Today, as we approach a time when more healthcare workers will be needed than ever before, the nation’s best nursing schools are under pressure to prepare their students for careers in nursing. Luckily, new technology may be able to lend a hand- smartphones. Nearly 8,700 medical applications have been created to assist in training future healthcare workers. Mobile applications provide nursing students with access to information anytime, anywhere. Many of the best nursing schools are even requiring students to carry mobile devices on them for reference.
For nursing universities all over the country, a spike in attendance might well be expected. If the full effect of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is instituted in 2014, then millions more Americans will be seeking healthcare. There are many pros and cons to the healthcare act that are in heated debate in Congress even [...]
At a recent UCLA school of nursing ceremony, nursing students transitioning from preclinical studies to clinical work were given traditional white coats, signifying their transition from classroom to clinical setting. In the pockets of the coats, in a more non-traditional gesture, were iPod Touches. The purpose of the white coat and iPod Touch was to combine tradition with technology and provide soon-to-be nurses with the tools they need to be successful in the 21st century, digitalized workplace.
Many people know that the healthcare industry is growing fast, but what many don’t know is that a degree in healthcare or nursing is one of the most versatile degrees available today.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare was the second largest industry in 2008- employing a staggering 14.3 million workers. By 2018, healthcare is expected to be the largest industry in the nation and with an anticipated 22% growth rate and a projected 3.2 million new jobs, it’s easy to see why.