While a career as a registered nurse (RN) is one of the most respected and rewarding jobs a medical professional can have, other nursing jobs are in demand and offer even more opportunities for advancement and further skills. Gaining an advanced degree and certification can lead to jobs with different duties, higher pay, and a lot of room for future advancement.
No matter where a nurse is in their nursing career, earning more qualifications can be a welcome change and help fill the need for more highly qualified healthcare providers.
Primary care providers are in short supply
The demand for primary care providers is on the rise. Over the past decade, more people have been able to get health insurance coverage so medical care is not the financial burden it once was. When care is more affordable, people are more likely to use it in theory.
Many people are under the assumption that when they are assigned a primary care provider, they are automatically accepted into the practice and can get an appointment with ease. The truth, however, is that it can take months to get an initial appointment with a care provider. Booking an urgent visit can still take more time than is acceptable for patients in dire need of medical attention.
Waiting so long for appointments does not encourage patients to get the preventative care they need. They are unaware that after the initial appointment, providers will schedule preventative visits well in advance.
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