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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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Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University offers a comprehensive liberal arts education grounded in Catholic moral tradition.

Programs Offered:
MSN in Executive Leadership
Nurse Educator Certificate

Stenberg College

Stenberg College has a job placement rate of over 96% within six months of graduation.

Programs Offered:
Practical Nursing

Unitek College - Fremont

Get the training you need for a career in health care at Unitek College.

Programs Offered:
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health - Manchester

Launch your career with training from Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health.

Programs Offered:
Patient Care Technician
Licensed Practical Nurse
Licensed Nursing Assistant

University of Southern Nevada - Online

The USN accelerated online program offers accelerated nursing education that allows you to earn a BSN in just 14 months.

Programs Offered:
Accelerated BSN

Marian University - Indianapolis

At Marian University, our vision is to provide an education that profoundly transforms lives, society, and the world.

Programs Offered:
Accelerated BSN

Walden University

Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.

Programs Offered:
Post-Masters Certificates in Nursing - Nursing Education
B.S. in Nursing (BSN)
M.S. in Nursing (MSN) - BSN Track
M.S. in Nursing (MSN) - RN Track

Saint Peter's College - Online

Saint Peter's College has prepared its students for academic excellence and professional success for over one hundred years. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to providing each student with the opportunity for educational and spiritual enrichment. That same commitment to individual support is now available to learners everywhere via the new online degree programs offered by the College.

Programs Offered:
RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

California College San Diego

California College San Diego delivers career programs in Technology, Business and Healthcare.

Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science Completion in Nursing Administration
Bachelor of Science Completion in Nursing Administration with Clinical Nurse Educator Emphasis (Online)
Bachelor of Science Completion in Nursing Administration with Community Health Nurse Emphasis (Online)
Bachelor of Science Completion in Nursing Administration with Nurse Case Manager Emphasis (Online)
Bachelor of Science Completion in Nursing Administration with Nursing Informatics Emphasis
Bachelor of Science Completion in Nursing Administration with Nursing Informatics Emphasis (Online)
Master of Science in Nursing Administration (Online)
Bachelor of Science Completion in Nursing Administration (Online)

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