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Oregon is experiencing a severe nursing shortage, one that will continue to grow dramatically over the next decade as nearly half of Oregon's nurses reach retirement age. Although critical nursing shortages exist in all parts of Oregon, rural and frontier counties are most affected. Estimates currently predict that in the next decade theU.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. Recent projections indicate by 2025, 41 percent of Oregon's currently licensed RNs are expected to retire. An additional 15,700 RN's will be needed statewide over the next 15 years, and the demand for registered nurses and other health care workers will continue rising as the 78 million "baby boomers" age and require additional health care. Educators and health planners see the growing demand for nurses not only as a need for additional personnel but also for additional education, with more nurses prepared in baccalaureate programs that emphasize leadership, patient education, case management, and care across a variety of acute care and outpatient settings. Nurse Educators, BSN prepared nurses, home health nurses, and all advanced practice nursing specialties -clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and nurse anesthetists-are in high demand in both rural and urban 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: $25,567- $31,189 Licensed Practical Nurse: $38,245 - $46,086
RN Staff Nurse: $59,541- $72,276 Nurse Practitioner: $80,992- $95,464

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Kaplan University
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
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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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Ohio Christian University
Online

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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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Loyola University New Orleans Online
Online

Take control of your future with education and innovation.

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  • New Orleans
  • New Orleans
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Saint Xavier University
Online

Saint Xavier University education that is grounded in the tradition of liberal arts.

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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.

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  • Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles
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Loyola University New Orleans
Online

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  • New Orleans
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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).

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  • Lisle
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