Technology has been instrumental in changing how healthcare works. Healthcare is continually evolving. Nurses are challenged to learn the skills required to use emerging technologies and integrate them into their professional practice.
Family nurse practitioners, or FNPs, have obtained a Master of Science or doctoral level of education in the nursing field. FNPs are licensed to treat patients of all ages in a non-acute setting. About 60 percent of nurse practitioners hold this certification, making it the most common route to practicing as an NP.
As the fields of nursing and medicine continue to advance in knowledge and complexity, many nurses opt to pursue higher education to more effectively serve the needs of patients. Higher education for nurses has become more flexible and has adapted to suit the needs of the working nurse.
One of the most rewarding ways you can choose to advance your career is through an online master’s degree in nursing education. Technology has made it easier than ever to obtain a master’s degree by taking classes online, making life and school more manageable.
National Nurses Week — May 6–12 — celebrates nurses and educates the public about the nursing profession and its advancement. This year’s theme is “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence.” Nurses play a pivotal role in healthcare and inspire change and improvement in patient outcomes, which is certainly something to celebrate.
Walsh University’s Online MSN program inspires the compassionate nurse, celebrates technological innovation and teaches the next generation of future nurses to influence with visionary leadership. Happy National Nurses Week 2018!
What Are the Different Types of APRNs? What Do They Do?
So first things first, do you know what an APRN is and do you know the different types of APRNs? APRN stands for advanced practice registered nurse. It is the umbrella term for advanced practice registered nurses and encompasses four roles:
Gallup poll results show Americans consider nursing the most “honest, ethical profession.” More than 80% of Americans believe nurses have high ethics. Gallup surveyed more than 1,000 Americans to rate the ethics of 22 different occupations.
The Walsh University Gary and Linda Byers School of Nursing has earned national recognition as a 2017-’18 Nursing College of Distinction.