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New Mexico, like the rest of the nation, is experiencing a nursing shortage that is expected to worsen over the next few years. Despite rising unemployment rates and a weakening economy, current, conservative estimates still predict that in the next decade the U.S. will begin to experience one of the worst shortages of registered nurses in the nation's history. Unlike nurse shortages in the past, a rapidly aging population, a subsequent increased demand for RNs, plus an aging nursing workforce drive this nurse shortage, unparalleled in American nursing.By 2020 the USA will have 1 million fewer registered nurses than it needs. At the same time, the HRSA predicts that New Mexico will only be able to meet 64 percent of its demand for nurses. One of the reasons for the increasing shortage is that, as the current nurse workforce ages, a growing proportion of those nurses will begin to retire, with a sharp increase around the year 2015. As baby boomers age and require more health-care services than ever before, the number of nurses entering the field isn't anticipated to meet the demand. In New Mexico RNs with at least a bachelor's degree (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without a bachelor's. Nurse Educators, 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 New Mexico.

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: $22,893- $27,927 Licensed Practical Nurse: $34,245 - $41,267
RN Staff Nurse: $53,314- $64,718 Nurse Practitioner: $72,522- $85,480

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For New Mexico

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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

Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Phoenix
  • Phoenix
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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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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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Sacred Heart University - Online
Online

At Sacred Heart, students are fully supported on their journey to gain greater skills and knowledge to become a change agent for good.

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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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Vista College
Campus

Get hands-on training with Vista College.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Las Cruces
  • Las Cruces
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Benedictine University
Online

Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lisle
  • Lisle
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Ohio Christian University
Online

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Circleville
  • Circleville
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Loyola University New Orleans
Online

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Visit elearning.loyno.edu

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  • New Orleans
  • New Orleans
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