Why You Should Consider Becoming a Nurse
It’s not easy to commit to a career change, but knowing more about your potential future career can help you make an informed, educated decision.
A High-Demand Field
By completing the Accelerated BSN program at Marian University and become a registered nurse, you can proceed with confidence knowing that your chosen profession is in high demand and your degree will be valued by quality health care facilities across the country.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 19 percent by 2022.
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is also a necessary first step to pursuing graduate coursework in nursing, which can lead to advanced career opportunities down the road.
Diverse Job Opportunities
These days being a nurse doesn’t mean you have to work on a hospital floor. As the health care needs of our country continue to evolve and expand, there are a wide variety of facilities that require the skills of a baccalaureate-educated nurse, including:
- Urgent Care Clinics
- Corporate Clinics
- Nursing Care Facilities
- Military Bases
- School Systems
High Job Security
The BLS lists nursing as one of the fastest growing professions in the country. However, if applicant supply does not meet health care demand—a situation we currently face—our nation could see a shortage of at least 1 million nurses by the year 2020. Therefore, a high level of job security comes with being a nurse.
Top reasons nurses are in high demand:
- Better access to health care insurance
- Increased emphasis on preventive health care
- More individuals suffering from chronic conditions
- Aging baby-boomers requiring additional medical services
Contact us to learn more about the great benefits of becoming a nurse.