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Telemedicine: The Future Of Healthcare

Out of all the massive changes produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the global telecommunications boom stands as one of the most significant. An International Finance Corporation survey noted: “The COVID-19 pandemic—perhaps more than any other event in human history—has demonstrated the critical importance that telecommunications infrastructure plays in keeping businesses, governments, and societies connected and … Continued

Student Spotlight: Dr. Shecarra Cook

It was a presentation that changed the trajectory of Shecarra Cook’s life. She didn’t know it at the time, though. It was 2012; and Shecarra was in San Antonio, Texas for a nurse practitioner conference with some of her nursing colleagues and friends. She’d just started as a nurse at Baylor Scott & White Family … Continued

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Ten Years after the Affordable Care Act: Impacts on the Nursing Field

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the most consequential piece of legislation for the medical field in the last half-century. Ten years later, every aspect of the American medical infrastructure has been affected. Below, Dr. Catherine Garner—former Executive Director of Nursing Practice for the Greenville Health System in South Carolina and current Assistant Professor in … Continued

Susie Brown, Doctor of Nursing Practice

Student Spotlight: Susie Brown

“I’m the kind of person that once I decide to do something and I’m committed, then I’m committed to the end,” says Susie Brown. When Susie was about halfway through ACU’s online  Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, she faced some challenges that might daunt a less persistent person. Susie earned her Bachelor of Science … Continued

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How to be an Effective Nurse Leader

There are more than 3.8 million registered nurses throughout the United States, making them the largest healthcare profession. Nurses play a critical role in most healthcare services from direct patient care to case management, and the WHO even cites them as “key to the achievement of universal health coverage.” The importance of nurses and the … Continued

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Everything You Need to Know About ACU Online’s DNP Program

Nurses are some of the most dedicated professionals in the healthcare field, providing comfort, respite and necessary care to others. Over time, many nurses will look at their career goals and where they aspire to be in the medical profession. If you find yourself looking to advance your career, now may be the time to … Continued

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What can you do with a Doctor of Nursing Practice?

For nurses who want to take their career to the next level, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) may be the perfect solution. If you are considering entering such a program, here is what you need to know about this degree and the doors it can open for your career. What is a Doctor of … Continued

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How to Take Your Nursing Career to the Next Level

If you’re looking to take your nursing career to the highest level, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree can propel you into the penthouse suite. Along with the more research-based PhD in Nursing, this terminal degree qualifies you to hold the most esteemed and coveted positions in the healthcare field. Whether you choose an … Continued

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Should You Pursue a DNP or a Ph.D. in Nursing?

Nursing professionals who wish to pursue the highest level of academic achievement in their chosen field typically choose between two prestigious degrees: the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing. While these doctoral-level nursing degrees share much in common, there are also key differences in both the pursuit and … Continued

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Understanding the Benefits of Earning a DNP Degree

Nurses have a number of degree programs available to them that will open up doors and qualify them for new positions. Choosing the right program is a critical step in landing their dream job. Interested nurses should carefully consider the benefits of available programs so they can choose the one that will work best for … Continued