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Wisconsin will have more new jobs for registered nurses in the coming years than any other occupation, as the state 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 lack of nurse faculty. The U.S. Department of Workforce Development projects a shortage of 10,000 health care workers in Wisconsin by 2012, and 26,110 more registered nurses by 2014. Unfortunately, despite looming nursing shortages, Wisconsin's nursing schools are forced to turn away many qualified registered nursing applicants each year due to a shortage of Nurse Educators and clinical facilities. There are also long waiting lists at Wisconsin technical colleges for students wanting to earn an associate degree in nursing-several years long at some schools. Large numbers of faculty are reaching retirement age and graduate programs in nursing must prepare the nurse educators for the next generation of nurses. 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 Wisconsin'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 Nursing Master's degree.

Average Nursing Base Salaries:

Nursing Assistant: $24,261- $29,596 Licensed Practical Nurse: $36,292 - $43,733
RN Staff Nurse: $56,500- $68,585 Nurse Practitioner: $76,856 - $90,589

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Northcentral University
Online

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  • San Diego
  • San Diego
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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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Mount Mercy University
Online

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

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Cedar Rapids
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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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Colorado Technical University Online
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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Saint Marys University of Minnesota
Online

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Winona
  • Winona
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