Nursing Program at Pierce College

Hi, my name is Lauren. Hi Lauren. Nice to meet you. Hi, I’m AJ. Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you Aj. Hi I’m Brandy. Hi Brandy. So I have one question for you, why do you want to come to the Pierce College Nursing program? At this time would you please move your tassel from the right side of your hat to the left. [Crowd Cheers] This signifies the official conferral of your degree.

2 Replies to “Nursing Program at Pierce College”

  1. Your video is very nice and obviously took a lot of time and effort. Well done. However, after speaking with older students and one middle aged man that wanted to apply for a nursing program, it appears that nursing programs are discriminating against older students. One person I spoke with said he was told by a program representative over the phone that most program openings were reserved for high school graduates and younger students. Discrimination of any kind is WRONG and age discrimination is ILLEGAL. Older students have a right to attend the universities and community colleges they have helped support for years, even decades. Many older students are in school because they must upgrade their skills or have to learn a new profession in order to keep working and survive. Some older students are even raising young students themselves.

  2. Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.

    Nurses may be differentiated from other health care providers by their approach to patient care, training, and scope of practice.

    Nurses practice in many specialties with differing levels of prescription authority.

    Many nurses provide care within the ordering scope of physicians, and this traditional role has shaped the public image of nurses as care providers.

    However, nurse practitioners are permitted by most jurisdictions to practice independently in a variety of settings.

    In the postwar period, nurse education has undergone a process of diversification towards advanced and specialized credentials, and many of the traditional regulations and provider roles are changing.

    Nurses develop a plan of care, working collaboratively with physicians, therapists, the patient, the patient's family and other team members, that focuses on treating illness to improve quality of life.

    In the United States and the United Kingdom, advanced practice nurses, such as clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners, diagnose health problems and prescribe medications and other therapies, depending on individual state regulations.

    Nurses may help coordinate the patient care performed by other members of a multidisciplinary health care team, such as therapists, medical practitioners and dietitians.

    Nurses provide care both interdependently, for example, with physicians, and independently as nursing professionals.

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