STATE OF NURSING TODAY
Is A Nurse Practitioner A “Doctor?”
Nurse practitioners are demanding a wider scope of practice and even to be called “doctor” if they have a doctorate. And 28 states are considering giving them what they want, to which physician societies object.
But it’s not just the dependent practitioners breathing down primary care’s neck. CVS announced it will double its number of retail clinics and expand the range of services from acute, episodic care to screening and even chronic illnesses. Walgreen’s and Wal-Mart are increasing their numbers of clinics, too.
“Nursing schools are turning away tens of thousands of qualified applicants; 1/2 of nursing-school faculty members will reach retirement age; U.S. is on the verge of losing some 500,000 nurses to retirement.” Source: Read More>>>>
The Future Of Nursing Is Here Health Experts Say
Nurse Practitioners May Be The Thing Of The Future
Median Salary $96,093
Low 10% $82,775 to 25% $89,122 to 75% $103,438 to High 90% $110,125
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the growth within this profession should be in line with that of other similar nursing fields. This forecast predicts job growth of around 23% through the year 2016, which presents outstanding opportunity.