Covering the nursing shortage crisis and emerging trends in nursing education

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Accelerated Nursing Program at South University

I’ve been receiving e-mail requests from people asking to me to highlight some of the various degree programs on our nursing school directory. What a fantastic idea! Thanks to all for your great feedback.

The first school I’d like to highlight is South University. Originally founded in 1899, they have delivered quality education and personal attention to students for more than 100 years. Their innovative online programs are designed to cater to student needs with small classes that ensure individualized attention. South University has campus locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Read more...

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Nurse Educators Desperately Needed in Nevada

I recently read that at a November meeting in Reno, the Nevada State Board of Nursing decided to allow teacher waivers for bachelor's degree nursing programs. The waiver, which has been in place for two years for associate's programs, lets nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and experience to teach the clinical lessons in venues like hospitals and nursing homes. Read more ...

Friday, November 17, 2006

Nursing School Waiting List in the Hundreds

Most recently I read a story how hundreds of students are on a three-year, yes I did say 3 year, wait list to get into the nursing program at Front Range Community College because there is not enough space on campus to accommodate them. According to the article there are about 350 students on the current wait list for the standard two-year associates degree in nursing and 125 are on the wait list for an accelerated program offered in the summer. Read more ...

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Become A Virtual Nurse

Virtual checkups are one of the latest trends in the health care industry according to a recent article in the Associated Press. Due to the nationwide shortage of nurses and an aging baby boomer population, home telehealth programs are allowing nursing agencies to keep in constant communication with their patients. Read more...

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Nurse Educator To Receive New York Times Award

Nurse educator Tracey Gaslin who is an assistant professor at the University of Louisville was selected from more than five hundred nominations to receive the New York Times Job Market “Tribute to Nurses” award. This award is given to honor outstanding patient care and excellence in nursing education.

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Health Care Jobs in New York are on the Rise

Jobs in the New York healthcare sector continue to accelerate rapidly due to aging baby boomers and significant increases in life expectancies from advancements in medical technology. Annual wages in the health care field, which average $38,917 in the Southern Tier, surpass many other sectors, including retail ($20,359) and the average for all sectors ($34,125).

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