Learn more about health care careers in our chat series with NurseTogether.com. Led by Dr. Catherine Garner, American Sentinel’s dean of health sciences and nursing, and moderated by NurseTogether.com, one of the largest online professional communities for nurses, each session focuses on one area of nursing or health care career education.
Have you ever considered leaving the bedside or moving into other realms of nursing? With an advanced degree, you could earn more money, obtain a leadership position and ensure your job security. Increasingly, even entry-level nurses must have bachelor’s degrees. Learn how to invest in yourself.
How do BSN and B.A. credits count toward an MSN? Does work experience count? What should you look for when choosing an MSN program? Understand the benefits of fast-tracking into specialty areas such as case management, leadership, informatics, infection prevention and control, and nursing education.
Should you pursue a Ph.D. or a DNP Executive Leadership? What kind of work experience does the DNP Executive Leadership program require? Learn all about cohorts, credits and more. American Sentinel’s program is non-clinical and practice-focused and brings experienced executives up to speed on today’s health systems issues and technology.
Why is there such an urgent need for health care informatics professionals? What are the career opportunities? Which is better—a certification or a master’s degree? CNO of Cerner Corporation Ellen Harper is an expert in nursing informatics and a student in American Sentinel’s DNP Executive Leadership program. Ms. Harper joins American Sentinel’s dean of health sciences and nursing, Dr. Catherine Garner, to discuss health care informatics topics.
Do you need an MSN to move into a leadership role? What are the requirements for enrolling in the MSN program? Are clinicals required? Learn more about American Sentinel’s nursing management and organizational leadership specialization.
For more career information, visit our blog on careers in health care for articles written by Betty Nelson, Ph.D., RN, who has more than 30 years experience as a clinician, administrator and educator.
What is accountable care? More importantly, what does it mean for nurses? Read about the advent of accountable care organizations, how nurses can stay relevant with this new initiative and what a career in case management entails. Also learn about how a degree in case management can prepare you for a successful career in this field.
Did you know that the most successful process improvement plans come not from top management, but from engaged employees? Even though it’s hard, nurses must speak up and advance change. But how can you step up as a leader and facilitator of change in your organization? Read how you can move from passivity to engagement, how to exchange ‘automatic’ answers to questions to thoughtful ones, how to motivate others and how to approach leadership with your ideas.
Why is there such an urgent need for nurses who understand health informatics? What are the career opportunities for nurses? This Q & A gives insight on the education and expertise nurses need to improve patient care with the evolution of electronic health records and Federal mandates.