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Consolidated Rhode Island Nursing School

Consolidated Rhode Island Nursing School

PROVIDENCE, RI — The Rhode Island State Properties Committee will review a joint request submitted by the RI Board of Education and state Department of Administration seeking approval to begin lease negotiations for a new Rhode Island nursing school. The proposal is to combine the two nursing programs currently offered at Rhode Island College and University of Rhode Island. Rhode Island has one of the … (Read More)

Role of Nurse Practitioners during the Physician Shortage

Role of Nurse Practitioners during the Physician Shortage

By 2020 it is expected that the United States will have a shortage of 45,000 physicians, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Some experts say that nurse practitioners can help fill the gap in delivering health care services. Without progressive measures to address the shortage, patients may find themselves unable to find primary care providers, experiencing long waits for appointments, and just giving … (Read More)

Alaska Nurses Get Forensic Nurse Training

Forensic Nurse Training and Programs

ANCHORAGE, AK – One of the challenges of the nursing community is to find qualified nurses who can perform examinations for sexual assault victims. Some students go directly into forensic nursing programs in college, but some communities are taking the initiative to train existing nurses. Anchorage, Alaska is one of these communities. Every year the Providence Alaska Medical Center provides didactic training to nurses who … (Read More)

Nursing shortage and growing need for Nurse Educators

Nursing Shortage and Nurse Educators

With the aging Baby Boomer population, many states are facing a nursing shortage. But as the State of Wisconsin has pointed out, it’s not just lack of nursing students. According to a Public News Service article, 50-75% of qualified nursing students who apply to four nursing schools at the University of Wisconsin (UW) are denied admission because the university doesn’t have enough qualified nurse educators. … (Read More)

Nurse staffing and education contribute to reduced patient deaths

Nurse Staffing and Education Contribute to Lower Patient Death Rate

A recent study called the Registered Nurses Forecasting (RN4CAST) has found hospitals that have nurse staff with fewer patients and more education result in better patient outcomes. The study found that hospitals in Europe who have nurses with fewer patients and a higher proportion of Bachelor Degree graduates had significantly fewer surgical patients die while being hospitalized. The study is supported by the U.S. National … (Read More)