FISCAL YEAR 2018 OMNIBUS POSES A SYMBOLIC TRIUMPH FOR THE NURSING SECTOR
The Omnibus Spending Bill laid a definite prospect for a more substantial development of nursing education and research.
In an article, the $1.3 trillion spending bill, signed into law by President Trump on March 23, 2018, had shown some significant wins for nursing education and research.
Under the signed bill, Title VIII Nursing Education programs received an increase of $20 million (nearly 9% from $229.5 million to $249.5 million), with the most massive increase of $10 million for the training of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).
Further, funding for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) rose by $105 million to augment and develop access to quality opioid and substance use disorder treatment in rural and underserved regions nationwide. While, the National Institute on Nursing Research (NINR) at the National Institutes of Health, which supports research on cutting-edge nursing practice models and caregiving, is increased by $7.7 million to $158 million.
Undeniably, Congress leaders widely recognized the importance of investing in the nursing sector.
This great news positioned a great need for nurses with consistent stability in number, more apt to remain in the healthcare sector.
Linked to this victory, a new analysis from Indeed, a job site, presented that nurses seldom consider switching careers.
In this analysis, listed were the top 20 job titles held by individuals least expected to contemplate career changes with nurse positions bolded. Here are the following:
- Java developer — 8 percent
- Nurse practitioner— 19 percent
- Registered nurse— 23 percent
- Network engineer — 25 percent
- Charge nurse— 25 percent
- Software engineer — 27 percent
- Software developer — 28 percent
- Licensed practical nurse— 29 percent
- Mechanical engineer — 33 percent
- Database administrator — 35 percent
- Web developer — 35 percent
- Design engineer — 37 percent
- Speech-language pathologist — 37 percent
- Physical therapist — 38 percent
- Pharmacist — 38 percent
- Electrical engineer — 40 percent
- Physician assistant — 41 percent
- Occupational therapist — 42 percent
- Nurse— 43 percent
- Director of human resources — 43 percent
Indeed’s analysis, focused on the top 300 job titles for individuals with a bachelor's degree or higher, scanned resume data for thousands of individuals to calculate how often people click on job postings out from their present job title, referred to as "career-switch search rate".
In line with these important updates, Erudite Nursing Institute™ is dedicated to producing highly recommended nurses for boundless possibilities that are highly sought within the nursing profession, in the service of providing care for the welfare of general public health.
The Erudite Nursing Institute™ believes that Nursing--as both a vocation and a profession-- is among the best career paths that everyone must invest in, in recognition of today’s issues, events, and the needs of society.
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