Aurora, CO (PRWEB) October 02, 2013
There has never been a better time in the history of nursing than now for nurses to advance their nursing skills as our nation’s top hospitals embrace nurses pursing career advancement and professional development to implement best practices across these complex health systems.
U.S. News & World Report recently surveyed 5,000 hospitals to rank the best in 15 adult specialties. Of 147 hospitals that were nationally ranked, American Sentinel University has students with advanced nursing degrees working in six facilities: Brigham and Women’s’ Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins Hospital, Mayo Clinic, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Click here to view infographic.
“The Affordable Care Act and regulatory changes are creating rich opportunities for nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training. The nursing profession will continue to grow at a much faster rate than other workforce sectors,” says Judy Burckhardt, Ph.D., MAEd, MSN, RN, dean, nursing at American Sentinel University.
The nursing job outlook is projected to be up 26 percent over the next 10 years as the number of nursing jobs climbs to 2,737,400.
Dr. Burckhardt says each American Sentinel University student employed at nationally ranked hospitals or health care systems provides deep learning opportunities for all who intersect with these nurses because these students bring best practices to the classroom and return to the clinical setting with new ideas and evidence for ongoing improvement.
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the aging population, culture of safety initiatives and reimbursement changes will impact the nation’s hospitals in new and unpredictable patterns. Dr. Burckhardt says the anticipated needs for patients to have quality and affordable health care supports the importance of nurses obtaining advanced degrees. Advanced online nursing programs prepare nurses at the BSN, MSN and DNP levels to meet these emerging societal and regulatory changes.
“The benefits of hiring educated nurses have been well documented. The professional role of nursing is changing and as more nurses become involved with quality and safety initiatives, informatics, health systems design, infection prevention and case management, knowledge and skill development is needed for nurses to emerge as true leaders within the profession at our nation’s top hospitals and in our communities,” says Dr. Burckhardt.
American Sentinel’s nursing programs are designed to educate registered nurses with population-focused, evidence-based practice in a collaborative learning environment.
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About American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online nursing degree programs in nursing, informatics, MBA Health Care, DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership. Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.