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Pennsylvania is in the midst of a nursing shortage that is expected to intensify as nurses and baby boomers age and the need for health care grows.Estimates currently 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. Recent projections indicate by 2020, Pennsylvania will experience a 41 percent vacancy rate in nursing positions, requiring more than 54,000 nurses to provide adequate patient care. The demand for RN's and other health care workers will only 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 specialties — clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and nurse anesthetists — are professions that are sought after 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: $25,831- $31,511 Licensed Practical Nurse: $38,640 - $46,562
RN Staff Nurse: $60,155- $73,023 Nurse Practitioner: $81,828- $96,940

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For Pennsylvania

Browse accredited nursing schools and allied health programs that accept students from Pennsylvania, then request information, at no cost to you, from any or all schools offering programs that match your needs:

 


This list also contains online schools that accept students from Pennsylvania

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Purdue University Global
Online

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Liberty University
Online

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

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Circleville
  • Circleville
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Colorado Technical University Online
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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Fortis Institute
Campus

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

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

Sacred Heart University offer signature humanistic core principles and degree programs offering interactive learning, personal attention, small classes, and rigorous academics.

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Queens University of Charlotte
Online

Queens University of Charlotte was founded in 1857 on a devotion to serving students, and has brought that same devotion to its online community with an innovative online learning system, personalized student support, and the same faculty that teach in the campus programs.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Charlotte
  • Charlotte
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Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Online

The Online MSN – FNP Program From Simmons College 

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Boston
  • Boston
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Northcentral University
Online

  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • San Diego
  • San Diego
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