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Washington faces a critical shortage of nurses and allierd health care workers due to a growing population of aging baby boomers and insufficient resources devoted to nursing and allied health education programs. The Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University of Washington recently estimated that the RN shortfall in the state would reach nearly 25,000 RNs by 2020. Unfortunately, despite looming nursing shortages, Washington's nursing schools are forced to turn away over three times as many qualified registered nursing applicants as they admit each year due to a shortage of Nurse Educators and clinical facilities.Hospitals are a crisis driven workplace where nurses must immediately respond to an older, more complex, vulnerable patient, requiring the nursing profession to continually expand its role. 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. The Washington State Nurses Association has recommended that by 2020, all newly licensed RNs in Washington State will have a BSN or must acquire a Bachelor's degree in nursing within 10 years of licensure. 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 to provide primary care for an increasing aging population with chronic diseases.

 

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: $26,978- $32,911 Licensed Practical Nurse: $40,356 - $48,630
RN Staff Nurse: $62,827- $76,266 Nurse Practitioner: $85,463 - $100,734

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Northcentral University
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Denver School of Nursing
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Saint Xavier University
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Ohio Christian University
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Mount Mercy University
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