Nursing

Employment prospects for nurses in the US are expected to continue to be very strong since job opportunities for skilled nurses are anticipated to grow at a much faster rate than the average. According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 736,000 new nurses will be needed nationally between 2008 and 2018. There has never been a better time to have a career in nursing. With an aging population and longer life expectancies, the outlook is excellent for the nursing field. Choose a FORTIS nursing education to start your career as a nurse.

Infographic: What Can You Do With a Nursing Degree?

What can you do with your nursing degree? Not only are nurses in higher demand than ever, but there is also no limit to the career possibilities available to you. Check out our infographic to find out where your nursing degree can take you! Want to...
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Nurses Needed: Shortages May Be Deepening

A recent South Florida Sun Sentinel headline said it all: “Fewer nurses for more patients: training programs failing to meet demand.” The article went on to report that, with double the number of nursing vacancies as eight years earlier, the...
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Expanding Rural Healthcare Access

Most of us associate “rural” with agricultural, but that’s not necessarily the case. A Georgetown University study notes rural areas actually may be counties with a city as large as 10,000, or more. However, when it comes to healthcare...
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Six Steps to Becoming a Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse anesthetists are specialists who perform surgical and postsurgical duties – among them, administering anesthesia, monitoring vital signs during surgery, and overseeing a patient’s post-surgery recovery. They assist physicians, anesthes...
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How Nurses Shape the Wellness of Society

Nursing has deep social implications. No, we’re not talking about Facebook, Twitter or other social media, but rather nursing’s intrinsic social context. Nursing is responsible to society through its mission to serve the public interest: spe...
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Reasons Home Health Nurse is a Good Career Choice

You like the idea of being a nurse, but don’t want to be stuck in a hospital or healthcare facility. Not to worry, Johnson & Johnson’s Nursing Notes reports becoming a Home Health Nurse is a viable option for RNs. As a visiting nurse,...
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Nurses Represent Diverse Demographics

  While we celebrate National Nurses Week each year, because of their ongoing contributions to quality healthcare, nurses should be celebrated every day. They’re that important. Since our nation’s population has become more diverse al...
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Nursing Among Most Meaningful Jobs

There’s more to choosing a career than just salary expectations. Most people want to do something they really enjoy while achieving the satisfaction of a job well-done. When exploring the top 20 college programs that lead to meaningful careers, Pa...
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Nurses Find Gratification in Their Profession

As we look to National Nurses Week, May 6-12, it’s a good time to consider where…and how…nurses are gratified by what they do. From a career perspective, nurses generally feel rewarded and gratified in terms of the joys nursing bring...
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The Story of Florence Nightingale

All nurses today follow in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale, who is known as the pioneer of modern nursing. Her hard work and life-long devotion to helping others made her a hero, leaving modern nursing candidates with big shoes to fill. Being a nu...
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What Does a Patient Care Technician Do?

Those who want to work in the medical profession have a number of career options besides being a doctor or nurse. One of those is Patient Care Technician or PCT – often also called a hospital or patient care assistants or orderlies. What is a pat...
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Healthy Nurses Make Better Nurses

Again this year, we will celebrate National Nurses Week May 6-12. The American Nurses Association has designated 2017 as the "Year of the Healthy Nurse." That’s not a redundancy. According to LeAnn Thieman, four of every 10 nurses suffer from burn...
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What Does A “Bridge” Program Entail?

At some point as a student, you may come across a “bridge” program and wonder exactly what it is. “Bridge” status applies to a wide diversity of college courses and programs. For example, advanced placement programs - in which h...
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How Nurses Are Reforming Antibiotic Practices

Are your healthcare providers always giving you the right advice and treatment? You’d probably like to believe they are, but the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that’s not always the case. In fact, prescription errors may...
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What Do Licensed Vocational Nurses Do?

Wondering what a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) does? Basically, whatever a licensed practical nurse (LPN) does. Essentially they are one and the same. LVN is a job title specific to California and Texas; whereas, in every other state, they’re kn...
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Life After Nursing School

Making the transition from nursing school to that first nursing job can be nerve-racking. No longer will situations be theoretical or in a classroom setting with notes and an instructor guiding students through each step. Now, situations will turn into...
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Music and Nursing – What’s the Connection?

Music does more than “soothe the savage beast.” It’s also beneficial for treating patients – especially those in nursing homes or suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The "Music and Memory" Project   While music ...
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Nursing Simulation Lab Learning Success

Everyone, at some point in their lives, will need to visit the hospital and require nursing care. As a result, nurses are always under intense scrutiny to provide safe and effective patient care. Patients trust their lives to healthcare professionals an...
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What Do Licensed Practical Nurses Do?

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), or as they’re known in some states, Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), are one of the most important and prominent careers in the nursing field. While there’s no “One-Size-Fits-All” description o...
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How Simulation in Nursing Education Improves Nursing Students

Out with the old, in with the new. The use of simulation technology is “in”, and transforming modern nursing classrooms across the country. This means nursing students no longer need to rely on anatomy models and mannequins. In their place,...
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