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Louisiana's nursing shortage has reached an all-time high, with an estimated 4,663 positions unfilled, and a dire shortage of nurse faculty, just as the demand for healthcare services is growing. The faculty shortage and lack of funds to hire nurse educators forced Louisiana nursing schools to turn away 1,690 qualified students in 2008, according to the association. The average age of a U.S. nurse is 47, and because more nurses retire than graduate each year, that age is only going up. Yet as baby boomers approach retirement, students are finding themselves rejected from nursing schools by the thousands because of a shortage of nursing faculty. The national nursing shortage that's been going on for years was made worse in southeast Louisiana by Hurricane Katrina. The nursing shortage is acute in the metropolitan New Orleans area and is the limiting factor in the number of hospital beds that can be opened. According to Louisiana Health Works, the Occupation Forecasting Report and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

There's Far More To Louisiana Than New Orleans

Renowned for Mardi Gras revelry, French Quarter, and Cafe du Monde'sbeignets, New Orleans is the most populous city in Louisiana, but did you know that out of 64 parishes in Louisiana, 40 are designated as rural and are Health Professional Shortages Areas? There are 112 Acute Care Hospitals in Louisiana, 50 of which are located in rural areas. Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, Registered Nurses, and Allied Health Care providers are in great demand to provide care in Louisiana's urban and rural areas.

Nurses With Advanced Degrees In Demand

In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many hospitals and other health care employers that don't already require a BSN degree for new hires have established "BSN preferred" policies, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.

Average Nursing Base Salaries:

Nursing Assistant: $24,522 - $29,916 Licensed Practical Nurse: $36,652 - $44,166
RN Staff Nurse: $57,299 - $69,543 Nurse Practitioner: $77,826- $91,734

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For Louisiana

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Grand Canyon University
Online

Why earn your degree at Grand Canyon University? GCU is a regionally accredited university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more. Apply today!

Visit GCU.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Phoenix
  • Phoenix
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Kaplan University
Online

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Visit http://go.kaplanuniversity.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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Colorado Technical University Online
Online

Specialized, industry-current degree programs in Health Administration Services, Healthcare Management and Nursing.

Visit www.ctucomm.com

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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University of Saint Mary
Online

Grow Your Career with the University of Saint Mary

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Leavenworth
  • Leavenworth
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Keiser University Graduate School
Online

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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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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South University, Online Programs
Online

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Visit www.southuniversity.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Savannah
  • Savannah
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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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