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How Is Your University Addressing the Skills Gap in Nursing?

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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