Nursing Programs

Why Enroll in a Nursing Program?

The IOM is calling for more BSN-educated nurses

80% BSN-educated nursing workforce by 2020 needed

A recent Institute of Medicine study found that our healthcare system needs an 80% BSN-educated nursing workforce by 2020 to cope with changing demands.

We have a national nursing shortage

55% of current nursing workforce age 50 or older

With 55% of the current nursing workforce age 50 or older, a large segment will be retiring soon, leading to a steep drop in employment numbers.

Employers are requiring more advanced degrees

10% increase in BSN nurses on a hospital staff

Studies show that for every 10% increase in BSN nurses on a hospital staff, patient mortality drops 7%.

Increasing number of bridge nursing programs

679 RN to BSN programs available nationwide

679 RN to BSN nursing programs are available nationwide, with 400 online or partially online.

Choosing the Best Nursing Program

Nurse Bass sits down with us today to share his experience choosing a nursing program. On top of his own personal experience, he goes into things you should consider before applying to any nursing program. Nurse Bass is YouTube star and an ADN candidate currently enrolled in a nursing program; learn more about Nurse Bass here.

Use the closed caption button on the video or access the full transcript here.

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