A nationwide push for nurses with advanced degrees is taking place. In its 2010 report, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health," the Institute of Medicine called for doubling the number of doctorate-level nurses by 2020, and the Affordable Care Act’s sweeping changes demand a heavy influx of nurses in leadership roles.
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How the Affordable Care Act Affects Nurses
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.
Essential Skills for a Nursing Career
Being a nurse these days isn’t just about taking temperatures and starting IVs. “When I first started my nursing career 30 years ago, the medical community scoffed at the idea of nurses being professionals with advanced skills,” notes Lesley Hunt, who teaches courses in the LPN/LVN to BSN program at the University of Phoenix Main Campus.
RN navigates road to successful online education
February 11, 2013
| Nurse.com News I had achieved my goals of specialty certifications and leadership roles in the clinical setting. When the opportunity to have my tuition partially covered presented itself, I...
Program reduces readmissions after heart failure
February 04, 2013
| Nurse.com News For elderly patients with heart failure, a collaboration between Kaiser Permanente Colorado Region and the Visiting Nurse Association in Denver contributed to a 24% decline in readmissions while improving patient knowledge and promoting good self-management...
Nursing Professional Development: Responsibility or Directive? by Julia Aucoin, RN-BC, DNS, MSN, CNE
How engaged in your own nursing professional development are you? This presentation will cover the definition and scope of NPD and how the individual nurse can enhance this essential aspect of nursing practice.
Use Your Power: Structural Empowerment in Nursing by Kathy Malloch, RN, MBA, PhD, FAAN
Studies have shown that nurses who practice within a Magnet organization are more engaged in the strategic plan than if they practice within a non-Magnet organization. Learn about structural empowerment and how leadership can provide a strong system to enable the staff member to become engaged and inspired to accomplish the strategic goals.
Health Information Technology: Nursing Takes the Lead by Susan K. Newbold, RN-BC, PhD, FAAN, FHIMSS
As healthcare technology continues to advance, nurses are also advancing by taking on new and exciting leadership roles. Learn why nurses are the best choice in leading these important steps in patient care and outcomes.
Emerging Roles and Models of Care: How to Affect Change at the Bedside by Patricia Allen, RN, EdD, CNE, ANEF
In 2008, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine launched a two-year initiative to respond to the need to assess and transform the nursing profession. The result of these efforts are outlined in the "Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health" report. Join us to learn how this action-oriented information impacts your future as a bedside nurse.
Pathways to Healthcare Careers: From 2-Year to 4-Year Colleges & Beyond
Only 50% of all registered nurses hold bachelor’s degrees, but the Institute of Medicine recommends raising that number to 80% by 2020. Download a full summary of insights and recommendations, presented by Apollo Research Institute, a nonpartisan research division of Apollo Group, the parent company of leading providers of educational services worldwide, including University of Phoenix.
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.
Committed to Nursing's Legacy
Florence Nightingale Letters Exhibit
University of Phoenix is a proud sponsor of the traveling exhibit of the original letters of Florence Nightingale. This exhibit has been seen at conferences across the nation such as NTI, AONE and Magnet.