Increase Proportion Of Nurses With Baccalaureate Degree

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Increase proportion of nurses with baccalaureate degree by 2020 If one can stop for a few minutes and imagine a doctor’s office, a hospital, and a nursing home without nurses, you can easily see the important role that a nurse plays in society. It’s not far-fetched to believe that fewer nurses can shorten our lifespan. Imagine a hospital stay or a surgery without nurses. Imagine your chances of infection and a successful recovery without the constant care that nurses provide in the absence of the doctor – and in many cases, in the presence of the doctor. For acute care patients fewer or no nurses can be a matter of life and death. Nurses take pride in the practice of their profession – they care for people, not the medical condition. They are passionate about patient advocacy, support reform of the health delivery system and go the extra mile when patient care appears endless. When the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its 2010 report, The Future of Nursing, Leading Change, and Advancing Health, many nurses felt affirmed by the spotlight this prestigious group placed on nursing. The reality is the newly designed healthcare requirements by President Obama will lead to millions of previously uninsured Americans needing care that nurses can provide. These growing demands lend themselves to different types of care providers under the nursing umbrella. There are: LPNs, nursing assistants, RNs with associate degrees, baccalaureate and master degrees, nurse practitioners,
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