Category: Nursing

Demand for BSN-prepared Nurses in Chicago

The nursing profession continues to experience rapid growth. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 2.9 million registered nurses working in the United States; by 2026, the workforce is expected to grow by 438,100 jobs, or 15 percent. Nursing is enjoying such a strong outlook that it was named the ninth-best… Read more »

Transforming Health Care: The Emergence of Telenursing

In many cases, patients are now able to access their health care providers through video conferencing, instant messaging, email and other forms of technology. This field, known as telehealth, is growing due to the demand for greater access and convenience in health care, according to Hospitals & Health Networks. Advances in technology allow nurses to… Read more »

Responsibilities and Duties of a Registered Nurse

Although the nursing shortage has been a noteworthy topic for years, it still isn’t resolved. More registered nurses are needed, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of registered nurses is projected to increase 16 percent by 2024. There are plenty of opportunities for career changers and nurses seeking advancement. The responsibilities… Read more »

Improving Health Literacy in America

To make healthy decisions, patients must be able to understand and react to the health information they receive. But the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), the only large-scale survey of health literacy in the country, revealed that 88 percent of American adults do not have proficient health literacy. Greater health literacy awareness is critical… Read more »

The Highs and Lows of Nursing [Infographic]

The thriving nursing industry is seeing a shortage of nurses. From hospitals to homes, registered nurses are an essential part of the health and medical industries. While it’s the highest growing occupation in the United States, nursing is somehow still facing a shortage that’s expected to continue for the next decade, despite available positions. (click… Read more »