"A number of barriers prevent nurses from being able to respond effectively to rapidly changing health care settings and an evolving health care system," according to a 2010 report by the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. health care system.
"This will be the only accelerated program that's facility based," Fernandez said. "Staff and students will be interacting with real live clinicians on a daily basis."
She worked part time during the program and gave birth to her daughter immediately after she graduated in 2011. Now, she cares for mothers after they Under Armour Golf Shoes Drive One
Take Emily Walker, a graduate of the Saint Vincent program who now works at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
The on site nature of the clinical work was key, Walker said. "We learned quite a bit about how a hospital works before we even looked at getting jobs."
Nashville has a fairly large nursing talent pool, he said, but that's a temporary condition. As the general Under Armour Micro G Torch population ages and the demands on nurses increase, education programs are going to have to match pace.
This benefits participating hospitals, too.
Nashville's Saint Thomas Health will offer a new accelerated nursing degree through a partnership with Indiana based Marian University.
"Most of the country's nurses are educated at the community college level," said Susan Hassmiller, senior adviser for nursing for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "That's not good enough. We cannot possibly take care of the people with the illnesses we have in this country and the complexity of our health care system Under Armour Shoes Color Black
found jobs in the field.
Saint Thomas' new program shouldn't compete with those, said Amy Winters Sakowicz, who is in charge of business development for Marian University at St. Thomas. The online lecture series is more flexible than a traditional classroom, she said. "It allows us to open up to people who maybe missed their calling and now have the chance to pursue a nursing degree."
The new Saint Thomas program is modeled on one that Marian University has had with an Indiana hospital called Saint Vincent. Saint Vincent Hospital belongs to the Ascension network, a national system of Catholic providers that also includes St. The university also said that 97 percent of its graduates passed their licensure exam on the first try. The school said it had not yet measured the percentage of graduates who Under Armour Shoes All White
if the vast majority of nurses only have a community college degree. It is not going to work."
Nashville already is home to strong nursing programs, including those at Belmont University, which has an accelerated program, and Vanderbilt University.
deliver babies. "Having had a child before this job really helped me because I learned what I should and shouldn't do as a nurse helping these moms," Walker said.
Throughout the country, people in the nursing field are realizing this need, said Hassmiller, which is why inventive education programs are vital.
The program is designed to address a major industry concern a nationwide nursing shortage.
While she admits the program was intense, she said it fit her hectic lifestyle.
Saint Thomas Health partners with Indiana university to offer accelerated nursing degree
Marco Fernandez, St. Thomas' executive director for talent management and education, said nurses will increasingly be required to take on more responsibility and spearhead more community care than they do now.
"It makes sense, strictly from a financial perspective, if you have people who already know about where things are and how the organization works," Fernandez said. "It does make that onboarding much shorter."
The new program lasts 16 months and consists of online courses taught by Marian professors with clinical work being conducted on site at Saint Thomas facilities, a unique aspect of this program.
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