in nursing can pursue. Making a decision to enter this field requires a close look at all aspects of the position. What…
Another Way to Honor the Nursing Profession During Nurses Week
Do something for YOU and your fellow nurses to celebrate Nurses Week….. Call or email your Senators and Representatives and ask them to co-sponsor legislation in the House or Senate that improves Home Health Care and allows for Advance Practice nurses such as NPs. Clinical Nusre Specialists and Nurse Midwifes to sign orders for home health care for their patients. This is LONG OVERDUE. Read more….