Careers in Nursing

  1. Capella University

    Minneapolis, MN & Online : BS - Nursing: RN to BSN

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    •  Ultimate flexibility. Capella's signature FLEXPATH curriculum lets you learn at your pace, maintain a full-time job and apply knowledge in the field immediately.
    •  Simple, affordable tuition. You can earn your BSN in as little as 12 to 18 months and pay a flat tuition rate every 12 weeks, no matter how many classes you take.
    •  Personalized support. Capella focuses on student success with FlexPath coaches, instructors and tutors every step of the way.
  2. Loyola University New Orleans

    New Orleans, LA & Online : RN-to-BSN

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    • Earn the qualifications employers want. RNs with a bachelor's degree qualify for 81% of all nursing-related jobs.
    •  Build on your existing education. Loyola's program builds upon your existing associate's degree or nursing certificate.
    • Learn on your schedule. Loyola's RN-to-BSN program is 100% online.
  3. University of Saint Mary

    Leavenworth, KS & Online : RN to BSN

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    •  Earn an accredited BSN. St. Mary's online program is 100% CCNE-accredited.
    •  No residency required. Earn your degree from anywhere.
    • Flexible and fast. Thanks to 100% online classes and easy credit transfers, you can earn your BSN in as little as 1 year.
  4. Utica College

    Online RN to BS in Nursing

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    • Designed for working professionals. Utica's online RN-to-BSN program was made for students with an associate degree and RN license.
    • Build a stronger resume in a fast-growing field. The BLS expects nursing jobs to increase by 19% in the next 10 years.
    • Learn from the best. Utica's online classes provide the same academic excellence as on-campus ones and are often taught by the same instructors.
According to the American Nurses Association, there are more than 3 million nurses nationwide; this number has more than doubled since 1980, and the employment rate for nurses has risen more than 10% during the same period.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that nursing careers are projected to grow much faster than most other professions in the years to come. The rapid growth is due to several factors, namely a sizable population of aging baby boomers and the expansion of U.S. healthcare coverage levels under the Affordable Care Act.

This nursing career portal will use data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the American Association of College Nursing (AACN) and the American Job Center Online (O-Net) to explore salary growth, job outlook and educational/certification requirements, and other factors that pertain to the following nursing professions. Click on each Read More link to learn more about the nursing career:

CAREER MINIMUM DEGREE REQUIRED CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS MEAN SALARY (U.S., 2012) READ MORE
Nursing Assistant (CNA) High school diploma State certification exam $25,620 Read more about CNAs
Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) LPN/LVN state certification program (one year) State certification exam $42,400 Read more about LPNs/LVNs
Registered Nurse (RN) Associate Degree in Nursing (2-3 years) NCLEX exam, state RN license $67,930 Read more about RNs
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Master of Science in Nursing RN license, NP credentialing exam $91,450 Read more about NPs
Nurse Midwife (CNM) Master of Science in Nursing RN license, CNM credentialing exam $91,070 Read more about CNMs
Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Master of Science in Nursing RN license, CRNA credentialing exam $154,390 Read more about CRNAs
Nursing Instructor/Teacher Master of Science or Doctorate of Nursing Practice CNE credential $68,640 Read more about Nurse Instructors