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Connecticut's nursing shortage is reaching crisis levels. As thousands of positions go unfilled, more patients than ever require talented, dedicated care, according to "Code Blue: Calling All Nurses", a live, interactive town meeting held in2009, by PBS and Hartford Hospital, central Connecticut's leading tertiary medical center. Connecticut is a small state geographically, but it is the fourth most densely populated state in the nation.A report issued by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration states that by 2010, Connecticut will be short more than 11,000 registered nurses. And by 2020, that number is projected to double, leaving Connecticut with fewer than half the nurses it needs. State health and hospitals officials say the need for nurses in Connecticut is greater than all other health professionals combined, but other allied-health professionals such as physical therapists and radiology technicians are also in high demand. The demand for Nurses and healthcare professionals continues to grow. "The number of outpatient clinics, walk-in medical treatment centers, ambulatory surgical centers and H.M.O.'s, all of which employ nurses, has tremendously increased over the last few years", said the associate vice president for public affairs for the hospital association, Albert F. May.Connecticut's efforts to educate enough nurses to meet future demand are hampered by a severe shortage of Nurse Educators, and like other states, nursing schools in Connecticut have long waiting lists and have had to turn applicants away.

 

Nurse Educators, Nurse Practitioners, experienced acute-care and emergency-room nurses, and allied health professionals of every variety are all in high demand in Connecticut. According a report by HealthLeaders Media, nursing program graduates in Connecticut can generally expect a starting salary of around $50,000--not including overtime pay, which many employers offer, and most employers will pay for continuing nursing education programs such as online LPN-to-RN program, and RN to BSN degree programs.

Average Nursing Base Salaries:

Nursing Assistant: $26,342 - $32,138 Licensed Practical Nurse: $39,373 - $47,455
RN Staff Nurse: $61,553 - $74,706 Nurse Practitioner: $83,605 - $98,545

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Kaplan University
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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Grand Canyon University
Online

Grand Canyon University - College of Nursing & Health Care Professions. Online & Campus - Bachelor's and Master's Degrees!

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Phoenix
  • Phoenix
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Lincoln Tech
Campus

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Shelton
  • Shelton
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Jacksonville University
Online

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With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

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Post University Online
Online

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Waterbury
  • Waterbury
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Bradley University
Online

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning.

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  • Peoria
  • Peoria
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University of Southern California
Online

One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles
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Loyola University New Orleans Online
Online

Take control of your future with education and innovation.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • New Orleans
  • New Orleans
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Ohio Christian University
Online

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Circleville
  • Circleville
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Northcentral University
Online

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • San Diego
  • San Diego
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