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West Virginia faces a rising nursing shortage due to aging baby boomers, a growing need in health care, and a lack of capacity in nursing schools due to faculty shortage. The nursing shortage crisis is particularly troublesome for West Virginia because of the large senior population in the state. In fact, West Virginia has the largest percentage of seniors over 65 in the U.S. and by 2025, it is expected that the number of elderly in the state will grow to 25 percent of the population. Unfortunately, despite looming nursing shortages, West Virginia's nursing schools are forced to turn away or place on waitlists many qualified registered nursing applicants each year due to a shortage of Nurse Educators and clinical facilities.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 in high demand - especially in West Virginia's rural areas 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: $21,923- $26,744 Licensed Practical Nurse: $32,795 - $39,519
RN Staff Nurse: $51,056- $61,976 Nurse Practitioner: $69,450 - $81,860

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Kaplan University
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  • 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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  • Phoenix
  • Phoenix
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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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Northcentral University
Online

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • San Diego
  • San Diego
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Post University Online
Online

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

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

A degree from CTU can connect you to what matters most: powerful professional network, faculty who are real-world professionals and innovative technology. So once you earn your degree you hit the ground sprinting. Are you in?

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  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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Saint Xavier University
Online

Saint Xavier University, Chicago’s oldest Catholic university, has a long history of educating students to prepare them for professional success and lay the foundation for personal fulfillment.

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Mount Mercy University
Online

Mount Mercy University is a nationally recognized Catholic University that promises students of all diverse backgrounds.

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  • Cedar Rapids
  • Cedar Rapids
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Denver School of Nursing
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At Denver College of Nursing, we believe good nurses are the future of quality healthcare.

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  • Denver
  • Denver
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