As the U.S. health care system continues to evolve, industry demand for more highly educated nurses is growing. Data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing shows current and prospective nurses are responding to rising education requirements: enrollment in all types of programs at nursing schools across the country increased from 2010 to 2011.
Some nursing schools offer graduate ...more
Here is a sign that nurses are demand.
Trinity Senior Living is offering a signing bonus to nurses hired for a new program at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, and a nearby senior living community, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Registered Nurses can pocket $2,000 while Competency Evaluated Nursing Assistants are eligible for bonuses of $500.
Trinity reserves signing bonuses for ...more
The field of nursing is constantly changing. The rules and requirements, procedures and the knowledge base changes almost daily. You need to keep up with the latest trends and advances in order to get and keep the job you want, and provide quality care to patients. As you choose classes to keep your professional credentials up to date, here are ...more
Nurse anesthetists and nurse practitioners were among two dozen other emerging careers growing large enough to be tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of the 24 new occupations defined in the BLS Standard Occupational Classification system (SOC), nine are healthcare professions.
More than 105,000 were employed as nurse practitioners in spring 2012, most among the new healthcare positions added. ...more
Without the involvement of nurses at every level, the field of health information technology (IT) would not be successful, according to a number of recent reports.
Nurses are on the front lines when it comes to designing, implementing and using health IT. Nurse clinicians enter data into electronic health records (EHR) and help educate patients on the use of personal ...more
According to the US Census Bureau, one in every 8.4 Americans has an employment disability (21.3 million, out of the total workforce of 178.7 million). Based on the fact that nurses are part of the general population, one might assume that one in every 8.4 nurses might have an employment disability. If that is true, 291,548 nurses would be affected. ...more