Posts Categorized: Nursing

Why Getting Your BSN Makes A Difference

Why Getting Your BSN Makes A Difference

By Penni-Lynn Rolen, MSN, RN, CNS The landscape of the nursing profession is rapidly changing. Advancements in technology and the growing number of specializations in the healthcare industry require nurses with higher levels of education to keep up with these changes. Increasing the percentage of nurses that have a BSN will be essential in meeting… Read more »

Notre Dame College Faculty Member Nurses, Educates in Faith

Gregory P. Knapik

Notre Dame College Assistant Professor Gregory P. Knapik has answered a call not just to be nurse and nurse educator but also to service, to continue study and to spirituality in all. Knapik has worked as a mental health nurse for more than 30 years, mostly in local free clinics and state facilities for the… Read more »

Notre Dame College Receives Gift to Support Launch of Nursing Scholars Program

Male Nurse Scholarships

Notre Dame College has received a six-figure contribution from an Ohio health partner to endow scholarships of more than $6,000 each to underrepresented students in nursing. Medical Mutual of Ohio has gifted the College $100,000 to create the Medical Mutual Nursing Scholars program. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, the funds will provide up to… Read more »

Today’s Nurses Tomorrow’s Educators

nurse educators

The nurse educator shortage facing the American health care system is not secret; it’s been widely discussed in major news outlets for several years. The shortage affects health care delivery, including how many people can be treated, the quality of treatment and the cost of treatment. But beyond the obvious issue of having fewer nurses available… Read more »

What Will I Study in NDC’s Nurse Educator Degree Program?

Notre Dame College offers an online Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on nurse education. It is designed for nursing professionals who are looking to advance their career by becoming a nurse educator. With the Institute of Medicine calling for 80 percent of nurses to hold baccalaureate degrees by 2020, qualified educators are needed… Read more »

5 Nursing Education Jobs for MSN Nurses

While so much coverage of the “nursing shortage” has discussed the need for registered nurses, an even bigger shortage is looming. Our nursing schools are in desperate need of faculty. These staffing problems are limiting student capacity at a time when the need for nurses is sky high.

A Window into the Life of a Nursing Student

The need for nurses continues to grow, but so too do the educational requirements. An RN is no longer enough to advance your nursing career; instead, for an increasing number of positions, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required. Online programs can offer a flexible and convenient way for working RNs to earn a BSN… Read more »

NDC Nursing Faculty Spotlight: Getting to Know Dr. Patrice McCarthy

Instructors and faculty make a big difference when it comes to education. As a nurse deciding on an online university, you want to know that you are being taught and led by individuals who are experts in their field and who have extensive experience in what they do. At Notre Dame College, our expert nursing faculty… Read more »

Eating Healthy Plays a Role in Disease Prevention

Kale chips, green juice, chia pudding. It’s likely that you’ve seen recipes for foods like these on your Pinterest page, Facebook news feed or in your favorite magazine. However, the same couldn’t be said three or even five years ago. Food is trendy, and as scientists continue to do research on nutrition and its role in disease… Read more »

15 Nursing Quotes to Inspire You

A deep love for nurses has produced hundreds of nursing quotes commending the healthcare professionals who care for us in times of need. If you are a nurse or simply share this appreciation for nurses, the sentiments in the quotes that follow certainly resonate. Just how respected are nurses? According to the annual Gallup survey… Read more »