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  • Utilizing Nurse Practitioners to Eliminate the Nursing Faculty Shortage

    Guest blogger Rebecca Bone, MSN, RN is assistant professor, Tennessee State University Indeed, a nursing faculty shortage exists within nursing programs across the nation. Many institutions of higher learning are choosing to fill nurse educator positions with advanced practice nurses, in particular, nurse practitioners. As this may appear to ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 8, 2015
  • Two Nursing Worlds that SHOULD Collide

    By Casey Hill, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, who is a nurse educator in Connecticut. Recently I attended a nursing orientation at a hospital, composed of both new graduates and experienced nurses. As a nurse educator, I enjoy being in this type of setting, seeing former students grow into their new role as a registered nurse.  Yet, like my ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on August 19, 2014
  • Affordable Care Act is About Wellness & Prevention

    By Elinor Abraham, MSN, APRN, BC, Nurse Coordinator, Federal Occupational Health Unit, Program Support Center, National Courts Building, Washington, D.C. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is designed to help health professionals like me have more time and opportunity to see our patients and help them remain healthy. A large ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on July 7, 2014
  • A Milestone in Protection from Influenza

    The following is a statement released June 17 by Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Director and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Robin Robinson, PhD.  This week, our nation reached a milestone in battling influenza, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s first approval to manufacture ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on June 17, 2014
  • Whither the ADN?

    What’s the ideal level of educational achievement for RNs to enter practice? At issue is the future of ADN nurses. A clinical instructor of ADN students told me recently how they’re being squeezed out of job opportunities at Magnet-designated hospitals. Also, she said, new graduates with ADNs are finding themselves at a disadvantage when ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on March 11, 2013
  • Young nurses to the rescue?

    What if a group of experts made dire predictions about the future and people responded? It looks like that’s happened for the nursing shortage that’s been predicted for the last decade. According to a new study by David Auerbach, Peter Buerhaus and Douglas Staiger, the number of young nurses age 23-26 increased 62 percent from 2002 to 2009. You ...
    Posted to Nurse POV Forums (Forum) on December 5, 2011