Our world is ever-increasing in technological advancements, which bring with them the fertile prospect of Nursing innovation for the future capable of meeting the needs of critical expansion in the world of global medical services and Nursing in general. As the Baby-Boomer Generation expeditiously approaches universal retirement, the United States of America, in particular, has experienced unprecedented growth in the demand of education for non-traditional students--defined by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) as students above the age of 24, (single) parents, women, ethnically minors, and other demographic groups faced with family responsibilities and financial constraints [including but not limited to predominantly current nursing and medical professionals, and bona fide pubic servants]. Additional individuals that may compose and define "non-traditional" students are individuals living in rural areas where traditional schooling is not available due to lack of availability of pertinent resources. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), non-traditional students account for a significant portion of all student enrollments.*
"Budget analysts have long forecast a rise in Federal spending as the baby-boom generation leaves the workforce and enters retirement. This retirement wave is well underway: the oldest baby boomers turned 71 this year ." (U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on the Budget)
As a result, now more so than ever before, domestic and global leaders at the local, state, and federal levels are faced with the impending socioeconomic challenges and demands of an aging population and simultaneous deficit of an adequate workforce. Erudite Nursing Institute™ helps to meet this demand.
*SOURCES: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 1986-87 (NPSAS:87), 1989-90 (NPSAS:90), 1992-93 (NPSAS:93), Data Analysis Systems.
Federal Law & National Implications
Erudite Nursing Institute™ is a not-for-profit, nationally-accredited educational institution for higher educational pursuits that is closed to the General Public. As a private not-for-profit institution for scientific arts of the eleemysonary tradition, providing voluntary educational and community services pursuant the laws of the United States of America, Erudite Nursing Institute™ is neither state nor federally funded. Due to a long-held belief that taxpayer-generated funds should be allocated toward public purposes, ERUDITE does not accept FAFSA or participate in other government-sponsored programs intended for the public welfare. To the contrary, Erudite Nursing Institute™ makes available voluntary and subsidized services for bonafide public servants at the local, state, and federal levels--as well as civilian and non-civilian members of the armed services.
Long-standing partnerships with member organizations (select hospitals, clinicals, etc.) of the Healthcare Delivery System are among the limited population of persons qualified and eligible to receive training (personnel) and/or services from ERUDITE.
In addition, consideration for candidacy for ERUDITE programs may be given to select individuals, at the sole discretion of ERUDITE, whom are both qualified and eligible to apply pursuant national accreditation standards, as well as capable of demonstrating their status as "nontraditional" students in accordance with the NCES' guidelines under the U.S. Department of Education and the Nontraditional Credentialing Standards Model™(NCSM).