Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nursing Programs Continue To Expand To Meet The Needs Of The Changing Roles Of Nurses

Last week, Elizabeth Donald, of the Bellville News Democrat, reported that Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) has established a new doctorate of nursing practices degree. Ms. Donald explained how the nursing program was formed to meet the needs of nurses seeking to use their doctorate degree in a clinical setting. The article also mentioned the importance of lifelong learning and how the nurses of the future will not only have to fill the looming nursing gap due to the expansion of the medical sector but also fill the gap left by the baby boomer generation retiring over the next twenty years.

The establishment of the new doctorate program as well as continuing to engage nurses in life-long learning align with the recommendations made by the IOM's Initiative on the Future of Nursing committee's report: "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health."

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