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care in the United States means that nursing roles must evolve to serve a
broader patient base. As the need for
primary care providers swells
due to health care reform, the need for different types of nurses,
especially those with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is also expected to increase.
Here’s a look at a
snapshot of the types of nurses with emerging roles in today’s health care
This is a
great time to follow your dream of becoming a nurse, or to start working to attain a higher degree in the nursing
profession in order to advance in your career.*
come a long way in establishing their knowledge and importance in the medical
field. That reputation is increasing even more with the recent launch of the
Affordable Care Act, as those who have recently qualified for health insurance seek primary care providers.
There are so
many different levels of nursing, and various requirements necessary to reach each
level. It can be confusing, especially
if you’re new to the field or considering a career in nursing.
a look at the various types of nursing positions, their responsibilities, and
the education that can help you attain them:
anticipation of health care reform, the AACN (American Association of Colleges of Nursing) is working to require that all nurse
practitioners hold a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. A DNP is designed to
make nurses even more independent to provide care without a doctor’s
supervision. According to an
editor at Nursing Link, “there are other reasons to get this relatively new degree. In the past, advancing in a nursing education
meant stepping away from the bedside. The further you climbed up the academic
ladder, the further you retreated from hands-on clinical care. But
increasingly, nurses and others are recognizing the value of having highly
educated nurses in clinical practice. That’s why the DNP was created.”
roles have made huge strides in recent years, with even bigger advances since
the new health care reform. The various type of nurse has changed, and the field
of nursing is rising to the occasion and proving to be a healthy career path
for employment - with no signs of slowing down any time soon!
Opportunities for Nurses Expand in New Era of Health Care
Moving Up in Your Nursing Career
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And if you are considering pursuing a nursing degree, we invite you to find out more about Kaplan University's School of Nursing and explore our undergraduate and graduate degree offerings.It is important to note that the nursing profession is a career path with expected growth and our nursing degrees are designed to strengthen your knowledge and prepare our students to advance their nursing careers. But Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Several factors specific to a student’s or alumni’s backgrounds and actions, as well as economic and job conditions, affect employment. Also, keep in mind that national long-term projections covered in articles may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
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