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North Carolina has a shortage of nurses-a situation that is expected to continue as the state's elderly population grows. More nurses prepared at the baccalaureate level and above, and nurses with MSN degrees to serve as nursing faculty are in particularly high demand. In addition to faculty shortages, health care agencies throughout the state report significant nursing shortages in critical care, emergency rooms, operating rooms, and long-term care settings. "Despite the contraction of the job market, there is still a looming nursing shortage in North Carolina", (Tina Gordon, executive director of the N.C. Nurses Association- May, 2009). By 2020 the USA will have 1 million fewer registered nurses than it needs, and a potential shortage of 32,000 registered nurses in North Carolina, according to areport by the N.C. Center for Nursing. 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. North Carolina's elderly population will double by 2020, creating huge demands for both highly skilled nurses, nursing assistants, and allied health workers. In North Carolina 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.

 

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: $24,002- $29,280 Licensed Practical Nurse: $35,904 - $43,266
RN Staff Nurse: $55,896- $67,852 Nurse Practitioner: $76,035- $89,621

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For North Carolina

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South University
Campus

Several nursing programs are available at the bachelor's, post-graduate, master's, and doctoral levels.

Visit www.southuniversity.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • High Point
  • High Point
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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!

Visit GCU.edu

Programs:
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.

Visit http://go.kaplanuniversity.edu

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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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.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Savannah
  • Savannah
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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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Medical Careers Institute
Online

Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Virginia Beach
  • Virginia Beach
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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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