From Training to Practice – How Technology Is Impacting Nursing

Posted on Nov 30 2016 - 10:01am by Editor

From day to day, healthcare is advancing and with all the technology at our disposal, it is a wonder that we still have such a shortage of qualified medical personnel. Especially in short supply are nurses and doctors, both in general practice and in every specialty across the board. If you are a registered nurse with a bachelors of science in nursing, have you considered taking a BSN to DNP online course to help fill the void in qualified medical doctors?


Doctor of nurse practitioner programs would enable you to do most of what an MD does, even though you would need to practice under a licensed physician. And the best part? Technology can help you achieve your goals without stepping foot in a classroom!

Technology to the Rescue

Nurses who are considering furthering their career never need to miss a day’s work due to the availability of online doctoral nursing programs. This is technology at its best and one of the reasons why it is still unbelievable that there is such a shortage of licensed doctors and nurses. You can continue working in your current position as an RN while taking online courses to bring you further along on your career path.

In the past, nurses often had to take time away from work to study for a doctorate in nursing because courses were only offered at specific times which conflicted with their schedules at work. Now it is possible to study from home and at your own convenience. Technology has made it possible to get advanced degrees, all the way up to a DNP, and believe it or not, you’ll never even need to attend a traditional college campus.

Hi Tech Study Aids

Then there are those hi-tech study aids that assist you in your journey towards a doctorate degree. USB voice recorders can help you take notes and listen to them as you are driving or cooking dinner while iPads or tablets enable you to view videos or join video conferences while you are away from home. With the availability of hi tech study aids there is no reason why you can’t continue your normal job while getting an advanced degree.

Multiple Resources at Your Disposal

Also thanks to technology, nurses have more resources at their disposal than ever before. There was a time when nurses and nursing students carried those heavy and bulky PDRs around with them for reference for checking on medications doctor ordered for patients they were tending to. Now all of that is accessible online through subscription-based access and all in moments without the need to flip through page after page.

Technology has made the training and practice of nursing much easier and much less time consuming. If you are interested in furthering your career, let technology aid you to make your studies easier than you ever thought possible. The technology is there but where are you? Are you ready to take the next step towards a career that will net a much higher income? Going from RN to nurse practitioner would be a logical step if nursing is your passion.