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Nursing Education Opportunities
The future of nursing education is as dynamic as the field itself. There will always be campus-based programs to support and educate our registered nurses (RNs). However, online education has become an increasingly popular option for RNs looking to advance in the profession.
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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 Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP Graduate
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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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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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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DNP project workbook
Molly Bradshaw DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, is an associate professor and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program coordinator for EKU Online. Dr. Bradshaw, in conjunction with Tracy Vitale, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NE-BC, published “The DNP Project Workbook: A Step-by-Step Process for Success.”
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Still looking for a place to earn your BSN? Eastern Kentucky University has been recognized as the best RN-BSN program in the southeast region of the United States according to Nursing Process. Consistently recognized as a leading institution in nursing education, EKU ranked number 1 out of the 169 accredited RN-BSN programs in the region...
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