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Nebraska has a shortage of nurses and allied health workers that is most severe in small towns and rural areas, with 49 out of 93 Nebraska counties are classified as healthcare provider shortage areas presently, and that is expected to worsen as many RNs entering their fifties and sixties retire. The Nebraska Center for Nursing projects a 20 percent shortage of nurses in the state by 2020, with rural areas affected the most.Unfortunately Nebraska's nursing schools continue to have to turn away qualified applicants for the state's nursing programs because of a critical shortage of nurse educators, lack of clinical sites, and budget constraints. UNMC College of Nursing reports that "up to 60% of qualified BSN applicants are turned away annually." The nursing faculty shortage couldn't come at a worse time. Baby boomers are aging, developing more chronic conditions that will cause their health-care needs to grow dramatically, which will require a larger and more highly educated nursing workforce. There is a critical shortage of BSN nurses in the state which is worsened by the faculty shortages as well as by geographical contraints that make it difficult for nurses in rural Nebraska to attend nursing schools.Generally, RNs with at least a bachelor's degree (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without a bachelor's. BSN prepared nurses, home health nurses, and all advanced practice specialties -clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and nurse anesthetists-are in high demand throughout Nebraska, particularly in medically underserved areas such as inner cities and rural areas.

 

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: $21,928- $26,750 Licensed Practical Nurse: $32,802 - $39,527
RN Staff Nurse: $51,067- $61,990 Nurse Practitioner: $69,465- $81,878

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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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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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Kaplan University
Online

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

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

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lynchburg
  • Lynchburg
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Wilkes University
Online

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Wilkes Barre
  • Wilkes Barre
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Southern New Hampshire University
Online

Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University.

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Northcentral University
Online

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

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  • San Diego
  • San Diego
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Ohio Christian University
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Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Circleville
  • Circleville
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Kaplan University - KHE
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At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

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  • Lincoln
  • Lincoln
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