Carson-Newman University is here to support and equip those who are feeling called to join the mission of health care. With 2020 being recognized as the “Year of the Nurse” by the World Health Organization, nurses are foundational to improving lives in their communities and beyond.
Becoming a Nurse Practitioner (NP) is rewarding for those looking to advance their careers.
The Institute of Medicine recommended that 80% of nurses hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or higher by 2020. Currently, only 60% of RNs do, which means that there’s a need for nurses to advance their education and pursue RN to BSN programs.
Caring for others during their time of need is rewarding personally and professionally. Nurses of all levels, from bedside to advanced practice, are held in high esteem.
Nursing is one of the most professionally, personally, and spiritually rewarding careers there is.
Over many years, the nursing field has advanced as a profession. Its foundation in evidence-based care began two centuries ago in Italy during the Crimean War with Florence Nightingale, a nurse who took note that cleanliness and hygiene helped prevent infection.
Nursing blogs, like this one at Carson-Newman Online, can be a great resource for nurses looking to stay up-to-date on the latest developments, advances, news, stories, and expert advice from registered nurses and nurse practitioners working in the field.