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Nursing Schools and Programs

Nurses treat the sick and injured, educate people about illness and health, and counsel patients' family members. Nursing specialties include the following:
  • Populations like pediatrics or geriatrics
  • Diseases like oncology, or HIV/AIDS
  • Areas of physiology such as genetics or gynecology
  • Home nursing, such as visiting or hospice
  • Hospital care, such as surgical, critical, or emergency
  • Education-focused nursing such as public health
Aspiring nurses must have a natural inclination toward helping people, plus ample amounts of compassion and emotional stability. Communication skills, ability to follow supervision, and a sense of personal responsibility are assets, as well.

Pursuing Your Nursing Degree

Several paths lead to a nursing degree:
  • Licensed vocational or practical nurse (LVN or LPN)
  • Registered nurse (RN) or associate's degree in nursing (ADN) or bachelor's of science degree in nursing (BSN)
  • Practical Nursing, such as a nurse practitioner, through master's degree of science in nursing (MSN) with a bachelor's degree.
BSN and MSN degree programs may offer courses in leadership, communication, and critical thinking. The coursework may lead to a career in teaching, administration, consulting, or research. If you're already a nurse, you may consider a nursing program such as the RN or LVN to BSN. If you have a degree in another field, you may consider a BSN. For licensing, you may be required to pass the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-PN.

Job Outlook and Salary for Nurses

Nurses might be in demand through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010 Data. The median annual salary for RNs is $64,690 and LVNs have $40,380.

Nursing and Health Care Schools

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Keiser University

Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in high demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.

Programs Offered:
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Grand Canyon University

Don't Miss a Day of Your Future!

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Sanford - Brown College

Get the skills you need in Tech, Business, or Healthcare in as little as 9 months from Sanford-Brown College.

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Everest Institute

Reach your career goals with a degree or diploma from Everest Institute.

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Sanford-Brown Institute

Turn your love of medicine into a rewarding career at Sanford-Brown Institute. Learn more today.

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Nursing

Lincoln Tech®

Get the career training you need to succeed at Lincoln Tech®.

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Kaplan University

Advance your career with an online degree from Kaplan University.

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RN to MS in Nursing
RN to BS in Nursing
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American Sentinel University Online

Earn a self-paced online degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Business Administration.

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MS Nursing - Management and Organizational Leadership
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Branford Hall Career Institute

Get the career you want at Branford Hall Career Institute.

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Medix

Prepare for a rewarding medical or dental career at Medix. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Programs Offered:
Patient Care Technician

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