Busy Lifestyle – Nursing Degrees Online Make a Perfect Match

By PatPalmer on January 21, 2011 In Health and Beauty





A vast majority of individuals are insecure in their current positions and as the current economy climbs into a crisis mode and the number of jobless continues to escalate; many people are second guessing their current employment status and are giving consideration to a recession proof position. However, this move may involve a restriction in both time and money. For these reasons, they feel they are not in a position to turn in their resignation to begin pursing an education in a new field.

With a shortage of nurses in the healthcare field, this industry has become the county’s most recession proof career path. According to the American Association of College Nursing (AACN), enrollment in the field of nursing rose, in 2009, 3.9 percent over the previous year. A sad and frightening fact is that qualified applicants, numbering in the thousands, were unable to gain entry into a nursing program because the institution was lacking the resources needed to train such large numbers of students. If a particular locale is experiencing a nursing shortage and qualified individuals are available for training, the connection should seem obvious and there really shouldn’t be a nursing shortage.

One simple solution to the shortage, lacking resources and individuals who must continue in their current line of work is to obtain an education via an online nursing school.

Attending school through the internet will permit individuals to study the coursework at a pace and timeframe they are comfortable with. Many trustworthy and accredited nursing schools offer individuals an opportunity to obtain a Certificate of Nursing or advance their current degree so they may find employment in one of the country’s most dynamic and “in demand” professions. With more baby boomers approaching retirement and becoming afflicted with a variety of medical issues, the healthcare industry has become a desirable career path for new high school graduates and seasoned employees.

Nurses that are willing to gain additional knowledge, either for additional degrees or as a refresher course regarding the most current nursing techniques, are proving to employers that they understand the importance of working with those with medical afflictions and they value their position. The convenience of an online education gives career choices to those either moving into the nursing profession or those wishing to advance their current employment status. Online accredited nursing schools accessible through the internet number in the hundreds and a vast majority of which require no time actually on campus.

The opportunities extended through online nursing schools are virtually endless. Such degrees include a Bachelor Degree in Nursing; RN to BSN – Registered Nurse to a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree; Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services Administration; RN to BSN to Master’s of Science in Nursing Degree among others. Also available are a number of specialized Masters programs such as MSN Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner; MSN in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; MSN in Clinical Trails Research; Women’s Health MSN Completion Program for Nursing Practitioners; MSN in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice and MSN in Nursing Education and Faculty Role just to mention a few.

CNA training is a great place to start if you’re interested in a nursing career. Red Cross CNA training is a great free nursing resource.