Young adults, such as college students or recent graduates, who are looking for a career in the medical sphere would be wise to first work as emergency room scribes to see if they have a passion for this industry. However, in order to gain a long-term profession in this sector, individuals must first undergo rigorous schooling and gain the appropriate educational background for their occupation.
Future doctors will need to take science classes while getting a premedical education and then graduate from medical school. Those interested in nursing should take the necessary classes – like biology, chemistry and anatomy – to gain the prerequisite skills and knowledge in the field.
Nine states will be receiving grants to improve the educational background of future nursing staff. The Academic Progression in Nursing program will award Massachusetts, Hawaii, Montana, California and five other states with two-year, $300,000 grants that are aimed at developing a more diverse background for nursing students.
"The nation needs a well-educated nursing workforce to ensure an adequate supply of public health and primary care providers, improve care for patients living with chronic illness and in other ways meet the needs of our aging and increasingly diverse population," said Pamela Austin Thompson, senior vice president for nursing at the American Hospital Association and an registered nurse. "We have great confidence in the nine states that will receive these grants to implement bold and effective strategies that will work in their states."
Texas is one of the states to receive this grant and Dr. Helen Reid, project director and Health Science Center provost for Trinity Valley Community College, told the Hays Free Press how this new financial resource will allow colleges in the state to collaborate and improve the educational background of nurses.
College students interested in becoming a nurse or joining the healthcare field should consider becoming emergency room scribes to gain the necessary experience working with patients and doctors.
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