Solving the Nursing Shortage

Written by Que Schafer

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University of Phoenix’s nursing program has been accredited byrepparttar National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) since 1989. It is currently seeking nursing program accreditation byrepparttar 142541 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It is changing its accreditation from NLNAC to CCNE because most baccalaureate and higher degree programs in nursing are now accredited by CCNE. Currently inrepparttar 142542 U.S., about 70 percent of baccalaureate nursing programs and 79 percent of master’s nursing programs are accredited by CCNE.

The BSN program is designed to developrepparttar 142543 professional knowledge and skills of working RNs. One must have a minimum of 30 nursing credits to become eligible for this program. However, a valid RN license satisfies this requirement. There are 13 courses offered in this program, and three of them have a clinical component. Most ofrepparttar 142544 courses are online, but students haverepparttar 142545 opportunity to do some ofrepparttar 142546 class work in-person in residency programs, for example. Students also have several opportunities to interact with fellow students.

The curriculum consists of biological, physical and social sciences, which contribute torepparttar 142547 science of nursing and focus onrepparttar 142548 development ofrepparttar 142549 nurse’s role as caregiver, teacher and manager of care. All three ofrepparttar 142550 clinical components require spending 20-45 hours of practicum in five weeks.

“One ofrepparttar 142551 key areas that distinguish us from others is that you can take classes at night,” Sanner said. “That is a big plus for nurses, and our local campuses try to fit courses that work forrepparttar 142552 tough schedule demands that nurses have.”

“We also have a strong foundation inrepparttar 142553 bio and physical sciences,” Sanner added. “There is probably a perception inrepparttar 142554 market place that we don’t have it, but that is not true. We’re also not just offering courses strictly for nurses going into hospital care. We have courses that prepare you to become nurse supervisors, managers of small-care facilities, geriatric wards, etc. We offer a broad basis for different kinds of nursing opportunities, not just hospital nurses.”

The MSN/MBA/HCM program is intended to provide nurses withrepparttar 142555 blend of advanced nursing and business management skills necessary to manage today’s health care delivery systems. The MBA/HCM curriculum emphasizesrepparttar 142556 identification, analysis and solution of multifaceted management problems that require technical understanding and balanced decision making. If you arerepparttar 142557 type of person who is driven by a desire to help people and to make a difference in people’s lives, pursing a career in nursing might berepparttar 142558 perfect career option. Enrolling in a nursing program such as University of Phoenix’s gives studentsrepparttar 142559 opportunity to aid people and make a very good living while helping to eliminate this country’s alarming shortage in nurses.

Que Schafer is a writer for To read more of his articles and to learn more about online education visit

Two Leadership Traps: How To Avoid Them. How To Get Out Of them (Part 2)

Written by Brent Filson

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You may think I'm putting too fine a point on these changes; and to a degree, you'd be right. Making simply one change may not be important; but when you multiplerepparttar changes many times duringrepparttar 142540 day, day in and day out, month in and month out, their aggregate can add up to tremendous change indeed. In fact, it can add up to job and career transformation.

So,repparttar 142541 next time you are tempted to say, "I need ... ", don't. Instead, say, "Do you need? ..." or "What do you need? ... " Over time, you'll forge great changes in how people relate to you and your leadership, changes that will lead to substantial increases in results.

However, watch out: In getting out ofrepparttar 142542 "I need ..." trap, you may find yourself in another trap. Asking "What do you need? ..." might play right into their hands of people who don't' trust you or want to sabotage your leadership or use you to further their own ends. Such people want to lead you down their private rabbit hole. They want to get you exploring things that have nothing to do with your gettingrepparttar 142543 results you need and everything to do with satisfyingrepparttar 142544 needs of their ego or whatever agenda they have. "Don't you think you need? ... " could be their ticket to ride. Before you askrepparttar 142545 question, be aware ofrepparttar 142546 ride and how to get off.

THE SECOND TRAP. The "You do ... " trap. Most leaders miss a great opportunity that presents itself to them daily. Since leadership is all about having people take action that gets results, it's important to understandrepparttar 142547 kind of action people should take to getrepparttar 142548 best results. You can ensure it isrepparttar 142549 best kind of action by challenging people not simply to do a job but to take leadership of that job. After all, there's a big difference between people doing and leading; and when you are constantly saying, "You do ... " you are missing out on getting a lot more results.

Now that you know how to avoid two leadership traps, you'll find that your career will be boosted in many marvelous ways.

2005 © The Filson Leadership Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

The author of 23 books, Brent Filson's recent books are, THE LEADERSHIP TALK: THE GREATEST LEADERSHIP TOOL and 101 WAYS TO GIVE GREAT LEADERSHIP TALKS. He has been helping leaders of top companies worldwide get audacious results. Sign up for his free leadership e-zine and get a free white paper: "49 Ways To Turn Action Into Results," at

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