Too Many Nurse Jobs, Not Enough Nurses

When it comes to nursing jobs, some may say that there are not enough nurses to fill those positions. With many schools and vocational centers, there are many nurses graduating each year. However, while many graduate, there are more that simply just do not get into the schools altogether. Despite people saying that nursing jobs have been on a freeze, nursing is still said to be one of the top careers in 2011. Statistics show that there are going to be over three million jobs added by the year 2018. However, will there be enough nurses to fill these jobs? With many of the baby boomers turning sixty-five, they are eligible for Medicare and since Medicare offers better health coverage than some, this gives the need for more and more nurses and positions to care for all of the patients. In addition to the baby boomers getting over the age of sixty-five, there is also the fact that they will be retiring, making more nursing jobs open. Many are calling on advanced practice nurses to provide primary care so they can fill in the gaps left by a shortage of primary care physicians. This helps to provide more medical care where a doctor may not be available. Society needs to do everything it can to get the word out so that the increase of nurses can fill all the new jobs that are to come. In addition to more jobs opening and the need for nurses rises, comes the point of nurses wanting to go to school for nursing but not being able to afford the schooling and training....

March Newsletter

The March Newsletter from the Nurisng Success College is here!!! Take time to review. We would love to have some feedback on the newsletter!!! The March Newsletter located below will review the following topics: – Interview with Senator Rosalyn Dance – Resources for March Health Concerns – Nurse Nicole Gift Shop – Nursing Success College Happy Newsletter Reading to All!!! Nursing Success College March News Letter Feel free to check out my new website:  http://nursingsuccesscollege.com...

March is National Women’s History Month

2015 National Women’s History Month Honorees Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives 2015 is the National Women’s History Project’s  35th Anniversary.  In celebration of this landmark anniversary, there were 9 women chosen as 2015 Honorees who have contributed in very special ways to our work of “writing women back into history.”  I would like to focus on one person in particular. Darlene Clark Hine (1947- ) Historian and Educator                                   Receiving the 2013 National Humanities Medal… was both a blessing and a profound moment in the history of Black Women’s History because it represented acknowledgement and appreciation of the work that I and my generation of scholars did to include the contributions that black women have made to our nation’s progress and to the global struggle against social injustice, and economic and gender inequality.  Darlene Clark Hine She is also, the author of Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950 (Blacks in the Diaspora) Paperback – October 1, 1989 . This is the book I referenced last month  during my webinar title, African American Nurses: Past, Present & Future with Senator Rosalyn Dance. Go to www.nicolembrownrn.com for REPLAY!!! As an historian Darlene Clark Hine sought not only to explore African American history, but to expand the discipline of history itself by focusing on black women “who remained at the very bottom of the ladder in the United States.” A leading expert on the subject of race, class, and gender in American society, Hine is credited with helping to establish a doctoral field in Comparative Black History at Michigan State University. While attending Chicago’s Roosevelt University in...

10 African-American Nurses Who Changed the Course of History

In honor of Black History Month, this blog is dedicated to the review of the Top 10 African American Nurses Who Changed the Course of History. Nursing has come a long way over the years, and its evolution – at least politically – owes much to the exceptional service, advocacy and determination of African Americans in the profession. From the inspirational Harriet Tubman to the feisty Mary Eliza Mahoney, these 10 women stand as shining examples to any aspiring nurse. Through their dedication, excellence and strength of spirit, these trailblazing African-American women broke down racial barriers in the nursing profession and truly changed the course of history. Bonus: Mary Seacole                     Although the term “African American” doesn’t usually apply to black people born in the Americas outside of the US, no list of trailblazing black nurses would be complete without Jamaican-born Mary Seacole. With a reputation that rivals that of Florence Nightingale, Seacole certainly made history. Not only did she cope with prejudice and discrimination, but she was also a selfless nurse, dedicated to providing strong medical services to wounded soldiers. After the outbreak of the Crimean War in 1853, Seacole traveled overseas to the British War Office, determined to serve as an army nurse. Then when she was refused, she funded her own trip to Crimea, started a hotel for injured officers (built out of salvaged materials), and braved enemy fire to nurse the wounded on the battlefield. Affectionately, she was known as “Mother Seacole.” And she is still remembered in Britain, where many buildings and organizations are named in...

National Nurse Anesthetists Week: 25-31

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Fact Sheet Nurse anesthetists have been providing anesthesia care to patients in the United States for more than 150 years. The credential CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) came into existence in 1956. CRNAs are anesthesia professionals who safely administer more than 34 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States, according to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 2013 Practice Profile Survey. CRNAs are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America, enabling healthcare facilities in these medically underserved areas to offer obstetrical, surgical, pain management and trauma stabilization services. In some states, CRNAs are the sole providers in nearly 100 percent of the rural hospitals. According to a 1999 report from the Institute of Medicine, anesthesia care is nearly 50 times safer than it was in the early 1980s. Numerous outcomes studies have demonstrated that there is no difference in the quality of care provided by CRNAs and their physician counterparts. CRNAs provide anesthesia in collaboration with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, podiatrists, and other qualified healthcare professionals. When anesthesia is administered by a nurse anesthetist, it is recognized as the practice of nursing; when administered by an anesthesiologist, it is recognized as the practice of medicine. Regardless of whether their educational background is in nursing or medicine, all anesthesia professionals give anesthesia the same way. As advanced practice registered nurses, CRNAs practice with a high degree of autonomy and professional respect. They carry a heavy load of responsibility and are compensated accordingly. CRNAs practice in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered: traditional hospital surgical suites and obstetrical delivery rooms; critical...

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