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Health Professions in the News: RN to BSN programs benefit nurses and healthcare

Nurse.com (September 1, 2016)

Nursing and healthcare organizations, as well as hospitals and other employers, are calling for a more highly educated nursing workforce to meet the demands of the increasingly complex U.S. healthcare system. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: 5 Ways Nursing Graduate School Can Pay Off

U.S. News and World Report (September 22, 2016)

The number of jobs for nurses with graduate degrees is growing quickly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, whose forecasts show that the number of jobs available for advanced practice nurses will be 31 percent higher in 2024 compared with 2014. The bureau's research also shows that the typical...

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Health Professions in the News: Classes to begin next month at new nursing school in Rancho Cordova

Sacramento Bee (April 7, 2016)

Citing studies showing a need for more nurses at medical facilities throughout California, Illinois-based Chamberlain College of Nursing said Thursday that classes will open next month at its first Golden State campus in Rancho Cordova. Officials said spring semester classes will begin May 2 in nearly...

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Health Professions in the News: Western Sierra Medical Clinic gives hands-on training to nursing students

The Union (May 8, 2016)

Western Sierra Medical Clinic in Grass Valley has established a partnership with California State University, Sacramento and Sierra College to provide hands-on education and on-site training for nursing students. The state university and community college’s nursing programs are rotating about 50 students...

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Health Professions in the News: Touro programs help take nurses to next level

Daily Republic (May 6, 2016)

The health care environment is changing rapidly and Touro University California School of Nursing is positioned to build on the skills of associate and bachelor’s degree registered nurses to meet the evolving health workforce needs. The 12-month program for BSN students and the 18-month program for...

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Health Professions in the News: What Are the Working Conditions of a Nurse?

Health eCareers (January 13, 2017)

Working conditions nurses vary widely depending on a variety of factors, including setting, type of degree, specialization and even the emotional state of the person. In general, nursing is a demanding job, both physically and emotionally, and it can carry serious consequences for those who are unprepared...

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Health Professions in the News: Millennials Embrace Nursing Profession — Just In Time To Replace Baby Boomers

California Healthline (October 27, 2017)

The days are long past when the only career doors that readily opened to young women were those marked teacher, secretary or nurse. Yet young adults who are part of the millennial generation are nearly twice as likely as baby boomers were to choose the nursing profession, according to a recent study...

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Health Professions in the News: In a First for California, Nurse Practitioners to Deliver Primary Care without Physician Supervision

California Health Report (January 22, 2018)

Nurse practitioners, who hold masters or doctorate degrees in nursing, can diagnose patients, prescribe medication and admit patients to the hospital. Yet in California, they typically work under the supervision of medical doctors despite their years of training.  Ballard-Hernandez is an exception...

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Health Professions in the News: Reducing Red Tape For Traveling Nurses

California Healthline (February 21, 2018)

Lauren Bond, a traveling nurse who is working a temporary job at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, has held licenses in five states and Washington, D.C. She maintains a detailed spreadsheet to keep track of license fees, expiration dates and the different courses each state requires. The 27...

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Health Professions in the News: Why Is Everyone Packing Up And Becoming A Travel Nurse?

Nurse.org (August 19, 2017)

Nurses around the country have learned that travel nursing has many perks and benefits. Travel nursing offers a chance to explore new places, experience diverse practice environments, and make new friends. Competitive pay, great benefits, and free housing are major reasons why nurses travel. Read...

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Health Professions in the News: Opinion: Gov. Brown’s Online Community College Plan Could Solve Nursing Crisis

Times of San Diego (May 5, 2018)

Though controversial among brick-and-mortar and old-school thinkers, the online-only community college could be the legacy that eclipses his father’s legendary University of California expansion. Open to all. Possibly free to all. And unrestricted by the academic calendar. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: California Community Colleges Helping Address Nursing Shortage

California Forward (August 17, 2017)

Internationally-trained nurses face a difficult barrier to practice in California. The California Board of Registered Nursing requires that, in specific courses, both classroom instruction and clinical practice must take place concurrently. In some nursing schools overseas, they are offered in consecutive...

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