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Nurses and and allied health personnel remain in high demand in Minnesota, particularly in the rural areas where a great need exists for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and home-health nurses to provide primary care. Health care is the nation's largest industry, providing 14 million jobs. This industry, alone, will generate 3 million new jobs between 2006 and 2016 - more than any other industry. The American Health Care Association estimates the the nursing shortage will explode in coming years and more than 1 million nurses will be needed nationwide by 2020. A National Center for Health Workforce Analysis projects Minnesota will need an additional 9,200 registered nurses by 2015.Like many other states, a shortage of nurse educators and classroom space result in significant numbers of qualified applicants being turned away from nursing schools each year, and the nursing faculty shortage is only expected to worsen as the aging Minnesota nursing faculty workforce transitions into retirement.Aging nurses also are expected to soon contribute to the state's general nursing workforce shortage.Furthermore, future projections suggest the state's aging population will increase demand for health care services, particularly services provided in the long-term care setting. Minnesota has a high demand for additional Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, and Home Health Nurses to provide primary care to underserved rural and urban areas, and for Nurse Educators.

In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many healthcare agencies prefer or require a minimum of a bachelor's degree for their nursing staff, 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: $26,225 - $31,991 Licensed Practical Nurse: $39,229 - $47,272
RN Staff Nurse: $61,072- $74,135 Nurse Practitioner: $83,075- $97,920

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For Minnesota

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Kaplan University
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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Benedictine University
Online

Benedictine University offers a liberal arts and professional education guided by Roman Catholic tradition. We prepare our students for a lifetime of leadership and responsible citizenry.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lisle
  • Lisle
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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!

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Saint Marys University of Minnesota
Online

Saint Marys University of Minnesota

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Winona
  • Winona
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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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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.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Savannah
  • Savannah
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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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Saint Xavier University
Online

Saint Xavier University, Chicago’s oldest Catholic university, has a long history of educating students to prepare them for professional success and lay the foundation for personal fulfillment.

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