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The Critical Value of a Nursing Education – Why Education for Nurses is Important

careerglider achieve new heights EDUCATION FOR NURSES COULD MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH GROWING DEMAND 3.2 HEALTH CARE IS THE FASTEST GROWING o MILLION INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED STATED ++++++++++++ ++++++++++++ WITH PROJECTED 3.2 MILLION NEW JOBS TO BE CREATED BY 2018, ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. IT'S THE FASTEST-GROWING OCCUPATION IN THE US REGISTERED NURSES CURRENTLY TOP THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S LIST OF "OCCUPATIONS WITH THE LARGEST NUMERIC GROWTH." NURSES MAKE UP THE MAJORITY OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY, AND THAT NUMBER'S ONLY RISING, WITH 581,500 MORE NURSING JOBS BY 2018. NURSES ARE IN THE TOP 7 HEALTHCARE JOBS NEEDED TO BE FILLED BY 2020 MEDIAN EDUCATION JOB EMPLOYMENT PAY REQUIREMENT GROWTH BY 2020 24 $64,690 ASSOCIATE 2010 - 2020 3,449,300 DEGREE 26% THE REASON FOR GROWTH: As Boomers age there is a growing need for outpatient care in homes and care facilities. Top 5 Nursing Careers in High Demand Outpatient Care Nurse Home Health Care Nurse Nurse Instructor Private Practice Mental Health and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION IN NURSING TO CAREER SUCCESS NURSE'S EDUCATION LEVEL AFFECTS DEATH RATES, STUDY SAYS Difference in particular qualifications (degree in nursing vs. vocational training) has a significant impact on patient death rates in European hospitals. You Each 10% increase in the percentile of the nursing staff with a bachelor's degree (for example, from 50 percent to 55 percent) was associated with a 7% decrease in mortality among the associated patient group. MORE NURSES ARE GETTING HIGHER DEGREES BACCALAUREATE NURSING PROGRAMS ENCOMPASS ALL OF THE COURSE WORK TAUGHT IN ASSOCIATE DEGREE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMS PLUS A MORE IN-DEPTH TREATMENT OF: The physical and social sciences Nursing research V Public and community health V Nursing management The humanities THE ADDITIONAL COURSE WORK ENHANCES THE STUDENT'S: Professional development Prepares the new nurse for a broader scope of practice Provides the nurse with a better understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence health care delivery. MAKING NURSING NOT ONLY A LIFE-SAVING OCCUPATION, BUT ONE THAT IS WELL ROUNDED AND ESSENTIAL TO THE FUNCTION OF THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE. SOURCES: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/world/europe/nurse-education-level-affects-death-rates-study-says.html?_r=1 http://www.discovernursing.com/ http://onlinenursing.neu.edu/blog/5-jobs-for-nurses-in-high-demand/ http://thefutureofnursing.org/resource/detail/registered-nurse-population-findings-2008-national-sample-survey-registered-nurses http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-4 http://www.innerbody.com/careers-in-health/nursing-degrees http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-6

The Critical Value of a Nursing Education – Why Education for Nurses is Important

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Nursing is the fastest-growing occupation in the health care industry, with over 500,000 new jobs to be created by 2018. The value of education in nursing has never been higher and, according to a new...

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