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Julie Barclay

Finding a preceptor: A personal journey

Julie Barclay, RN, MSN When I made the decision to go back to school and pursue my online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, I realized the value of finding a great preceptor. To be honest, I was a bit overwhelmed with the idea of finding my own preceptor, but the more I thought about it, the […]

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Elderly populations, particularly in rural areas, are classified as underserved when it comes to health care.

Why FNPs are a good fit for underserved communities

The role of family nurse practitioner (FNP) first was developed in the mid-1960s as a certificate program designed to equip practicing nurses with more skills and responsibility. The program’s purpose was to educate nurses to provide more comprehensive medical care to children, particularly in areas experiencing shortages of physicians. This FNP certificate program evolved into […]

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Inside the FNP Certificate

Listen as Rachel Borton, Director of the online Family Nurse Practitioner programs, speaks in-depth about the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate.

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Inside the Doctor of Nursing Practice – Leadership Program

Take advantage of a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear Deb Erikson, faculty academic supervisor for Bradley University’s DNP – Leadership program. Don’t miss out on this information session! Discover the convenience of online learning and learn more about the program, including: Preceptor requirements Length of program Accreditation Transfer of clinical hours

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Nursing Infographics
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The Emergence of Nurse-Managed Care: Providing accessible, affordable health care in vulnerable communities

Vulnerable populations, including the uninsured, immigrants and the working poor, are at greater risk of developing health problems while lacking access to quality health care. Nurse-managed health centers are emerging across the country to meet the unique health care needs of these at-risk populations. To learn more, check out the infographic below created by Bradley […]

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The Nursing Shortage and How It Will Impact Patient Care

The combination of advancements in medical science and general improvement of quality of living is helping Americans live longer as compared to the past. This trend is evident from the fact that the proportion of Americans aged 65+ to the total population has risen from 12.4 percent in 2000 to 14.9 percent in 2016. This […]

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Nursing Videos
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Meet Your Nursing Faculty

The Nursing Department faculty at Bradley University are leading industry experts in the field. Listen as the online nursing faculty share their background, passion for helping others and reasons for pursuing a nursing career path. Transcript [soft instrumental music] >>MOLLY CLUSKEY: I actually started my nursing career here as a student in the 1970s. I […]

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What is a preceptor?

Listen as Briget Welker, Associate Professor of Nursing at Bradley University describes the preceptor expectations and relationship for the online nursing programs. Transcript [upbeat music] >>BRIDGET WELKER: A preceptor is a family nurse practitioner, or a lot of the students have gone with doctors, and they are the ones that you will do all your […]

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