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Lots to Love About Accelerated Nursing Programs in Boston

Posted by Dina Francis on Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Nursing is a rapidly expanding, highly desirable area of the healthcare industry. During the past three decades, the number of employed nurses in the United States has increased more than 100 percent. With so much expansion in the profession, it’s not hard for nursing school graduates to find positions in preferred work settings (e.g. medical clinics, hospitals, senior living facilities, and other residential care outlets) in many areas of the country.

Boston, Massachusetts—in particular—offers an exciting array of job opportunities. Many of these roles come with competitive benefits and salaries. In 2012, the median pay for a registered nurse was just under $65,500, which works out to around $31 per hour. But Massachusetts is actually listed second, among the country’s top-paying states for nursing, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Massachusetts, the annual mean wage for registered nurses is upwards of $86,000.

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A Day in the Life: Accelerated Nursing Programs in NY or NJ

Posted by Dina Francis on Wed, Aug 13, 2014


What’s it like to experience accelerated nursing programs in NY? That depends on what you mean by “accelerated.” Because fast-track nursing programs don’t look the same at every institution. In many cases, they’re designed for specific types of students.

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How LPN-to-RN programs Can Lead to Nursing Leadership Roles

Posted by Dina Francis on Thu, Jul 24, 2014

In any healthcare environment, quality care is the primary goal. Consistent service and efficient operations are also valued by patients and health employers, alike. It takes leadership to keep these priorities on track and in focus.

Nurse leaders, especially, play a key role in organizing their teams and aligning the care efforts of physicians, hospitalists, and other staff departments. If you are a prospective nurse looking to reach a leadership position some day, it is important that you have the right qualifications and training.

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ATP Opens 4 Locations for Accelerated Nursing Programs in Florida

Posted by Dina Francis on Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Nursing is a fast-growing, highly-desirable role in the healthcare industry. According to the American Nurses Association, between 1980 and 2008 the number of employed nurses in the United States rose from 1,272,851 to 2,596,599—an increase of greater than 100 percent. But that doesn’t mean nurses always have an easy time joining the profession.

To help prospective nurses earn their RN title faster, Achieve Test Prep has opened several new locations offering accelerated nursing programs in Florida. ATP opens new campuses in the state of  Florida (and across the country) to help all types of people achieve their dream of becoming a registered nurse. In fact, ATP’s RN and BSN bridge programs make nursing advancement simpler and more convenient than just about any other route.

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What’s Causing Your Nursing School Stress?

Posted by Dina Francis on Fri, Jun 27, 2014

The first step to managing nursing school stress is to identify its causes.  Most students are worried about three main issues:

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The Connection between Nursing Leadership and Patient Safety

Posted by Dina Francis on Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Patient safety is a major priority among today’s hospitals and healthcare systems—not only from a quality of care standpoint, but for patient satisfaction and profitability reasons, too. When medical errors or avoidable injuries occur, a facility’s reputation is on the line.

Increasingly, registered nurses are leading the effort to prevent, detect, and minimize patient safety incidents. In fact, nursing leadership and patient safety now go hand in hand, thanks to some key changes in nursing education. RN programs are being updated to reflect the modern nurse’s role, as a participant in interdisciplinary, patient-centered  “care teams,” which include physicians, APNs, RNs, and other point-of-care health workers.

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State By State RN Salary Update

Posted by Dina Francis on Wed, Jun 11, 2014


With 25 locations in 8 states, plus online students from all over the U.S, we have the distinct pleasure of helping professionals achieve their goals every day. As part of our focus on educating and helping our students, we've recently updated our popular State by State RN Salary Guide.

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NCLEX Test Prep Stress?

Posted by Dina Francis on Wed, May 28, 2014

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New Nursing Career Opportunities in Transitional Care Management

Posted by Dina Francis on Mon, May 05, 2014

 

Last year Medicare updated a rule that will now pay nurses who manage patients during acute care transitions. According to the new fee schedule, reimbursement will apply to nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and others who offer care coordination after patient discharge.

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Nursing School: Need a Faster Way to Finish?

Posted by Dina Francis on Mon, May 05, 2014

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