The Importance of a Nursing Education with Dr. Divina Grossman, University of St Augustine: Ep 17

Obtaining a quality education in the field of nursing is so important! Degrees open up new possibilities and opportunities for any nursing career. This and more was covered in the discussion between Nurse Keith and our guest this week, Dr. Divina Grossman.

Dr. Divina Grossman is President of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Previously she was a tenured professor and former Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Dr. Grossman has more than 30 years of experience as a leader, researcher, and innovator in higher education and is nationally recognized as a visionary dedicated to developing culturally competent practitioners who are prepared to meet the health needs of diverse patients.

What You’ll Discover in This Episode:

  • There’s a 40k – 100k deficit of primary care physicians in the coming decade is a great incentive for nurses to pursue education to become APRNs.
  • That a growing number of nurses with higher degrees are finding positions in government, the corporate space, and other realms beyond the clinical arena.
  • That online learning is now mainstream — even at the Masters and Doctoral levels — and opportunities for education and clinical practicums are much more robust.
  • That a Masters or doctoral education is a powerful key to learning innovative leadership skills in relation to both clinical and non-clinical environments.
  • Plus so much more!

Featured on the Show:

Fast Facts for The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a graduate institution that offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, education and health science, as well as continuing education programs. Founded in 1979, USAHS educates students through its network of campuses in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; Austin, Texas; and Miami, Florida. USAHS is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Nursing Organization of the Week: The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Nursing isn’t just about providing care, it’s also about the community. Nurses who work together help drive the field forward and provide support, encouragement, and so much more for nurses all over the world. With that in mind, we here at the Mastering Nursing podcast want to highlight and recognize those that are doing a particularly great job of it.

We seek nominations from our listeners and other passionate nurses, and then decide on award winners each episode. If you have any nursing organization you think should be highlighted, don’t hesitate to reach out via e-mail (or social media message) and let us know!

This week, we’re so happy to award The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses or AWHONN.

AWHONN is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns. Their mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals.

Their Core Values are expressed in the acronym “CARING”..

  • Commitment to professional and social responsibility
  • Accountability for personal and professional contributions
  • Respect for diversity of and among colleagues and clients
  • Integrity in exemplifying the highest standards in personal and professional behavior
  • Nursing Excellence for quality outcomes in practice, education, research, advocacy and management
  • Generation of Knowledge to enhance the science and practice of nursing to improve the health of women and newborns

Many congratulations are due to them for their selection! And if you’d like to learn more you can connect with them online on Facebook.

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  • September 12, 2018
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