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Nurse Practitioner Examining Baby
Kentucky has one of the highest rates in the nation for chronic disease such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. At the same time, almost half of Kentucky counties are designated health professional shortage areas (HPSAs). This can mean lack of the most basic healthcare for people in those areas. Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) are...
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Judith Poe
Judith Poe is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She is the System Director of Endoscopy for Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Florida. Judith completed her program online and recently shared her thoughts about her experience as an EKU Online student.
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nurse bsn work setting
How many of us wished we knew what the nursing world would be like after licensure? Nursing school instilled in me the passion for being a nurse and I could not wait to start practicing. But I still needed guidance as I adjusted to the world of healthcare. Here are 4 tips that I learned...
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Masters in Nursing MSN at work
The healthcare industry continues to evolve and so does nursing practice. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for advanced practice nurses is projected to grow 26 percent by 2028. Earning your master’s degree as a nurse not only opens up more career opportunities, but also increases your earning potential. According to PayScale,...
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telehealth laptop user
One recent advance in health treatment is telehealth, an option that allows healthcare professionals to visit with patients virtually through the use of technology. Telehealth usage has increased. In the early months of COVID-19’s rapid spread across the United States, 71% of patients had considered telemedicine while half had already gone through with a virtual...
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nursing male nurse
The evolution of healthcare has created a greater need for the evolution of nursing practice. The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program at EKU prepares nurses to take on these new medical frontiers and challenges through evidence-based practice focused on enhancing the care provided to patients and addressing the health concerns plaguing communities.
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pmhnp edumed
The PMHNP program has a history of distinction at EKU, earning national recognition with U.S. News & World Report ranking it among the top 50 best online graduate nursing programs in the country. It has a high certification exam pass rate and prepares students to meet the population’s growing mental health needs in private practice,...
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anthem nursing scholarships
Eastern Kentucky University teamed up with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to create solutions to address rural Kentucky’s need for better access to quality healthcare. The Anthem Rural Medicine Scholarship is available to eligible students who agree to serve eastern Kentucky communities for at least three after graduation. This scholarship, funded by a $92,000...
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nursing family nurse practitioner graduate
My name is Laura Wittmann. I am a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Nurse Practitioner with 30+ years as an ICU/ER/OR nurse as well as managerial and educator experience. I am currently working in a community health/ER clinic on a remote island in Alaska.
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CVS Foundation Scholarship Winners
Three EKU Online rural health family nurse practitioner were awarded the $1,000 CVS Foundation Scholarship for the Spring 2021 semester. These students were recognized as a result of their personal and professional dedication to supporting underserved populations. This year’s scholarship recipients include Blake Barnes, Talisha Hern, and Angela Hubbard. Each of these recipients have made...
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