Saint Peter's University Brings to Light a Drastic Need for Preventative Care in the U.S.

Saint Peter’s University, in their continuing effort to improve the field of healthcare and society’s well-being as a whole, has compiled some startling statistics about the overall health of the U.S. population.

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Preventative medicine is paramount, but unfortunately, many seem to ignore the signs and symptoms of very treatable problems until it’s too late. We need to shift our focus from treating ailments to averting them completely.

Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) March 03, 2014

Saint Peter’s University Urges Nurses to Focus on Preventative Health Care

Statistics illustrate the risks of ignoring problematic health symptoms

Saint Peter’s University, in their continuing effort to improve the field of healthcare and society’s well-being as a whole, has compiled some startling statistics in an easy-to-follow infographic about the overall health of the U.S. population. The University’s objective is to emphasize that a healthcare system focused on early detection and preventative medicine not only saves lives but also time and a considerable amount of money. Preventative healthcare becomes paramount when individuals consider the following:

  • One third of all children are overweight or obese
  • Seventy-five percent of America’s healthcare spending is on treating preventable disease
  • Half of all U.S. populations have at least one of three risk factors for stroke
  • Men who smoke are 23 times more likely to develop lung cancer
  • For women, four or more drinks at a time is considered binge drinking
“Preventative medicine is paramount, but unfortunately, many seem to ignore the signs and symptoms of very treatable problems until it’s too late,” stated Ann Tritak, PhD and Dean of Nursing. “We need to shift our focus from treating ailments to averting them completely, which is one of the pillars of Saint Peter’s online RN-BSN program.”

Saint Peter’s Online RN-BSN Program
Saint Peter’s University’s Online RN to BSN gives RNs advanced nursing skills that could help advance their careers. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the online program offers training in the latest nursing practices, along with instilling the management and leadership skills needed for advancement.

Convenient and flexible, the online option is ideal for working nurses with varying shifts. With the employment rate for nurses slated for a 19 percent increase by 2022, and a greater number of hospitals and healthcare organizations requiring nurses to hold a BSN, there is no better time than now to return to the classroom.

To learn more about the online RN-BSN degree program at Saint Peter’s University, click here or call 877-497-5857 to speak with an admissions specialist.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited January 24, 2014).

About Saint Peter’s University
Since 1872, Saint Peter's University has provided high-quality, affordable higher education rich in Jesuit tradition and with a focus on one student at a time. Saint Peter's offers its RN-BSN degree completely online to prepare nurses to provide the best care possible and become leaders in today's healthcare arena.


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