Online university to launch new nursing program for working RNs

Online university to launch new nursing program for working RNs Independence University, an accredited online education provider, has recently announced the addition of a bachelor of science in nursing degree program designed for registered nurses who are looking to advance in their career path. Graduates of the program will gain an understanding of the non-clinical and administrative ...

Organized events aim to inform students about demanding healthcare jobs

Organized events aim to inform students about demanding healthcare jobs The healthcare industry accounts for approximately 14.3 million jobs in the U.S and is expected to generate 3.2 million new positions over the next eight years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In fact, 10 of the 20 fastest growing occupations are in the medical ...

Lack of school nurses hinders swine flu prevention

Schools may need more nurses to combat H1N1 School nurses are the first line of defense against the spread of swine flu, but a shortage of public workers are leaving schools across the country exposed to the spread of the virus.The Associated Press reports that a 2008 survey conducted by the National Association of School Nurses found ...

New scholarship to benefit nursing students

New scholarship to benefit nursing students The healthcare industry is experiencing a shortage of workers, resulting in rewarding career opportunities to those considering earning a college degree in nursing, and the many financial aid options available may make that decision even easier. For example, the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society ...

University joins local colleges to launch online RN-to-BSN program

University joins local colleges to launch online RN-to-BSN program As the healthcare industry continues to expand, registered nurses (RNs) could have increased job opportunities. In order to advance in their careers, many RNs choose to return to college and earn a bachelor's of nursing (BSN) degree.In an effort to accommodate the growing number of RNs who are ...

Registered nurses now have more online education opportunities

Registered nurses now have more online education opportunities Employment of registered nurses (RNs) is projected to grow by 22 percent over the next eight years, which is nearly double the average for all other occupations, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. This increase is due in part to the expansion of the healthcare industry, which is ...

Western Governors University sees record nursing school enrollment

Western Governors University sees record nursing school enrollment Officials with Western Governors University, an accredited provider of undergraduate and graduate online degree programs, have announced that enrollment in the institution's nursing school topped the 1,000-student mark earlier this month, marking a 100 percent increase over the last year. "GU's nursing programs are growing so rapidly because ...

GE Healthcare offers online courses for nurses

GE Healthcare offers online courses for nurses The internet can be a resource for individuals who wish to further their education. For example, nurses may want to take advantage of a new library of online courses that is being offered by General Electric (GE) Healthcare.GE’s subscription-based online library is designed to benefit registered nurses and professionals ...

Online master?s program in nursing gives students specialization options

Online master’s program in nursing gives students specialization options In the coming decade, healthcare experts expect that there will be a shortage of advanced nursing specialists, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These professionals may be clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse-midwives or nurse practitioners. Because all of these positions require a master’s degree, many campus-based ...

Nursing students go online to avoid waiting lists

Some students prefer online education to traditional nursing programs Nursing students are being put on waiting lists or turned away altogether at educational institutions across the country. It has nothing to with their academic records, there are simply not enough qualified teachers to handle the load.Some students are not waiting, though. Instead of hoping that there will ...