Nursing (General)

Well-trained nursing professionals are in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job growth in the nursing industry will increase by 26 percent over the next decade.

Technology advancements in the medical field – which have allowed people to live longer by receiving a higher level of medical care – are being attributed to the increased need for nurses.

There are a variety of nursing degrees available, including Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The amount of education required will depend on the degree level being pursued.

Those considering earning a nursing degree should select a school that has been accredited through a reputable accrediting agency, such as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The American Association of Colleges for Nursing, or AACN, as well as individual state board of nursing agencies, also can issue accreditation to nursing programs.

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