It’s that time of year again! We’re sure many of you are spending copious amounts of money on your loved ones to try and find the perfect gift. We have a gift as well, the gift of education!
Many nurses that we have talked to that have earned their associates degree believe that they don’t have the time to expand their education and pursue a higher degree. Obstacles such as time and expense and familial obligations can seem to get in the way, but there are a variety of solutions for these barriers.
The Journal of Professional Nursing stated, “Nurses with graduate degrees are more likely to report being extremely satisfied with their jobs, compared with nurses who hold associate’s degrees, who more frequently report moderate to extreme dissatisfaction with their jobs.”
Our healthcare system is changing, and the need for nurses with bachelor degrees or higher is increasing.
Christine T. Kovner, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor at the College of Nursing stated,
“Healthcare is relying ever more heavily on information technology. More people are able to access care. Not only do we need more BSN-prepared nurses to provide care in this increasingly complex system, we need more nursing faculty [with] higher education to educate the next generation of nurses.”
With the changing needs of the healthcare community, nurses who continue to pursue an associates, bachelors or masters degree are going to have the best options for their career. Nurses face many challenges juggling careers, family, and ongoing education. There are a variety of colleges and universities that understand your predicament and make it more convenient and affordable than ever to continue on a lifelong learning trajectory.
Accell Education understands the challenges nurses face to earning a degree. We have had experience of nurses with all levels of education. If you’re an LPN looking into an option to earn your RN license, Accell Education Group provides a tutor-based online program that makes earning your RN license fast, fun and affordable. Call Accell at (877)978-1344 to set up a brief phone consultation to discuss your options.