Advocate Search Group recruits the top Nurse Educators for our client colleges, universities, research hospitals, and academic medical & health sciences centers.

 

Where you want to work in the future will determine what nursing degree is best for you. There was a time when having an Associate’s Degree in Nursing was enough to get your hired at most places. But with doctor’s offices, hospitals, and other medical facilities getting tougher with their hiring requirements you’ll find that while you can still find a job in 2017 with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, it might not be the ideal job for you.

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One of the best ways to recruit faculty for nursing schools is to use the name recognition of your university or college that offers nursing degrees. The name recognition for colleges and their reputation is important to students who seek to attend the best and most affordable schools for their training. Networking is the key to finding and retaining qualified faculty. Higher level institutions that teach nursing are more likely to have the reputation of being in a desirable geographic area and have additional benefits other than financial to offer prospective faculty. Schools that are in an area with recreational sites and away from large cities are one example of this.

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The world of nursing is fast paced and rewarding. You’re constantly on the go, helping patients, and assisting doctors as they make real life decisions. While technology has helped to improve the experience of nurses in the hospital, fewer people are going through the nursing program. With it being one of the highest paying majors available in the United States, there has never been a better time to get into nursing. Arguably, where you go to school can make a big difference. These are among the best and most prestigious nursing programs in the United States.

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 The demand for nurses is constantly increasing. This is why more schools are offering this program to students. While some of these programs are exceeding the expectations of the industry and producing impressive results, others are missing the mark. When you graduate from a nursing program that delivers excellence, you are more likely to be recruited by some of the leading medical facilities in the world. So what are some of the strongest brands to consider?

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Nursing Programs Affected by Higher NCLEX-RN Scores.

Why do potential nursing students prefer to attend and graduate from a highly-respected university? The primary reason is the opportunity a stellar degree provides to quickly find a nursing position. Things frequently overlooked include tuition costs, GPA requirements, and how many slots are open for new students. Areas like this eventually lead students to seek their nursing credentials at community colleges and for profit schools.

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While exploring your options for obtaining a degree in nursing, you’ll notice many mention an accreditation. While not all students take this seriously at first, it is important to pay close attention to what your nursing program offers. When recruiters review your education credentials, they will take note of this. After all, the accreditation in place is a symbol of the commitment and quality of the education that is being offered through a school.

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What’s your social media brand like? If it is spotty and doesn’t make sense, you aren’t doing yourself any favors. While cleaning up elements like negative comments on places like GlassDoor and RateMyTeacher are all smart moves, how you approach social media is critical.
The first thing you need to determine is what is your brand image? Are you building a brand on pictures? Then Instagram might be the right choice. Facebook is better for a mixture of images and text. While Google+ is usually reserved for those who are tech savvy with a target audience of men, and Pinterest has a target audience of women.

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YES – Many for profit nursing schools produce fantastic nurses!!!

For-Profit Nursing Programs are another option for students who are not keen on going through the tedious process of admission into their state universities and local community colleges. Students who want to be educated in these public institutions must go through hard entrance exams, lottery-style admissions, exhausting pre-requisite subjects, and long waiting lists. Time is of the essence in the field of nursing.  Many want to become RNs (registered nurses) quickly, so that they can fill the increasing demand for nurses nationwide and begin to make a decent salary.

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Nurses are the healthcare professionals who are always at the patient’s bedside. They are the ones who provide their patients the attention and care that sometimes family members cannot give. Nurses are valuable. That is why the national shortage of nurses in the United States is very alarming. It is true that there has been a shortage of nurses through the years, but it was always in varying degrees. Recently, because of the limited capacity of various nursing schools and the aging nurses in the workforce, the shortage is starting to feel like a crisis. This is not a good thing for healthcare providers and their patients.

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Simulation is rapidly spreading in the world of nursing education.  Nursing students are said to learn better with simulation or patient simulators, especially in light of the following issues:

  • Progressing number of nursing programs
  • Limited clinical sites
  • Certain healthcare settings that do not allow students to take vital signs or administer medications
  • Initiatives for patient safety that cuts back on the number of students that care for patients or limits students to just observing procedures of patient care

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