Nursing schools find creative ways to hire more professors with master’s degrees in nursing

( For years, experts have been predicting a shortage of nurses along with the faculty needed to train them. And for years nursing schools and the health care community have been working on creative solutions, trying to head off the problem before it affects the health of America.  [Read more…]

Nursing Schools Lack Resources to Accommodate All Qualified Students

Many schools do not have the faculty to accommodate all qualified applicants to nursing programs.(US News & World Report) According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is rapidly expanding. Between 2008 and 2018, it is estimated that the field will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs, which is more than any other industry in the nation.

The high demand for healthcare employees is largely being fueled by the baby boomer generation, which is set to retire and leave many positions vacant in the near future. Additionally, as these individuals age, they will require advanced care from professionals like registered nurses. [Read more…]