By Nimisha Savani, Vertical Chief, Healthcare
On May 6, a national week of gratitude and celebration began for the more than 3.6 million registered nurses in the United States who do so much to save lives and improve healthcare.
The Most Trusted Profession
Today’s nurses can be found in private practices, hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as in research institutions, state legislatures and even in Congress. They are counselors, healers and advocates who make a difference in the lives of their patients. Nurses also comprise the largest healthcare profession, with nursing consistently rated as the most trusted profession.
Clearly, nurses make a difference. And increasingly, their education makes a difference too. Numerous studies have shown that patient outcomes were positively impacted by having baccalaureate- and masters- prepared nurses at their bedsides. Currently a little more than half of registered nurses have their BSN; healthcare professionals are recommending that two-thirds of working nurses have a baccalaureate or higher.
At Academic Partnerships, we work with more than 40 partner universities, and support more than half of them to provide students with high quality, affordable bachelors, masters and doctorate level nursing degrees fully online. Online degree programs allow them to remain working while getting their degrees,
Hard Work Pays Off
We believe nursing can offer a career that is both personally and financially rewarding, and we are devoted to working with universities across the United States in providing the valuable higher education nurses seek. Studies have shown that nurses have a high degree of job satisfaction and believe they make a difference.
At Academic Partnerships, we appreciate nurses every day and are dedicated to making it easier for them to advance their education and their future through online education. Join us this week to celebrate National Nurses Week, as we applaud these individuals and highlight the diverse ways in which they work across the healthcare industry.