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Posted by admin in A Nursing World, NCLEX, Nursing Schools, Online Nursing Degree, Online RN ProgramsJan 8th, 2011 | No Comments
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Stanbridge College has been recognized as one of America’s Best Technical Colleges ® by the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. This recognition is based upon Stanbridge College’s very low student loan default rate compiled by the U.S. Department of Education for the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs.
“We recognize those institutions whose student loan default rate is below the national average for institutions within their classification as being indicative...
Posted by admin in A Nursing World, Nursing Schools, Online Nursing Degree, Online RN Programs, Shortage of NursesDec 5th, 2010 | No Comments
By Hilary Matheson – The Journal-Standard
Freeport, Ill. — Four northern Illinois community colleges were recognized with a state award for their collaboration and development of the Northern Illinois Online Initiative for Nursing (NIOIN).
This online nursing program was created in response to a regional shortage in skilled nurses. The shortage was identified years ago in the Workforce Investment Act’s “Critical Skills Shortage Initiative.”
Nancy Shuler, NIOIN program coordinator, said along with a shortage in skilled nurses, there was also a shortage of nursing instructors with...
Posted by admin in A Nursing World, Nursing Schools, Online Nursing Degree, Shortage of Doctors, Shortage of Nurses, Your HealthNov 13th, 2010 | No Comments
By Sophie Borland
Tens of thousands of doctors and nurses are facing the axe despite Government promises to protect the NHS from cuts, a report suggests.
Almost 100,000 hospital posts could be at risk across the country, the vast majority of them frontline staff who are caring for patients.
At the same time trusts are wasting tens of thousands of pounds on unused hi-tech equipment and drugs and leaving televisions switched on in empty wards.
The Royal College of Nursing has identified almost 27,000 jobs under threat in 100 hospitals.
If the figure is extrapolated across all 400 primary care trusts,...
Posted by admin in A Nursing World, Nursing Schools, Shortage of NursesAug 31st, 2010 | No Comments
By Robin Williams Adams
WINTER HAVEN | Polk County, like Florida, faces a major shortage of nurses in the coming years as a huge group of baby boomer nurses retires.
Florida’s shortage has eased somewhat as the recession causes nurses to delay retirement and work longer hours, according to the Florida Center for Nursing, but the center’s research still points to an impending crisis.
“We can’t be misled into thinking there’s no longer a nursing shortage,” said Janet Fansler, vice president and chief nurse executive at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, which employs...
Posted by admin in A Nursing World, Nursing Schools, Obama Care, Online Nursing Degree, Online RN Programs, Shortage of NursesAug 6th, 2010 | No Comments
By N.C. Aizenman
The Obama administration awarded $159.1 million in grants Thursday to educational programs that train nurses and geriatric specialists as well as those that recruit and support students from minority groups that are underrepresented in those fields.
The grants, which include new and continuing funding, build on multimillion dollar investments called for under the new health-care overhaul law in order to address a growing shortage of primary care workers.
A 2008 report by the Council on Physician and Nurse Supply said schools would need to produce 30,000 nurses annually to offset...
Posted by admin in A Nursing World, Nursing Schools, Online Nursing Degree, Online RN Programs, Shortage of NursesAug 6th, 2010 | No Comments
by Katerina Nikolas
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is cognizant of the ever increasing critical shortage of nurses, which is further compounded by the cost student loan debt that those who qualify as RN’s face upon graduation. In an effort to alleviate some of these problems the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program is expanding to include more nurses each year, and helps to pay some of the associated qualifying costs by helping with loan repayment.
However not all applicants will be able to benefit from the program as it is very oversubscribed. To address this The Bureau...
Posted by admin in A Nursing World, Nursing Schools, Online Nursing Degree, Online RN Programs, Shortage of NursesJun 6th, 2010 | No Comments
The recession may have temporarily eased the nation’s nursing shortage, but experts say hundreds of thousands of nurses will be needed as the economy recovers and society continues to age.
Anderson University hopes to be part of the solution by launching a nursing school in 2012 to produce more nurses in the Upstate.
But it could face the same problems that keep other nursing schools from turning out enough nurses, including a dearth of faculty and clinical slots.
Anderson University plans to convert existing space on the campus for the nursing program, said spokesman Barry Ray. Pending all approvals,...
Posted by admin in A Nursing World, Nursing Schools, Online Nursing Degree, Online RN Programs, Shortage of Doctors, Shortage of NursesMay 22nd, 2010 | No Comments
If you have ever wondered about being a nurse, what about starting your career as a certified nursing assistant?
It is a job that does not require as much education as an RN (Registered Nurse) but can provide you with the education and experience on your way to being one. A Certified Nursing Assistant, or, CNA, is a position you can start to see if nursing is the right field for you. Let’s start out with salary basics and go from there.
The average salary of a full-time CNA here in Colorado Springs is about $25,000. An RN’s salary is about $53,000. Salaries can go higher as you...
Posted by admin in A Nursing World, Nursing Schools, Online Nursing Degree, Online RN Programs, Shortage of NursesMay 10th, 2010 | No Comments
CHICAGO (CBS) ― We’ve always been told nursing and health care are nearly recession-proof careers. So the nursing school students who graduated today should be in great shape, right? Not so fast.
As CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports, even some nursing graduates are struggling to find jobs.
Students from the College of Nursing were beaming with excitement at commencement exercises at UIC on Thursday. After all, they’ve chosen the ever-growing field of health care. Even in this poor economy, there are always jobs in health care, right?
“In the Quad cities where we’re...
Posted by admin in A Nursing World, Nursing Schools, Online Nursing Degree, Online RN Programs, Shortage of NursesApr 27th, 2010 | No Comments
By: News 8 Austin Staff
Austin’s reputation as a major hub for training nurses has been elevated once again.
Friday, Concordia University officials announced the school’s Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program was approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.
School officials said while there’s a shortage of nurses, there is also a shortage of space for nursing students in university and college programs.
This new program will help to meet both needs. The four-year program will be led Dr. Joy Hinson Penticuff, RN.
The school has created 31 new courses based on latest research....