Transitions of Care: A Path to Quality Outcomes | CE696 by Cheri Basso, RN-BC, BSN, CHFN
Nearly one in five Medicare beneficiaries discharged from the hospital is readmitted within 30 days of discharge, and three-quarters of those are considered potentially preventable. This course will familiarize nurses with the concept of care transitions, ways to improve outcomes and decrease avoidable readmissions.
The Power of Nurses in Primary and Ambulatory Care by Susan M. Paschke, RN-BC, MSN, NEA-BC
In anticipation of the Affordable Care Act’s sweeping changes, hospitals began moving some patient care services to outpatient settings as early as 2010, and that trend is expected to accelerate. In this webinar, participants will learn how a great number of nurses will likewise shift from the hospital to medical specialty offices and other community settings, where many will take on leadership roles.
The Healthcare Insurance Marketplace: How Nursing Can Help by Jennifer Chaikin, RN-BC, MSN/MHA, CCRN
As the Affordable Care Act moves forward, Americans are faced with the choices that the new Healthcare Insurance Marketplace brings. This webinar will help participants understand the new Healthcare Insurance Marketplace and the ways in which nurses can help patient and families be active in their healthcare choices.
Specific Illnesses Baby Boomers Face by Linda Lindsay, MSN, BS, ARNP-C
The AHA reports that more than 37 million boomers will be managing more than one chronic condition by 2030. Attend this webinar and learn about these chronic illnesses, the impact they will have on our population, and how nurses will ensure excellent patient outcomes.
The ACA’s Impact on Nursing and Education Funding Opportunities by Sandra Swearingen, RN, PhD
Implementation of the American Care Act will greatly increase demand for nurses, nursing degrees, and specialties. Continuing one’s education will be necessary to excel in the changing nursing workforce. In this webinar, nurses will learn how to leverage public and private funding to further their education as well as for professional development activities.
Why get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?
Many registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) don’t think they need a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. But while professional nursing regulations don’t usually require workers to have a BSN, the job market does, says Gemma O’Donnell, MS in nursing, who teaches in the LPN/LVN to BSN program at the University of Phoenix Main Campus.
How the Affordable Care Act affects nursing
The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) won’t take full effect until 2014, but it already is having a big impact on the health care system in general and on the nursing field in particular, says Pat Kiley, an advanced practice nurse who teaches health care ethics in the University of Phoenix nursing program.
5 ways the nursing field is changing
Nurses a generation ago often had different goals than those in the profession today. “Back when I first started out in 1980, there were a lot of ‘refrigerator nurses,’ housewives who worked a few hours a week to pay for a fridge or new bathroom for the household,” explains Lesley Hunt, an instructor in the University of Phoenix nursing program.
The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health
In 2008, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the IOM launched a two-year initiative to respond to the need to assess and transform the nursing profession. The IOM appointed the Committee on the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the IOM, with the purpose of producing a report that would make recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.