Sunday, June 24, 2012

Recent Nursing Trend: Nurses Going Back To College For 4-Year Degree To Meet New Requirements

The New York Times' article "More Stringent Requirements Send Nurses Back to School" (June 23, 2012) highlights more stringent requirements that hospitals and other employers are requiring of R.N.s in today's world. Hospitals which often pay the best, especially teaching hospitals, are beginning to require a 4-year degree for hiring. It is time to consider more education in order to stay competitive in the marketplace.

I have also been encouraging my nurse clients with 4-year degrees to consider becoming advanced practitioners such as Nurse Practitioners or Certified Nurse Midwifes since that gives them the ability to practice more independently under a physician's supervision. It makes practice in a private setting more rewarding as well.

Posted by Tracy Green, Esq. Please email Ms. Green, a very experienced nurse attorney, at or call her at 213-233-2260 to schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation.


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