There is increased demand for nurses and healthcare workers, with more needs projected as Baby Boomers age. Even once workers grain credentials, there is a significant problem with attrition in recently graduated nurses. How is your university making sure students are work-ready?
Carlow University supplements traditional clinical and transitions programs with their Nursing Lab, “The Nursing Skills Lab—which resembles a six-bed hospital acute care unit—enables students to practice nursing techniques on lifelike mannequins that can simulate a patient's breathing, pulse rates, and levels of consciousness.”
University of Pittsburgh’s school of nursing pairs nursing students with preceptors for on-the-job training. This program helps “the student feel part of the patient care team by introducing them, orienting them and involving them.”
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